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Whistler Blackcomb Pass Holders Get 5 Free Days At Vail Resorts

Powder Day at Whistler Blakcomb

On October 17, 2016 Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that the deal to acquire Whistler Blackcomb had completed; and that the Number 1 Resort in North America for 2016 is now part of the Vail family.

Although Whistler Blackcomb won’t officially join the Epic Pass program until the 2017.18 winter season, Vail isn’t leaving us out of the party this year. For the 2016.17 winter season Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited season pass holders (including the Spirit Passes and Sea to Sky Passes) can get five days of complimentary skiing and snowboarding at any of Vail Resorts’ U.S. resorts.

Vail Epic Pass US Resorts

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The five complimentary days at Vail Resorts’ U.S. resorts do not have to be used consecutively and have a handful of restricted holiday dates, including Nov. 25-26 and Dec. 26-31, 2016; and Jan. 14 and Feb. 18-19, 2017.  For a limited time, through Oct. 30, Whistler Blackcomb is bringing the Unlimited Pass back on sale at the early bird rate for skiers and snowboarders who want to take advantage of this opportunity.

Early Bird: Whistler Blackcomb season pass sale

Whistler Blackcomb season passes were on sale at the early bird rate of CAN$1,499 through October 10 and have been extended at the early bird offer through Oct. 30, 2016. Whistler Blackcomb season passes are available online at www.whistlerblackcomb.com.

 

Save $150 & Pay 50%: Whistler Blackcomb Season Pass 2016.17

Deep powder on March 11th at Whistler Blackcomb

Featured photo: Mike Crane / Tourism Whistler

The Whistler Blackcomb Early Bird Season Pass is on sale now, offering guests the chance to save up to $150 (CAD) off a regular priced Unlimited Season Pass if purchased before October 10th, 2016.

Until October 10th buyers can also take advantage of the 50% down payment option, by paying half the total cost of their pass now and the remainder any time before January 23rd, 2017.

Whistler Blackcomb is proud to remain part of The Mountain Collective for the 2016.2017 winter season. This winter The Mountain Collective is happy to announce the addition of Telluride Ski Resort and Revelstoke Mountain Resort to the alliance’s impressive roster.

“The addition of Revelstoke Mountain Resort to the Mountain Collective is big news for our 2016.2017 Unlimited Season Passholders. Revelstoke is known for big snow and big terrain, something our passholders have grown well accustomed to here in Whistler.” says Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb.

Whistler Blackcomb  Season’s Pass Prices 2016.17

  • Adult (19-64) Early Bird Unlimited Pass is available for $1,499 (CAD) + tax.
  • Senior (65-74) Early Bird Unlimited Season Pass for $899 (CAD) + tax.
  • Youth (13-18) Early Bird Unlimited Season Pass for $769 (CAD) + tax.
  • Child (7-12) Early Bird Unlimited Season Pass for $469 (CAD) + tax.

Buy your 2016.17 Whistler Blackcomb Season Pass, here before Oct 10th 2016.

 Additional Early Bird Unlimited Season Pass Perks Include:

  1. 50% off lift tickets during the 2016.2017 winter season at 13 Mountain Collective destinations, including Aspen Snowmass, AltaSnowbird, Jackson Hole, Mammoth, Revelstoke Mountain Resort (NEW), Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Sun Valley, Stowe, Taos, Telluride (NEW), Thredbo in Australia and Coronet Peak / The Remarkables in New Zealand
  2. 50% off lift tickets at Sun Peaks Resort for the 2016.2017 winter season
  3. 25% off lift tickets to Silver Star for the 2016.2017 winter season
  4. Discounts on food, shopping, rentals, lessons and lodging at Whistler Blackcomb
  5. Unlimited PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience access in summer 2017

Guests who purchase their Early Bird Unlimited Season Pass before October 10, 2016 can opt in for the following:

  • 50% down payment (administration fee of $25 (CAD) plus tax applies)
  • $399 (CAD) for a $500 (CAD) Whistler Blackcomb Gift Card (offer only available until December 15, 2016)
  • Three Bring-A-Friend tickets for $209 (CAD) (offer only available until December 15, 2016) – available for Adult, Parent, Senior, Super Senior and Spirit Passes only

Whistler Blackcomb Early Bird Unlimited Season Passes are on sale now until October 10, 2016 and can be purchased through www.whistlerblackcomb.com or by calling 1-866-218-9687.  Whistler Blackcomb’s official opening day for the 2016.2017 season is Thursday, November 24, 2016.

