Two mountains, a glacier, and northern latitude have benefits. For Whistler Blackcomb, that means running the longest ski season in Canada and one of the longest in North America.
Both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains stay open for skiing and snowboarding until April 21, 2013. The finale for the main winter season takes place the last 10 days of the season with the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Lift tickets purchased in advance online April 1-21 cost $95 — less than the winter online discount and $7 less than the ticket window price.
Then, spring skiing shifts to Blackcomb Mountain. The Blackcomb spring ski season runs daily April 22-May 20. But lifts bump to starting later in the day at 10 a.m., leaving time for the snow to soften to corn. Lift tickets drop to $62 for the spring Blackcomb season.
Summer skiing on Horstman Glacier runs daily June 22-July 28, 12-3 p.m. A terrain park, groomed runs, and a mogul course are available. Lift tickets cost $61. Summer season passes are on sale for $395 prior to the start of summer skiing. Once the summer season starts, they will cost $459. Summer skiing and riding on the Horstman Glacier is recommended only for those with intermediate and advanced skills.
Skiers and snowboarders looking to improve their skills can get intensive instruction on Horstman Glacier in summer. Camps are available in specific disciplines such as freestyle, moguls, and racing. All of the camps are taking registrations now.
Whistler Blackcomb season passes and Edge Cards for the 2013-14 winter season go on sale April 1. The early bird sale runs until Oct. 8 with adult passes costing $1,489. Passes can be purchased online or by calling 866-218-9687.
More information on Whistler Blackcomb’s 2013-14 season passes and Edge Cards is available online. Find information on summer ski and snowboard camps on Horstman Glacier here.