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by: shane - 5th February 2020

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  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
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Big potential
Poor management of entire resort

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Vail have turned Whistler into a frustrating experience for most people. I have spent 3 entire seasons there and have decided to sell my slope side apartment due to the following reasons: *a large proportion of the time you get super wet heavy snow. *lifts break down continuously - even the new BC Gondola- now called the”Breakdown Gondola” * lift queues are really really long even during the week due to breakdowns and slow opening of large areas of the mountain - rumors that Vail have staff shortages (they pay badly too) * Poor grooming in general- they pay their groomers CAD 15 per hr ( just above minimum wage) result is ungroomed runs or poor groomed trails, Restaurant prices are high- poor value for money in overcrowded restaurants and you have to clear your own tables as they employ too few cleaning staff, *Day lift pass prices are ridiculous, but Epic Season Pass Is good value - price wise if you spend the entire season skiing. I spend over 100 days skiing per year. * poor lift infrastructure for the amount of skiers on the mountain. They buy the cheapest lifts that the manufacturer supplies eg. their new Harmony 6 man and Emerald 6 man are uncovered and the basic models - no heated seats etc and in Whistler the conditions are often wet with rain high up on “those days” because resort is near the coast, In Europe the Lift Infrastructure is far superior even in less renowned resorts. I have Swiss friends who work at Arosa and Laax who confirm this fact. * I am now going to relocate for my winter season. Busy exploring the other possibilities ! * Don’t say you weren’t warned,

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  • John undefined (17th February 2020)

    We are Park City Utah locals. We've had many frustrations with Vail since they purchased Park City. It's truly lost it's locals...

  • Peter Gordon (14th February 2020)

    The mountain is staffed with 90% young people who are on a gap year. The experienced instructors are being driven away, the...

  • Dan Walton (13th February 2020)

    Had a good time but nothing like 15 years ago. Way too crowded

  • shane (5th February 2020)

    Vail have turned Whistler into a frustrating experience for most people. I have spent 3 entire seasons there and have decided to...

  • Samuel Chan (20th January 2020)

    great lifts, huge runs, weather is awesome, world-class accommodations, restaurants, pubs and bars. people are super friendly. to put the cherry on...

  • 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...

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