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The Whistler Thread
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Posted: Jan 7, 2019 at 17:55 Quote
kingtut87 wrote:
Nonsmoker wrote:
Well it's getting to be the average Joe cannot afford to go skiing there now, let's hope they don't do the same for the bike park.

Walk up day tickets are outrageous but season passes are cheaper now than they were before the Vail take over. Edge passes are in the same ball park. It's better now for local serious skiers than it's ever been.

My seasons pass for skiing is now cheaper than it was 10 years ago. Day skiers are massively subsidizing passholders

Posted: Jan 9, 2019 at 10:12 Quote
kingtut87 wrote:
Nonsmoker wrote:
Well it's getting to be the average Joe cannot afford to go skiing there now, let's hope they don't do the same for the bike park.

Walk up day tickets are outrageous but season passes are cheaper now than they were before the Vail take over. Edge passes are in the same ball park. It's better now for local serious skiers than it's ever been.

Day pass is insane. Who the f*ck wants to pay $150 for one day. At least the bike park is still affordable. For now.

Posted: Jan 9, 2019 at 12:01 Quote
ThunderChunk wrote:
kingtut87 wrote:
Nonsmoker wrote:
Well it's getting to be the average Joe cannot afford to go skiing there now, let's hope they don't do the same for the bike park.

Walk up day tickets are outrageous but season passes are cheaper now than they were before the Vail take over. Edge passes are in the same ball park. It's better now for local serious skiers than it's ever been.

Day pass is insane. Who the f*ck wants to pay $150 for one day. At least the bike park is still affordable. For now.

$178 + tax was the walk up rate over the holidays, not sure if it's dropped. 5-day early bird EDGE was $450ish taxes in... basically no point in skiing WB less than 5 days a season because of that.

As Lee pointed out, day ticket buyers are subsidizing pass holders and the ski experience has gotten better and cheaper for hardcore skiers.

Posted: Jan 11, 2019 at 20:51 Quote
Any 2018 or 2019 Capra 29er size M or L owners in the Bellingham Washington, Vancouver BC, or Sea to Sky area that would let me sit on their bike for sizing purposes? I'd gladly buy you some beers for your help!

Posted: Jan 11, 2019 at 21:00 Quote
gramboh wrote:
ThunderChunk wrote:
kingtut87 wrote:


Walk up day tickets are outrageous but season passes are cheaper now than they were before the Vail take over. Edge passes are in the same ball park. It's better now for local serious skiers than it's ever been.

Day pass is insane. Who the f*ck wants to pay $150 for one day. At least the bike park is still affordable. For now.

$178 + tax was the walk up rate over the holidays, not sure if it's dropped. 5-day early bird EDGE was $450ish taxes in... basically no point in skiing WB less than 5 days a season because of that.

As Lee pointed out, day ticket buyers are subsidizing pass holders and the ski experience has gotten better and cheaper for hardcore skiers.

Holy crap it just keeps going up. None of my concern though, I don't snowboard anymore. Bike all year round. Shuttling this weekend Smile

Posted: Jan 31, 2019 at 11:58 Quote
Do we have an opening date for 2019 yet?

Posted: Jan 31, 2019 at 13:30 Quote
tiredsoul wrote:
Do we have an opening date for 2019 yet?

It's almost always the Friday of Victoria day long weekend, so I think may 17th

Posted: Jan 31, 2019 at 20:20 Quote
kevin267 wrote:
tiredsoul wrote:
Do we have an opening date for 2019 yet?

It's almost always the Friday of Victoria day long weekend, so I think may 17th

Yes this is always the opening day/weekend.

Posted: Feb 1, 2019 at 5:56 Quote
That’s what I thought. Just hadn’t heard it officially.

Posted: Feb 1, 2019 at 19:19 Quote
tiredsoul wrote:
That’s what I thought. Just hadn’t heard it officially.

....all I know is it can’t come quick enough!

Posted: Feb 1, 2019 at 23:32 Quote
chinaboy wrote:
tiredsoul wrote:
That’s what I thought. Just hadn’t heard it officially.

....all I know is it can’t come quick enough!

Sleep now ride later.

Posted: Feb 2, 2019 at 5:47 Quote
Opening day is all I think about it lol. I'm still riding every weekend but can't wait to get back on my DH bike.

Posted: Feb 18, 2019 at 18:56 Quote
does anyone know what benefits gives previous year season pass? i am 2018 season pass holder, maybe they will make me some discount for 2019 pass

Posted: Feb 18, 2019 at 19:09 Quote
Chuvak wrote:
does anyone know what benefits gives previous year season pass? i am 2018 season pass holder, maybe they will make me some discount for 2019 pass
I have never heard of any ever. In fact there is a lot of uncertainty of 2019 pass prices...thinking it will go up significantly with the vail ownership. Waiting to see.

Posted: Feb 18, 2019 at 20:20 Quote
chinaboy wrote:
Chuvak wrote:
does anyone know what benefits gives previous year season pass? i am 2018 season pass holder, maybe they will make me some discount for 2019 pass
I have never heard of any ever. In fact there is a lot of uncertainty of 2019 pass prices...thinking it will go up significantly with the vail ownership. Waiting to see.

The trend seems to be a $20 increase every season. Considering how well Vail maintained the park last season and they're expanding with new trails, I don't mind the price increase. Plus it's open till 8 pm from opening day.


 
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