Ski Callaghan Early Bird Deadline ends November 25 - First snowfall gets Nordic skiers excited

Monday, November 16, 2015

Whistler, BC – Ski Callaghan’s operations crew has been busy recently, as the first big snowfall of the season allowed them to start preparing and packing trails both on higher and lower elevations. With conditions looking favorable for the coming weeks, the cross-country ski area, a joint venture between Whistler Olympic Park and Callaghan Country Wilderness Adventures, expects to open its gates on Thursday, November 26 as scheduled.

Skiers should get ready for the season and secure their discounted Early Bird season pass which is available until November 25 (end of day). Available are adult passes ($315), youth passes ($150.00, $75.00 on Family Pass), adult weekday passes ($265.00, access Mondays to Fridays) and senior weekday passes ($150.00, ages 65 and up). Season passes are also available for dogs ($40) who accompany their humans on the over 40 kilometres of dog-friendly ski and snowshoe trails. Those who like to explore the backcountry can get the ‘Wild Spirit Pass Upgrade’ ($150) which entitles them to perks like snowcat shuttle rides and special rates on backcountry/high elevation activities. Skiers who want to ski both at Ski Callaghan and at Lost Lake in Whistler can obtain the Dual Area pass at the early bird rate of $419 (adults) and $209 (youth).

The season passes come with a variety of perks which are worth up to $250 in value, ranging from bring-a-friend tickets, free rental packages, retail discounts, ticket discounts at partner ski resorts like Manning Park and Dakota Ridge and for the public rides at the Whistler Sliding Centre as well as free summer access to Whistler Olympic Park.

For the first time, the Ski Callaghan season passes come with a snow guarantee in the 2015/2016 season. If less than 100 days of opportunity to ski or snowshoe can be provided between opening 2015 and closing 2016, season pass holders will receive 1% discount for each day less than 100 as a credit to apply to their season pass for 2016/2017 (some conditions apply).

Season pass holders from Whistler without transportation to the Callaghan Valley will be able to hop on the new Whistler Olympic Park shuttle bus. Starting December 19, the bus will run daily from two pickup locations in Whistler Village to the Park and back in the afternoon. Pass holders pay $10 for a return trip (subject to availability, reservation required).

Season passes and more information are available by phone at 604-964-0060 or online.