Tourism Whistler has just announced that BC public health officials have ordered the closure of the Whistler Blackcomb ski area through to April 19, 2021 at midnight to prevent community spread of COVID-19 related to non-essential travel.
Further, Whistler Blackcomb has now made the difficult decision to close their ski operations for the rest of the winter season. They will, however, be re-opening for the summer season on May 21, 2021.
Whistler says “like you, we hear the call of adventure, but now is not the time for non-essential travel. We strongly recommend everyone respect the travel advisory currently in place in British Columbia.”
“For now, we’re staying local, following COVID-19 health protocols, and exploring with care to keep everyone safe. We look forward to welcoming you back to Whistler soon, so keep dreaming and planning for tomorrow,” the statement reads.
There are 7,062 active cases of COVID-19 in the province of British Columbia, with 11,164 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
“We have seen the start of exponential growth of COVID-19 cases. To stop this upward trend from continuing, we are taking the necessary steps to protect our communities and get back on the path we want and need to be on,” reads the statement from the Government of BC.
The provincial government is also asking BC residents to avoid travelling for leisure or vacation outside of their local communities or regions “because the risk for all of us is too great right now.”
To learn more about the latest COVID-19 updates for Whistler, visit whistler.com/covid. You can also call them at 1.800.944.7853 or talk to us via Live Chat for more information.