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March 28, 2020, 7:20 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 18, 2015

I wonder if this situation will cause WBP and others to sell seasons passes much further in advance than they do now?

I buy my Cypress passes for the following season in February. I find it strange that you buy WBP immediately before the season starts, or even after it starts. I’d buy them a year in advance for a massive discount. WBP has to be feeling that they’d be better off today having sold a bunch of passes already. Now, who knows when they’ll get that income.


 Last edited by: Ddean on March 28, 2020, 7:22 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
March 28, 2020, 10:06 a.m.
Posts: 393
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

I just received notice that the super early bird pass for Whistler Olympic Park has been extended for early April to September. I’m guessing many people will not pay up front now for something that may not happen next winter. Might be an overly pessimistic view but but I think it’s good that extensions like WOP have offered are a good thing.

March 28, 2020, 7:10 p.m.
Posts: 334
Joined: June 28, 2011

Posted by: thaaad

All I know is that until this thing is basically resolved I'm not standing in any big lineups or crowds.

This.

And for this reason it will remain closed until next year or a vaccine is found and implemented worldwide.

April 3, 2020, 11:52 a.m.
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Joined: Aug. 28, 2006

https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/vail-resorts-could-delay-or-cancel-its-upcoming-summer-season-says-ceo/Content?oid=15234998

April 3, 2020, 6:15 p.m.
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Joined: April 10, 2005

Whenever I ride that part of Schleyer under the chairlift, I think my tires are gonna slide out, cause that rock is always wet.

April 3, 2020, 6:59 p.m.
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Joined: March 15, 2013

Same. I never have yet, but I think about it every time.


 Last edited by: thaaad on April 3, 2020, 6:59 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
April 5, 2020, 1:02 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 4, 2017

Posted by: Stuminator

Whenever I ride that part of Schleyer under the chairlift, I think my tires are gonna slide out, cause that rock is always wet.

EVERY. DAMN. TIME. I have never had any real crashes on Schleyer, but am always conservative there. I try to jump high, and go slight left once I land, down to the dirt.

April 5, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
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Joined: April 10, 2005

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwrcL8tjVVs

I sprained my AC joint early last season when I hit a tree on the section at 0:51 of this video. Going way too fast & lost my balance for a second.

April 5, 2020, 7:23 p.m.
Posts: 334
Joined: June 28, 2011

My fave lap. Finished off with lower A-line.

That slippy rock has never given me any trouble but I once had a mega crash right at the end of Schelyer. Popped off the last step down and blew my hand off the handlebar somehow. Tumbled into the ditch just before the road. Got up, dusted myself down and luckily I was OK. But getting back on the bike I realised I'd snapped by Boxxer at the brace. How I didn't get hurt I have no idea.

April 12, 2020, 6:09 p.m.
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Joined: April 10, 2005

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkXggricR1k

Struggled with the left turn at 25 seconds of this video until a friend advised me to take a wide turn, then ride down the rock face. It sets you up better for the corner at the bottom. (Rider is not me).


 Last edited by: Stuminator on April 12, 2020, 7:10 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
April 12, 2020, 6:33 p.m.
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Joined: June 4, 2008

Great riding!

This makes me sad.  At best, I can't see us riding until the dry and dusty season, if we're lucky.

April 12, 2020, 7:12 p.m.
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Joined: April 10, 2005

I agree, Red. Looks like spring is out. We can hope for the dry & dusty days of summer in the park. Hey, the way things are going, I'd gladly settle for September.

April 12, 2020, 7:23 p.m.
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Joined: June 4, 2008

Posted by: Stuminator

I agree, Red. Looks like spring is out. We can hope for the dry & dusty days of summer in the park. Hey, the way things are going, I'd gladly settle for September.

I'll settle for no flow trails if need be.

April 14, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
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Joined: June 28, 2011

How many foreign workers does whistler need to operate? If all the Aussies, Brits etc have gone home then how will those jobs be filled? I can't see flights back on track until a vaccine is ready.

April 14, 2020, 8:58 p.m.
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Posted by: Kieran

How many foreign workers does whistler need to operate? If all the Aussies, Brits etc have gone home then how will those jobs be filled? I can't see flights back on track until a vaccine is ready.

I suspect the upper-crust of the trail crew that sound funny have PR status.

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