• SKI Magazine Ranks Whistler No. 1 for Third Consecutive Year

     
    POSTED October 16, 2016
     

SKI Magazine’s resort survey has ranked Whistler Blackcomb the number one Overall Ski Resort in North America for the third year in a row. Their top scores were of the terrain variety and off-hill activities. They ranked number two in lodging and après and number three in lifts, dining and terrain parks.

“This is such great news for Whistler Blackcomb and for all of Whistler,” says Barrett Fisher, president and CEO, Tourism Whistler’s. “There is nothing quite like being recognized by an industry leader like SKI Magazine and their readers—our guests.”

SKI Magazine readers rank the top 50 North American ski resorts in 18 categories that review every part of a resort experience.

“Whistler would not be what it is today without these collaborative efforts,” says Fisher. “Awards like the SKI Magazine number one ranking recognize Whistler Blackcomb and celebrate Whistler as North America’s number one ski destination.”

When they announced the award this year, the magazine called Whistler Blackcomb the crown jewel of North American ski resorts due to the its appeal and variety of natural resources available to guests. Whistler Blackcomb is scheduled to open for the new winter season on Nov. 24.

On May 4, Knowland, a provider of meetings and events intelligence data, released its monthly report for April 2022. The data showed a significant increase in meetings activity, with a 323% increase over April 2021, including a 3.7% recovery of events from March to April 2022.

Additional information included:

•     In April 2022, the average number of attendees per event was 118, compared to 63 in April 2021 and 74 in April 2019.

 

Meetings & Events Pulse Survey also reveals that a majority of companies are currently hiring.

 

With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.