Whistler lift tickets for locals

Apr 6th, 2005, 01:27 PM
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Whistler lift tickets for locals

Can anyone advise - Does Whistler give a break on tickets to locals? With that in mind, does anyone know what the rate is for Adults / Children 5 & 8?

Many thanks.
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Apr 7th, 2005, 02:59 PM
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Indeed they do. You can get something called an Edge Card, which entitles you to discounted lift tickets. You can buy a 1-day or 5-day card, which comes pre-loaded with that number of lift tickets, then they automatically charge your credit card each day you ski after that. Also, you can set up the card to charge your credit card when you make purchases in Interwest stores or restaurants. Ond neat thing is that you can do this with your kids cards, but set a daily limit, so they can buy their own lunch without carrying around any money. Lastly, the periodically email you with specials, offering deeper discounts if you buy three (or some other number) more days of lifts over the Internet. Only residents of BC or WA can buy an Edge Card.

It is hard to tell you the lift ticket rate, because it varies according to the time of year. Basically, a 1-day Edge Card costs CN $70, then subsequent adult tickets cost about $60 ($30 for kids) in Dec & Jan, about $50 in Feb & March ($30 for kids), and about $40 ($20 for kids) in April & May. These correspond to savings (over regular price) of about $10-$12. Kids under 6 ski free when accompanied by a paying adult.

The 5-day Edge Card costs CN $250 for Adults and $130 for kids (7-12).
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Apr 8th, 2005, 06:38 AM
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many thanks.
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Apr 16th, 2005, 04:24 PM
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hI THERE, jUST A QUICK UPDATE. You can purchase tickets in advance at the 7-11 store in Squamish. The price for us was $39 per adulta rather than $69 at the hill and $19 per child 6 and up versus $19 (or more- can;t quick recall) they are dateless so when ever you active at the mountain is fine but they are not refundable . Definately the best way to go. I just happened to run into someone who gave me the heads up. This is not for locals either. Hope this helps someone else. Happy skiing
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Apr 17th, 2005, 10:45 PM
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Yeah, I saw that in a local newspaper (Pique). A good deal, but it has to be done in Vancouver or Squamish - the Whistler 7-11 doesn't qualify (makes sense).

If one buys a 5-day Edge Card for next season, one of the added benefits is US $15 tickets for the rest of this season. At the rate things are going, that might be a long time. Saturday started out nasty (pouring rain at the base, blizzard conditions at the Roundhouse), but by mid-morning, most of the sky had cleared, leaving behind about a foot of good powder.
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