13 Things To Look Forward To At The Summit Lodge in Winter 2016.17

Someone once said “life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get”. Well we’re going to open up the box and show you the menu of awesome things guests can expect to eat, see, and do when you stay with us this winter.

1. Foodie Happy Hours

Beer, nachos, wine, cheese, Baileys, and hot chocolate. Sadly not all at the same time. That would be a seriously weird mix of the food groups, but you can get them in delicious pairs three days a week (and totally free) at our guest-only Happy Hours.

  • Happy Hour 1. Beer and Nachos, gringos!
  • Happy Hour 2. Win and Cheese, mon amie
  • Happy Hour 3. Baileys and Hot Chocolate, eh

2. Free Snowshoe Rentals

There’s more to Whistler than skiing and snowboarding, and we want everyone to see it. We have a range of snowshoes for guests to take out (free of charge) to explore Whistler. We have small (kids), medium, and large available on a first-come-first-served basis. Afternoons seem to be the most popular times, but we really love a pre-breakfast snowshoe in the morning sun.

3. Super Fast, No Charge Fibre Optic WiFi

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Photo by localwanderer.com

Forgot a last minute piece of work that you really need to finish or are you getting withdrawal symptoms from Game of Thrones? Whether your vice is work or Netflix Originals we’ve got you covered and we’ll never buffer your favourite show.

4. 100% Free International Phone Calls

Say what now?! Keeping in touch with family is important – even if it’s just gloating about all the face-shots you got on Peak Chair or the fresh lines after the First Tracks breakfast. All you have to do is dial 9-0-1-1 to get an outside line and then enter the phone number plus the international country code.

5. In Room iPads

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This is the one screen you won’t want to escape on your vacation. Next to the bed, in all our rooms, you will find your very own iPad Mini loaded with things to make your time in Whistler more awesome.
On the home screen you’ll find a link to our blog (Whistler’s most popular travel and adventure blog) the Art of Living, you can access our app to help you find activities and events, and it even doubles up as a good ol’ alarm clock. We thought of everything.

6. Free Deluxe Hot Chocolate Station

Because no ski day is complete without at least one hot chocolate, piled high with whipped cream, topped with fluffy marshmallows.

7. Candy Bar Happy Hours

Candy Corner at the Summit Lodge
Photo by localwanderer.com

Not that we’re encouraging a bunch of grown adults to get hopped-up on sugar and free coffee but well, you know, some times you’ve just got to let out the inner 9 year old and eat your body weight in liquorice laces.

8. The Best Pay Per View Movies

Want to snuggle in a soft bathrobe and watch Will Ferrell movies back-to-back while gorging on deluxe hot chocolate? Don’t worry we’re not judging. In fact we might just join you!

9. Sharp & Stylish Design Upgrades

Summit Lodge Lobby Design by Beyond Beige
Summit Lodge lobby design by local, Vancouver company Beyond Beige

We’re a little excited about this one, and if you follow us on Facebook you’ll know why. We’re working with the fantastic interior design firm Beyond Beige in Vancouver to upgrade and redesign our rooms and lobby. We’re hoping to have it all done and ready to for you to enjoy by winter 2016.17.

10. Free Morning Joe In The Lobby

Need we say any more. And, yes, you can come down in your PJ’s.

11. Lift Line Shuttle On The House

You came this far now relax. Don’t waste your energy walking to the lift let our kind (and really funny) shuttle drivers get you where you need to go. Shuttles leave each morning from outside the hotel.

12. No Charge Ski-Valet & Secure Storage

Check it and forget it. Jump off the shuttle at the end of the day, hand your gear to our ski-valet and don’t worry about it again until the morning.

13. In-House Ski & Snowboard Tuning

Getting splitboard edges fixed at Underground Tuning Whistler

The Summit Lodge is home to Whistler’s best hand-tuning wizards. Yohann and his team at Underground Tuning have an undeniable reputation for quality and look after the gear of some of Whistler’s most notorious pro athletes. If you’re the kind of person that digs your skis out of the closet two weeks before your vacation, take them for a full tune-up. We promise you’ll notice the difference.

