What’s New in Whistler

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

What's New on the Mountains

Summer 2023 Lift Upgrade Project

As of March 28, Whistler Blackcomb began disassembling the Fitzsimmons Express Chairlift as part of a scheduled lift upgrade. Fitzsimmons Express will go from a 4-person high speed chair to an 8-person high speed chair and will not be available for access to biking in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park for the 2023 summer season. Please be mindful of the construction zone, look out for signage, and respect any closures. When the Bike Park opens on May 19, access will be available via Whistler Village Gondola. Creekside Gondola will be available as of June 10. View seasonal dates and hours and follow Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Ops on Twitter for timely operational updates.

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Vail Resorts to Launch Hands-Free Mobile Pass & Mobile Lift Ticket

Vail Resorts shared its upcoming Mobile Pass & Mobile Lift Ticket technology will be available to guests on a new My Epic app for the 2023/24 winter season at Vail Resorts’ U.S. resorts, with availability at Whistler Blackcomb to follow in future seasons. The new technology will allow guests to buy their pass or lift ticket online, activate and store it on their phone in the new My Epic app, put their phone in their pocket, and get scanned, hands free, via Bluetooth® technology designed for low energy usage. This reduces the need to visit the ticket window or wait to receive a pass or lift ticket in the mail. In support of the company’s Commitment to Zero sustainability commitment, this change over time will also reduce the waste created by plastic cards and RFID chips. Read more at vailresorts.com.

What's New in the Village and Valley

Rainbow Park Closure for Rejuvenation

After 30 years as one of Whistler’s most popular destination parks, a refresh of Rainbow Park is underway for 2023. The park will be closed from June 5, 2023 until June 2024. The Province of British Columbia is investing Resort Municipality Initiative funds to upgrade the space for a wider variety of needs, activities and people. The park will be closed to the public for safety while it is an active construction zone, including the main beach, lawn, parking lots and the Valley Trail section running through the park. Learn more at whistler.ca.

Self-Guided Tours in Whistler

Go Whistler Tours, brought to you by Tourism Whistler and the Resort Municipality of Whistler, are curated tours that guide you to unique experiences and locations throughout our resort, from art galleries to nature walks, and help you to adventure more deeply in Whistler.

Epic Pass Expands its European Access

Next winter’s Epic Pass provides even more access in Europe. Almost a year after Vail Resorts announced it acquired a majority stake in leading Swiss resort Andermatt-Sedrun, the company is now proud to share that neighbouring Disentis Ski Area joins the Epic Pass as a partner resort, starting with the 2023/24 winter season. Further, the company shared it has extended its long-term partnerships with three destination resorts throughout Europe: Les 3 Vallées in France, Ski Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy. Read full media release at vailresorts.com.

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Free Transit Program Continues in Whistler for Summer 2023

Free Transit on Weekends & Holidays: June 15 – September 4, 2023

Free weekend transit is back! This summer, leave the car at home and ride for free on Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays with Whistler Transit. Schedules vary, please visit bctransit.com/whistler for more information and a trip planner.

Kids Ride Free

BC Transit offers free transit for children 12 and under every day. Learn more at www.bctransit.com.

Free Daily Shuttle to Lost Lake: June 17 – September 4, 2023

Whistler Transit offers a free, daily shuttle to Lost Lake Park. Buses run seven days a week, every 20 minutes from 11 AM to 6 PM.

This program is made possible by revenues from pay parking in Whistler's Day Lots and funding from the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Learn more about the Free Summer Transit Program.

Whistler Bike Valet Continues for Summer 2023

Whistler's free Bike Valet service is available at Whistler Olympic Plaza, Lost Lake Park and Meadow Park on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays, and at some events. Ride your bike to the Village or to the lake and park it at the attended and secure, on-demand valet.

Whistler Olympic Plaza

Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays from June 24 – September 4, 2023 & Whistler Summer Concert Series
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 11 AM – 6 PM (extended hours for Summer Concert Series dates)
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.

Lost Lake Park and Meadow Park

Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Statutory Holidays from June 24 – September 4, 2023
Location: Lost Lake Park & Meadow Park
Time: 11 AM – 6 PM
Description: Check your bike for free with the bike valet staff at the park – no need to bring a lock or find a bike rack.

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

*Service in the parks is partially funded for through the parking lot fees at the parks.

Park Eats Program Back for 2023

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is bringing delicious food and beverage options to our parks again this summer! Park Eats runs from May 19 to September 4, 2023. Offerings include tacos, crepes, gelato, smoothies, pizza and more! Visitors to the parks can experience delicious, local food and beverages at lakeside locations such as Alpha Lake Park, Lost Lake Park and Meadow Park. To learn more and to view the schedule and locations, visit whistler.ca/parkeats.

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