In what it says is a “direct response” to requests from Vancouver-area skiers and snowboarders, Whistler Blackcomb has announced that it will be offering 2-day Edge Cards for the first time next season.
“We’re thrilled to offer the 2-Day Edge Card for the upcoming season, which we know will provide additional flexibility and value for our local and regional guests,” said Whistler Blackcomb COO Pete Sonntag.
The new card will be available for $229 CAD, offering two discounted days at Whistler Blackcomb without holiday or peak restrictions. There will also be the Restricted 2 Day EDGE Card, available for just CAD$199, which includes access for two days of skiing or snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb, with certain peak day restrictions.
The new 2-Day Edge Card will be part of the resort’s usual offerings of the five and 10 day passes. All options are available to residents of Canada and Washington State and offer exclusive savings and benefits.
All of the card options can be purchased online.
New card, new investments
But the new card won’t be the only change to Whistler Blackcomb’s operations this upcoming season.
The majority of that money is being spent on the installation of three new lifts.
The Wizard and Solar Coaster chairlifts on Blackcomb will be replaced by a 10-passenger gondola running from the mountain’s base to the top. It will drop guests off next to the existing Peak 2 Peak.
The new gondola is expected to represent a 47% capacity increase and move 4,000 people per hour, which the company said is the highest capacity in North America.
The plan also includes lift upgrades in Whistler Blackcomb’s Family Ski Zone. The Zone’s Emerald Express quad chair will be replaced with a new six-passenger high-speed lift, increasing guest uphill capacity by 29%
Finally, the existing Catskinner triple chair will be replaced with a high-speed quad chairlift, thereby increasing uphill capacity by 56%, the company said.