Are you looking forward to the upcoming ski/snowboard season, but aren’t sure what to expect? We broke down the Whistler Blackcomb safety protocols, pass options and covid-19 updates to make sure you are prepared for this winter season. Keep reading for what you need to know about the 2021/2022 season at Whistler Blackcomb.
As we enter the second season of a COVID-19 impacted winter, It is more important than ever to know before you go.
This year, guests will be required to book a dining reservation for many of the on-mountain restaurants. To access on-mountain dining, you will be able to book a reservation the day before or day of (depending on availability). You will be able make a dining reservation on the resort’s dining webpage, EpicMix app or through QR codes at the resort. try downloading the EpicMix app before heading up the mountain, to make sure you can easily book yourself a dining reservation in a pinch!
Vaccine Passport for Dining
Due to the current PHO mandate, All guests ages 12 and over will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to dine at the resorts indoor, sit-down restaurants. This requirement includes guests 12 and older participating in ski school programs that include lunch. On-mountain dining is the only part of the resort experience that will require proof of vaccination, unless otherwise required by local public health.
No reservations needed on the mountain
Unlike last season, the 2021/22 season will not include a mountain reservation system. Gondolas and Lifts will operate at normal capacity to optimize guest movement around the resort.
Face coverings are required to be worn in indoor settings, including the restaurants, lodging properties, restrooms and retail, rental locations and on buses. note that face coverings will not be required outdoors but are required in enclosed gondolas.
For guests and employee safety, all transactions will be cashless unless otherwise posted. Cashless transactions policy will include all point of sale including ticket counters, restaurants, ski and ride school. It is recommended to book and pay online in advance where possible.
Whistler Blackcomb will be requiring all employees to have COVID-19 vaccinations for the safety and protection of the employee as well guests and communities.
Wondering what pass is right for you? Check out our summary of the different ticket and pass options to make the decision a little easier.
Lift Tickets & Day Passes
This year, Day Passes are reduced by 20%. Day passes are great for the weekend warrior, and are customizable to fit your needs. You can choose between 1-10 days at Whistler Mountain, with or without access during holiday dates.
The Epic Pass offers unlimited access to Whistler Blackcomb, as well as a variety of other Vail properties. Plus, you’ll also receive on-mountain benefits and 6 ‘ski with a friend tickets’ to use throughout the season. This pass is perfect for the weekend warrior, hoping to check out as many resorts as possible this season. For the full list of details, click here
Unlimited Season Pass
Another great option is the Unlimited Season Pass, which is ideal for the person hoping to enjoy access to Whistler Blackcomb more than 10 days this season. Perks and benefits of the Unlimited Season Pass include on-mountain discounts, summer sightseeing access and discounted access to other Vail resorts.
For more information on the Whistler Blackcomb Lift Ticket options, click here.
Are you and your crew in need of some rental gear to get out on the slopes? Visit Can-Ski Creekside (located right across the road from us) for all your rental gear. Can-Ski Creekside carries everything you need for an epic day, including skiing and snowboarding gear, outerwear and kids gear.
Whistler Blackcomb 2021/22 Season Tips from the Locals
Although skiing and snowboarding the resort is pretty spectacular, there is much more to Whistler during winter. For the run-down on all things Whistler during Winter including tours, activities, dining and spas, click here.
If you are hoping to spend as much time as possible on the mountains, check out our locals guide to Whistler Mountain for the best kept runs and areas on both mountains.
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