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31 Jan

You Name It Competition To Name Whistler Blackcomb’s New Quad in Crystal Zone

Prize for Best Submission In The “You Name It” Competition is A Winter Seasons Pass or A $1,000 Gift Card And First Ride Up New Crystal Zone Chairlift On Blackcomb Mountain


Whistler Blackcomb will be installing two new lifts next season; a six passenger lift which will directly replace Harmony Express, and a new high-speed quad which will be located in the Crystal Zone of Blackcomb Mountain. Today Whistler Blackcomb has launched the “You Name It” competition, and will be taking suggestions from guests for a name that’s as awesome as the Crystal Zone’s pillowy glades and playful cruisers.

The competition will run for two weeks and the person who submits the best name, chosen by Whistler Blackcomb, to crown the new quad will receive a choice of either a 2013.14 Unlimited Winter Season Pass or a $1,000 Whistler Blackcomb Gift Card. In addition, the winner, along with three friends, will have the opportunity to be on 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,” says Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb. “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.”

The new high-speed quad chairlift in the 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 high-speed Crystal Zone quad will have the same location as the current fixed-grip, triple chair next to the Crystal Hut. However, the aspect of the new lift line is dramatically different, and will originate along the Blackcomb Glacier Road. This bottom terminal location will allow for access to many Crystal Zone trails including 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 a more in depth look at Whistler Blackcomb’s new chairlifts check out this link.

The competition is open anyone over the age of 13 years old and contestants can enter as many names as they like. The winning submission will be announced on February 26, 2013 and if there are duplicate submissions of the chosen name, a random draw will be held among those submissions to decide the winner. Submissions can be made here  and the competition begins today, January 30, 2013 and closes on February 15, 2013. No purchase is necessary. The full rules of the competition can be found here.

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