Name That Lift Contest
Whistler Blackcomb has just announced that it will be opening two brand new lifts next season. A new six passenger lift will replace the Harmony Express and a new quad high speed lift will be installed in the new Crystal Zone. To celebrate the brand new Crystal Lift Whistler Blackcomb is holding a "Name That Lift Contest".
The contest will be running over the next two weeks. During that time people around the world are encouraged to submit their favorite names for the new lift. The winner will be chosen by Whistler Blackcomb and will receive their choice of either a 2013-14 Unlimited Season Pass or a $1000 Whistler Blackcomb Gift Card. And for the final touch the winner will also choose three friends to test out the first public ride up the new chairlift.
"We are very excited to announce the installation of two new lifts at Whistler Blackcomb and this competition is the perfect way to engage the public and help us name the new Crystal Zone quad. The Crystal Zone is extremely popular for all types of skiers and riders, and we can't wait to see the name suggestions our guests and employees put forward."
New Crystal Zone Lift Facts
The new Crystal Zone will be 1,708 metres (5,604ft) in length, with a vertical rise of 535 metres (1,755ft). The top of the new Crystal high-speed quad chair will be in the same location as the current fixed-grip, triple chair next to the Crystal Hut. However the lift line will take a much different route and will begin along the Blackcomb Glacier Road. The new lift will allow for access to many Crystal Zone trails including Rock 'N' Roll, Ridge Runner, and gladed trails like Outer Limits without having to return to the Excelerator Express. The proposed lift will also make for much easier access for riders returning from Spanky's Ladder and Blackcomb Glacier. For a complete overview of the brand new chairs visit Whistler Blackcomb’s new chairlift section.
The contest is only open to people over the age of 13. Contestants can enter as many names as they like. The winning submission will be announced on February 26, 2013. If there are any duplicate submissions of the winning name, a random draw will be held in order to determine a winner. Submissions can be made at WhistlerBlackcomb.com/younameit. The contest begins this January 30, 2013 and ends February 15, 2013. The contest is FREE to enter. A complete list of rules and regulations can be found here.
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