The Whistler Thread

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The Whistler Thread
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Posted: Mar 18, 2022 at 3:46 Quote
Great, thanks! For us it is hopefully going to be 10+ days. At least as long as the global situation is not taking a turn for the worse until next summer, so fingers crossed.

Posted: Mar 18, 2022 at 9:44 Quote
They stopped the direct to lift at a discount option last year.

Posted: Mar 18, 2022 at 10:58 Quote
remoh wrote:
They stopped the direct to lift at a discount option last year.

if it was good, reasonable and you liked it, Vail probably stopped it.

Posted: Mar 18, 2022 at 11:29 Quote
2wheelzgood wrote:
remoh wrote:
They stopped the direct to lift at a discount option last year.

if it was good, reasonable and you liked it, Vail probably stopped it.

Nailed it

Posted: Mar 18, 2022 at 12:45 Quote
I have the answer.
So if you need 7 days, you buy a 5 days pass then the 2 days at the regular prices.
If you buy the pass before may 15th, you have a bonus day.

Posted: Mar 31, 2022 at 3:42 Quote
[sport insurance]

I'm planning to go to the famous Whistler Bike Park as a tourist during a week Cool

When I see the hospital fees in BC, I would like to get a full cover in case of injury at the bike park Attention
http://www.david-cummings.com/documents/canadian_hospital_rates.htm?fbclid=IwAR2p4D_jzSgEW9EceEdZT1IfU9zpXJfEfa-vB2ku-ngZB_ur2H2HDLvL4vI
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https://www.williamoslerhs.ca/en/visiting-us/hospital-rates.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1gLmf46LZJYW_ixYnV_5tedjWMSZGNCCXM-k7SSA5AGAaoTk8EM358duM

And that's how whistler bike park bike patrols guys are taking care of you directly on the trails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMJ5kc0nPxU&list=WL&index=3 Eek

I googled and found these insurance:
Blue Cross Travel Insurance but in their policy at page 12, they doesn't seems to include "dangerous and extreme sports...": https://on.bluecross.ca/dam/jcr:c878d107-d0c2-4e73-a60b-b4236e685975/Visitors_Policy-en.pdf Book
or that applies if you get hurt in a competition, not regular riding...

AIG: I email them as they are quite expensive, to know if mountain biking is included or not...

BC Travel Insurance: seems not serious..https://www.bctravelinsurance.ca/

- do you guys know a good insurance that explicitly covers mountain biking at WBP?

Cheers!

Posted: Mar 31, 2022 at 6:35 Quote
Macan wrote:
[sport insurance]

I'm planning to go to the famous Whistler Bike Park as a tourist during a week Cool

When I see the hospital fees in BC, I would like to get a full cover in case of injury at the bike park Attention
http://www.david-cummings.com/documents/canadian_hospital_rates.htm?fbclid=IwAR2p4D_jzSgEW9EceEdZT1IfU9zpXJfEfa-vB2ku-ngZB_ur2H2HDLvL4vI
--
https://www.williamoslerhs.ca/en/visiting-us/hospital-rates.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1gLmf46LZJYW_ixYnV_5tedjWMSZGNCCXM-k7SSA5AGAaoTk8EM358duM

And that's how whistler bike park bike patrols guys are taking care of you directly on the trails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMJ5kc0nPxU&list=WL&index=3 Eek

I googled and found these insurance:
Blue Cross Travel Insurance but in their policy at page 12, they doesn't seems to include "dangerous and extreme sports...": https://on.bluecross.ca/dam/jcr:c878d107-d0c2-4e73-a60b-b4236e685975/Visitors_Policy-en.pdf Book
or that applies if you get hurt in a competition, not regular riding...

AIG: I email them as they are quite expensive, to know if mountain biking is included or not...

BC Travel Insurance: seems not serious..https://www.bctravelinsurance.ca/

- do you guys know guys an good insurance that explicitly covers mountain biking at WBP?

Cheers!

I would say your best bet is to get on the phone and clarify what the wording is and means for coverage for any travel insurance. The ambiguity is something they like to hold to use in their favour, in case of denying a claim, I think.

