demo skis at Whistler, other Whistler questions

demo skis at Whistler, other Whistler questions

Post by Meliss » Sun, 02 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Hi- new to rec.skiing.alpine.  
Just a few questions for those who regularly demo skis.  I'll be
skiing at Whistler March 10-12, this will be my first trip to Canada.    
After reading the posts on air travel with skis, I'm considering just
bringing my boots and demoing skis.  As I've not demoed skis before,
where would you recommend getting demo skis, and what is general
procedure?  I'm an intermediate skier, have skied some blue-blacks at
Breckenridge.  Also, are there any places near downtown Vancouver or
Whistler to get discount passes?  
I'll be staying at Whistler Hostel and Shoestring if anyone else is
planning to be at Whistler that week.

Melissa

 
 
 

demo skis at Whistler, other Whistler questions

Post by Michael Bisho » Mon, 03 Mar 1997 04:00:00

You can rent demo skis at the Blackcomb day lodge, right at the base of
Blackcomb, or any of a number of other places.  If you have a car, you'll
save money by renting them outside the village--try Wild Willie's Ski
Club, about a mile north of the village in the Nesters shopping center.

The best part about getting them at the day lodge is that you can swap out
skis during the day and try different lengths and different skis.  On one
big powder day in December, I rented fat boys (available at the shop in
the ba***t on the Chateau which is the also run by the mountain) and had
a great day in the trees.  As the powder got skiied out, I switched them
in for K2 Fours.

Discount tickets for weekdays are available at Sav-On stores, I believe.

If you'll be there for a few days, look into a Blackcomb Express Card
which may save you money (although if you plan to ski both mountains
equally, it may not be a good idea).  Worst deal is a dual mountain
ticket--they charge more and there's almost never any advantage unless you
want to ski both mountains the same day.

Quote:

> Hi- new to rec.skiing.alpine.  
> Just a few questions for those who regularly demo skis.  I'll be
> skiing at Whistler March 10-12, this will be my first trip to Canada.    
> After reading the posts on air travel with skis, I'm considering just
> bringing my boots and demoing skis.  As I've not demoed skis before,
> where would you recommend getting demo skis, and what is general
> procedure?  I'm an intermediate skier, have skied some blue-blacks at
> Breckenridge.  Also, are there any places near downtown Vancouver or
> Whistler to get discount passes?  
> I'll be staying at Whistler Hostel and Shoestring if anyone else is
> planning to be at Whistler that week.

> Melissa


 
 
 

demo skis at Whistler, other Whistler questions

Post by Anthe » Tue, 04 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Also, are there any places near downtown Vancouver or
> Whistler to get discount passes?
> I'll be staying at Whistler Hostel and Shoestring if anyone else is
> planning to be at Whistler that week.

With regard to discount passes, try the Whistler website (Whistler net
or something) and click on Dual Mountain Deals. Their prices look pretty
good; you order them by e-mail and pick them up at Whistler.
Pity your trip isn't a month later! We'll be there then.

Ant

--
Anthea Kerrison

http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/1298/

 
 
 

demo skis at Whistler, other Whistler questions

Post by c.. » Mon, 10 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Hi- new to rec.skiing.alpine.  
>Just a few questions for those who regularly demo skis.  I'll be
>skiing at Whistler March 10-12, this will be my first trip to Canada.    
>After reading the posts on air travel with skis, I'm considering just
>bringing my boots and demoing skis.  As I've not demoed skis before,
>where would you recommend getting demo skis, and what is general
>procedure?  I'm an intermediate skier, have skied some blue-blacks at
>Breckenridge.  Also, are there any places near downtown Vancouver or
>Whistler to get discount passes?  
>I'll be staying at Whistler Hostel and Shoestring if anyone else is
>planning to be at Whistler that week.
>Melissa

Melissa:

Although the airlines are not perfect, I wouldn't hesitate to take
your skis with you to Whistler.  As for ski passes be careful that you
can ski both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.  They are both accessed
from the village and for the level of skier you say you are, then you
will love the fall lines at Blackcomb.  Have a great trip.  Next year
try Banff (Lake Louise, Sunshine ski areas) your dollar will go a long
way further and the night is at least as good.  Remember to stay in
Banff.  Try the Travellers Inn, not bad prices.

John