Deep Winter Means Deep Savings at Whistler Blackcomb

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 3, 2012 12:16 pm

Whistler Blackcomb is enjoying a great winter season, with the entire resort plastered with a bounty of powder that proves Mother Nature must spend her holidays in British Columbia. The mountain resort is celebrating its good fortune with some exceptional values offering “Deep Winter” discounts that include everything from lift tickets, to rentals, to snow school lessons. The staff at Whistler Blackcomb love to share, and are making it a point to provide visitors with everything they will need to get out and enjoy these powder covered slopes.

“Whistler Blackcomb is one of the premier mountain resorts in the world and while we’ll never be the least expensive option, the value we offer is second to none, especially with all of the incredible snow we’ve had so far this season,” says Stuart Rempel, senior vice-president of marketing and sales at Whistler Blackcomb.

In terms of lift tickets, from January 5th until February 17th they will offer three-day and five-day EDGE Cards at early bird pricing. The EDGE Card is of course the mountain resort’s version of a frequent-visitor card, and will allow Canadian and Washington State guests to ski from $68 (Canadian) a day, or up to $28 off the window ticket price. They’ll have EDGE Cards available in one-day, three-day and five-day increments, with no blackout periods! Check out more info about the card here.

One of the coolest aspects of the EDGE Card is the discounts it provides members throughout Whistler Blackcomb’s retail and rental shops. EDGE Cardholders will reap the benefits of 20% off ski and snowboard rentals. This isn’t your standard rental situation either. Whistler Blackcomb has one of the largest, highest quality rental fleets on the planet, guaranteeing  you’ll have a great experience with your gear on the slopes. If you have any issues you can get free tuning and even swap out your equipment to suit the day’s conditions.

EDGE Members will also enjoy some subsidized retail-therapy while visiting the mountain. Members get 20% off at The North Face Store, Whistler Salomon Store, CAN-SKI, Showcase Snowboard Shop and the Whistler Burton Store. And if you’re up for a mellow day of tubing, then you can count on receiving 25% off at the Coca-Cola Tube Park. WOW!

While Whistler Blackcomb does contain some of the most challenging slopes in the industry, newbies should not be deterred from kicking off their ski and snowboard careers at the resort. The mountain offers Snow School “Discover Whistler Days” which are a fantastic way to learn the basics and save a little cash in the process. With 30% off, you can’t afford to miss an opportunity to get yourself on a board — no matter what your age. In addition to the “Discover Whistler Days”, you can always purchase two MAX4 lessons and you’ll get a third day of education for free!

With such great conditions and all the savings you’ll enjoy at Whistler Blackcomb, it’s going to be hard to pry you off the slopes. This has already been taken in to consideration. “Make a weekend of it” is your best opportunity to turn that awesome day on the snow into a weekend to remember! An EDGE Card will provide Canadian and Washington State residents the chance to book rooms starting at only $114 a night! You can learn more about lodging options here.

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Photography by Logan Swayze