The projected season dates for Whistler Blackcomb are November 26 to May 24 (subject to change). All the latest Whistler Blackcomb ski packages and accommodation deals for the 2020/21 season. No one will be allowed to ski without a reservation or pre-bought ticket. Book by December 1, 2020 for the best deals and lowest prices! Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Bring credit or debit cards for cashless transactions. Could this vision be over-estimated? Weather permitting, Vail Resorts will kick off the North American ski and snowboard season at Keystone, Colorado on November 6th, with Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia set to open on November 26th. Participants will need to go through an online health screening, too. ), “For the vast majority of days during the season, we believe everyone who wants to get on our mountains will be able to. Please contact us. Be the first to know! Introducing the Whistler Blackcomb Season Kickoff Sale 2020 Posted on September 23, 2020 October 9, 2020 by Thomas Dukeson Winter is just around the corner and we are thrilled to welcome guests back to shop our Season Kickoff Sale from October 1 – 18! Splash of Wine: Lovers of wine have much to discover in Lillooet and Whistler, How to make the most of 48 hours in Whistler—even if you don't ski or snowboard, Vancouver fall arts season preview: Theatre, visual arts, dance, comedy, and festivals all on the agenda, The Georgia Straight's guide to Halloween 2020. The restaurants that will be open will be less crowded, and there will be no festivals, formal gatherings planned or anything encouraged which would draw a crowd. If you’re planning to hit the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb this winter, there are a number of Epic Pass options for the upcoming season, including the very flexible Epic Day Pass that’s valued up to 50% off the full price. We've got early booking deals on accommodation too. Single and multi-day passes will be the new normal. Your existing password has not been changed. Come shop your favourite brands of skis, snowboards, boots, apparel, accessories and more and save up to 50%! No one will be permitted on the mountain without one. In short, everything that lends a buzz about town after a day’s skiing is likely to be compromised. Not many, I suspect have read the weasel words, but it’s there if you want to look. But either way you toss the snowball, at over $160 for a one-off day ticket at the window, people don’t want to stand in lines mid mountain. “While all of this is true, in the current environment, we do not believe it is appropriate to seat guests from different parties directly next to each other, given the dynamics during loading and unloading, during chair stoppages and due the proximity between guests as they ride the lift, speak to each other, speak on the phone, eat and adjust their clothing. Will Vail have the appetite to “kiss and make up” with locals, since they would be the ones who could save the season? Meantime at Grouse Mountain, no opening date has been set. And because the resort is American owned, and data will be housed in the US, the use and sharing of that data will be subject to American laws, rather than Canadian. So at this time of year we’re always a little bit trepidatious but the temperatures are good and as long as those hold we’ll keep the guns rolling.”, Tune up those skis, wax your board, get this extra squats in; the village received 6cm of snow overnight and it’s still coming down. And both of those are likely going to have to come from the domestic market. ... Facebook comments not loading? Sign up to get great deals delivered to your inbox each month plus receive a $50 credit for every 5th night you stay. The early season is reserved for pass holders only. “As soon as we feel that conditions are ready we’ll be up and ready and welcoming skiiers and snowboarders to the slopes.”, – With files from HanaMae Nassar and Monika Gul. We hate spam too! However, there is a persistent perception shared by, Yellowstone National Park + the Bear Tooth Mountain Hwy: the ultimate 2-day mini road trip, How contact tracing could help us travel again, 2020 Foresight for the Whistler Ski Season, Planning for the Travel Industry Recovery. But once we add in social distancing, and chairs or gondolas running at 50% capacity, plus continued alpine bowl terrain being limited due to cost cutting like last season, it’s not hard to see how skiers could become compressed again. The Whistler Blackcomb website says starting Nov. 6, 2020-21 season pass-holders will be given first priority to book using the online reservation system. The Tourism Industry Association via government sources, currently estimate that there is 25% chance of the US border opening by Sept/Oct. Official site for Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in Whistler, BC Canada. Whistler Blackcomb Ski Packages; Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price; ResortQuest at The Marquise 2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket: 22% off: $744 ResortQuest at Whistler Cascade Lodge 2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket: 21% off: $674 Horstman House by Whistler Premier 2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket: 21% off: $1,059 We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. “It has been our goal to design an approach that can remain in place for all of the 2020/21 season. I understand that I can withdraw my consent at any time. We’re passionate about the outdoors and our mountain communities, and we’re committed to protecting these special places and everyone who comes to experience them. It just might be about protecting themselves with the ability to issue a new product before the season starts if need be. {* traditionalSignIn_signInButton *}, {* backButton *} September 11, 2020 63 0 Whistler Blackcomb came out with some exciting news last month that they’ll be opening as usual on November 26 for the 2020/21 Ski and Snowboard Season, but with COVID-19 still looming large, they’ve implemented a new reservation system to make sure we all stay safe on the slopes this winter season. It's horrible. We believe a conservative approach is the best way to protect our guests.”. This could well impact the offering of traditionally larger ski school classes for beginners. Ski and snowboarding instructors will have to have health screenings before they show up to work. With a cap in skier numbers each day, it might be logical to think that lift lines would be less. There would be no reason to run the Peak to Peak either. Regardless of political affiliations, it would be foolish to not consider what a Whistler ski season might look like without Americans and international traffic allowed in. “We want to provide assurance to our guests that we will do our very best to minimize crowds at all times – be it a holiday weekend or the unpredictable powder day. And that’s on top of countless days last season where Vail simply didn’t open alpine terrain for weeks on end. The value equation isn’t there. *Starting from is an average rate per night based on double occupancy in a studio valid October 1-18, 2020. Have a great day. Why does this matter for next ski season? Dogs don... You: leaning against a hydro box on Thurlow, chatting with a friend. We can of course anticipate increased attention to cleaning and sanitation in public spaces. A second wave of the pandemic is expected in the fall and winter. Not to mention the countless Australian’s between 18-30 years old who come to Canada every winter to run the place. Whistler Blackcomb Day Passes must be purchased by December 1, 2020 with accommodation as passes and lift tickets for skiing will be unavailable to book on past December 1, 2020. | Read More, Copyright © 2020 The GATE. Like BC Ferries, I would expect pre-made box lunches to be the new normal, purchased in a cashless check out, with payment made through tapping your day pass tied to a credit card. Let’s hope we can get back to it, and put the 2020/21 season behind us as a piece of history. The longer-term forecast is also bright for those who enjoy outdoor winter sports. Whistler is the perfect place for your next winter getaway. While there were persistent weak layers in the snow pack last season which limited alpine days, Vail apparently continued patrol staffing levels at the previous years capacity. Another way to limit costs would be to run a reduced week with a couple mid-week days tacked onto the weekend, and a closure for the balance of the week. If the weather stays this way it could mean an early start to the season on the slopes, which would be good news seeing as ski hills had to close in March when the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. {* legalAcceptanceAcceptButton *}, {* backButton *} We already know that buffets are so 2019, and will likely never return. (You can also use pass holder credits from last season by this date. We look forward to welcoming our guests back to the slopes this winter. I would expect they will enable a booking system via their website and an app, which will also double as a contact tracing and notification system, in addition to RFID tracking on the mountain, which exists already. In a letter to guests, Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz shared details on new protocols that will be in place across the company’s properties worldwide to mitigate risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus and keep visitors, staff, and community members safe. That in itself will be cause for alarm with some, but we made unthinkable compromises in personal data freedoms following 9/11, and this pandemic will be no different.