Blackcomb Ascent trail opening Saturday, August 6th 2016

Whistler Blackcomb's New Uphill Hiking Trails: The Ascent

Image from whistlerblackcomb.com

Whistler Blackcomb is excited to announce their new uphill hiking experience, The Blackcomb Ascent Trails.

The Blackcomb Ascent Trails are three new interconnected uphill hiking trails that meander through beautiful old growth coastal rain forest terrain from Whistler’s valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain. Upon completion, the trails will travel a total of 5.2km with a total elevation gain of 1,200 metres.

Trails that will open on August 6 are Little Burn & Big Burn (to the top of Wizard Express) with the final trail completed summer 2017. For additional information check out this link: https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/activities/blackcomb-ascent-trail

“These trails have been designed to showcase the beauty and diversity of Blackcomb Mountain while offering an exhilarating uphill hike with the option to download using our lift system,” says Arthur De Jong, Mountain Planning and Environmental Resource Manager at Whistler Blackcomb. “This allows guests to maximize the health benefits of a continuous uphill climb while avoiding the pounding of downhill hiking.”

Day tickets for The Blackcomb Ascent Trail

The Blackcomb Ascent Trails are designed as an uphill hiking experience. For guests who want to access the Blackcomb chairlifts on the way up or down, the Blackcomb Ascent ticket is $15 (CAD) and free for Whistler Blackcomb Season Pass or Day Ticket holders. Blackcomb Ascent tickets include one download on Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain and must be purchased from Guest Services at the base of Blackcomb Mountain prior to hiking.

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Photos by Robin O’Neill / Whistler Blackcomb

Wildflower Season

Once you’ve ticked The Ascent off your list, hop on Solarcoaster Chair at the top of Big Burn and head to the top of the mountain to view the alpine wildflowers. The best place to experience the wildflowers in full bloom are are along High Note Trail on Whistler Mountain and Decker Loop on Blackcomb Mountain.

Related post: 8 Whistler Wildflowers To Watch Out For This Week

There are currently 14 trails open and the wildflowers are in bloom for a limited time, so don’t forget your camera!

Hiking on Blackcomb during wildflower season

Photo: Robin O’Neill / Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Lakes Bicycle Tours

Embark on a leisurely cycle along Whistler’s valley trail network with one of our knowledgeable guides,  take in some of BC’s striking mountain landscape while you ride through lush forests & visit some of the many pristine lakes dotted throughout the valley. Soak in the sights and sounds of this world famous resort, and even learn about our town’s spectacular history along the way. Our guides know all the best lakeside locations to take in the stunning Whistler landscape.

Tours last for 2 hour, run daily at 10am and 2pm, and can be pre-booked any time at a Whistler Blackcomb ticket desk or with one of our frontdesk staff.

 

La Niña Predictions Show Bumper Snow Year For Whistler Blackcomb

Skiier in powder at Whistler Blackcomb. Photo Mitch Winton

Feature image: Mitch Winton / Coast Mountain Photography

On April 14th 2016 the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a an official “La Niña Watch” – this means they’ve officially predicted that we will soon be waving goodbye to El Niño and saying “hello snow” to La Niña over as we move into the winter months. So what does that mean and why are we so excited?

Whistler Blackcomb to expect higher than average snowfall in 2016.17

Immediately after NOAA made their announcement, On The Snow released their annual snow forecast for the 2016.17 winter season saying:

we’ll see the heaviest snow in the Pacific Northwest, northern Intermountain West, Great Lakes and possibly parts of the Northeast

On The Snow’s meteorologist, Chris Tommer, also named Whistler among the “biggest winners” for the 2016.17 season and forecast that La Niña will likely give a 15-25% bump to Whistler Blackcomb’s average snowfall.

El Niño & La Niña explained

If all this talk of El Niño and La Niña over the last few years has left your head spinning and looking for dry land, check out this greta video from NOAA.

Save Up To 30% On Whistler Ski Accommodation For 2016.17

Beat the crowds you eager mountain folk. Book your winter ski or snowboard vacation now before everyone else to get fantastic prices with our early bird deals for this winter season at Whistler Blackcomb.

