Credit: Paul Morrison/Whistler Blackcomb
The Peak to Valley Race, presented by Smirnoff, returns to Whistler Blackcomb February 24-25. Entering into its 33rd year, the Peak to Valley Race is Whistler Blackcomb’s longest standing event and is the longest race of its kind in the world with a vertical drop of 1,443 metres, 180 gates and over five kilometres in length.
“This year, the plan is for the course to follow its traditional route,” says Sebastien Fremont, events manager at Whistler Blackcomb. “As long as Mother Nature cooperates, our plan is to start in the Saddle, go down Old Man, onto Upper and Lower Franz’s and join up with Lower Dave Murray Downhill to finish a few steps from Dusty’s in Creekside.”
Teams must consist of four members with at least one female racer and no more than one professional racer. A team’s category is determined by the cumulative age of its members, and everyone must be over 19 years of age. The two eldest team members race on Friday with the youngest two finishing off the event on Saturday. The race will be followed by an awards dinner party at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain later that evening.
The Peak to Valley Race traditionally sells out, but there is currently still room for teams to register. For more information or to register a team, please visit: https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/events/2017/02/peak-to-valley-race or call 1-800-766-0449.
Race organizers are also looking for volunteers to help out at the two-day event. To sign up, please call 604-905-2034.
Racers are encouraged to sign up for the Peak to Valley Prep Camp, happening February 11-12 to get the inside scoop on skills and tactics from previous winners. More information can be found at: https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/snow-school/peak-to-valley-camp
Guests looking to plan a trip to the consistently rated No. 1 Mountain Resort in North America can visit whistlerblackcomb.com/purchase/deals-packages or call 1-888-403-4727.
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, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,170 centimetres (461 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.
Proud to be a venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games