Whistler after the Vail Acquisition

Whistler after the Vail Acquisition

Since I consider Whistler Blackcomb to be my home mountain, I have reviewed my skiing and snowboarding experience in past reviews here and here. However a major change is transforming this ski area after the purchase by Vail Resorts in 2017, and my last visit earlier in 2019 showed some immediate changes to the resort. [...]

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It’s Official: Whistler Blackcomb sold to Vail Resorts of America

The news was in yesterday of one of the largest consolidation in the ski resort industry. Vail Resorts Inc. which already owns Vail and Beaver Creek amongst many other ski resorts have acquired Whistler Blackcomb Holdings for $1.06 (~C$1.4) biillion deal. In a news release by TSX-listed Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, "shareholders will receive, for each [...]

Best of Both Worlds at Whistler Blackcomb

Best of Both Worlds at Whistler Blackcomb

Why did I start this post with the 'best of both worlds'? Ever since Whistler Blackcomb added the Peak 2 Peak gondola that links Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb mountain with Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler mountain, they essentially created what is North America's largest ski resort. And what a resort it is, since it offers skiers [...]