Whistler Ski Tickets vs. Colorado Epic Pass.

Choose your next ski destCompare Whistler Ski Ticketsination wisely. Consider the main costs: lodging and ski tickets. Consider the terrain, the resort atmosphere, off-mountain activities and nightlife.

Consider the fact that Whistler consistently ranks number 1 (or very close to) for North American ski resorts while Colorado resorts boast some fabulous bowls.

Consider the super deals on discount Whistler lift tickets and the new Epic Pass that gives you unlimited skiing at five Colorado Resorts.

$1 CAD = $1 US in all examples below. Prices are pre-tax.

Whistler Ski Tickets vs the Colorado Epic Pass

Vail Mountain

The Epic pass is a nice deal at $599 for teens and adults and $299 for children. This gets you unlimited skiing in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly.

Now consider how many days you'll actually ski at these resorts this winter. If you're simply deciding between Colorado and Whistler for your single annual ski trip, the Epic pass could be overkill. Early bird discount Whistler lift tickets should be your best bet.

Sample Price Comparison:
For Ski Trips Between January 2 - 30, 2011

Epic Passes for the
Whole Family

Whistler Blackcomb Early Booking Lift Ticket Equivalent

2 Adults (19+), 1 Youth (13 - 18), 1 Child (5 - 12)


$1,981 for 13 day tickets

2 Adults (19+), 2 Children (5 - 12)


$1,828 for 17 day tickets

For further price comparison, view discount Whistler lift tickets rates.

Early Booking prices on Whistler ski tickets are available until November 15th. As of June 18, we were unable to find an advertised deadline for purchasing Epic Passes at the above listed prices.

Whistler Lodging vs. Colorado Lodging

Discover plentiful lodging options in Whistler or Colorado. What's the difference? The price!

Sample Price Comparison:
One bedroom condo (sleeps 4) - Jan 2nd, 2011 for 7 nights:





Vail Racquet Club

Forest Condominiums

Fireplace, Outdoor Hot Tub, Outdoor Pool, Steam Room, Sauna, Fitness Room, On-Site Laundry, Walk to lifts or free shuttle.

On Shuttle Route, Hot Tub, Sauna, Steam Room, On-Site Laundry, Fitness Centre with aerobics/yoga classes, Fireplace

10 - 15 Minute Shuttle to Lifts, Hot Tub, On-Site Laundry, Outdoor Heated Pool, Free Parking




*Rates for Whistler from AlluraDirect.com. Vail and Keystone rates from Central Reservations. Price examples correct as of June 18, 2010.

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Compare On-Mountain Meals

Packing your lunch is always the cheapest option, but if you're craving something hot, you'll need to eat at an on-mountain cafeteria.

Sample Price Comparison:
chili, cookie and water:






Comparing Resort Appeals - Whistler vs. Vail

Let the numbers and facts speak for themselves:



  • Peak to Peak Whistler Gondola - the longest continuous lift system in the world!
  • 8,171 skiable acres on two mountains
  • Verticle Drop is one mile
  • One of North America's Best Terrain Parks
  • 5,289 skiable acres of slopes and glades
  • 8,120 feet above sea level (meaning thin air but dryer snow)
  • Another 7,000 acres of skiing available in nearby resorts

In the more subjective categories of resort atmosphere and nightlife, Whistler is often the winner. Even the Denver Post concedes that shop personnel are friendlier and nightlife's more raucous in Whistler than in Vail.


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