7 Eleven Whistler Lift Tickets
How Much, Where To Buy, And Should You Buy?
Eleven Whistler lift
tickets (and optional rental packages) are now available for the 2012/2013 ski season! **
With the ticket window price of a one day adult Whistler Blackcomb
pass currently sitting at $114.24 (including taxes, $102 before taxes),
it behooves (love
that word) you to
try and seek out the best discount that you can on Whistler lift
tickets. And depending on your situation, purchasing your lift tickets
from 7-11 before you get to Whistler ski resort might be a great way to
save some money.
I say "might" because even though a single day adult Whistler
Blackcomb lift ticket
purchased at a Vancouver or Squamish 7-Eleven convenience store costs
$96.26 including tax ($14.62 cheaper than if you bought your ticket at
the ticket window in
Whistler), a better discount
than purchasing 7 Eleven whistler lift tickets may still be possible.
In fact, there is a little known cheaper
source for purchasing Whistler Blackcomb single day
($11.26 per day cheaper including tax) right in Greater Vancouver,
albeit not quite as convenient as
purchasing at 7-Eleven.
Having said that, saving money by purchasing 7 Eleven Whistler Blackcomb lift
tickets is easy:
|Simply stop in at a 7-Eleven in Vancouver
||purchase a "7-11 Fast Tracks" Whistler
Blackcomb lift ticket...
and you will end up here, the
peak of Whistler Mountain, with a few extra dollars in your pocket
you can put towards a little après-ski.
How Much Will You Pay For 7 Eleven Whistler Lift Tickets And How
The price that you will pay for a 7-11 "Fast Tracks" Lift Ticket will
be dependent on two factors.
The first factor
is your age. Adults (19-64 years of age), Youths &
Seniors (13-18 & 65+ years of age) , and Children (7-12 years of
age) all pay different prices. Keep in mind that children 6 and under
ski and snowboard for free at Whistler Blackcomb so there is no need to
purchase a lift ticket for them.
The second factor
is whether or not you need a ski or snowboard rental
package in addition to your lift pass.
The savings that are listed below are calculated by comparing 7 Eleven
Whistler lift tickets to a comparable single day lift pass
purchased through the resort. Savings on ski and snowboard rentals are
likewise compared to a single day beginner ski/snowboard rental
purchased through the resort.
Finally, keep in mind that in many instances greater savings can be
achieved by choosing a different lift ticket option. And an easy way
to find the best Whistler Blackcomb lift ticket option for you and your
family and/or friends is to try
our Whistler Lift Ticket Wizard
. It only takes about 60 seconds
to use the Wizard to find you the biggest discount. Click on the Wizard
Chairlift to "take a ride" and save some money.
Wizard Chairlift, Blackcomb
Mountain, Whistler Canada
here is a breakdown of the 7-11 Whistler ski ticket prices and the
savings you will realize.
*all prices quoted below are BEFORE
tax (12%) unless otherwise noted
Adults (19-64 years)
Sign outside one of the 7-Elevens located in Squamish,
(Stawamus Chief in the background)
7 Eleven Whistler lift tickets for adults cost $85.95 per
If you include a ski or snowboard rental package the price is $27 more,
for a total of
$112.95 per day.
A single day lift ticket purchased at the resort of Whistler will cost
an adult $102 Therefore, the 7-Eleven Fast Tracks ticket will save you
A one day ski or snowboard rental package (skis/boots/poles or
boots/board) will cost an adult $38.39 when ordered from Whistler
Blackcomb ahead of time. (Rental packages purchased when you arrive at
the resort will cost $9.60 more, or $47.99) By purchasing a rental package
lift ticket from 7-Eleven, an adult will save
on the rentals.
Seniors (65+ years) and Youths
7 Eleven Whistler lift tickets for seniors and youths are the same
A ski or snowboard rental package can be added for $27 per day,
bringing the price to an even $100.
