New Blackcomb Chairlift Named
Earlier this week Whistler Blackcomb announced the winner of the 'You Name It' chairlift competition. The contest gave people the chance to help name the new chairlift that would be installed on Blackcomb Mountain next year.
To help sweeten the pot Whistler Blackcomb offered contestants a choice between a season's pass for the 2013/14 Ski & Snowboard Season or a $1,000 Whistler Blackcomb Gift Card.
Whistler Blackcomb received an overwhelming amount of submissions and after carefully mulling over the entries settled on The Crystal Ridge Express. The chair is named after the area in which it will service the Crystal Zone.
The lucky winner Kevin Welsh was actually one of the many contestants that submitted The Crystal Ridge Express name. However as contest rules indicated: in the case of multiple entries as the chosen name there will be a draw to determine the winner.
Along with winning his choice of a season's pass or gift card Kevin and three friends will also have the opportunity to take the first public ride up the new chairlift.
The New Crystal Ridge Express
The chair will be installed in Blackcomb Mountain's Crystal Zone opening up new areas in the zone including more accessible routes to Ridge Runner, Rock ‘N’ Roll, and gladed trails like Outer Limits without having to return to the Excelerator Express. The new quad’s location will also make it quicker and easier for skiers returning from Spanky’s Ladder and the Blackcomb Glacier.
For more information on the Crysral Ridge Express and the announced updates to the Harmony Zone Chair head on over to Whistler Blackcomb.
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Photo Credit Chairlift: Mike Crane