Follow this link to see all our early bird discounts: https://www.summitlodge.com/whistler-blackcomb-accommodation-deals/

Canadian Artist Brian Porter’s New Artwork At The Summit Lodge, Whistler

Last month we welcomed Ontario artist, Brian Porter to the Summit Lodge as our new featured artist.

Brian’s vibrant and lively wildlife portraits are on display in our lobby and can be purchased from the Plaza Galleries in Whistler Village.

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Brian Porter Artist In Front of His Work At The Summit Lodge Whistler IMG_0399

How Brian’s unique art work came to be is an inspiring story of adversity, serendipity, perseverance, and courage. After spending his youth traveling to places like Japan and Bali as a successful graffiti and mural artist, Brian suddenly found himself struggling to hold on to his artistic talent.

In 2008 an accident at work in 2008 left Brian with a traumatic brain injury that had him questioning if he’d ever draw again.

A full year went by without being able to create. No painting, drawing or sketching. Starting to feel as though he was losing a part of himself, Brian had a fortunate chance encounter with a stranger who changed the course of his life, she said “the old you is dead. You have to be reborn and accept who you are, what you’re good at, what you’re not good at. You have to figure out your limitations and become a new person”. And so Brian’s beautiful artwork was born.

You can read more about how the injury that shaped the future of this up-and-coming Canadian artist in the Pique Newsmagazine: http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/painting-a-whole-new-life/Content?oid=2795044

Look What’s New at Whistler Blackcomb Summer 2016

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This summer Whistler Blackcomb in unveiling a number of new offerings to make its signature PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience even more unforgettable. A few of the exciting new additions includes:

WB+ Alpine Hiking Checkpoints
Guided Whistler Lakes Bike Tours
Expanded Mountain Education Speaker Series

Plus a whole lot more, below.

“Summer is a whole other world at Whistler Blackcomb. We are always looking for new ways to enhance our summer experiences so every guest who visits Whistler during the summer months is inspired to get up into the alpine,” says Rob McSkimming, Vice President of Business Development at Whistler Blackcomb. “This summer we will be introducing WB+ checkpoints to our hiking trail network and we will be expanding our Mountain Education Speaker Series in the Samsung Alpine Theatre, to name a few of the highlights.”

Whistler Blackcomb’s official opening day for the PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience, which includes summer sightseeing, hiking and alpine dining, was Saturday, May 21. Here are some of the changes guests can expect to see at Whistler Blackcomb this season:

New WB+ Alpine Hiking Checkpoints

This summer, Whistler Blackcomb’s web and mobile platform, WB+, will be available for Season Pass holders to track their alpine hiking adventures. Six new WB+ checkpoints will be introduced on both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, including one at each PEAK 2 PEAK station, one at the Peak on Whistler Mountain and three solar powered scanners on the High Note Trail by Flute Bowl, at the end of Overlord Trail, and on the Alpine Walk on Blackcomb Mountain. The new WB+ summer checkpoints will allow guests to time their hikes, track distances, and collect badges all season long. More information about Whistler Blackcomb’s WB+ summer functionality is coming soon, but for now, Season Pass holders not already registered for WB+ can sign up at: https://plus.whistlerblackcomb.com/welcome.

 

Samsung Alpine Theatre and Mountain Education Speaker Series

The Samsung Alpine Theatre is being expanded to accommodate even more guests this summer and it is being relocated to the lower level of the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb. The theatre will see the addition of tiered seating and will feature new visually-stunning video content throughout the day showcasing topics such as Whistler Blackcomb’s history and efforts to preserve the pristine alpine environment. The Samsung Alpine Theatre will also screen 50 Years of Going Beyond, the 30 minute short film produced by Switchback Entertainment and TELUS to celebrate Whistler Blackcomb’s 50th anniversary.

Whistler Blackcomb will also be expanding its Mountain Education Series held in the Samsung Alpine Theatre this summer. The Mountain Education Series is a dynamic speaker series that looks at environmental, geological, and biological experiences and events in and around Whistler. The series will feature speakers such as photographer David McColm, bear expert Michael Allen, geologist Graham Sinclair, and biologist Bob Brett, and will be held every Sunday afternoon from June 19 to September 4.

