What’s New in Whistler

There is always something on the go in town. Learn more about what’s new and exciting in the resort.

New Lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts, Inc. has announced three new lifts for Whistler Blackcomb for the 2018/19 season. Upgrades include:

  • A new 10-seat gondola to replace the Wizard and Solar chairlifts on Blackcomb Mountain
  • A new six-passenger speed lift to replace the current Emerald Chair in the Family Ski Zone on Whistler Mountain
  • Replacement of the triple-passenger Catskinner chair with a four passenger, high-speed lift on Blackcomb Mountain

The changes will create the first three-gondola connection in the world, allowing guests to upload, connect between the mountains via the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola and download in a gondola for a weather protected experience.

Summer 2018: Lift Construction and Impact on Summer and Fall Operations

Whistler Blackcomb is building new lifts on both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains during 2018.

To accommodate construction, there will be some changes to resort activities including summer sightseeing, hiking trails on Blackcomb, and events. Please take a moment to read more about the project as you plan your Whistler visit.

Learn More about Lift Construction and Impacts

Whistler Bike Valet is Back for Summer 2018

Whistler Farmers' Market

Dates: Every Sunday at the Whistler Farmers' Market from June 17 – September 16, 2018
Time: 11 AM - 4:30 PM
Description: Ride your bike to the Whistler Farmers' Market and check your bike for free with the bike valet staff – no need to bring a lock or find a free bike rack.

Whistler Olympic Plaza Events

Dates: Available at Whistler Presents Outdoor Summer Concert Series at Whistler Olympic Plaza on select dates for summer 2018
Time: Please check dates and times at Whistler Bike Valet
Description: Ride your bike to the Whistler Presents Outdoor Summer Concert Series and check your bike for free with the bike valet staff – no need to bring a lock or find a free bike rack.

Learn more about the Whistler Bike Valet.

Weekend Free Transit Program Returns to Whistler in Summer 2018

Free Transit on Weekends June 16 - September 16, 2018

Returning after a popular debut in Summer 2017, free weekend transit is back!

This summer, leave the car at home and ride for free on Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays with Whistler Transit. Ride for free from 5 AM Saturday until the last bus on Sunday (or holiday Monday).

Buses will run every 15 minutes from 7 AM to 8 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

Please note changes to Route 8 - Lost Lake Shuttle due to the western toad migration.

Learn more about The Free Summer Transit Program from the Resort Municipality of Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb.

Whistler Blackcomb and the Epic Pass

The acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb by Vail Resorts Inc. is good news for skiers and snowboarders around the world.

Epic Pass holders receive unlimited, unrestricted access to the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb, as well as these additional resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe Mountain Resort, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mount Brighton and Perisher (Australia, 2019 ski season).

New for the 2018/19 season, Epic Pass holders receive seven days of skiing or snowboarding with no blackout dates at Telluride, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Nakiska, Mont Sainte Anne, Stoneham, and five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan. The Epic Pass also grants limited access to Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy.

New for 2018/19, Epic SchoolKids Whistler Blackcomb Pack provides five days of free skiing for Canadian and Washington kindergartners through to grade five students.

Also available: Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited Season Pass, 10-day, 5-day and 2-day Whistler Blackcomb EDGE Cards.

Call Whistler Blackcomb Guest Services at 1.800.766.0449 for more information.

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