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  Windows Blackcomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The code name "Blackcomb" was originally assigned to a version of Windows that was planned to follow Windows XP (codenamed "Whistler"; both named after the Whistler-Blackcomb resort) in both client and server versions.
However, in August 2001, the release of Blackcomb was pushed back several years and Vista (originally codenamed "Longhorn", after a bar in the Whistler-Blackcomb resort) was announced as an intermediary.
The truth, however, seems to be that Blackcomb is still planned as both a client and server release, although with a current release estimate of 2011 (although no firm release date or target has yet been publicised).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Windows_Blackcomb   (594 words)

 Whistler-Blackcomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By some reports, Whistler Blackcomb is the largest ski area in the world, but because of the practice of many European ski resorts (the largest are in France, Austria, and Switzerland) of measuring total trail length rather than total area, a definitive answer isn't currently available.
Blackcomb Mountain opened in 1980, under the ownership of the Aspen Skiing Company with four triple chairlifts (the Cruiser, Stoker, Catskinner and Fitzsimmons lifts), supplied by Lift Engineering.
In 1994, Blackcomb made its last major expansion to date, the replacement of the Stoker, Cruiser, and Fitzsimmons lifts with the high-speed Excelerator Quad Chair and Excalibur Gondola.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Whistler-Blackcomb   (1574 words)

 Twin-Peak Giants: Ski British Columbia's Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
Blackcomb Mountain is one-half of the world-famous Whistler Resort in the rugged Coast Range of British Columbia, Canada.
There are runs at Blackcomb that are not recommended for the faint-of-heart.
I spotted a group of hard-core skiers and boarders climbing the ridge of "Blackcomb Glacier," to challenge some of the double-diamond runs on the backside.
www.highonadventure.com /Hoa98feb/Whistler/whistler.htm   (1196 words)

 Whistler / Blackcomb Resort Guide
Blackcomb is still a large enough mountain that many trails will be less busy.
Heaven and the Blackcomb Glacier are intermediate accessible.
Blackcomb’s front face is a continuous fall line similar to Sun Valley.
webpages.charter.net /tcrocker818/whsblkgd.htm   (1784 words)

 25 Top Spots: #1 Whistler/Blackcomb, B.C.
Blackcomb's terrain, from couloir to glacier, has been heavily documented by the flocks of photographers and filmmakers who migrate here every year.
With more steep and gnarlies, Blackcomb tends to attract the better riders, but that's not to say Whistler is a milquetoast mountain by any stretch.
Blackcomb's Garnet, Diamond, and Ruby bowls would be the centerpiece of most any resort, but here they're just one of many options among the vast, cliff-dotted, chute-streaked peaks.
www.skiingmag.com /skiing/travel/article/0,12910,365311,00.html   (537 words)

 NWsource: Outdoors: Snow sports: Whistler Blackcomb Resort
Whistler Blackcomb is the Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, and Babe Ruth of snowriding all rolled into one.
Blackcomb or Whistler mountain, alone, is reason enough for snowriders to trek clear across the world to vacation here.
Whistler Blackcomb is the largest ski area in North America with over 7,000 acres of skiable terrain, 200 marked trails, 12 bowls, and three glaciers.
www.nwsource.com /outdoors/scr/of_detail.cfm?category=Snowsports&id=10049   (971 words)

 Whistler Blackcomb - Whistler Blackcomb Information - Information Whistler Blackcomb Ski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Whistler Blackcomb mountains have over 7000 acres of ski and snowboard terrain, with 12 alpine bowls, 3 glaciers, 200+ marked trails and 33 lifts.
Travelling to Whistler Blackcomb by limousine is a great way to see the land and is actually not that expensive.
In fact, the bases of the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are so close to the village edge that you can ski right into the lower level of the Chateau Whistler Hotel.
www.whistlerblackcomb.name   (1051 words)

 NWsource: Travel: B.C.''s spectacular Whistler Blackcomb ski resort reigns supreme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Blackcomb's 5,280 feet -- exactly a mile -- of vertical descent are the greatest of any ski resort on the continent.
But my mind was still on my snowboard somewhere up on Blackcomb, floating over powder stashes left by the 15-centimeter (Canada is metric, remember) snowfall of our final night, carving across the groomed surfaces to work terrain features, climbing the banks on the sides of runs, dipping into the trees.
We encountered her on Blackcomb's Excalibur gondola while she was instructing a 12-year-old girl with partial sight.
www.nwsource.com /travel/scr/tf_story.cfm?st=15296   (1711 words)

 Guide to Skiing at Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
Both mountains offer complimentary tours for intermediates and experts, which may be the best way for those new to this resort to learn their way around.
Blackcomb's gondola, Excalibur, is right next to the Whistler Village Gondola in the village.
New skiers may be overwhelmed by some of the green traverse runs on Blackcomb's higher elevations.
www.skisnowboard.com /whistler/layout.html   (2080 words)