Posted: Mar 31, 2022 at 7:11 Quote
I usually use Seven Corners insurance. There is an option that you can add that includes the extreme sports. I haven't had to use it thus far, but it is an option for you to look into.

https://www.sevencorners.com/plans/travel-medical-insurance

Posted: Mar 31, 2022 at 7:38 Quote
Thats a issue because one employee can say something and you call back you get someone else who's telling you something else for same question

Phone conversation is volatile
A written answers (email, letter) it's a proof that can be used in a lawsuit

Posted: Mar 31, 2022 at 9:23 Quote
@Macan for my Travel Insurance I use True Traveller. I’m here in Canada on a work visa and used them before as you can add on various levels of “sports” cover and one option is extreme sports which states if you are using lift access bike park trails etc so might be worth a look for you - Thanks

Posted: Mar 31, 2022 at 14:19 Quote
phlhughes wrote:
@Macan for my Travel Insurance I use True Traveller....Thanks

Yeahhh!
Finally a true and clear cover.
So hard to find in 2022
If you include the "extreme pack" there's a category of biking; downhill on trails!

So good to go!
A bit expensive but worh when you go to the hospital!

Thanks

Posted: Mar 31, 2022 at 14:58 Quote
Macan wrote:
phlhughes wrote:
@Macan for my Travel Insurance I use True Traveller....Thanks

Yeahhh!
Finally a true and clear cover.
So hard to find in 2022
If you include the "extreme pack" there's a category of biking; downhill on trails!

So good to go!
A bit expensive but worh when you go to the hospital!

Thanks

Glad I could help! Catch you in whistler! If you need anyone to show you around the trials etc let me know

Posted: Apr 6, 2022 at 0:18 Quote
Hello,
I have a question about eBikes and what's permited or not in Whistler.
For example on Lord of the Squirrels on TF they say: "E BIKES ARE NOT PERMITTED on these trails (i.e. anything above Flank: Lord of the Squirrels, Into the Mystic, With a Twist, On the Rocks, Happy Hour, Pot of Gold, LESS & Don't Look Back). The reason for this is to support environmental considerations, user safety and grizzly bear management in the alpine."
So for example High Society or working class which are under Flank must be permitted. But when I choose eBikes on Trailforks, theses trails don't appears for eBikes. Actually, most of the trails are not eBikes.
So is TF realiable to know what is permitted for eBikes or not (for example, are the trails on Blackcomb side permitted or not?).
Also on the Whistler website I found that:

"CLASS 1 pedal-assisted e-bikes

These are the most common devices in Whistler and are:

Permitted on:

Valley Trail
Off-road trails with some exceptions*
Municipal roads and Highway 99
Forest Service Roads

*Not permitted on these off-road trails:

Mount Sproatt and Rainbow Mountain alpine trails (anything above Flank: Lord of the Squirrels, Into the Mystic, With a Twist, On the Rocks, Happy Hour, Pot of Gold, LESS & Don't Look Back). This restriction supports environmental considerations, user safety and grizzly bear management in the alpine terrain.
Emerald Forest Conservation Area, except for the access road connecting Lorimer & Alta Lake roads
Any hiking-only trails"

So my assomption is that eBike filter on TF doesn't really show what's permitted or not.

Am I right?

Thanks

Posted: Apr 6, 2022 at 8:17 Quote
hpman83 wrote:
Hello,
"
So for example High Society or working class which are under Flank must be permitted. But when I choose eBikes on Trailforks, theses trails don't appears for eBikes. Actually, most of the trails are not eBikes.
So is TF realiable to know what is permitted for eBikes or not (for example, are the trails on Blackcomb side permitted or not?).


Thanks

TF is not reliable for that filter.

For example Class 1 Ebikes are permitted on Blackcomb.

Posted: Apr 6, 2022 at 8:38 Quote
Is the signal track in and around Whistler village worth riding? I'm going to be renting bikes locally and won't have a vehicle to transport. So, I'm hoping their might be some decent trails within riding distance. Other then the park of course.


 
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