Ski Independence have announced "Super Early Bird Deals" to Whistler for winter 2010-11.

The offers include 50 percent off stays at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler (now £1056 per person for a seven-night stay) and up to four nights for free at the Westin Resort and Spa in Whistler (now £926 per person). The only condition on these deals is that they must be booked in advance by April 30.

Ski Independence Sales and Marketing Manager, Phillipa Swindale says, "These super early bird deals will be the best offers of the season and will not be extended unlike in 07/08 and 08/09."

Together Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have the largest ski area in North America, with just over 8000 acres of skiable terrain and more than 200 marked trails. Both mountains divide terrain and lifts relatively equally. 

In addition to the pisted terrain there are a dozen huge Alpine bowls including three with glaciers. The area's lift system includes 13 high-speed quad chairs, four gondolas that are faster still, and there are five different base areas from which to access it all. 

Despite having the most skier/'boarder visits of any North American resort, this powerful lift system has helped the resort win awards for also having the shortest lift queues.  There's a vast choice of terrain of course, steep powder chutes, challenging mogul fields, secluded tree skiing, and endless smooth groomed cruisers. Runs are up to 11 kilometres (seven miles) in length on both mountains. 

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