Obama was surprised to learn about the Epic lock-out dates until he realised he was A) American and B) Not short of a quid.
Ok, you are sure to know about Whistler being added to the Epic Australia Pass for 2017/18, another big winner for the Vail Resorts juggernaut.
But there’s another change that’s understandably been publicised a little less.
Last season there were 11 lockout dates; that is 11 days in which you couldn’t use the pass.
Now there are 21.
Enough to get you re-considering? Or do you think it is a justified trade off for getting Canada’s No.1 resort on the ticket (albeit for a combined 10 days with Vail)?
Losing your pants could be the least of your concerns if you fall off a chairlift
It seems like such a simple thing.
Get on the chairlift, put the safety bar down and continue your journey to its exit point.
But a recent incident this month in Whistler and a raft of falls from chairlifts last season has me concerned.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Fernie and president elect Donald Trump. Hmmm, what was that Meatloaf song again?
Hate your future president? Too hot where you live? Not enough mountains? There’s a one word solution for you: Canada.
The Snow Gauge has handpicked the five best ski towns in the land for you to relocate. I’ve even managed to check out the real estate and have marked them on the infalible ‘Trudeau Rating Scale’.
So just as soon as the Canadian Immigration website gets back online you can put your application in …
With the news that Vail Resorts has confirmed the purchase of Whistler you can rest assured that means one thing: more Australians in the BC behemoth this season.
If you weren’t aware the Epic Pass has been available for a few years in Australia because of the Vail Group’s ownership of Perisher in NSW and now Whistler is part of their cache or resorts, pass holders are entitled to five days there in 2016/17.
Great say the many Aussies who have enjoyed an excellent product. But if some recent stories about what Aussies are like Whistler hold true will as many Canadians be as pleased?
I probably should love Whistler. But, like musical reality shows, eggplant and Brisbane – it just doesn’t rock my world.
Whistler November 9. Why do I always miss this. Skier: Matty Richard. Pic: Paul Morrison Whistler FB
Ok, I get the concept. Frequently top-rated ski resort on the planet. A 1.6km vertical drop over two monstrous mountains. Twelve metres of snow in an average season (and talk of 1.2 metres in the next week would you believe). Massive village with every shop and dining option imaginable. Glaciers. Summer riding. Extensive mountain bike terrain. Easy access from a cool city like Vancouver. I’ve probably actually sold you …
Yet I’ve found the place hard to become infatuated with let alone form a meaningful relationship with. Here’s why.