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I'm going for a week in April to Whistler. The lodge is already booked. Just wondering about lift tickets, what's the best/cheapest option for 5 days of skiing?
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Where do you live?

If you live in Canada or Washington you can get an edge card with discounted tickets depending on how many you buy. A 5 day pass gives a pretty good discount I believe.

If that's not an option, search the interwebz for deals
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I live in Vancouver (moved recently), so an edge card could be an option.
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Edge card is cheapest option
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Edge card is cheapest option
Kinda confused by the edge card.

I'm going to be there from April 15 to 22.

Checking out the Whistler website it looks like I can buy a pack of 5 passes for $304 if I'm just buying tickets.
Whistler Blackcomb - Winter Lift Tickets - Whistler, BC

But if I buy tickets with the edge card it's $375
Whistler Blackcomb - EDGE Cards

Yet they say "your Card continues to get you the lowest lift ticket rate"...


I don't understand?
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If you buy an Edge card, you're buying at current prices. Look at the 5-pack price for Dec/Jan --- $465?

If you go to buy the Edge card when you're here, you'll probably get the April prices.

That's my theory. You could phone or email and ask.


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You could phone or email and ask.
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Thank you for your Email.

As per the Website the lift tickets for your dates are indeed showing as per below:
Whistler Blackcomb - Winter Lift Tickets - Whistler, BC

The Edge Card pricing is also showing as per below:
Whistler Blackcomb - EDGE Cards

Therefore due to the dates in the Season you will be arriving, the 5 day lift tickets are the lower priced option.

The Edge Card for 5 days remains the same above price for the remainder of the season and any additional day you do is at the discounted rate of $83 until April 22, from then the price decreases to $55 per day.

I hope this helps with your enquiry, if you have any further queries please contact our office.


Best regards,

So I guess the tickets can be the cheaper option - even though the card should be cheaper.
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edge cards can be used whenever. april is spring conditions so its cheaper. makes sense to me...

i know a trick you can use to get up the mountain with multiple people on one pass. basically buy a pass, sit in the base 2 parking lot (blackcomb), then when your buddy goes up the gondola get him to throw the pass out the window. ride to the base, wait 5-10min or so then go up. works well if you only plan on riding blackcomb.

there also room + lift ticket deals that may be worth looking into. the most recent one i saw was $109 a night per person.

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