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Ticket prices and pass pricing for Whitefish, coming season

post #1 of 25
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$15 increase in new pass, $2 increase in the ticket:

 


Edited by sibhusky - 4/17/14 at 5:21pm
post #2 of 25
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Information on a booking sale that ends today.

 

 

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  Experience the Freedom

We interrupt this Thursday to bring you a special message:

Tomorrow (November 15, 2013) is the last day to book ourExperience the Freedom package.

Why call it “Experience the Freedom?” Because this package will provide you the pleasure to Experience the Freedom of floating down the uncrowded slopes here at Whitefish Mountain Resort. It will provide the opportunity to Experience the Freedom of booking a trip during our Super Value Season, our Value Season, or our Regular Season. Finally Experience the Freedom rewards you with FREE stuff:

  • During the Super Value and Value seasons you can buy 3 nights lodging and receive the 4th night FREE!
  • During the Super Value, Value and Regular seasons you can buy 4 nights lodging and get the 5th night FREE or buy 5 nights and get the 6th & 7th nights FREE!
  • Finally your kids 7-18 years old will receive one FREE lift ticket for each paid adult’s lift ticket!

The time to book is NOW because this goes away tomorrow. Book your Experience the Freedom Package by calling 800-858-4152.

Now you can go back to your regular old Thursday. Actually, no, don’t go back to your regular Thursday. Call us now because you don’t have much time left to book this. Wait, what? You need to talk to your spouse? Your ski buddies? That’s a good idea, go ahead and talk to them. Here are a few facts to share with them:

  1. We need to pick our dates to ski today, because the deal goes away tomorrow.
  2. Whitefish already has over 30 inches of snow at the summit.
  3. The Experience the Freedom package expires November 15th (tomorrow).
  4. We get free nights of lodging!
  5. There are four new runs to the north side of the mountain.
  6. They added on to the Base Lodge.
  7. The kids ski free!
  8. Did I mention that we need to book this by this Friday? A.K.A. tomorrow?

Face it, this is no normal Thursday. This is the Thursday you get to start thinking about the freedom of skiing the slopes, the freedom to book throughout the season (except for holidays) and the FREEdom to get free lodging and lifts for your kids.

Click here for more details or just call us 800-858-4152.

  Uphill Policy

Dear loyal skiers who can’t wait to make turns: Please remember that the Special Order from the Forest Service is now in effect. If you plan to hike the mountain please review the Special Order, Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Uphill Traffic Policy and the Uphill Skier’s Responsibility Code. Snowmaking and other mountain operation crews are at work and we want you to be safe.

  Locals' Only Sale

Start the season well-equipped! The Local's Only Sale is Saturday, November 30th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Snow Ghost Outfitters. Great pricing: 50% off clearance items and 15% off regular priced storewide. Check out new items from Marmot, Flylow, and Kuhl. This sale is one day only so don't miss out!  Big Mountain Rental will also be open for pick-up of seasonal rentals.

  All Aboard for Whitefish!

Haven’t you always wanted to take the train to go skiing? Well? What are you waiting for? These are the good old days! You can save 20% on Amtrak for the ski season!

In 2014 the Empire Builder will celebrate 85 years of service on the Great Northern Railway. Ever since skiers started skiing Whitefish in 1947, many arrived by rail. Today Whitefish is the top destination on the rails between the Pacific Northwest and Minneapolis! Experience this slice of Americana, take the train to Whitefish! 
 

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post #3 of 25
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Adult passes for the coming season have increased to $610, pre-season pricing.

post #4 of 25
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@Fuller and others:


LAST DAY TO SAVE BIG!
Whitefish Mountain Resort Season Pass Sale Ends Tonight at Midnight!

Winter 2014/15 Season Passes: http://skiwhitefish.com/winter/tickets-passes
Adult: Today $610 Tomorrow $925
Senior: Today $510 Tomorrow $795
Teen: Today $335 Tomorrow $495
Junior: Today $170 Tomorrow $280
post #5 of 25
Hey sibhusky, is there anywhere local to pick up discounted (midweek) tickets? Costco?
post #6 of 25
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I don't know if they are at Costco this year or not. Last time I was there I was trying to find my daughter who got there ahead of me, and was focused on that when I was in that part of the store. I do know that at one point they had Blacktail out and no Whitefish, and they opened after we did.

I think some hotels have reduced tickets.

That's all I know at the moment.
post #7 of 25
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Asked my daughter if she'd noticed. She said, yes, Costco has them right by the front door, but the price was increased from $99 to $10something for two.
post #8 of 25
Thanks a bunch!
post #9 of 25
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post #10 of 25
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Day ticket pricing (excluding things like Costco and Liftopia)

post #11 of 25
Sib,

I'm thining the cheapest way to ski for my family for 3 days is to buy that $50 card and then get our tickets for $43 each, correct. Appears I just need to buy that card, but my any actual daily ski passes, before dec 24th?
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by focker View Post

Sib,

I'm thining the cheapest way to ski for my family for 3 days is to buy that $50 card and then get our tickets for $43 each, correct. Appears I just need to buy that card, but my any actual daily ski passes, before dec 24th?

