Whistler Expert Bree Procter Answers Your Ski Vacation Questions

Written by Robert Shirk • Oct 04, 2013

Is ski in, ski out worth the extra money?

It's hard to beat rolling out of bed, walking a few steps and strapping on your skis or board. Whistler has three bases that offer ski-in/ski-out and many lodging choices that come at a pretty reasonable price.

However, it's good to keep in mind that Whistler's Village contains many excellent accommodation options that are a quick walk to the Gondolas. Several other properties offer free ski shuttles to the lifts. In addition, Whistler offers free shuttles that run throughout Whistler Village, Village North and the Upper Village.

Why should I buy a ski package?

Package deals generally include lodging and another component like lift tickets or an activity. We love packages because it allows us to bundle products and pass the savings on to you! If you see a great deal, jump on it quickly as the best deals sell out quickly.

When Do Ski Package Prices Go Up?

With our Early Book Deals, Whistler guarantees that if you book your vacation package by November 15, you will be receiving the best possible price of the season. If the price decreases after you've booked your stay, we will match it. See full details of our price guarantee here.

When are the busiest times to go skiing?

The busiest times at Whistler are typically Christmas Holidays and other holiday weekends such as BC Family Day and Presidents Day. There are many advantages of coming while the resort during these busy periods. There's even more energy in the Village, with free concerts and events. New Year's Eve is particularly popular, with big crowds enjoying family friendly celebrations celebrations.

Should I take my skis or rent them on my vacation?

With airlines baggage fees, it's usually not worth the extra cost and hassle of lugging your skis or snowboard. Make your visit more enjoyable by renting the latest gear. As conditions and your skills change, so can your equipment. Book now to ensure you get the best ski for the current conditions.

Whistler Blackcomb is proud to offer you some of the best brands including Salomon, Rossignol, K2, Head, and Burton. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced skiers and riders - we've got you covered.

Is going on a ski vacation in the Spring less expensive?

Spring (especially April) is an excellent time to come to Whistler. For one, conditions are terrific, the days are longer and sunnier and the season not even close to being done (you can ski or ride well into May!) Plus, you save big with low seasonal rates and enjoy great events, including the world-renowned World Ski and Snowboard festival.

"Whistler Expert" Bree Procter

Fresh powder gets me out of bed faster than any alarm clock! I was first introduced to skiing pretty much the day after I took my first steps. I spent most of my childhood weekends skiing or snowboarding on my local mountain, and even some weekdays too! My most memorable times were our family vacations to Whistler Blackcomb, which is what led me to pursue my career as a Whistler Expert. With my countless days spent on Whistler Blackcomb, combined with my time spent assisting visitors in booking their dream vacation, I have attained a wealth of knowledge and a passion for anything snow.

As a travel consultant, I love dealing with the people, making them excited about their trip and knowing that the product I am selling is great (I love Whistler).