Ski Trip

Near Vancouver, Whistler is one of the world’s premier ski destinations. In 2010, it was a venue for the XXI Olympic Winter Games. About 15 to 20 PyCascades attendees are planning on visiting Whistler-Blackcomb the weekend before our conference opens for skiing, snowboarding, and other snow activities.

Join us!

Many hotels and Airbnb hosts in Whistler require a three day minimum booking for a weekend. One member of our community was able to book with Executive Inn for a two day booking for Saturday and Sunday. Since Whistler is a world class ski destination, lodging can be expensive. An option is to stay in Squamish and drive to Whistler daily for skiing. It’s a 47 minutes drive each way.

Example pricing on lodging in Whistler is Mountain Side Hotel Whistler by Executive, $338 a night. In Squamish, Mountain Retreat Hotel is $87 a night. describes both as 3-star hotels.

If you choose to stay in Squamish, there may be others you may carpool with. Another option is Cypress Mountain only a 39 minute drive from Vancouver centre. Lift tickets for Cypress Mountain is only $60 compared to Whistler-Blackcomb’s price of $92.21. Whistler lift ticket price is an online purchase made seven days in advance.

Fill out this form to help organize group activities for either Whistler or Cypress Mountain.

Join the #ski-trip channel on PyCascades’s Slack. You may self-join using this link.

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