 

New Activities in the Family Adventure Zone Presented by Nintendo

The Family Adventure Zone presented by Nintendo, located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in the Upper Village, is getting a boost this summer with the introduction of two new attractions: the Mighty Jump Air Bag and the Water Wars Water Balloon Game. The Mighty Jump Air Bag offers kids the chance to jump off a platform onto a zero-shock air bag, and the Water Wars Water Balloon Game sets players up safely in individual battle stations where they will be able to launch water balloons at their opponents. More information about the Family Adventure Zone presented by Nintendo is available at www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/activities/family-adventure-zone.

 

Mountain Top Dining at The Rendezvous Lodge and Christine’s on Blackcomb

The newly renovated Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb will be open for summer operations this year beginning June 11, offering hungry hikers and sightseers the chance to enjoy delicious menu items such as Japanese ramen bowls, made to order burritos and tacos, and hormone and antibiotic-free chicken and beef burgers.

Those guests looking to enjoy a fine dining experience in the mountains this summer can visit the new Christine’s on Blackcomb, which features a menu of contemporary Canadian cuisine prepared with ingredients sourced from sustainable and ethical suppliers. Christine’s on Blackcomb will open for summer operations on June 25. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 1-604-938-7437.

 

Mountain Top BBQ at the Roundhouse Lodge

Whistler Blackcomb’s signature Mountain Top BBQ Series will return this summer every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at the Roundhouse Lodge. Guests ride up the Whistler Village Gondola to enjoy a mouth-watering BBQ buffet at 6,000 feet while listening to live music and taking breathtaking mountain views. The Mountain Top BBQ Series runs from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, September 4 with seating times at 5:30pm and 7pm. New this summer, the Mountain Top BBQ Series will add additional Saturday-only BBQ dates on June 18, September 10, September 17, September 24, October 1, and October 8. More information about the Mountain Top BBQ Buffet Series is available at www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/activities/mountain-top-bbq.

 

Whistler Lakes Bike Tours

This summer Whistler Blackcomb will be offering guided bike tours along Whistler’s Valley Trail network. Knowledgeable guides will take guests on a tour of Whistler’s beautiful lakes and beaches while providing details on Whistler’s history along the way. The three hour tours will operate daily from May 20 to October 10 and will depart from the Salomon Store in the Pan Pacific Mountainside at 10am and 2pm. Valley Trail bikes and E-Bikes are available to rent.

For more information about all the summer activities available at Whistler Blackcomb and the benefits of purchasing a PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Season Pass, visit www.whistlerblackcomb.com/discover/whistler-in-summer.

 

Guests looking to plan a trip to the consistently rated No. 1 Mountain Resort in North America can visit whistlerblackcomb.com/purchase/deals-packages or call 1-888-403-4727.

Canada’s Greenest Employers: Whistler Blackcomb Named In Top 100

Hiking High Note Trail on Whistler Mountain
Whistler Blackcomb celebrated Earth Day by once again being named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. For the 8th consecutive year, Whistler Blackcomb has been awarded this distinction by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for its proactive approach towards sustainability and energy conservation.

We take environmental sustainability seriously. We make an effort to integrate sustainable and energy conservation practices into everything we do so it is always wonderful to be recognized. It is by the grace of our dedicated employees that we are able to achieve this distinction year after year. – Dave Brownlie President and CEO at Whistler Blackcomb.

Whistler Blackcomb has worked with BC Hydro for over 10 years on conservation initiatives as a Power Smart Leader in British Columbia.  Conservation and sustainability are deeply embedded into the corporate culture at Whistler Blackcomb due to the operation and their staff and community being so highly connected to the natural environment.

The Every Step Counts team, a cross-divisional team of 15 employees, strategically plan and execute campaigns and programs to increase awareness and behavioural change both at work and at home.  In 2015, Whistler Blackcomb reduced energy consumption by a further 890,000 kWh through lighting and mechanical retrofits and operational changes.  That’s enough to power 89 homes in BC for a year. To date, the Every Step Counts team has changed out over 15,000 light bulbs to more energy-efficient models.  Whistler Blackcomb also has an employee carpooling program using fleet vehicles to transport staff members from Squamish and Pemberton that saves 360 tonnes of emissions per year.

“For years, we advanced the argument that building environmental values into your workplace culture helped organizations reduce waste and recognize the true costs of doing business,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor at Mediacorp. “Today, we’ve moved well beyond the business case to the point where we can say that a large part of Canadian society now expects the organizations they deal with to incorporate sustainable business practices into their operations.”

