The days are getting shorter, holiday drinks are appearing in the café, and temperatures are dropping. Most of the time on campus it doesn’t get cold enough to snow—although we did get a light dusting this weekend. But when it’s raining down here in Squamish, you know it’s snowing up in Whistler. And that means it’s skiing season!
This year, Whistler Blackcomb opened a little earlier than expected on November 22. This happened to be during our last block break, so lots of Quest students went up for opening day while they had a break from schoolwork. While the first day was still a bit rocky, they got more snow Saturday night and Sunday had quite a bit of powder.
Whistler passes are fairly pricey, but Quest students get a huge discount on season passes. A regular adult season pass costs about $2000. A student pass only costs $569, so it’s an amazing discount! All you need to do is prove you’re a full-time student with your student card and a printout of your schedule and you’re golden!
Getting up to Whistler can be a little tricky if you don’t have your own car, but there are so many Quest students going up each day its pretty easy to catch a ride with someone else. The SRC (Students’ Representative Council) also runs free shuttles up to Whistler each Saturday.