A Whistler Blackcomb Student Pass gives you access to the longest ski season in North America, the biggest scene, the best parks, and exclusive student-only perks.


  1. Check that you’re eligible for a Student Pass
  2. Purchase your Student Pass online
  3. On the first day you'd like to ski visit any Guest Service location with your student documentation. You will need a copy of your full-time class schedule AND Letter Of Enrollment stating full-time status. In the case of PhD or Masters programs, we will accept the letter of enrollment without a course schedule. Note: You will need to enter your Student ID number and documentation must be on official school letterhead; handwritten paperwork will NOT be accepted.

Why Choose A Student Pass?

6 Month Season

Unlimited skiing Opening Day to Closing Day, except Dec. 26-31, 2019

Summer Access

In Summer 2020, get unlimited hiking & sightseeing access

An Incredible Value

It's a fraction of the cost of an Unlimited Season Pass

Student Pass Only Perks

Exclusive discounts on hotels, food, shopping & more!

Terrain Variety

We've got a variety of terrain to suit any skill or style

The #1 Ski Resort

A mecca of mountain culture at your doorstep. Endless activities await!

Who's Eligible?

  • Any post-secondary full-time student attending a school on the pre-approved list from British Columbia or Washington State. If your school is not on the list please inquire by emailing wbstudentpass@vailresorts.com.
  • Full-time is a minimum 3 in-class courses or 9 credit hours in the fall (September – December 2019) or spring (January – April 2020) terms. Distance/online education and apprentice/trades work hours are NOT eligible. Sorry, no exceptions.
  • Masters and PhD students require a letter from their Registrar’s Office confirming full-time enrollment. Co-op, Apprentice and Blended Learning programs are eligible as long as there are over 100+ hours in-class time between Sept 2019 – Apr 2020.
  • International Students attending a school on the pre-approved list are eligible, as long as full-time requirements are met.
  • BC residents attending school out of Province are eligible as long as they meet the full time requirements. Government issued ID with photo and address will be requested to confirm residency in BC.
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Student Pass FAQs

After you've purchased your pass online, follow the steps below to get your pass and show your student docs:

Step 1: Getting Your Pass. After your purchase online, your pass will be automatically mailed to you- allow 3 weeks.

--If you'd like to ski or ride within 3 weeks or have not received your pass in the mail- you may activate and pick-up your pass at any Guest Service location.

Step 2: Pass Activation. On your first day, you'll need to show your student docs by visiting any Guest Service Location.

If you still have your 2018.19 Student Pass, have already signed your Release of Liability, have a valid photo on file, and have verified your documentation, you may head straight to the lift this winter!
If you have proof of BC residency and wish to apply for the Student Pass based on enrollment outside of BC or WA, please put your request in writing to wbstudentpass@vailresorts.com.  Include your name, date of birth, and which school you will be attending. Please be aware any and all exceptions are to the discretion of Pass Administration.
In these cases we will require a letter from your Registrar’s office confirming you are enrolled full-time in one of the above programs.
That depends on how many days you think you might do. 
The Unlimited Pass and Epic Pass are full season passes that allows you to ski Whistler Blackcomb all season long without any restrictions.
EDGE Cards are available for Canadian and Washington State residents and are pre-loaded cards with the choice of 2, 5 or 10 days. Additional days can be loaded at a daily discounted rate.
NO – so long as you meet all other requirements, the Student Pass is available to skiers and riders of all ages!