An 80% Discount On A Whistler Lift Passes
No matter when you are heading to Whistler BC, there is always a way
to get a deal on Whistler lift passes so that you don't end up paying
full price when you arrive at the resort. The trick is to know
where (and when) to
look in order to get the biggest discounts.
Now, the "trick" I'm going to tell you about here allows you to save
over 80% off the full price of three days of skiing at Whistler
Blackcomb. The "catch" is that you have to be in Grade 4 or 5 (9 or 10
years old) to take advantage of this offer.
If that describes you, read on.
If not, don't worry. There are many ways for skiers and snowboarders
of all ages to save money on lift tickets at Whistler Blackcomb. Like I
said, you just need to know where to look!
For example, the same organization that offers an 80% discount on
lift tickets for Grade 4 & 5 students, also offers a 40% discount
on Whistler lift tickets for big kids (ahem... adults). The problem
that not too many people even know about it.
So in order to make it very easy for you (and your friends and
family) to find the biggest discounts on Whistler lift passes (and not
miss out on discounts like the 40% I mentioned above), I created the
Whistler Lift Ticket Wizard. Just answer a few questions and in less
than 60 seconds you will be shown the ticket option that is best suited
Take a ride on the Whistler Blackcomb Ticket Wizard.
3 Days Of Whistler Lift Passes For Only $29.95
Each ski season for the past 16 years the Canadian Ski Council (an
organization that represents different facets of the ski and snowboard
industry in Canada) offers what it calls the "Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass
Program". Grade 4 and 5 students (9 and 10
year olds) across Canada can purchase the pass which allows them to ski
free up to 3 times at over 150 ski resorts across Canada.
Our son Callum took advantage of this program last year while in Grade
5. After applying online, he received his SnowPass card in the mail
within a few weeks.
Here he is enjoying one of his three free days at Whistler Blackcomb...
Our son Callum (foreground) when he was in Grade
5, with his brother Thomas (in yellow)
waiting in line for the Jersey Cream Chairlift, Blackcomb Mountain
SnowPass brochure that arrives with
the card, contains all the info you need
Now considering that a 3-day Whistler Blackcomb Edge Card
would cost a
9 or 10 year $139 plus tax, you would think that this SnowPass (which
offers much more than just three days at Whistler) would be priced much
The truth is, it's not. In fact it is only
$29.95 including tax
That's 450 ski days for just $29.95, or, less than 5 cents per day!
Alright, I know that may be taking it to an extreme but you get the
idea... it's a great deal! Heck, even if they only used the pass one day
it would be a pretty good
Anyway, take it from someone who has paid to have his 9/10 year old son
ski at Whistler Blackcomb, there is simply no better deal on Whistler
lift passes than this one.
How Much Could The SNOWPASS Save You On Whistler Lift Passes?
How much can you save? Let's do the math.
If you only used the Grade 4 & 5 Snowpass for 3 days of skiing or
snowboarding at Whistler, the cost per day would be $9.98 after tax.
Compared to single day Whistler lift passes purchased at the resort
which cost $510 before tax for a child (7-12 years old), the savings would be $41 per day
Compared to a 7-Eleven Fast Tracks children's ticket
which would cost
$45 before tax , the savings would be
$35 per day
Definitely worth it wouldn't you say?
Who Can Use Their Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass At Whistler Blackcomb?
When your son or daughter applies for their pass they (you) will be
given one of two types of passes depending on where they live. Kids
living in Eastern Canada (Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada) will
receive an Eastern Canada SnowPass. Kids living in Western Canada
(British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon
Territory) will receive a Western Canada SnowPass.
Unfortunately, only those kids living in Western Canada are eligible to
use their SnowPass to obtain Whistler lift passes. Kids living in
Eastern Canada will have to find another alternative for discounted
Whistler lift passes. Some good options include the Whistler Edge Card
and 7-Eleven ski lift tickets. In fact, even for those kids from
Western Canada that can use their SnowPass at Whistler Blackcomb, they
are only good for three days of skiing or snowboarding, so you may want
to consider these other options if they will be on the mountains for
more than 3 days.
Are There Other Restrictions/Requirements For Whistler Blackcomb?
The only other requirement is that each SnowPass holder be accompanied
by a paying adult when they are skiing or snowboarding at Whistler
Blackcomb. But unlike some of the other resorts that participate in
this program, there are no blackout dates for Whistler.
For more information, including all the participating resorts, rules
and regulations and details on how to apply, visit the SnowPass website
Callum, on the peak of Whistler Mtn, on a
beautiful February day in Whistler BC
Get the complete rundown on Whistler
lift passes here