WHISTLER BLACKCOMB AND NINTENDO ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR RENEWAL OF PARTNERSHIP

Nintendo of Canada Sponsors Gaming Lounges, Family Scavenger Hunt, and the Summer Activity Zone at Whistler Blackcomb

 

WHISTLER, BC, March 27, 2012 – Whistler Blackcomb and Nintendo of Canada Ltd. are pleased to announce a multi-year renewal of their partnership agreement. Nintendo of Canada and Whistler Blackcomb have been proud partners since 1997, showcasing each other’s commitment to improving one another’s guest and customer experiences.

“We couldn’t be happier about continuing our partnership with Nintendo,” says Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Whistler Blackcomb. “Nintendo has been an incredible title sponsor for Whistler Blackcomb Terrain Parks and we look forward to working with them on more initiatives throughout the next three years.”

Nintendo of Canada and Whistler Blackcomb teamed up earlier this year to develop two permanent gaming lounges. Located in the Rendezvous on Blackcomb Mountain and the Roundhouse on Whistler Mountain, the free gaming lounges are accessible during mountain operating hours and allow guests to experience Nintendo’s innovative gaming platforms while relaxing on top of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Working "Working alongside Whistler Blackcomb since 1997 has been amazing and we are pleased to extend our partnership for another three years,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada's Vice-President and General Manager. “Both Nintendo and Whistler Blackcomb are about entertaining, creating memories, and putting smiles on faces, on and off the mountain.”  

Nintendo of Canada and Whistler Blackcomb’s partnership initiatives include:

  • A scavenger-style family event held during Family Month in March
  • Summer Adventure Zone which is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain
  • Two Nintendo Gaming Lounges on top of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
  • Nintendo Terrain Parks and Pipes at Whistler Blackcomb

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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, 16 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. 

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