Dates: Saturday March 4 - Saturday March 11, 2017
Price: $1520 (Lodging, Transportation, 5 Day lifts)
Trip Leader: Mark Findley
The trip includes 7 nights of lodging, all transportation to and from Whistler (if selected), 5 days lift tickets, Welcome party, hot tub parties, farewell dinner and no limit on the amount of fun you can have. You may tailor your own options to get to the right trip for you.
SKI Magazine Reader’s Poll has named Whistler Blackcomb the No. 1 overall best ski resort in North America. Whistler Blackcomb also received top marks in the terrain variety, off-hill activity and après categories - the resort truly has something to offer everyone.
With 8,171 acres, Whistler-Blackcomb is the largest ski area in North America. The twin mountains offer over 200 named trails to explore, ensuring that skiers of all abilities will find plenty of terrain to test their skills. Combine that with a vertical rise of 5280', and a 10-year average snowfall of 469", and it's easy to see why the readers of Ski Magazine often vote Whistler-Blackcomb as the #1 ski resort in North America.
Thrill seekers will want to experience the breathtaking views of the Peak To Peak Gondola, a marvel of engineering that passes 1427 feet above Fitzsimmons Creek. With a total length of 2.7 miles, the Peak To Peak connects Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain, and gives skiers and boarders faster access to the upper terrain on both peaks. The Peak To Peak holds the world record for the longest free span between towers, and was named one of Canada's "Signature Experiences". For the ultimate thrill, wait a few minutes for one of the two silver glass-bottomed cars.
Whistler's award winning village was designed to encourage pedestrian traffic. The Village Stroll, a stone pedestrian-only walkway provides easy access to the many boutique shops, restaurants, bars, and nightlife activities. The village offers a multitude of dining & nightlife options.
We’ll be staying in the 2-bedroom/2-bath Model suites (800-835 sq ft) at the Delta Whistler Village Suites. Conveniently located in the heart of Whistler Village, you're just steps away from shopping, dining, and nightlife, and a short shuttle ride from the lifts. Each European styled unit was updated in 2014 and has a full kitchen and a washer & dryer, along with high speed wireless internet.
Travel with the club:
We will take an early bus ride to LAX where we have a Direct flight on American Airlines to Vancouver BC. Upon arrival in Vancouver we will take a shuttle ride to Whistler arriving at our condos in mid afternoon
Current Flight Schedule Updated 1/12/17:
American Airlines AA6063
MAR 4th LAX 10:05AM - YVR 1:19PM
American Airlines AA6063
MAR 11th YVR 2:10PM -LAX 5:16PM
Arrange your own travel:
If you wish to arrange your own flights or perhaps drive that is no problem. You must however arrange your own ground transportation too.
If you purchase your lift tickets with the club package you will receive the group discount. The tickets are good for both mountains mountains on any day. If you have a Mountain Collective pass or other type of ticket it is up to you to do the math to determine what makes sense for you. There is a senior discount if you are age 65 or older.
Pricing / Options Costs:
Base Package - lodging, dinners, hot tub fun (Required)...$825
Round Trip Transportation Santa Barbara - Whistler
Airfare LAX to YVR (Vancouver) & Buses ...Closed
Lodging Upgrade (Private Room)
Single Room Supplement (additional Cost) ...$520
Lift Ticket Options (Pick one or none)
4 day Lift Ticket .....................$255
5 day Lift Ticket .....................$315
6 day Lift Ticket .....................$355
4 day Lift Senior (65 or over) ...$245
5 day Lift Senior (65 or over) ...$275
6 day Lift Senior (65 or over) ...$345