First 50 guests to arrive dressed like Santa or Mrs. Claus on Sunday, December 19 SKI FREE

WHISTLER, B.C. December 13, 2010 – Whistler Blackcomb's annual "Dress like Santa Day" takes place this Sunday, December 19. A free lift ticket will be awarded to the first 50 people to arrive at the base of Whistler Mountain in full Santa or Mrs. Claus attire.

To qualify, skiers and snowboarders must arrive dressed in their very best Santa or Mrs. Claus costume.  The costume must include red or black pants or a skirt for Mrs. Claus, a red jacket with white trim, a black belt, a beard for Santa and of course, a Santa or Mrs. Claus hat. The meeting time for all Santa and Mrs. Claus participants is 8:00am on the patio of the Garibaldi Lift Company at the base of Whistler Mountain. One free lift ticket per person will be awarded to the first 50 people who meet full costume requirements.

"Mrs. Claus and I never miss our annual ski holiday at Whistler Blackcomb," says Santa Claus, "It's always nice to be on the receiving end of the Christmas Gift for a change!"

All Santa and Mrs. Claus's will upload the Fitzsimmons Express at 8:30am, continue up Garbanzo Express, then ride or ski to the bottom of the Emerald Express as a group for a photo opportunity. After the photos, a draw will take place at the bottom of the Emerald Express where participating Santa's and Mrs. Claus's will have a chance to win prize package including goggles, gloves and other essentials. After the photo, all are free to enjoy their day on the mountains.

No registration is necessary for this event. Season pass holders who participate will receive a one-day lift ticket valid for one day between January 1 and 31, 2010.

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About Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America's premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, over 8,000 acres of terrain, 14 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,090 centimetres (430 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.  For more information, visit