While it bears the name of our leading corporate sponsor, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is a registered non-profit organization originally formed by Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises in 1992 to enhance the Mountain’s role as a supporter of the community. While the name changed to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation in 1997 to reflect the merger of the two mountains, the Foundation’s goal has not. Through the corporate support of Whistler Blackcomb, Vail Resorts Epic Promise, TELUS, and the support of numerous businesses and individuals, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation plays a unique and significant role in supporting the communities of the Sea to Sky Corridor.
Under the direction of the Foundation’s Co-Presidents, Geoff Buchheister & David Krasny and Executive Director, Mei Madden, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation has raised over 19 million dollars for Registered Sea to Sky Charities making it the largest fundraising organization in the area. Our mandate is to support larger, more everlasting community projects within the Sea to Sky Corridor, as well as to build a stronger relationship with residents of the community. The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to organizations whose activities provide benefit to residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor in the areas of health, human services, education, recreation, arts & culture and the environment with a special emphasis placed on youth and family programs.
A sell-out since its introduction in 1998, the Founders Pass is the primary fundraising vehicle for the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. With a recent generous donation from Vail Resorts EpicPromise, the program has now doubled in size and the Foundation will raise one million dollars this year for Sea to Sky community charities through the sale of 100 annual VIP ski passes. To learn more, click here.
Please note: The Founders Pass Program is currently full and we are not accepting additional waitlist members at this time. Please visit this page for any updates in the future.
The Founders Pass is fully transferable winter season pass, 50% is tax deductible and the pass offers unique privileges including:
• Lift Line Priority for the first ride up of the day for the passholder and 3 paid guests*.
• 10 First Tracks vouchers
• Mountain biking and sightseeing access
• Discount perks of a regular Whistler Blackcomb Season Pass
• VIP rates for the TELUS Winter Classic evening events - the Whistler Winetastic or the Grand Finale Gala
• Donor Wall recognition
The price is $10,000 Canadian per year.