Early November snowfall in the Pacific Northwest has active people thinking skiing and snowboarding season is here and it is indeed.
Mammoth Mountain in California’s Sierra Nevadas announced it is opening a week earlier than planned and a little to the north, Canada’s Whistler Blackcomb has an opening day of the end of the month.
Here is Whistler Blackcomb’s opening day as well as its 2022 single and multi-day lift ticket prices (which are way cheaper than Mammoth, by the way).
Opening day at Whistler Blackcomb is Nov. 23. Lift ticket prices for the season are $167 Canadian (that’s about $122 USD) for a single-day ticket. Two-day tickets are $322 ($243 USD), three-day tickets are $495 ($362 USD) four-day tickets are $664 ($485 USD) and a five-day ticket is $820 ($599 USD).
The long-range weather forecast for the Pacific Northwest is for a lot of snow this winter. So the mountain should have plenty of snowpack plus fresh powder the entire season.
Whistler is really the Mammoth of Canada, a massive mountain with plenty of ski and snowboard areas for everyone from squids to pros (in fact, the 2020 Olympics downhill and other events were held there; I personally saw Lindsey Vonn win the downhill gold medal).
As far as places to say the most convenient (and pricy) places are in Whistler Village. There are outlying areas, as well, and a shuttle bus runs mornings and well into the nights; after all, when you’re at a ski resort, you want it to have good nightlife and Whistler has good nightlife, especially on Australia Day.
The Whistler Blackcomb website – whistlerblackcomb.com – is a good place to start a search for accommodations. It also provides for up-to-date snow conditions on the mountain.