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

Ask Whistler Live Chat

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.

What's New on the Mountains

Year-Round Umbrella Bar at Roundhouse Lodge

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

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

New Lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts, Inc. invested $66 million in three new lifts for Whistler Blackcomb for the 2018/19 season. Upgrades are now complete and include:

  • A new 10-passenger Blackcomb gondola replacing the Wizard and Solar chairlifts on Blackcomb Mountain
  • A new six-passenger high-speed lift replacing 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 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. The new Blackcomb Gondola is also be adjacent to the Rendezvous Lodge, allowing skiers and non-skiers to enjoy a fully-enclosed ride up or down the mountain year-round, with direct access to Christine's Restaurant.

Read more about the Blackcomb Gondola and Cloudraker Skybridge in The Whistler Insider's Inspiring Mountain Innovations on a World Scale.

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: New! Now 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.

Back for 2019/20: Epic SchoolKids Whistler Blackcomb Pack provides five days of free skiing for Canadian and Washington kindergartners through to grade five students.

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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