New Lifts for Whistler Blackcomb
Vail Resorts, Inc. has announced three new lifts for Whistler Blackcomb for the 2018/19 season. Upgrades include:
- A new 10-seat gondola to replace the Wizard and Solar chairlifts on Blackcomb Mountain
- A new six-passenger speed lift to replace the current Emerald Chair in the Family Ski Zone on Whistler Mountain
- Replacement of the triple-passenger Catskinner chair with a four passenger, high-speed lift on Blackcomb Mountain
The changes will create the first three-gondola connection in the world, allowing guests to upload, connect between the mountains via the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola and download in a gondola for a weather protected experience.
Gateway Loop Improvement Project
During winter of 2017/18 major improvements are being made to The Gateway Loop, the main transportation hub for Whistler's taxis and private bus services located on Village Gate Boulevard. Visitors might notice construction in the area.
Update December, 2017
Gateway Loop Open for Bus and Taxi Operations
Taxi pickup has returned to the outer loop, with bus operations returning to the inner loop.
Parking is not available in the loop during construction. Additional parking is located in the day lots.
Read more about the Gateway Loop Improvement Project on the Resort Municipality of Whistler website.
Whistler Blackcomb and the Epic Pass
The acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb by Vail Resorts Inc. is good news for skiers and snowboarders around the world
Epic Pass holders receive unlimited, unrestricted access to the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb, as well as these additional resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Perisher (2018 ski season, Australia) and Arapahoe Basin.
Note the Epic Pass is only available to mid-November, 2017. Call Whistler Blackcomb Guest Services at 1.800.766.0449 for more information.
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