With the current pricing they've basically said F You to courting the Vancouver market, it's all in on the international traveler. Then there are several news stories about Vail not hitting their quarterly targets and blaming it on Whistler's slow start...a day later I hear some Whistler advertising spots on a couple of Vancouver radio stations "30% off and check whistlerblackcomb.comz for the deals".
After the financial crash in 2008 word was that they were pivoting to get more local visitors from the Vancouver market. So they rebuilt the client base...and now f'ing them over with crappy Edge Card and window ticketing.
If WB doesn't want Garabaldi at Squamish to get local Vancouver support they should probably throw them a bone and bring back things like 1-day Edge Cards and a ticket like the 7-11 tickets.