 SkiNet.com | News | Blackcomb Mountain to Open This Saturday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Whistler Blackcomb has announced that Blackcomb Mountain will open this Saturday, November 5 much earlier than planned, in fact it's one of the earliest openings in the resort's 40 year history.
Blackcomb Mountain will remain open through the weekend (November 5 and 6) and plans are in place to open daily as of Friday, November 11.
The new snow, a stormy forecast over the next five days, and Whistler Blackcomb's powerful snowmaking system are lining up to deliver the solid early season conditions that Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains have become famous for.
www.skinet.com /skinet/news/article/0,12855,1124867,00.html   (488 words)

 Snowboard at Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
The Whistler side was originally designed with the mountain's contours in mind, but a lot of fall-line runs have been added in recent years to even the score.
This is the highest lift on Blackcomb and offers access to a whole wonderful world of riding on a section of the mountain you can't even see from the other lifts.
Blackcomb cruisers like the runs around the Jersey Cream Express chair and the Jersey Cream Wall have some nice little jumps when the snow is fresh.
www.resortspace.com /whistler/snowboarding.html   (1303 words)

 Whistler Blackcomb Looks Back on 2004-05 Ski Season with Disappointment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The March/April snow brought Whistler Blackcomb's total snowfall for the 2004/2005 winter season to 270 inches/685 cm, which is approximately 69% of the total average snowfall of 30 feet.
To ski or snowboard on Blackcomb's Horstman Glacier in the summer is to be part of one of the hottest scenes at Whistler Blackcomb.
Summer skiing and riding on Blackcomb Mountain officially kicks off this Saturday, June 11 and is scheduled to end in late July.
www.firsttracksonline.com /news/stories/111817865247298.shtm   (1218 words)

 Whistler Blackcomb Accommodation - Whistler Blackcomb Hotels and Vacation Rentals
Aspens on Blackcomb is a modern, 4-floor, condominium lodge offering a fantastic ski-in/ski-out location right on Blackcomb Mountain (ski conditions permitting).
Ski out on Blackcomb's Lower Cruiser Run to upload on the Wizard chair, and ski in to the...
Blackcomb Greens is located alongside the Chateau Whistler Trent Jones ll Golf Course, and just a short walk from Blackcomb lifts.
stays.com /r1/p1_Whistler_Blackcomb_Accommodation.html   (347 words)

 SkiNet.com | ResortFinder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Rising one vertical mile from a village of award-winning West Coast architecture, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains offer the greatest vertical rise of any ski area in North America, and its massive high-alpine terrain rivals the major ski resorts of Europe.
Continuing to surpass all other ski resorts in the world, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains have recently added three new high-speed lifts to the existing network, including the Creekside Gondola, Whistler Mountain's latest addition to its high speed lifts.
The Excalibur Gondola is Blackcomb Mountain's eight-passenger gondola, and the Excelerator Express, a connecting express quad, offers uploading from Whistler Village and a convenient mid-station base.
www.mtnresorts.com /rdbase/resort.cfm?sc=ski&SkiResortID=695   (393 words)

 Whistler Blackcomb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I looked up the long cirque to see two shredder skiers, clad in form-fitting outfits and helmets, ripping a knife edge down the lip of the 15-foot cornice, every other turn bringing them within inches of a perilous tumble over the 15-foot cornice.
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is about 90 miles north of Vancouver, B.C., on Highway 99.
All can be arranged through Whistler Blackcomb Central Reservations (888-403-4727, www.whistlerflcomb.com), although you can book through other companies, such as Whistler Reservations.com (604-905-4760, www.whistlerreservations.com).
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2003/12/07/AR2005041501734_3.html   (889 words)

 Whistler Blackcomb's Snowiest Recorded March
Daffodils may be blooming in Vancouver, but in Whistler, the only thing that is growing is the snowbase.
Average March snowfall at Whistler Blackcomb is 159cm, and this month more than double that amount has fallen.
With the longest ski and ride season in North America, Whistler Blackcomb is known to host incredible spring-time riding, skiing and events.
www.snowboardermag.com /news/wbsnow   (202 words)

 Whistler Blackcomb Accommodation | Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort
Use our Whistler Blackcomb resort vacation planner to find Whistler Blackcomb's finest selection of vacation rentals including ski condos, ski chalets and hotels.
Blackcomb Lodge underwent a $5 million renovation during summer of 2004 and is now open and waiting for you to arrive and experience the comfort.
Blackcomb Lodge could not be closer to the fun and excitement of Whistler Village.
www.skihills.com /r1/p1_Whistler_Blackcomb_Accommodation.html   (682 words)

 Whistler Blackcomb Blessed With 5 Feet of Fresh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In the last 7 days, the Snow God has blessed the resort with just under 5 feet (143 cm) of fresh snow, and locals are rejoicing.
Conditions have improved dramatically in the last week, and operations on Whistler and Blackcomb are expanding at a furious rate.
All of the main lifts on Blackcomb are now open, and the only main lift still closed on Whistler, the Peak Chair, is expected to open tomorrow.
www.snowboardermag.com /news/whistlerbc   (198 words)

