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by: Jo Kelly - 29th July 2018

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Everything apart from the lift ticket price!
EXTORTIONATE Price Increases

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We have been travelling to Whistler from the UK since 2004, missing only 2 years throughout that time. Even though we always paid a premium to visit Whistler as it was our main holiday of the year and for a 2 week stay we thought it was special and worth paying way more than we would if we went to Europe, and there are some stunning resorts in Europe. However, we are absolutely stunned by the huge increase in prices in the last 18-24 months (i am assuming since the Vail takeover). We are coming back next year but this will be our last, time will tell if these price hikes make any difference to the attendance at Whistler over the next few years, if they don't then hats off to them, they would have driven away a certain clientele that were willing to pay already high prices but not wanting to get ripped off, but they would have attracted the super rich.. i guess from a business point of view its perfect for them BUT this may not be the case, i think they have to be careful, we are by no means wealthy but even those that are don't like being ripped off so will be interesting to see the figures in the next few years (assuming they are not massaged). To show i am not just fabricating my displeasure you can see the difference in prices of lift tickets in the attached image. The tickets on the left were purchased at the end of August 2016 for skiing last year, and the ones on the right are the current equivalent, also the current ones need tax added. I would have thought for most people this is an obscene increase (65% increase) - and the prices on the left (Aug 2016) are in Canadian Dollars. What is also interesting, when i first logged onto WB website for the pre booking tickets i thought the prices were way higher, so went to access my history of purchases over the years which were always stored, and low and behold they have all been deleted!!.. again just very iffy and underhand practice when you are about to make huge price hikes!. Luckily i had screen shots of previous years as proof or purchase. Coupled with the ticket price increases our accommodation costs have increased 35% since last year (and the exchange rate is favourable for us at the moment!). So yes we are coming back to Whistler in 2019 as we have committed and are looking forward to it, but this will be our last time. If prices come back into the real world we would love to return as we adore Canada, the Canadian people etc... Sorry about the negative post but a lot of people have spoken about it, with disbelieving responses, so wanted to provide some proof.

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  • junkmailhole (14th January 2020)

    We’re just about to go, and after many years of visiting this and many other ski areas all over the world we...

  • John B (11th January 2020)

    I have been skiing at Whistler regularly since the 1970s and have seen it grow from start up through the Intrawest years...

  • Tom Csizik (8th January 2020)

    It was a great place years back. After vail took over the lift prices are ridiculous. There are lots of great places...

  • Janice G (3rd January 2020)

    Have been coming here for 30 years. Vail’s take over has been absolutely terrible for Whistler. Line ups are horrendous as many...

  • Dawn Downing (1st January 2020)

    Very sad. We have a home there and have been going for 20-plus years. It is true the snow may be iffy,...

  • Nicole undefined (31st December 2019)

    Horrible! There is no snow. I am disgusted that this resort is not investing in making snow.

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