Whistler Blackcomb is scheduled to open for the 2021/22 season November 25th. Lifts will run from 8:30am until 3:00pm on the 25th. The last day of the season is expected to be April 18, 2022. Many of the guests have already booked for the winter season. Hotels and chalets in Whistler Village and the surrounding communities are filling up, but there still are many accommodation options available.
Vail Resorts does not currently plan to reinstate the reservation system it used to manage mountain access last winter amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has announced that it will continue to monitor public health guidance and communicate any necessary safety protocols to guests as needed.
Whistler Blackcomb is North America’s largest ski resort, with over 200 runs and 8,100 acres of glorious terrain. Whistler’s West Coast provides reliable snowfall and moderate temperatures, and Whistler Blackcomb has been voted Best Ski Resort in North America multiple times.
Edge Cards are once again included in Vail Resorts’ list of pass products. They are available only to Canadian and Washington State residents. Edge cards accommodate for two, five or 10 days of skiing at Whistler Blackcomb (Guests are able to use up to two days with the 5-Day Edge Card, or up to three days with the 10-Day Edge Card at some other Vail-owned resorts.) Prices for a 2-day card start at $175.00 CAD, a 5-Day at $367.00 CAD, and a 10-Day card at $631.00 CAD. These prices are about 20% less than last year’s pass costs.
The Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited Pass is currently being offered for $1,119.00 CAD. Pass holders have unlimited, unrestricted access at Whistler Blackcomb exclusively, as well as 50% off lift tickets at other Vail Resorts properties, and 20% off at Whistler Blackcomb-owned retail stores and on-mountain restaurants.
Saving Money on Your Whistler Ski Vacation
Accommodations can be one of the biggest expenses when planning your Whistler vacation. One way to reduce the cost of accommodations is booking in one of the outlying Whistler neighbourhoods, and taking a bus or shuttle to the Village. The savings typically offset the 15 – 35 minutes spent on the short commute to the lifts.
But there’s another option many Whistler guests haven’t considered: the very affordable motels and hotels in Squamish, located just 45 minutes from Whistler Village, via Highway 99. The quiet town of Squamish offers almost all of the amenities of Whistler Village, without all the hustle of bustle of the resort. You’ll feel more rested, and your wallet will certainly thank you.