Planning Your Ski Vacation

09/05/2020 | by harmonywhistler | Vacation Rentals

Planning your ski vacations in Whistler will be a little different this year, however, the most important thing is that the mountain will be open. With a little help from mother nature, we are all hopeful that 2020 / 2021 will be another epic winter carving up the slopes.

Feel at home in the mountains with Harmony Whistler Vacations. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Whistler Blackcomb will be putting safety first, and thanks to COVID-19 this does mean limiting the number of guests accessing the mountains. With this in mind they will be introducing a pass holder reservation system. Not only will you need a pass but reservations will be required to access the mountains. This includes all season pass and day pass holders of all types. You will be able to view real-time availability and make reservations all in one place, on EpicPass.com. Reservations will activate your pass for the selected days; no need to bring anything but your pass to get access to the mountain. The reservation window opens November 6.

We are super blessed to have some of the largest terrain in North America. Based on this Vail resorts anticipate that everyone who wants to ski will be able to do so on most days. To keep the mountains we love open, they need to ensure social distancing and monitor the number of guests accessing the ski area keeping everyone safe and healthy. 

Kindly note, face coverings will be mandatory to access the mountain which in most cases are part of your ski or snowboard attire anyway. With everyone’s patience and cooperation, we can all enjoy a healthy and happy winter.

Whistler Blackcomb Day Pass

Introducing the Whistler Blackcomb Day Pass. New for the 2020-21 season, this is a great choice for value and flexibility. 

This pass needs to be purchased before the season starts and offers up to 50% off the window ticket lift prices. Choose from 1 to 10 days with the option to add unrestricted access during peak periods. The more days you book on your Whistler Blackcomb day pass, the better daily rate you will get.     

This pass is only valid for  Whistler Blackcomb throughout the 2020-21 season and is non-transferable and non-refundable.

EPIC Pass

Vail Resorts EPIC pass will again be on sale for the 2020/21 winter season. This includes unlimited priority access at Whistler Blackcomb as well as 7 days at each Fernie, Kicking-Horse, Kimberly, Nakiska, Stoneham and Mont-Sainte Anne in Canada as well as multiple other resorts around the world.

Enjoy discounts on food and beverage, lessons and even Whistler Heli-skiing. You also get discounted ski-with-a-friend or buddy tickets for family and friends.  

For more information visit the Epic Pass website; https://www.epicpass.com/passes/epic-pass.aspx          

Season Pass

Whistler Blackcomb will still be offering their unlimited season pass for skiing and riding all season long without any restricted dates. 

The perks and benefits that come along with your season pass include discounted sightseeing tickets for family and friends, 2 x 50% off tickets when purchasing well in advance, and half price holder tickets at a bunch of other ski resorts. Discounts on food and beverage, the tube park, lessons, camps, rentals, and heli-skiing are also included with your Whistler Blackcomb unlimited pass.   

Lessons

Kids group lessons, teen group lessons, adult MAX 4 lessons, private lessons, plus ski and snowboard camps are usually all on offer at Whistler Blackcomb. This is a great way to keep advancing your skills and discover new and exciting terrain from the people that know it best. A mountain access reservation will be included with the purchase of a ski school lesson. A lift ticket or eligible pass product will be required if the student will be a riding lift.

Sit tight for the 2020/21 program with more information to come on what lessons will be on offer and how they will work with the new procedures in place.  

Discounted Tickets

Vail Resorts and Whistler Blackcomb have multiple other passes on offer including the sea to sky pass for grade school students in the corridor as well as student passes for post secondary full time students attending a pre-approved list of British Columbia and Washington state schools.  For more information head to the Whistler Blackcomb website.  

UNTIL NEXT TIME

Operating since 2014, Harmony Whistler Vacations is Whistler’s locally owned & operated boutique Vacation Management company.  We are dedicated to helping guests discover their inner adventure through our CONCIERGE SERVICES and 24 /7 support to deliver the perfect Whistler vacation.  We manage over 60 vacation VACATION RENTAL PROPERTIES in Whistler and carry the highest standards for our homes.  Our small team will always provide unparalleled service and deliver a personable experience for our guests.  Our goal is to make you feel at home in the mountains so that you can create lifelong memories with family and friends.

We want you to Feel at Home in the Mountains

Be a repeat guest with Harmony Whistler Vacations to receive our return guest special offer (see BOOKING POLICIES for more info).

Photo Creds: Tourism Whistler, Mike Crane, Ben Girardi, Justa Jeskova.

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