Now entering its 10th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes employers who lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Whistler Blackcomb was chosen for, among other reasons, their long history of working with community stakeholders on local environmental initiatives. Whistler Blackcomb, through the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, matches dollar-for-dollar employee contributions to the environmental fund — over $340,000 has been donated to specific environmental projects since 2001. For more information about the recognition, please visit: http://content.eluta.ca/top-employer-whistler-blackcomb.

Feature image: Mitch Winton

For more information about Whistler Blackcomb’s environmental initiatives, please visit: http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/about-us/environment.

Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance: $345 Million In On-Mountain Developments

Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. has announced details of its plans for Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance, the largest and most exciting investment in the company’s history.  Renaissance will see over $345 million invested in three phases in new weather-independent experiences, on-mountain improvements, and real estate developments with the objective of accelerating the company’s vision of becoming the number one mountain resort in the world to play, to work and to invest.  These investments will further solidify and enhance the company’s reputation as one of the world’s greatest four-season mountain resorts and will build on its year-round appeal to all guests, particularly families.

Renaissance includes three phases of investment that will add new, year-round attractions and activities, see major on-mountain winter and summer improvements, and revitalize Blackcomb’s upper and lower base areas.

Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance

“Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance is the most progressive investment in our history and will leverage our tremendous success building our non-ski business. This is a very exciting growth initiative that, we expect, will increase year-round visitation to Whistler, insulate our resort from variable weather conditions, and strengthen Whistler’s position as one of the premier mountain resort destinations in the world.” – Dave Brownlie, Whistler Blackcomb President and Chief Executive Officer

The company expects the three phases of Renaissance will include:

Whistler Renaissance Phase 1: The Watershed

the watershed at Whistler Blackcomb

An estimated $90 – $100 million investment in new mountain adventure experiences designed to redefine how guests play at Whistler Blackcomb.  The company expects phase one to bring the following new attractions and amenities to Whistler:

  • The Watershed, a year-round, indoor adventure center focusing on water-based play located at Blackcomb’s upper base. The company envisions the Watershed as a 163,000 square foot facility featuring activities like waterslides, the latest deep water surf simulator technology, cliff jumping and rock climbing experiences, a wave pool, hot and cold pools, bowling, food & beverage facilities and retail amenities, as well as other weather-independent activities;
  • A new high-speed lift to replace the Magic Chair and connect Blackcomb’s upper and lower bases;
  • A year-round mountain coaster, a tree-top ropes course, and ATV and snowmobile activities for kids;
  • New snow school learning zones, a night skiing zone, and enhanced snowmaking on Blackcomb Mountain; and
  • Major improvements to Whistler Blackcomb’s existing sightseeing, hiking and mountain biking experiences, with the addition of a suspension bridge and viewing platforms at the peak of Whistler Mountain, and an expansion of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park into the Creekside zone, including 50 kilometers of new downhill mountain biking trails.

The company anticipates Renaissance phase one will position Whistler Blackcomb to welcome new ski and non-ski visitors and generate meaningful incremental revenue and free cash flow once construction is complete.

Whistler Renaissance Phase 2: New Daylodge, Snow School Facility, & Townhomes

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An estimated $105 – $115 million investment in a new day lodge and snow school facility within the Watershed indoor adventure center on Blackcomb Mountain, a two-storey parking complex at Blackcomb’s upper Base II area, and other infrastructure projects to lay the foundation for Renaissance phase three.  The company’s current plans for phase two also include the development and sale of approximately 60 high-end, ski-in ski-out townhomes near the Watershed, totaling approximately 160,000 net saleable square feet.

Whistler Renaissance Phase 3: Upper Village Revitalisation

Whistler Upper Village Revitalization

An estimated $140 – $150 million investment in a major revitalization of Blackcomb’s base area in the Upper Village, which the company currently expects to include an upgraded day lodge and skiers’ plaza, a new snow school facility and a luxury real estate development project.  Phase three is designed to transform Blackcomb’s base area into a vibrant, upscale village community.  The company anticipates Renaissance phase three will also include major on-mountain improvements such as lift improvements and the development of an indoor action sports training facility designed to expand the company’s youth development programs in skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking.

Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance Website & Master Plans

Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance Website

Additional information about Renaissance is available on the Renaissance website at http://renaissance.whistlerblackcomb.com/

Whistler Blackcomb Master Plans

The Company’s draft master plans are available at http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/holdings/financial-reports-filing-documents

Get $500+ Discount Off 2016/17 Whistler Blackcomb Passes

Snowboarder in waist deep powder at Whistler Blackcomb March 2016

With spring officially underway, Whistler Blackcomb is excited to announce guests can get almost 29% off their 2016.17 Season Passes and EDGE Cards before May 2, 2016.Guests can purchase their 2016/17 Season Passes now by placing a down payment of only $199 CAD!

**EXTENDED to MAY 9 2016**

A strong year of snowfall has allowed for Whistler Blackcomb’s current winter season to be extended until May 30. Guests who purchase their 2016/17 Season Passes before May 2 will not only lock in the guaranteed best deal, they will also receive unlimited spring skiing from March 28 to May 30, 2016.

Combine that with the fact we’re giving everyone up to 30% of their 2016/17 Whistler accomodation and you have no reason to miss these super, early bird deals!

Whistler Blackcomb 2016/17 EDGE Cards

Residents of Canada, Washington State and Oregon State can ski for as little as $69 CAD per day next season by purchasing their 2016/17 EDGE Cards before May 2, 2016. Not only will guests receive the guaranteed best rates, they also receive some incredible bonus offers. Five and ten day 2016/17 EDGE Cards purchased before May 2, 2016 come with unlimited early season skiing next winter from Opening Day to December 16, 2016. Guests can also add unlimited spring skiing to the purchase of a 2016/17 five or ten day EDGE Card for an additional $79 CAD.

Whistler Blackcomb ticket price 2016/17 recap:

Unlimited Season Pass – $1,439 CAD / $1,107 USD* until May 2, 2016

  • Ski or ride unlimited days next winter 2016/17.
  • Unlimited hiking & sightseeing in summer 2016 and summer 2017.
  • Payment plan option: $199+ tax down by May 2, balance due September 7, 2016.
  • 50 per cent off lift tickets at Sun Peaks Resort and eleven Mountain Collective partner resorts.
  • BONUS Adult, parent and senior Passholders receive two bring-a-friend tickets for the 2016/17 ski season (blackout daysDec. 27-30, 2016).
  • BONUS Unlimited spring skiing from March 28 to May 30, 2016 for new Passholders.

 

Ten Day EDGE Card – $689 CAD / $530 USD* until May 2, 2016

  • Available for residents of Canada, Oregon and Washington State.
  • Ski or ride any ten days next winter 2016/17, with a discount on subsequent days.
  • Payment plan option: $199+tax down by May 2, balance due September 7, 2016.
  • Add unlimited spring skiing this season from March 28 to May 30, 2016 for only $79. Valued at up to $549.
  • BONUS Unlimited early season skiing from Opening Day (November 24) to December 16, 2016.
  • BONUS PEAK 2 PEAK 360 ticket in summer 2016, for personal use.

 

Five Day EDGE Card – $399 CAD / $307 USD* until May 2, 2016

  • Available for residents of Canada, Oregon and Washington State.
  • Ski or ride any five days next winter 2016.17, with a discount on subsequent days.
  • Add unlimited spring skiing this season from March 28 to May 30, 2016 for only $79. Valued at up to $549.
  • BONUS Unlimited early season skiing from Opening Day (November 24) to December 16, 2016.
  • BONUS PEAK 2 PEAK 360 ticket in summer 2016, for personal use.

 

Three Day EDGE Card – $269 CAD / $207 USD* until May 2, 2016

  • Available for residents of Canada, Oregon and Washington State.
  • Ski or ride any three days next winter 2016/17, with a discount on subsequent days.

 

*All prices quoted in CAD funds unless otherwise specified. All prices are subject to 5% GST. *USD rates are based on an exchange rate of $1.30 CAD per $1.00 USD, rounded to the nearest dollar. Actual rate may vary. All purchases are transacted in Canadian dollars. Prices shown at “Adult” rates only.

Guests looking to purchase a winter 2016/17 Season Pass or EDGE Card can visit whistlerblackcomb.com/save or call 1-866-218-9689.