FAQ - STAFF SALE Red Chair Express & Jersey Cream


Please read through carefully.  There is important information below that will help make your purchase and pickup run smoothly.

Whistler Blackcomb Employees have the opportunity to be entered into a draw to purchase one of a limited number of retired Big Red Express chairs or a retired Jersey Cream chair at a discounted price.

Q: When and where can I purchase a chair?

  1. Interested employees must express their interest in buying a chair by 9am on Tuesday, May 21 using THIS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM.
  2. Payment link will be emailed in the afternoon of May 21, to individuals whose names were drawn.
  3. Purchasers will have until 5pm on Wednesday, May 22 to submit payment. If payment is not received, purchaser will forfeit their opportunity to purchase.

    Q: What is the cost to purchase a chair at the staff rate? $150 CAD, maximum one (1) chair per employee.

    Q: What does the price include? 

    • Price includes sales tax and loading assistance on designated pickup dates.
    • Price does not include shipping, delivery, unloading, or customs arrangements/costs.
    • Chairs are sold as is and all sales are final/non-refundable.

    Q: When will the chairs be available for pickup?

    • Friday, May 31 from 3:00pm-5:00pm
    • Saturday, June 1 from 9:30am-11:30am
      (Chairs must be picked up on one of the above dates)

    Q: Can I request a specific chair number?  Unfortunately, number selection is not available.

    Q: Do the chairs have attached accessories?

    • Big Red Express chairs do not have a safety bar attached.
    • The bulk of the retired Jersey Cream chairs come with the safety bar attached, while a small selection do not include a safety bar. We cannot guarantee which JC chair you will receive at the time of pickup.
    • Grips and hangers have been removed and are not offered for sale.

    Q: What are the chair specifications?
    Approximate Weight: 325 lbs.
    Approximate Measurements: 92.12” W x 33” D x 62” H

      Q: Where is the pickup location? Parking Lot 7 (Glacier Lane on Blackcomb) during the dedicated pickup windows only.

      Q: Important Pickup and Delivery Information

      • Please note the weight & dimensions when determining how you will transport your chair
      • Please bring your own tie downs to secure your load before departing Lot 7. On site staff can help place your chair onto your truck using a telehandler.
      • Pickup dates/times apply to individuals AND delivery/shipping companies
      • Your chair will be loaded from the lineup of chairs in the order in which you arrive.

      Q: Who can I contact if I need to arrange shipping/delivery? You are welcome to select a delivery company of your choice. Be sure to provide the delivery company with your name and purchase confirmation number for pickup.

      Q: Can I have a friend pick up my chair for me?  Yes but the person that you designate to pick up your chair must provide BOTH your name and the purchase confirmation number to the WBF attendants onsite.

      Q: Does my chair come with a standChairs do not come equipped with a stand or footings. Chair stands can be sourced and purchased separately, at the buyers’ own sourcing and expense. A professionally built stand is required for the safety & enjoyment of your chair.

      Q: Where do the funds raised through these sales go?

      • The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, which is dedicated to providing financial support to organizations whose activities provide benefit to residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor
      • The EpicPromise Employee Foundation, which supports Vail Resorts’ employees and their dependents in times of need through emergency financial assistance and educational grants.

      Q: If I have other questions about the chairlifts, who can I talk to? Please direct your questions to Jaime Kerrigan, Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, at jkerrigan@whistlerblackcombfoundation.com