Snow seekers who are already looking ahead to next winter can rejoice after Whistler Blackcomb officially released its 2017/18 season passes today.
And yes, it will be cheaper to ski and ride next season.
The season passes have been set at $1,229 – down from $1,649 this year.
The drop in cost was expected, after Vail Resorts bought Whistler Blackcomb last summer.
The pass also grants 50% off winter lift tickets at any of Vail’s 13 ski resorts.
Also on tap for next season is the introduction of the Epic Pass.
At $1,117 for adults, those who purchase the Epic Pass can also access different resorts, as well as Whistler-Blackcomb.
Epic Pass destinations include:
- Beaver Creek
- Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado
- Park City in Utah
- Afton Alps
- Mt. Brighton
- Wilmot Mountain
- Stowe Mountain Resort (pending acquisition closing).
- Verbier and Les 4 Vallées in Switzerland
- Les 3 Vallées in France
- Arlberg in Austria
- Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy
“We’re excited to offer our guests more options than ever before with the introduction of the Epic Pass to our season pass lineup,” said Whistler Blackcomb chief operating officer, Dave Brownlie.
“While we will still offer Whistler Blackcomb specific products… we’re thrilled to give our guests the option of true worldwide access that offers skiing at 45 iconic resorts, including coast-to-coast skiing in North America,” he added.