It goes without saying that Whistler is a perfect place to learn how to ski - it has a world-class ski school as well as two mountains with huge beginner areas and monitored slow-skiing zones. And once you're confident enough to hit the main slopes, there are plenty of beautiful green runs that gently meander down from the very top of the mountain - so you'll get to experience the staggering views from the peaks - and finish off at the village, so a well earned pick-me-up will definitely be the order of the day.
Enjoy skiing beautiful, long cruising runs and slopes groomed to velvety perfection, not to mention the incredibly spectacular scenery. Take the Peak chairlift to the top of Whistler mountain and enjoy the blue Peak to Creek run.
There are 12 massive alpine bowls, offering endless off-piste challenges and oceans of powder - plus the three glaciers ensure 100% guaranteed snow all season. We recommend the Blackcomb Glacier, accessed by Spanky's Ladder and Whistler, West, Bagel and the new Flute bowls for some powder skiing.
On Blackcomb Mountain is the intermediate and expert haven, the Horstman Glacier. It takes 45 minutes to reach the glacier from the base of the mountain, but once there, skiers and riders can indulge in groomed slopes, challenging mogul fields and a fun terrain park.
Whistler is a gateway to a vast area of unmarked and unpatrolled backcountry runs in the Garibaldi Provincial Park. To gain access, you need to pay for an extra ticket and you must have the appropriate safety gear. If you're not comfortable with the idea yet, then try out the Musical Bumps, which can be accessed from the Flute Summit on Whistler mountain. The terrain here is protected and the snow is of excellent quality. The north-west face of Mount Pattison is also good for steep skiing and can be accessed via the East Bol on Blackcomb.
You'll be blown away by the variety of riding for all styles and levels on both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. With five amazing terrain parks - including the Nintendo park with an Olympic-sized superpipe - and forest runs with adrenaline-pumping steepness, experts won't run out of challenges. For novices, the School Yard and the Habitat Park on Whistler mountain are the places to be, and when there's fresh powder, the runs surrounding the Peak chairlift are usually the best. The terrain parks - three on Blackcomb and two on Whistler - are divided into ability levels with a plethora of jumps, spines, rails and jibs. Extremely confident riders should head to the XL Highest Level park where the obstacles are huge and you have to wear a helmet.
Prices given below for lift passes, equipment hire, ski school and packages are for information purposes only and may fluctuate during the season. Current prices can be found by proceeding with your booking.
North American lift passes go up in price the closer you get to your departure date. Buy your lift passes when you book to get the lowest price.
|6 Days ||Adult ||Child (7-12) |
|Area Lift Pass (Low Season) ||£358 ||£179 |
|Area Lift Pass (High Season) ||£477 ||£239 |
|Epic 7-day Lift Pass ||£484 ||£260 |
|Epic Local Lift Pass ||£484 ||£260 |
|Epic Lift Pass ||£650 ||£340 |
Reduced prices for youths aged 13-18 years and seniors over 65 years. Extra days pricing varies, guide price only.
1 Adult & 1 Child lift passes are available, so long as the child is aged 12 years and under.Low season:
1-21 Dec 2017, 7-30 Jan 2018 and 1-23 Apr 2018 High season:
All other datesPhoto required for lift pass?
No Lift pass coverage:
All lifts on Whistler and Blackcomb
To allow for non-ski days, your lift pass does not need to be used on consecutive days. For example:
• 6-day passes can be used within a period of 7 days starting from the day after your arrival in resort
• 9-day passes can be used within a period of 10 days
• 10-day passes can be used within a period of 12 days
• 14-day passes can be used within a period of 16 days
Please note that equipment hire does not take into account any non-ski days. Therefore, for example, if you wish to use your 6-day lift pass non-consecutively over 8 days, you will also need to hire equipment for the full 8 days.Area lift pass -
Whistler and Blackcomb only.
