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The Ultimate Guide to Skiing Whistler Blackcomb

The Ultimate Guide to Skiing Whistler Blackcomb

All you need to know about Skiing in Whistler Blackcomb in one ultimate guide for the season 2020-21.

Fresh powder lovers rejoice as the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb open up for the 2020-21 season. Everything is different this year, and with new health guidelines in place, the mountain is ready with their ‘new normal’ to make your experience safe and enjoyable.

The following health and safety policies are worth knowing before you hit the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb.

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What’s Open Now

Approximately 700 acres of terrain available on both mountains. On Whistler, the Emerald, Red and Garbanzo chairs are open, while Blackcomb Jersey Cream, Excelerator and Catskinner are open.

Pass Holders Get Priority

This year reservations are required. Pass holders can now book their Priority Reservation Days till December 7, 2020.

Pass holders have up to seven Priority Reservation Days and seven Week-Of Reservation Days. These can be booked in advance on a renewable basis.

Buy your pass and book your reservation.

Plan, plan, plan

Whistler Blackcomb is taking extra precautions this ski season per B.C. health officials’ recommendations. Lift lines and mazes will be larger to accommodate greater physical distancing between guests. Seating on chair lifts and gondolas are limited to guests skiing or riding together. If guests are riding solo, they will be spaced out on opposite sides of the gondola.

Lift and gondola upload capacity is limited so guest should check in advance for updated information at Whistler Blackcomb.


Face coverings are mandatory in all public spaces so add these to your gear list this season.


Most dining options are open with the following restrictions:

  • Masks are mandatory except while eating and drinking
  • Table reservations are required for sit-down dining
  • Available hot beverages include drip coffee, tea and hot chocolate
  • Only packaged beer and wine are available

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Check the mountain webcams before heading there.

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