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Whistler 2019-2020

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Chalkie, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    All the details of refunds are clearly outlined on the FAQ section of the website.

    https://www.snow.com/info/covid-19-update.aspx

    In summary :
    Epic pass : no refund
    Booked day tickets : refundable
    Booked lessons, ski rentals etc : refundable
    Accomodation owned and operated by Vail resorts : refundable

    There are some caveats for things booked after 22/3, as they still have the option of reopening then. However, I can't see any scenario that would improve the situation to the extent that they would reopen in a weeks time. If the closure continues, then presumably things after 22/3 would be refundable as well

    Just looked at the cams, looks like a beautiful day up there :(
     
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  2. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Which is why you tick the insurance box when you buy the pass.
     
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  3. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeah I can understand vail in that cicumstance
     
  4. Chalkie

    Chalkie One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    It is stunning weather on the coastal mountains right now, and the forecast is for that to remain so all week. We planning on a run up to Whistler on Wednesday or Thursday. Last night's announcement put paid to that. So we thought we'd head to Cypress instead - Cypress announced that it is closing "until further notice" from 4pm today (Sunday). So that option is off the table.

    Grouse remains open for the time being so we may head up there instead for a ski this week. Or even drive to Sun Peaks and spend a couple of days there.
     
  5. Bendalong+

    Bendalong+ One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The ticketing was purchased by our travel agent, so not sure about the ticking of the box. We advised cancellation of my trip 5 weeks prior to the pass dates. Anyway, it was only a 4 day Whistler pass. Airfares are being covered by travel insurance. Accommodation was not lost as my wife still went and I stayed at home working to pay for it all.
     
  6. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Most travel insurance that covers skiing has a closed piste cover.
     
  7. Bendalong+

    Bendalong+ One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not relevant in my case.