Below are details for all W18/19 Epic passes available. These are valid at multiple resorts, including Whistler, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City and Heavenly:Epic 7-day
- 7 unrestricted days (total, not in each resort) at Whistler, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Arapahoe Basin, Telluride and the resorts of the Canadian Rockies. Plus 7 additional days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Wilmot. No blackout dates.Epic Local Pass
- unlimited, unrestricted access to Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Wilmot, with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Stowe. Also includes a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions. Blackout dates apply to the 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb & unlimited days at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar Kirkwood and Stowe: 23/11/18-24/11/18, 26/12/18-31/12/18, 19/01/19, 16/02/19-17/02/19.Epic Pass
- unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Whistler, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Wilmot, Arapahoe Basin and 2019 Perisher access. Plus 5 additional days at Hakuba Valley Japan and 7 additional days at Telluride and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, with no blackout dates.Please note:
Epic passes are non-refundable, so no changes can be made after purchase. If this pass needs to be cancelled, no refund can be issued. Lift passes must also be paid for in full at the time of booking.
|6 days || Adult ||Child (3-12) |
|Standard skis ||£147 ||- |
|Snowboard ||£147 ||- |
|Standard skis and boots ||£176 ||£63 (incl. helmet) |
|Snowboard and boots ||£176 ||£63 (incl. helmet) |
|Intermediate skis ||£204 ||- |
|Intermediate skis and boots ||£232 || |
|Advanced skis ||£232 || |
|Advanced skis and boots ||£260 || |
|Superior snowboard ||£204 || |
|Superior board and boots ||£232 || |
|Helmet ||£29 ||- |
For the Winter 18/19 season, all ski and snowboard hire in Whistler includes free helmet hire.
Adult Daily Program - Ski/board tuition
Ski and board tuition for all abilities from beginner to advanced. Half day lessons are PM for beginners, AM or PM for advanced skiers, and AM for advanced boarders. Max. 4 students per instructor.
The Camp - Ski tuition (3/4 days)
|Adult Daily Program ||Days ||Low ||Mid ||High |
|Half day lesson only (max 4) ||1 ||£109 ||£146 ||£172 |
|Full day lesson only (max 4) ||1 ||£129 ||£172 ||£207 |
|Full day lesson only* (max 4) ||3 ||£258 ||£344 ||£413 |
Tuition program for adults (18+) who are level 3 and above, and includes guided ski instruction (4 hours per day), lift line priority, après ski events, video analysis and timed slalom run. Max. 6 students per instructor and starts every Monday
Ride Tribe - Ski/board tuition
|The Camp - Ski Tuition ||Adult (18+) |
|3 days ||£382 |
|4 days ||£420 |
Ski/board tuition for youths 13-18 years, at all levels. Starts on Monday. Daily lessons available throughout the season. Multiple days can be purchased but you're not guaranteed to have the same instructor each day.
Kids Adventure Camp - Ski/board tuition
|Ride Tribe - Youth (13-18) ||Low ||Mid ||High |
|5 Day ||£406 ||£645 ||£592 |
Ski/board tuition for children of all abilities. Starts between 8.30-8.45am every Monday. Ski tuition is available in Whistler and Blackcomb bases, board tuition is available in Whistler base only.
|5 days - Kids Adventure Camp ||Low ||Mid ||High |
|Skiers (5-6) and Inc. lesson and lift pass ||£406 ||£554 ||£592 |
|Boarders (4-6) and Inc. lesson and lift pass** ||£406 ||£554 ||£592 |
|Skiers and Boarders (7-12) lesson only ||£406 ||£554 ||£592 |
- 1-14 Dec 2017, 8-24 Apr 2018Mid Season
- 14 Jan - 10 Feb 2018, 25 Feb - 24 Mar 2018High Season
- 15 Dec 2017 - 13 Jan 2018, 11-24 Feb 2018 and 25 Mar - 7 Apr 2018
*all days must fall in same pricing season