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What's New on the Mountains

Whistler Blackcomb Announces Winter 2022/23 Opening Day

Whistler Blackcomb has announced that lifts will begin spinning for guests on Thursday, November 24, and with one of the longest ski and ride seasons anywhere, the resort anticipates remaining open through May 22, conditions permitting. Construction continues on upgrades to the Creekside Gondola and Big Red Express, with the exact date of opening still to be determined.

As travel restrictions ease and international guests return, Whistler Blackcomb looks forward to welcoming back visitors from around the world. The upcoming season sees the return of more robust on-mountain dining and Ski & Ride school options. Guests are encouraged to purchase their lift tickets or Epic Pass product in advance, as the number of lift tickets will be limited each day in order to prioritize the guest experience. Read more at vailresorts.com.

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Your Phone Is Your Ticket to the Slopes

Vail Resorts announced its plan to introduce a new technology that will allow guests to store their pass or lift ticket directly on their phone – eliminating the need to carry a plastic card, visit the ticket window, or wait to receive a pass or lift ticket in the mail. With the new innovation, guests will be able to buy their pass or lift ticket online, activate it on their phone, put their phone in their pocket, and get scanned, hands free, using Bluetooth® Low Energy technology. Read more at vailresorts.com.

Vail Provides Fiscal 2023 Outlook and Announces Capital Plan

Upon releasing their most recent earnings, Vail also announced two new lift upgrades for Whistler Blackcomb, set to be installed summer 2023: Fitzsimmons Express and Jersey Cream will both be replaced, subject to approval, to improve the guest experience. Fitzsimons Express will go from a 4-person high speed chair to an 8-person high speed chair and the most popular lift on Blackcomb Mountain, Jersey Cream, will go from a high-speed quad to a high-speed 6-pack. Read full media release at vailresorts.com.

Whistler Blackcomb's Epic Pass

Epic Coverage is back for the 2022/23 Season and is included free for all pass and EDGE Card holders, providing refunds associated with certain personal events including illness, job loss and injury.

Back for 2022/23: Epic SchoolKids Whistler Blackcomb Pack provides five days of free skiing for Canadian and Washington kindergartners through to grade five students.

Other passes available: Whistler Blackcomb Day Pass, Unlimited Season Pass, 10-day, 5-day and 2-day Whistler Blackcomb EDGE Cards.

Call Whistler Blackcomb Guest Services at 1.800.766.0449 for more information.

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What's New in the Village

Evo / Evolve E-Bike Share Demonstration Project

The Resort Municipality of Whistler has partnered with the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA), operators of the Evo car share program, to launch a demonstration Evolve e-bike share program from August to October 2022. The project will help assess the feasibility of implementing a future e-bike share program in Whistler. The bikes will be in stand-alone Evolve-branded bike racks throughout Whistler Village and local parks. Learn more at whistler.ca.

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