Whistler Mountain, known for it high-price season passes and pricey one-day ski tickets, may be in for some pretty significant price reductions once Vail Resorts takes over next year.
With a goal to increase the number of skiers on their hills, Vail Resorts introduced much reduced pricing for season pass holders and made those passes good on all nine of their US ski hills. plus one in Australia.
With the price reduction, initiated eight years ago, season pass holders went from 50,000 to 500,000 for unrestricted skiing at all of Vail’s mountains.
The current price for that pass is $809 US; that compared to the current $2,000 Canadian for a single Whistler season pass.
According to the company, this encourages skiers to travel to Vail’s many ski resorts in the chain, and yesterday a Whistler-Blackcomb spokesperson said the resort will be integrated into Vail’s Epic pass program for the 2017/18 season.
But exact prices have not yet been set.
This could be good news indeed for Whistler skiers, as so many have previously been priced out of this expensive local market.
Not only will it give local skiers a break at Whistler, but also access to the well known Vail Ski Resort in Colorado and Park City Resort in Park City Utah.