 Antitrust concerns could delay future Windows OS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The company, however, plans to bundle a database with Blackcomb that would create new ways for users to store all kinds of data -- from MP3 and e-mail files to Word documents -- and make them more easily accessible from a variety of computing devices, Gartner analysts said.
News of Blackcomb's delay emerged as Microsoft prepares to launch its Windows XP desktop operating system on Oct. 25.
Microsoft originally had said Blackcomb would include all of the.NET technology that Microsoft failed to get into Windows XP and its server counterpart, Windows.NET, due out before June 2002.
www.infoworld.com /articles/hn/xml/01/08/06/010806hnblackcomb.html   (1455 words)

 Don't hold your breath for Blackcomb: Why MS pushed it back
Analysts had expected Blackcomb to arrive in early to mid-2003, but in the past few weeks Microsoft has told members of our industry's star-chamber to start thinking about 2005 instead.
AS FOR BLACKCOMB, analysts I've spoken to believe Microsoft is inserting the two-year delay--and this on a product that wasn't even due for more than a year--in order to solve its Justice Department troubles, and then build an OS likely to pass legal muster.
Meanwhile, as Blackcomb waits, there's talk that Microsoft will add a refresher release of Windows XP (supposedly code-named Longhorn) in the 2003 time frame, as a means of rolling out some new technology before the Blackcomb release.
reviews-zdnet.com.com /4520-6033_16-4206278.html   (602 words)

 Skiing Whistler Blackcomb
For sheer size, Whistler and Blackcomb face no competition in North America.
Skiers and ski magazines rate Whistler and Blackcomb number one in North America in several categories, including size, vertical feet, speedy lifts, depth of snow, slopeside amenities and just plain fun.
Modeled after a European ski community, Whistler and Blackcomb rank as the finest ski towns on the continent.
www.hausheidi.com /skiing.whistler.blackcomb.htm   (173 words)

 Blackcomb winter bibs
Blackcomb Bibs...waterproof/breathable and taped seams for total waterproofness
Our most popular winter pant for six year running now, the Blackcomb Bib combines performance, features and a great price.
Pull on a pair of Blackcomb Bibs, and get out there.
www.ruoutside.com /PD.aspx?P=1088   (122 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Whistler-Blackcomb at Epinions.com
If you love to snowbaord or ski, Whistler and Blackcomb is the place to be.
The first few days we skied flcomb and then went on to whistler.
I personally preferred flcomb because it was less crowded at the time but they both were great.
www.epinions.com /content_15184989828   (239 words)

 Amazon.com: Whistler & Blackcomb Country: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
At Blackcomb, skiers can enjoy public summer skiing on prime spring-like snow conditions, in comfortable temperatures.
Whistler & Blackcomb Country contains eighty spectacular photos that capture the magnificence of the towering mountain tops, the beauty of the lakes and wildlife and the bustling activity of the area.
Whistler Village, nestled at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains at the western edge of Garibaldi Park, offers startling contrast to the vast wilderness that surrounds it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1550171763?v=glance   (548 words)

 Transworld Snowboarding.com | News | Whistler Blackcomb Night Riding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Whistler, B.C., December 8, 2003 - After great success last season, night skiing, riding and sliding will return to Blackcomb Mountain as a part of 'Night Moves.' Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting December 18, Night Moves will feature a new and improved rail park, and a local favorite, the King of the Rails competition.
Snowskates and snowbikes will also be allowed to ride the chairlift, and 18 Below restaurant at Base 2 will be open for drinks and snacks.
Whistler Blackcomb is owned and operated by Intrawest Corporation.
transworldsnowboarding.com /snow/news/article/0,13009,559076,00.html   (424 words)

 KidznSnow :: Whister Blackcomb, B.C. - What's New for '05?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Whistler Blackcomb has been consistently rated as one of the top three mountain resorts in North America, and is arguably one of the best mountain resorts in the world, offering tons of vertical, tons of skiable terrain and access to even more terrain in the backcountry.
The Superpipe Legacy - In preparation for the Snowboard World Championships, Whistler Blackcomb is constructing a new Superpipe on Blackcomb Mountain, on Lower Cruiser in the Base II area.
The Whistler Blackcomb Terrain Park team has an impressive resume: they've won 24 Top 3 Park and Pipe Awards since 1996, which is unmatched by any resort park team in the world.
www.kidznsnow.com /tahoe/SITE/indexlisting.cfm/other/11714/0/direct   (1168 words)

Blackcomb is Whistler's twin sister; a fantastic mountain with plenty of intermediate terrain to ski and landscapes to take your breath away.
Rocky peaks at the entrance to Blackcomb Glacier.
The top part of the Blackcomb Glacier, a wide, wide extension of soft, powdery snow.
imageevent.com /mauricio23/beautifulbritishcolumbia/blackcomb   (170 words)

 SkiCentral - Ski Whistler-Blackcomb British Columbia
Condominium lodge accommodations in the Upper Village in Whistler Blackcomb Resort.
Explore Whistler and Blackcomb's bowls and chutes in the company of some of the stars from Warren Miller and Greg Stump's extravaganzas.
Bus transportation from Vancouver and Seattle airports to Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
www.skicentral.com /whistler.html   (1382 words)

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