A senior or youth one day lift purchased in Whistler will cost $85.
Therefore, a saving of $12 can be had by purchasing at a 7-11 store.
At the ticket window, Blackcomb Mountain Base II
One day equipment rental packages for seniors and youths cost the same
amount as the adult packages, $27 if pre-purchased. (Rental
packages ordered at
the resort are an additional $9.60) Therefore, the
savings are also the same as for adults,
Children (7-12 years)
7 Eleven Whistler lift tickets for children cost $45
With a ski or snowboard rental package added, the price increases to
$66 per day, or $21 extra for the rental.
If you were to purchase a single day ticket for a child at one of the
ticket windows in Whistler you would end up paying $510, $5 more than
A one day kids ski set or snowboard set costs $21.59 when pre-purchased
through the resort, a savings of just $0.59 (but more convenient than purchasing each separately). Add $5.40 per day if you were to
book the rental package when you arrive at the resort.
Children 6 years of age and under ski and ride for free at
Whistler Blackcomb, so there is no need to purchase them a lift ticket.
However, you must get them a "free" ticket from one of the ticket
windows or Guest Services offices at the resort before they can ride
the lifts. Make sure you do this or you will be sent back from the front of the lift line to the ticket window by the lift operator.
How Do The 7 Eleven Lift Ticket Prices Compare To Other Options?
At first blush, 7 Eleven Whistler lift tickets look to be a great
alternative to paying the full $102 that Whistler Blackcomb charges for
a single day lift ticket. But when you look a little closer, for many
people, there might be a better (ie. cheaper) option.
For example, anyone who lives in Canada or Washington State would be
better off purchasing a Whistler
Blackcomb Edge Card
. At $84 for the first day (when pre-purchased)
and $83 for subsequent days (during peak season), you are ahead of the 7-11 tickets by a few
dollars per day. Purchase a 3 or 5 day Edge Card and your savings
Are there other ticket options? Sure. But unfortunately there isn't 'one
perfect option' for everyone. That's why I encourage folks to take 60
seconds and run through our Whistler
in order to make sure they end up with the perfect
lift ticket option for them.
At Which 7-11 Stores Can You Purchase 7 Eleven Whistler Lift
Actually, the question should be where can't
you purchase these tickets.
The answer to that
is the 7-Eleven store located at YVR
(Vancouver International Airport) and the 7-Eleven store located in
Whistler Village North (for obvious reasons). Other than those two
stores, you can purchase 7-Eleven Whistler lift tickets at any store in
the Lower Mainland (Greater Vancouver Area) or Squamish (located half
way between Vancouver and Whistler).
However, even though tickets are supposed to be available at all of
stores, it is a good idea to call the store ahead of time (see the map below for locations and phone numbers) to make sure
they have the quantity of tickets you need in stock. Also, if at all
possible you should stop in at a store in Vancouver to get your tickets
just in case the Squamish stores are sold out. I don't think this
happens often, but it is possible. So, better safe than sorry.
Lower Mainland 7-Eleven Convenience Store Location Map
If you are arriving in Vancouver via the airport and then driving to
from there, you have several convenient locations on your way where you
can purchase 7 Eleven Whistler lift tickets.
On the map below, YVR (Vancouver International Airport) is located in
the very bottom left corner. To get to Whistler you will be following
Highway 99 the entire way once you exit from the airport. (You can find
Highway 99 running north/south on the left hand side of the map.
Highway 99 is also called Granville Street in the city.)
As you can see, there is a 7-Eleven store on Highway 99 (Granville St)
close to the airport, as well as several others located throughout the
downtown core (top left corner of the map). You can take your pick of
these stores, or you can stop
at one of the two 7-Eleven stores located in Squamish (zoom out on the
map to find Squamish, north of Vancouver, along Highway 99).
For a complete list of all the different types of Whistler tickets
available in addition to 7 Eleven Whistler lift tickets, and
information on where to buy them, click