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Whistler Lift Lines during the weekend (Dec. 12-13)

post #1 of 5
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How are lift lines at Whistler during the weekends?  I am thinking about going in mid december, Fri-Sun skiing.  Will it be too crowded and would there be a big advantage going during the middle of the week over Fri-Sun?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 5

Mid week around that time frame will be really quite, you will almost have mountain to yourself. The weekends are busy and how big the lines are will depend on how much terrain is open by then. So if you can come mid week you will have a better time. The week before Christmas starts to get busier also.

post #3 of 5

That weekend is still prior to the Xmas rush, and the main determining factor is how much terrain is open.  Even this weekend with very limited amount of lifts open lined never mere more 15min, this weekend coming up Blackcomb as well as Whistler opens, they are attempting to get the peak open so that will make a huge change.

 

I would anticipate less than 10 min, heading up base of Blackcomb will be faster than going up the Gondi from the village, if you have the opportunity to go up Creekside it will be even quicker.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the feedback.  I was planning to go Thurs-Sat, but unfortunately, my bro can't do thurs, so it'll have to be Fri-Sun.  Weather.com predicts Whistler can possibly get anywhere from 16 to 30 inches between now and the 10th, though long-term forecasts aren't very reliable, but if that is the case, hopefully a good portion of the mountain opens up.

post #5 of 5

You will be good, there will be a lot of terrain open it is cold and they are making a lot of snow. In the next couple of days they may open the alpine if not it will be only a snowfall away. Friday will be quite, the trick to the weekend  is to get there early the lifts open at 8.30 but they usually open early if they think it is going to be busy. That way you will get a couple of hours before it gets busy. Weekends before Christmas tend to be a bit quiter than after New Year unless there is a big dump.

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