The pristine Whistler Blackcomb resort has a message for you: butt out.
As of May 30, smoking will be prohibited anywhere on Whistler Blackcomb property, including lift lines, chairlifts, gondolas, ski runs, hiking trails, valley base areas, parking lots, bike trails and all bar and restaurant locations, including patios.
The new smoke-free policy will apply to both guests and staff although the latter is being given a one-year grace period to ease into the new rule. Staff will be permitted to smoke in designated smoking areas. During that time, Whistler Blackcomb will provide tools and resources to assist them in quitting smoking. Then on May 31, 2016, they too will be required to butt out.
The move earned praise from Vancouver Coastal Health medical health officer Dr. Paul Martiquet.
– Read the entire article at Vancouver Sun.