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1 Day tickets for Whistler

Oct. 8, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
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Got a cousin coming into town this winter, likely going to get just one day at Whistler, can't even see one day ticket prices on their website anymore. Anyone know best place to get tickets? Do 7-11 still do cheap day tickets?

Oct. 8, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
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Pretty sure 7-11 stopped a few years back when RFID tickets became mandatory.

Also pretty sure day ticket prices are going to be ugly with Vail this year. Fuckers eliminated the 3 days EDGE card as well which is what I used to get my wife (some seasons she hits 5 days, some not)...

Oct. 17, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
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It appears this may be inline with the mayor's recent comments about not wanting one-day local visitors. Vail is after the destination multi-day tourists rather than the one-day casual local visitor. Sure, come & visit. Just make sure you stay for more than one day & don't pack your own lunch.

Oct. 17, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
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I'm waiting with bated breath to see what the day tickets are going to cost.  Vail is $164 USD when purchased in advance... not sure what walkup cost is.  Think it was $175 last year.

Oct. 17, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
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I think I get at least two 50% off tickets with my WB season pass (didn't buy an Epic because there is zero chance I am riding any other Vail resorts). I hope I do anyway.

My guess is $159 + tax for peak season walk-up day ticket. Will be hilarious if they go higher.


 Last edited by: grambo on Oct. 17, 2017, 4:54 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Oct. 20, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
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2 days advanced purchase in February is $124/day, so $150-ish at the window sounds about right.

The backcountry pass will probably be over $60.

Oct. 20, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
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Cypress is half the price (or less!) and 30mins from downtown. I was aghast at the single day ticket prices last year and stayed away. Even took my brown paper bag lunch to Cypress and they didn't mind.

Oct. 20, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
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I don’t recall getting any emails or mail from WB about edge cards this spring/summer/fall. 

The higher the lift ticket prices go; the more über rich joeys 45* every slope on the hill

Oct. 20, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

The higher the lift ticket prices go; the more über rich joeys 45* every slope on the hill

That's OK.  They'll be slow and there'll be less of them.

In fairness to Vail, this makes sense.  They want the locals to invest in the risk of a shitty season, and they want the destination visitors to pay for the "guarantee" they get should they book days in advance.

Nov. 2, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
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This email came thru today. No edge cards for sale after Nov 19th.....

What exactly is Vail Resorts doing here? Trying to alienate the local PNW peeps? So if you don't buy now its pre pay online only? Well that's a
Two day minimum.  If you want a single day it's window only, full JONG prices.

No thanks. A ski resort that lost it's soul

Nov. 2, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
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If WB ever had a soul, it was well before Joe.

As mentioned before, this is all about risk mitigation.  Given the crowds last year, it's welcome in my books.

Nov. 3, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

If WB ever had a soul, it was well before Joe.

As mentioned before, this is all about risk mitigation.  Given the crowds last year, it's welcome in my books.

The crowds plus the spot on weather forecasting has made the empty powder days a distant memory. I'm sure the place will still be jammed. The only upside is the tourist skiers usually don't get on the hill until 10 am.

Nov. 3, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
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There were a couple sleeper days last winter but not many, pretty consistent weather patterns.

For crowds, I'm worried any reduction from last minute WA/BC by restricting EDGE card will be offset by more passholders with the cheaper price. We will see. What we really need is RCMP checking winter tires @ Squamish every Friday through Sunday and handing out $2,000 fines.

Nov. 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
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One day, pre-purchase, prices are now on the W-B website. Starting at $104 and going up to $133 for the holidays (plus GST, of course). Still don't see the ticket window price anywhere.

I've heard the backcountry pass will be $62.

Edit: If I read the website correctly, those pre-purchase prices are only good until today, then they will go up.


 Last edited by: PaulB on Nov. 15, 2017, 12:16 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Nov. 23, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
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Posted by: grambo

There were a couple sleeper days last winter but not many, pretty consistent weather patterns.

For crowds, I'm worried any reduction from last minute WA/BC by restricting EDGE card will be offset by more passholders with the cheaper price. We will see. What we really need is RCMP checking winter tires @ Squamish every Friday through Sunday and handing out $2,000 fines.

Is that actually how much the fine is? Fuck i wish they would just walk thru the parking lots and ticket people whilst they are parked...

With all that income we wouldn't need to pay for parking in lots 4/5


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