Popular Whistler Blackcomb snow-school programming on hold
Some Whistler parents are coming up with alternative plans for the winter ahead after learning that Whistler Blackcomb (WB) will not run snow school programming for kids under seven this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Popular programs like Kinder Kids, Valley Kids, and Weekend Club programs have traditionally served as both a way for local kids to learn to ski or snowboard, as well as reasonably priced childcare for many.
But Patrick Smyth, whose daughter has been in everything from gymnastics to soccer and ballet during the pandemic, said he wondered why so many kids programs were able to work within safety protocols, but not this one.
“Has it affected my bottom line? No. It’s just another kick in the pants,” he said. “I like spending money on the mountain. I like being a customer, but they’re not letting me.”