We have booked to go to Whistler for 10 days next year. Our first ski day is 30 March, but the lift pass prices go right down on 31st. I want to take advantage of the offer that ends on 31 Aug and book them through our Tour Operator. A 10-day pass starting on 30 March will cost us £342 more as a family than a 9-day pass starting the following day. As we are 2 adults, 2 teens and one child, this also incorporates Kids Ski Free, so we are only paying for four passes. I have emailed WB and the only info they are able to give me at this stage is their anticipated window price for a 1-day pass. With an exchange rate similar to today's, this would give us a saving of about £100 - buying five one-day passes at the window for the 30th rather than the 10-day pass.
So, it would be beneficial to us to go for the 9-day pass to start on 31st, but what I would like to know is what is the best way for us to get tickets for the 30th. All this on the understanding that we will be paying for five of us, not four (no free kids), the exchange rate is unknown, and the pass prices are not yet set in stone. I suppose my question really is - is there any way of getting a discount for a one-day pass if bought in advance (ie through our rep)?
Most grateful for any thoughts.