Impact of COVID-19 at British Columbia’s Top Mountain Resorts


Ski and snowboard season is right around the corner! I’m sure, like me, you want to get out of your house, travel, and shred the mountains. This year is the perfect time for a winter staycation to one of BC’s best mountain resorts! But before you pack your bags you should take your safety and the safety of others into account. All the BC resorts have taken special precautions to protect guests, employees, and their communities from the spread of Covid19.

Learn about some of the safety and protocols that Whistler, Big White, Sun Peaks, and Revelstoke have made for the 2020/2021 season. PLUS we added a list of some of the amazing PROMOTIONS available this year at each resort! Contact Leavetown to hear more about these promotions and special deals on accommodation.

Whistler Blackcomb

WHAT!? Whistler isn’t going to be overcrowded this year! Take advantage of an amazing opportunity to visit Whistler Blackcomb with a drastically limited capacity. That means less time standing in lines and more time shredding BC’s largest mountain resort. This will be a dream season for avid skiers and snowboarders.

Safety & Protocols:

  • Online reservations
  • Mandatory face coverings for guests and staff
  • Social distancing requirements including chairlifts and gondolas
  • Early season is restricted to pass holders only
  • Lift tickets will go on sale December 6th online and by phone only. NO ticket window sales.
  • Ski school requires an online health screening and classes are capped at 6 people
  • Rentals are available with social distancing measures and limited capacity.

Deals and Promos:

  • 2019-2020 pass holders can receive up to an 80% credit for the 2020-2021 season!
  • FREE Epic coverage! This coverage provides refunds for unforeseen illness, job loss, injure, and resort closure due to COVID-19

Big White

Best Family Resort in Canada! Yes, please! Big White is an amazing travel destination for families which just happens to be the best group to travel with during Covid. Plus with capacity restrictions you’re bound to find plenty of the untracked champagne powder that Big White is famous for!

Safety & Protocols:

  • Online reservations
  • Mandatory face coverings for guests and staff
  • Social distancing requirements including chairlifts and gondolas
  • Ski school will operate at 30% capacity with a restriction of “family bubble lessons”
  • Rentals are available through online reservation only. There will be no cross country ski, snowshoe, half day, or clothing rentals available.
  • Season passes can only be purchased online while day passes can be purchased online and picketed up at no-touch ticket booths.

Deals & Promos:

  • 25% off day pass tickets!
  • Free cancellation for reservations 60 days out and full refund with that period if government restrictions limit your ability to visit.

Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks is a giant resort, second only to Whistler in skiable terrain. In normal years you’d feel like you had the mountain to yourself but in 2020/2021 everyone is in for something really special! Enjoy the quiet, fresh, mountain air. Isolation and physical distancing will never have felt this good!

Safety & Protocols:

  • Online reservations only
  • Social distancing measures across the mountain including stores, lines, chairlifts, and gondolas
  • Encouraging the use of face coverings or masks

Deals & Promos:

  • Credit available for 2019/2020 season pass holders!
  • Nordic season pass “no questions asked’ peace of mind program”


Want to make a true trip out of the city? Revelstoke is further than most resorts but well worth it. This gem in the Rockies still seems like a well-kept secret and doesn’t attract the massive crowds that Whistler, Big White, and Sun Peaks can. If you want something remote, extreme, and breathtaking come to Revelstoke.

Safety & Protocols:

  • Mandatory masks or face coverings
  • Physical distancing measures implemented across the resort
  • Daily temperature checks for staff
  • Group ski lessons are currently under review
  • The rental shop encourages pre-booking equipment online

Deals & Promos:

  • Honouring a “no questions asked” cancellation policy for Seasons Passes till October 31
  • Included on both the Mountain Collective and Ikon Season Passes


Are you excited yet!? Book your upcoming winter staycation by reaching out to the Leavetown Team!


Author: Connor Griffiths | Lifty Life Vacation Rentals


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