LIFT TICKET INSIDER TIPS

High-angle view of Blackcomb Springs Suites & outdoor pool with snow

Whistler Blackcomb – What Lift Ticket Prices look like in 2023/2024.

 

 

Skiing in Whistler without breaking the bank has always been a challenge. It's essential to be in the know and take advantage of every deal and offer available. Luckily, there are several options available, meaning that there is something for every budget.  Make sure to also reserve your accomodations early to get the best deal, check out our availablity for this winter and secure a suite at a true ski-in/ski-out location.

 

 

Keener alert - this post is for those only wanting to ski a few days this season. If you are sure to ski more than 10 days this coming season, we recommend looking into Season Passes. Check with Whistler Blackcomb to see what options are available for avid skiers wanting to maximize their ski time this winter. 

 

 

Give me the goods – what should I do?

  1. Buy the WB Day pass not the EPIC Day pass – by buying a ticket for only Whistler Blackcomb, you can save on your ski days. The WB Day Pass is for Whistler Blackcomb only, whereas the Epic Pass includes other Epic resorts in Canada, US, and around the World. If you do not plan to venture far for your ski holidays this year, and do not need that extra flexibility, save money with the WB Day Pass. 

  2. Canada or Washington State Resident? – Get the Edge CardThe Edge Card is an exclusive deal for Canada and Washington State residents, the Edge Cards are even cheaper than the WB day passes. Choose between the 2, 5 or 10 day edge card and get deeply discounted days with or without peak restrictions at Whistler Blackcomb with the option to use two of the five days or three of the 10 days at any other Vail Resorts’ owned and operated resorts including Vail, Crested Butte, Park City and more.

  3. Avoid the holiday peak dates - know what the peak dates are in both Canada and the US. These high-demand dates drive rates up, and usually involve long lines for the gondola and chairs. This includes Christmas and New Year, Family Day, MLK Day, to name a few. Visiting outside the holidays ensures cheaper rates and a smoother trip. 

  4. Choose the number of days - not too few but not too many!

    1. If you plan on skiing more than ten days this winter, the season pass might be the best way forward. You can choose whether you want Holiday Restrictions, which means the card is invalid during peak periods, which is perfect if you don't plan on skiing them anyway.

    2. The more days you prepay for (through these Day Passes or Edge Cards), the more savings you get. You typically save between $3-4 a day for every additional day. If you've got your dates set, it's a good idea to prepay.

  5. Buy the pass early – the earlier you buy your pass or lift ticket, the better. The best deals are long before the mountain even opens, with passes being heavily discounted. As we edge closer to opening day, rates go up. Even if you are buying your ticket after the season has started, you can still get some savings by booking online in advance. The highest rate you will find will be at the ticket window. 


 

The Good News

  • The most restrictive tickets are not that restrictive. Holiday dates for the 2023-24 season include December 26-31, 2023, January 13, February 17-18. 

  • Dynamic pricing gives you flexibility to find the dates that work best for you and your budget. 

The fine print

  • Get organized to get the deal – the sooner you reserve your tickets, the better the pricing. You can start as early as summer. The prices may go up the longer you wait. 

  • The more days you ski, the cheaper it will be. Keep in mind, multi-day Lift Tickets do not have to be used on consecutive days, which means you can still get your discounts regardless of when you go up. 

Dining table & TV lounge area by the bed in Studio at Blackcomb Springs Suites

Studio

Spacious studio suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony and a gas fireplace. Perfect for solo travellers, couples, or small families. 

  • 430 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 2
  • Bedding Configuration: Queen Bed and Queen Sofa Bed
  • Max Occupancy: 4
Dining table & kitchen by the living area in 1 Bedroom Suite at Blackcomb Springs Suites

1 Bedroom Suite

One-bedroom suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony, and spacious living area, dining for four and a gas fireplace.

  • 560 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 2
  • Bedding Configuration: King Bed in Bedroom and Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room 
  • Max Occupancy: 4
Fireplace by TV lounge area in 2 Bedroom Suite at Blackcomb Springs Suites

2 Bedroom Suite

Two-bedroom suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony, and spacious living area, dining for four, a gas fireplace, and two bathrooms.

  • 880 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 4
  • Bedding Configuration: King Bed in Master Bedroom, Twin Beds in Second Bedroom, and Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room
  • Max Occupancy: 6