Whistler Lift Tickets Military Discount

Whistler Blackcomb Military Discount on Lift Tickets

Whistler Blackcomb is a ski resort located in Whistler, Canada. The resort is made up of two mountains, Whistler, and Blackcomb. Whistler is 4,757 acres, and Blackcomb is 3,414 acres. Whistler Blackcomb is one of the 37 resorts you have access to with the Military Epic Pass with Vail Resorts. 

Whistler Blackcomb has 200 runs and is the largest ski resort in North America. The two resorts are separated by a deep valley, and in 2008, the Peak 2 Peak gondolas connected the two. You can also get from one to the other through Whistler Village. 

Ski Resort Location

Whistler, Canada, near Vancouver. 

Whistler Blackcomb History

Whistler Blackcomb is the combination of two resorts, Whistler, and Blackcomb. Whistler was originally conceived as a part of a bid to win the 1968 Winter Olympics. The bid failed but construction was started anyway. The resort opened in 1966.

Blackcomb opened in 1980, and there was some intense rivalry in the 1980s and 1990s. The two resorts were merged in 2003 after the firm that developed Blackcomb purchased Whistler in 1997. 

Whistler Blackcomb was also able to win a bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics where they hosted the alpine skiing events. In 2016, Vail Resorts purchased Whistler Blackcomb Holdings. 

Going back in time, the valley area between the two resorts was first surveyed and documented in 1858 by Hudson’s Bay men who were looking for an alternative route into the Cariboo area. 

Other Military Discounts at Whistler Blackcomb

In addition to being able to use the Military Epic Pass at Whistler Blackcomb, they also have a military discount for active duty and retired military members. You would need to call for the discount and verify in person. These tickets are subject to availability. They will also do ticket adjustments if you bought at full price. 

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