Whistler Blackcomb Donates $20,000 Via Backcountry Ticket Proceeds

We are pleased to announce today that Whistler Blackcomb has donated $20,000 towards the Spearhead Huts Project via their backcountry ticket proceeds. Back on April 10 at the Multiplicity Show in Whistler, Whistler Blackcomb announced they would donate 100% of backcountry lift ticket proceeds from that date until the end of the season. The program was a great success and they even topped it up to larger donation.

“At Whistler Blackcomb our focus has always been to bring unique mountain experiences to the outdoor community, so it only made sense for us to support Spearhead Huts by donating funds generated by the touring community” explained Jennifer Smith from Communications at Whistler Blackcomb. “We’ve topped up our backcountry lift ticket sales to contribute $20,000 toward this initiative and look forward to many years of fostering more adventure in the Sea to Sky.” 

The Spearhead Huts Society would like to thank everyone who got out and bought backcountry tickets this spring, and of course a big thanks to Whistler Blackcomb for the generous donation. 

The timing is perfect. Our second season of construction on the Kees and Claire Hut is already underway. The pre-fabricated panels were completed at BC Passive House, our helicopter staging area at the Harmony base area on Whistler Mountain is clear and starting to fill up with materials, our first three volunteer crews have cleared the hut foundations up in the alpine, and more construction will resume once some critical steel components become available. 

We are still actively fundraising and seeking more volunteers to help ensure the Kees and Claire Hut can realize its full potential and be completed in time for winter 2019, so please spread the word and we encourage you to help out however you can. 

Thanks again to Whistler Blackcomb for the donation, and thanks to all of you in the greater mountain community for your continued support. 

Whistler Blackcomb has also helped with access up the mountain (see main image) and use of the Harmony base area as a staging area to minimize helicopter time. Photo by Rhonda Netzel.
One of the proud snow clearing crews. Photo by Stephen McVeigh.