Hey folks so I appreciate it is right in the middle of July now so I am sure you are all thinking about skiing? Oh ok, so maybe not. But just wanted to make a first call mention on a small gathering we are planning for a “Do” in Whistler next year. The dates are set for the weekend of February 20th-22nd 2015 (duly corrected!) and it will be hosted by myself and MilesPointsAndMaiTais. Hopefully Marathon Man will join us two. There is an FT thread here. Exact plans and times etc are to be confirmed but for sure we plan to ski plenty and then in the evenings have some gatherings where we can discuss the days snow along with the usual banter about miles, points, manufactured spend and crazy deals.


Readers will know I am a huge fan of Whistler, which is remarkably accessible to the miles and points collector. I have written before about how you can relatively easily get a family up to Whistler for very low cost. I’ve already booked my flights there and back on Cathay Pacific in business class (hoping some First Class opens up!) which is just about the best transpacific flight available and great use of either Avios, AA or now US Airways Dividend miles.

Also worth noting that Whistler is part of the Mountain Collective Pass which I have written about numerous times over the past couple of years. At the time of writing they are still offering 1 extra day at one of the resorts, so if you sign up now you can get 3 days at Whistler for $359 plus two days at all the other resorts (you’d only need to go to one other resort to start making this profitable). And 3 days at Whistler for kids for $99 is a bargain in it’s own right even if you never use any of the other resorts.

I will be drumming this up some more as we get to the end of the year but wanted to put a first call out there so anyone keen to go an awesome ski resort with some fellow miles and points maniacs can start their planning now. Happy skiing!!!

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  • mw

    woo hoo! Time travel 🙂

    • MilesAbound

      Oh bollocks! Will update lol

  • Paul

    I like Whistler a lot, but far too much of a trek for me.

    • MilesAbound

      You mean if you wanted to really experience Cathay and fly there via HKG right? 😉

  • Nathan

    Hell yea! Count me in. I have some Sandman suite nights I need to redeem.

  • Jeanni

    FYI…. Whistler still does kids ski free. Not sure what the age limit is but you have to book lift passes before August 31. See below


    Kids Ski Free

    Buy an adult lift pass and ski rentals and receive the same child package free! Kids stay, rent and ski for free – means big savings and plenty of options, for families that book before August 31st.

    No black out periods on packages booked by August 31.

    Lift Tickets

    Pre-book your lift tickets today with Enjoy Whistler and receive your early booking discount AND have them delivered to your accommodation for your arrival, so not only are you saving money but you can head straight to the slopes!

    Our Whistler Blackcomb lift tickets are valid on both mountains, giving you access to over 8,000 acres of terrain, Terrain Parks, Half Pipes and more.

    Pre-book your lift passes before August 31 and save up to 70%!* AND children Ski Free if pass is bought with Adult pass of equivalent duration.

    • MilesAbound

      Thanks Jeanni good to see this option back

  • Andrew

    Hey Phil – I met you this past weekend in DC! Definitely looking forward to Whistler!