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How to Save Money on Your Whistler Trip… Without Sacrificing Adventure

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Lift passes, ski rentals, hotel rooms, meals out… we know, a trip to Whistler can quickly add up. That’s why we’re happy to pass on these money-saving tips to help you get the most out of your Whistler holiday – without breaking the bank.

Procrastinate

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Waiting until the last minute isn’t usually a good thing, but when it comes to saving money, it could just work out in your favour! Before you book, check out our Whistler Last Minute Deals, featuring accommodation deals on your last minute trip to Whistler. Deals are offered up to a month in advance – in some cases, you can cut the cost of nightly stays by more than a third!

Procrastinating could very well pay off, but be aware that last minute deals are a bit of a gamble. If you’re looking to come during a busy time, like the Christmas holidays or the World Ski and Snowboard Festival, it might be wise to spend the extra cash for a guaranteed pillow to lay your head on.

Bundle Up

Booking your hotel and lift tickets together is a no brainer: it saves you the extra hassle and puts a few extra dollars in your pocket. By bundling your accommodations and ski passes, you could save hundreds of dollars. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

Stay Awhile

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Here’s how to justify stretching your Whistler holiday just a little bit longer: we offer plenty of long-term stay deals. Many of our properties offer incentives for booking longer stays – how about 50% off the third night of your trip, or a 30% discount for a seven-night stay? Check out our current deals, and please – stay awhile!

Stay In to Cook

An easy money saving tip: book accommodations that provide in-suite kitchen facilities and save money by cooking a few meals at your home away from home. Alternative indulgent meals out with simple home-cooked meals in, and save big.

Scope Out Local Joints

If eating out is part of the holiday experience for you, you can still do so on a budget. We love Whistler’s five star restaurants, but we also think it’s well worth exploring Whistler’s smaller local joints. The pizzas and pastas at Pasta Lupino are delicious – and a total steal. The tacos at La Cantina are to die for, as are the infamous Australian meat pies at Peaked Pies.

Go Slightly Off Season

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Spring and fall are traditionally shoulder seasons in Whistler, but they’re still great times to visit town. Not only do you get to skip the crowds, but you’ll also find a few deals around town, especially when it comes to dining out. Certain activities are fun no matter what time of year it is, like zip lining and bungee jumping.

Have Kids? Get Perks!

If you’ve got kids, you’re in for a sweet deal: kids stay free with every paying adult, and little ones under 6 get free ski rentals and lift access! If you thought a Whistler family ski trip was out of reach, think again – you just need to look in the right places!

 

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