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Whistler Blackcomb Takes Tough Stance on Theft

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WHISTLER, BC - (News Release - Nov. 26, 2007) - Whistler Blackcomb is taking a tougher stance on property crime. Although theft statistics have remained level over the past three years, Whistler Blackcomb's Security Department is looking to improve matters for the company and its guests.

"We are enacting this new policy to make those thinking about stealing at Whistler Blackcomb think again, says Kevin Rea, Whistler Blackcomb Security and Loss Prevention Manager. "We are implementing a Bait Ski and Snowboard Program similar to the RCMP's Bait Car and Bike programs. Would-be thieves should take note and understand they will be caught sooner than later.

For those who are caught stealing guest or staff member ski or snowboard equipment, passes will be revoked and a three year ban from being able to purchase pass and ticket products at Whistler Blackcomb will be applied in addition to legal prosecution. "It is simply unacceptable for a guest's visit to be ruined due to loss of their equipment while at our resort, says Rea.

Anyone caught perpetrating theft from any Whistler Blackcomb operations including Retail, Rental, Food & Beverage will be met with legal prosecution and a full one year ban from accessing the mountains. Passes will be revoked and the ability to re-purchase pass products will be denied for a full year. This policy will be applied regardless of value of item stolen.

Whistler Blackcomb provides on-mountain storage for guests without a lock. Storage locations are on-mountain on both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains as well as at the base of Whistler Mountain in the village. Cost is $2.

Consistently ranked as North America's top ski and snowboard resort, Whistler Blackcomb continues to raise the level of mountain excitement for its guests. With the landmark Peak to Peak Gondola project underway, the return of the popular Symphony Amphitheatre, and a host of other on-mountain improvements, this winter promises to be one of the most exciting yet. Located a scenic two-hour drive north of Vancouver up the spectacular 'Sea to Sky' Highway, this resort is home to the continent's two greatest vertical-rise ski mountains — Whistler and Blackcomb. With over 17 alpine bowls, four glaciers, 200 trails, 8,171 acres of skiable terrain and a one mile vertical rise, the choices of where and what to ski/ride at Whistler Blackcomb from beginner to advanced terrain are staggering. Joined at the base by a vibrant pedestrian village filled with restaurants, patios, cafes, shops, galleries and spas, and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this four season resort is spectacular. Check it all out at www.whistlerblackcomb.com.

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