Right, and you can do it online. But. I thought you were only skiing 3-4 days? Haven't done the math, but just providing more data. Costco price this year is $108 for two and gives you discounts on lessons, rentals, and kids tickets:
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Not sure if these are purchasable online?
post #13 of 25
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And for any out there looking at side trips to Blacktail:

post #14 of 25
2 adults skiing 3 days:
Costco: $324
Card deal: $326 (including $50 for the card)

But my kids tickets would be way cheaper:
Teen: $43 vs $58
Junior: $23 vs $33

Gotta love that deal.
post #15 of 25
2 adults skiing 3 days:
Costco:
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Originally Posted by focker View Post

2 adults skiing 3 days:
Costco: $324
Card deal: $326 (including $50 for the card)

But my kids tickets would be way cheaper:
Teen: $43 vs $58
Junior: $23 vs $33

Gotta love that deal.

One thing I didn't see: I think you need a frequent skier card for each person. This doesn't end up being such a good deal for us then. If my kids ski 3 days the discount doesn't pay for itself over just buying the 2+ day passes.

For me the skier card is still the best value as I'm likely going to ski 4 straight days (67 vs 46 = $34 total savings buying the skier card vs just buying 2+ days tickets. That costco deal is likely the best bet for my wife and I though, especially since the wife only wants to ski 3 days total.

Is Costco right in whitefish?
post #16 of 25
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That's right, you're coming on the train. It's in Kalispell. I might be able to scare up some vouchers if you PM me closer to your visit. Sometimes there's passholders who don't use them. I didn't use any last year, but if Phlox comes she's got preference. I'm sure this early no one's going to commit for you, but as the season progresses they might. Maybe you can buy online from Costco?
post #17 of 25

No biggie Sib...   I'll likely just buy the frequent skier card.   Since my wife and kids are only skiing 3 days I'll just pay the 2+ day rate.  It's still a heck of a deal.  $33  a day for my 10 year old is cheaper than skiing our local 300' vert hills here in town...

 

We're looking into flying home.  I've heard from others the train ride home ain't nearly as much fun... ;)

post #18 of 25
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The Costco card also gives you reduced rates on the kids. But I can't find it listed online. I forget where you're staying? @SlowObstacle always gets discounted tickets through his lodging.
post #19 of 25

We;re using VRBO to stay at a place i think is called Pinnacle Ridge

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@48.4810313,-114.356939,200m/data=!3m1!1e3

 

I didn't see anything from the owners about tickets.

 

If you're going to Costco anytime soon I could send you a check   ;)  

post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by focker View Post
 

We;re using VRBO to stay at a place i think is called Pinnacle Ridge

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@48.4810313,-114.356939,200m/data=!3m1!1e3

 

I didn't see anything from the owners about tickets.

 

If you're going to Costco anytime soon I could send you a check   ;)  


We've gotten the ticket deal bundled with lodging only when booking with the resort.   Which I've always done.  It's worth paying to be right on the mountain, for us.  My kids have been teenagers/early 20s on these trips, so it's much nicer for all involved not to have to coordinate schedules.  I make it to first chair or a few minutes later, they roll out whenever.

post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by SlowObstacle View Post
 


We've gotten the ticket deal bundled with lodging only when booking with the resort.   Which I've always done.  It's worth paying to be right on the mountain, for us.  My kids have been teenagers/early 20s on these trips, so it's much nicer for all involved not to have to coordinate schedules.  I make it to first chair or a few minutes later, they roll out whenever.

 

 

I looked into the bundle but it's cheaper by my math to just book a condo on VRBO and pay for your skiing using the deals...  Whitefish wants about $100 more per night to book though them than it would be to book though VRBO for a similar (or less nice) condo.   I'd need a major reduction on lift tickets to pay the difference.   Especially with kids tickets as cheap as they are for 2+ days...  Love that they do that.

 

Wish we were leaving earlier than March...

post #22 of 25

We didn't see a particular difference, but then I'm not buying kid tickets any more.   And we have repeatedly used WMR's "returning guest special" which takes 40% off lodging, plus the discounted lift tix.  VRBO still might be cheaper for you.

 

Given the crap season we're getting in MN, and all the snow out west, I'll definitely agree that it would be good to be going sooner.    We just booked for Lutsen for just after New Year's.   A little dicey, but the only time my daughter can get away at all :(.   On the bright side, the forecast for the Arrowhead is for several inches of snow over the next few days.   We'll see what actually falls, though.   At least it's going to be below freezing.

 

What I'm doing for this year's trip to WMR is up in the air.  If I can get a kid to go along, then probably the deal available in Hibernation House.  Otherwise, we'll see.  Airbnb or something.

post #23 of 25

Well I'm a dummy and never checked liftopia.   Of course they have some sweet deals on adult tickets:

 

2 of 4 days $98  ($49 per day)

3 of 5 days $143 ($47.67 per day)

4 of 6 days $185  ($46.25 per day)

 

Great prices and we can pick the best weather days to ski still for the wife and kids...   Love it.  I can just buy my 13 year old adult tickets at these prices and save $$.

post #24 of 25
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Coming season at Costco:



Window rates:



Frequent Skier Card, available until Christmas:

post #25 of 25
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I notice we've now added online, advanced purchase pricing. I plugged in that I wanted 2 tickets in January for an adult. Got:



So, things aren't as simple as they used to be.
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