Colorado-based ski resort Vail Resorts has finalized its $1 billion purchase of Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia. This adds to its already considerable collection of ski resorts around the world. Season pass holders from both resorts are getting a great deal for the 2016-2017 ski season. Vail members are able to stay at the Whistler Blackcomb location for five complimentary days, while the same is true in reverse. The company has opted to keep the current staff on at the newly acquired location, and has added one of Whistler Blackcomb’s board members to their own board of directors.