What’s New in Whistler

There is always something on the go in town. Learn more about what’s new and exciting in the resort.

What's New in the Village

Whistler's Doors Open Directory

Whistler businesses are reopening in alignment with BC’s Restart Plan and the Resort Municipality of Whistler's guidelines for a safe restart. Our new Doors Open Directory provides up-to-date information on what is open in Whistler and how businesses are upholding the highest of standards in health and safety for all.

New Mobile Live Chat Service

Tourism Whistler recently launched Ask Whistler, a new live chat service providing users with quick access to local resources and resort information to fulfill their in-resort needs. The chat service can be accessed through three online platforms including Facebook Messenger (@GoWhistler), SMS text and WhatsApp. Alternatively, signage throughout Whistler Village includes QR codes that guests may scan with the camera on their mobile device to start chatting with a visitor service agent. With the intention of directly assisting guests while in-resort, Ask Whistler provides assistance between the hours of 8 AM – 9 PM, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Free Whistler WiFi

Get connected with our free Whistler WiFi, available in select areas of the resort, and you're just one click away from our mobile, live chat service.

Weekend Free Transit Program Continues in Whistler for Summer 2020

Free Transit on Weekends & Holidays: July 1 – September 7, 2020

Free weekend transit is back for its fourth year! This summer, leave the car at home and ride for free on Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays with Whistler Transit. Ride for free from 5 AM Saturday until the last bus on Sunday (or statutory holiday).

Buses run every 15 minutes from 7 AM to 8 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

Learn more about The Free Summer Transit Program courtesy of the Resort Municipality of Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb.

Whistler Bike Valet Continues for Summer 2020

Whistler's free Bike Valet service is available in Whistler Village on Saturdays and Saturdays. Ride your bike to the Village for the Whistler Farmers' Market on Sundays or to grab a bite for lunch or dinner. Health and safety measures will be in place to ensure staff and guests can utilize the bike valet with confidence.

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays until September 7, 2020
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: Saturdays from 12 – 8 PM, Sundays from 11 AM – 7 PM
Description: Check your bike for free with the bike valet staff at the Plaza – no need to bring a lock or find a bike rack.

See more details including dates and locations at Whistler Bike Valet.

Whistler Blackcomb's Epic Pass

The acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb by Vail Resorts Inc. is good news for skiers and snowboarders around the world.

Epic Passholders 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, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Crested Butte, Stevens Pass, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mount Brighton, Perisher (2020 access), Falls Creek and Hotham - Australia* (pending closing and approvals).

Additional Access: Includes limited access to Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and Rusutsu, Japan. Includes access to Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Nakiska, Mont Sainte Anne, and Stoneham; 29 European resorts across Austria, France, Italy, and Switzerland; Hakuba Valley, Japan; Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado.

Epic Coverage: NEW for the 2020/21 Season, Epic Coverage is included free for all pass and EDGE Card holders, and provides refunds associated with certain personal events, including illness, job loss and injury. It also expands coverage to protect you from certain resort closures, such as any due to COVID-19.

Also available: Whistler Blackcomb 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 on the Mountains

Umbrella Bar at Roundhouse Lodge (Closed for Summer 2020)

The Umbrella Bar provides the ultimate on-mountain viewing experience and is located in the front of the Roundhouse Lodge. Enjoy a drink and the view under a giant umbrella that can be lowered on sunny summer days or in the winter when glass panels and heaters protect you from the elements.

Insider's Guide: What's New in Whistler for Winter

Cloudraker Skybridge & Raven's Eye (Closed for Summer 2020)

Whistler Blackcomb’s Cloudraker Skybridge spans 130 metres / 426.5 feet from Whistler Peak to West Ridge, crossing high above Whistler Bowl to the Raven’s Eye viewing platform. The multi-tiered platform offers a unique and thrilling new way to experience this iconic spot with 360-degree views of the Coast Mountains. The cantilevered walkway extends 12.5 metres / 40.7 feet out from the West Ridge and an exhilarating 50 metres / 164 feet above Whistler Bowl. The suspension bridge is only open during summer.

Insider's Guide: The Whistler Peak Suspension Bridge

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