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Winter in Whistler FAQ’s

Your winter vacation begins the moment you start planning it and you may have a lot of questions during this process. Many of these questions need to be answered as soon as possible so you can commit to booking. We have gathered some of the more common winter in Whistler FAQ's from, when do I book to what type of accommodation is best for me, and decided to share them so you can make your trip planning easy right from the beginning!

When do I book?

There is not a best time to book but there is a number of benefits to booking your winter vacation, early, early booking offers put on by hotels that will save you money in the long run. Additionally, the winter months are very busy in Whistler and booking early can ensure the time frame you desire to travel in will be available. That being said, during the season, there are many last minute offers that can also be a great money-saving opportunities if you are unable to plan far in advance. 

What Pass is best?

Edge Card or Epic pass? How do you decide? Well Edge cards are exclusive to Canadian, Washington State and Oregon State residents. They offer discounted day passes on 1,3, 5 and 10 days and they are very convenient to use. An Epic Pass is through Vail Resorts Inc, and applies to a number of North American resorts that fall under Vail ownership. The new acquirement of Whistler by Vail Resorts Inc. provided a celebratory perk for all Epic Pass holders- 5 days free on Whistler Blackcomb! So if you plan on skiing or snowboarding a few resorts, this pass is a good choice.

What month should I travel to Whistler in?

Winter in Whistler typically runs from November through until April. The season is split up into early season, holidays, deep winter, mid-season and spring. Booking during a certain period of time depends on what type of winter experience you are looking for:

Early Season- Nov 24 - Dec 16, 2016

Early snowfall, hotel deals and less crowds make early season a great time to be in Whistler!

Holidays- Dec 17 - 31, 2016

Dreaming of a white Christmas? The Whistler atmosphere and the holiday events are sure to make your vacation during this time unforgettable. 

Deep Winter- Jan 1 - 26, 2017

Guaranteed that the full resort experience will be available to you, all 8,171 acres of it!

Mid-Season- Jan 27 - Apr 1, 2017

Longer daylight hours and generally high snow fall levels are the highlights of this time period!

Spring- April 2 - 23, 2017 

With March's historically high snow fall levels and the World Ski & Snowboard Festival, you won't want to miss being here in spring. 

What Type of Accommodation do I book?

Hotel, condo or townhome? Your accommodation choice depends on how long you are staying for and how many people are included in your party. All choices can accommodate your needs but condos and townhouses can be more enjoyable for larger groups since there is generally more space. Once you have chosen what kind of accommodation would work best for you, Whistler Reservations offers a best price guarantee, so you know you will be getting the best deal out there on your lodging. 

If we've missed anything, write a comment to let us know so we can help you get the answers that you need so you are well on your way to planning a trip of a lifetime! Found what you are looking for? Let's get booking your Whistler winter vacation now!





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