Ideally, there are still a few spring turns before Whistler Blackcomb transitions to summer operations, but pass holders can already start planning for next winter after Vail Resorts announced its line of pass products today. pass for the 2022-23 winter season. March 21st.
This year’s Epic Pass is now on sale for US$841, which currently converts to around CAD$1,060 (based on Monday’s exchange rate of CAD$1 to USD$0.7941). The Season Pass gives skiers and snowboarders unlimited, unrestricted access to 40 Vail Resorts properties, including Whistler Blackcomb. Epic Pass holders are also offered limited access to destinations such as Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Nakiska, Mont Sainte Anne, Stoneham, Telluride Ski Resort and Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu in Japan.
Passes purchased by April 21 will come with 10 discounted “buddy tickets” to share with family and friends, and six slightly less discounted “ski with a friend” tickets.
Anyone only intending to ski or ride in Whistler can also choose to purchase a Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited Pass (currently on sale for CA$1,202). Those who do so before April 21 will receive a PEAK 2 PEAK 360 pass offering unlimited sightseeing for summer 2022 and two “ski with a friend” ski tickets at 50% off to use next winter. Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited passholders will also have access to half-price lift tickets at a long list of North American resorts, including Vail, Park City and Sun Peaks.
For a limited time, Whistler Blackcomb is offering families a 10% discount on the purchase of at least one unlimited adult season pass (for parent or legal guardian) and at least one child/youth unlimited season or any Whistler Kids program pass.
(Tip: Don’t be tempted by the $626 Epic Local Pass! This product is for US-based skiers and boarders and only offers 10 days of lift access for Whistler Blackcomb.)
Passes are non-refundable except through Vail’s epic cover program, which provides passholders with refunds for certain station closures and personal events such as job loss, injury or illness.
Prices announced today may be lower than pre-pandemic winters, but are slightly higher than last year, when the company cut the cost of all its Epic Pass products by 20% for the season. 2021/22. Epic passes were previously priced around CA$1,018 in 2021-22, down from CA$1,273 for the 2020-21 season, while the Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited Pass was priced at $1,119, down from $1,399.
EDGE cards are also back for the 2022-23 season. Whistler Blackcomb is offering a five-day unlimited card for CAD$428, based on current currency fluctuations, while a five-day restricted EDGE card (with holiday blackout dates) will offer skiers and snowboarders CAD$394. .
A 10-day EDGE card will net skiers and snowboarders CAD $738, compared to CAD $678 for a restricted 10-day EDGE card. Two-day EDGE passes are also available, for CA$213 (unrestricted) and $188 (restricted).
Passholders can choose to pay in full or enjoy the new Vail Resort Epic Flexible Payout program, which will allow customers to pay for their season pass or EDGE card through a series of monthly payments.
Monday’s pass product release follows several recent announcements from the company, including its intention to gradually invest $175 million in employee experience (which will help fund a significant minimum wage increase for the Vail Resorts staff) as well as plans to build 21 new elevators across 14 of its resorts. In Whistler, that means a new gondola at Creekside and an upgrade for Red Chair.
“We will not waver in our commitment to continually reinvest in the skiing and riding experience with the goal of creating a The experience of a lifetime for our pass holders,” Vail Chief Marketing Officer Ryan Bennett said in a statement. “We are making bold investments to ensure we have a full team of passionate and engaged employees and adding 21 new lifts to 14 of our resorts to help skiers and boarders get up and through the mountains faster. and more easily. We are committed to delivering incredible value and experience to our pass holders.
Season passes and lift tickets are available for purchase at epicpass.com.