On top of dropping its season pass price to $1,229, Whistler Blackcomb will for the first time be part of new owner Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass program (which costs less at $1,117, but doesn’t include the same local mountain discounts) and offers unlimited access to major US resorts like Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, among others. The pass also includes limited access to 30 European resorts. See more in the press release below.
From Press Release:
WHISTLER, BC – March 7, 2017 – Whistler Blackcomb today announced its lineup of Season Passes and EDGE Cards for the 2017-2018 winter season. Guests looking to exclusively ski or snowboard Whistler Blackcomb next winter can do so with the Unlimited Whistler Blackcomb Season Pass. For just CAD$1,229 pass holders receive unrestricted and unlimited access to North America’s largest ski resort, as well as discounts on dining, retail, and Snow School programs. For those interested in exploring a new destination, Unlimited Season Pass holders receive 50 percent off winter lift tickets at any of Vail Resorts’ other 13 iconic ski resorts. Purchasing the 2017-2018 Whistler Blackcomb Season Passes this spring ensures that skiers and snowboarders will lock in the lowest price, combined with the most benefits, such as two discounted bring-a-friend lift tickets. In addition to Whistler Blackcomb Season Passes and EDGE Card products, skiers and riders now have the option to purchase the Epic Pass – which offers its own unique options and benefits, in addition to unlimited, unrestricted access to Whistler Blackcomb, 13 of the world’s most iconic destinations, and limited access to 30 European resorts.
For residents of Canada and Washington State, EDGE Cards provide a great value. 2017-2018 EDGE Cards include five or 10 days of access to Whistler Blackcomb, with options for holiday restricted or unrestricted access, as well as access to Vail Resorts’ other iconic destination resorts in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe. 5-Day EDGE cardholders can use two of their five days at Vail Resorts’ other mountains while 10-Day EDGE cardholders can use three of their ten days. Guests who purchase a 5-Day or 10-Day EDGE Card by April 9, 2017 receive the bonus of unlimited skiing early-season at Whistler Blackcomb from opening day through December 15, 2017. EDGE Cardholders also receive additional benefits, including exclusive savings on lodging, up to 20 percent off at select retail locations, savings on select Snow School programs and summer access.
Additionally, the 2017-2018 Epic Pass is now on sale. Available at US$859 (approx. CAD$1,117) for adults, the 2017-2018 Epic Pass offers access to 45 of the world’s best mountain resorts, including Whistler Blackcomb. Epic Pass holders will also have access to U.S. destination resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada. Additionally, Epic Pass holders have unlimited, unrestricted access to Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan, Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, and Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont (pending acquisition closing). Epic Pass holders will again enjoy limited access to 30 European ski resorts including Verbier and Les 4 Vallées in Switzerland, Les 3 Vallées in France, Arlberg in Austria, and Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy. Each resort delivers an iconic experience, unique traditions and impeccable service.
“We’re excited to offer our guests more options than ever before with the introduction of the Epic Pass to our season pass lineup,” said Dave Brownlie, chief operating officer of Whistler Blackcomb. “While we will still offer Whistler Blackcomb specific products, such as the Unlimited Season Pass and EDGE Card options, we’re thrilled to give our guests the option of true worldwide access that offers skiing at 45 iconic resorts, including coast-to-coast skiing in North America.”
With more pass options than ever, local Whistler and Canadian skiers and snowboarders can gear up for endless experiences in the mountains, whether that means visiting a tried-and-true favourite or first-time exploration of a new destination. Guests can lock in the guaranteed best deal on an Epic Pass, Unlimited Whistler Blackcomb Season Pass or the Whistler Blackcomb EDGE Card with just $49 (plus GST) down through Sunday, April 9, 2017. The remaining balance will be due on or before Sept. 4, 2017. Guests can purchase Whistler Blackcomb passes, EDGE Cards and start planning their next winter vacations at WhistlerBlackcomb.com/save. For additional Epic Pass options and to learn more about Epic Pass products, guests can visit EpicPass.com. .