How do I earn badges 2017?

WB Plus Admin -

Here is a rundown on how you can earn the 'virtual' badges in WB+. Organised in general order of difficulty.

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WINTER 16/17 BADGES

Day 1 - Whistler Mountain First ride on a Whistler Mountain lift this season
Day 1 - Blackcomb Mountain First ride on a Blackcomb Mountain lift this season
Weekender Ski or snowboard both Saturday and Sunday in the same week – Brave the Crowds!
Mt Kosciuszko Good on ya! Descend Mt Kosciuszko in one day. Australia's Highest Mountain (2,228 vertical metres, 7,309 vertical feet) - only 1 Summit badge can be earned per day
High Five 5 days of skiing or snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb in a season
10K Vertical Metres Descend 10,000 vertical metres (32,808 vertical feet) in a season
US Thanksgiving Give thanks for deep powder! Ski or snowboard on November 26th
Future Olympian It could all start here. 5 rides on Olympic Chair in the one day
Magician Abracadabra! 5 rides on Magic Chair in one the day
25K Vertical Metres Descend 25,000 vertical metres (82,020 vertical feet) in a season
Santa To open your best present. Ski or snowboard on December 25th
Winter Solstice Short but sweet. Ski or snowboard on December 21st
Happy New Year Ski or snowboard at Whistler Blackcomb on January 1
Australia Day Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Ski or snowboard on January 26th
Easter Calling all Easter snow-bunnies! Ski or snowboard on April 16th
Valentine's Day Feel the love. Ski or snowboard on February 14th
Bike Park Laps You gotta let it go, Bike Park is closed. Ski only Fitz or Garbo lifts in a day, dreaming of the brown pow.
Pi Day Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi), observed on March 14. Ski or ride that day to earn your Pi Day badge
10 Rides 10 chairlift/gondola/tbar rides in one season
25 Rides 25 chairlift/gondola/tbar rides in one season
Gore-Tex® Winter Warrior Get the most out of everyday, no matter the conditions with GORE-TEX® products. Ski or ride on days that get 10+ cm of snow and/or 60+ km wind speeds in the month of January.
St Patrick's Day Lucky you! Ski or snowboard on March 17th
Chinese New Year Be a rooster. Ski or snowboard on January 28th
Herding Cats 5 laps on Catskinner Chair on 3 separate days in a season – It's about as fun as 'herding cats'!
Hang Ten 10 days of skiing or snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb in a season
Alpinist 10 rides on alpine lifts in a season. Lifts includes Harmony, Symphony, Peak, 7th Heaven, Glacier Express, Horstman t-bar, Showcase t-bar, Whistler t-bar
Fresh Tracks Fuel your day with Fresh Tracks Mountain Top Breakfast and load the Village gondola before 8am + ski/ride 5 lifts to earn this badge
Bell to Bell A full day on the hill. First scan up before 9am and a last scan after 3pm
50K Vertical Metres Descend 50,000 vertical metres (164,041 vertical feet) in a season
100k Vertical Metres Descend 100,000 vertical metres (328,084 vertical feet) in a season
Quarter (25 Days) 25 days of skiing or snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb in a season
Opening Day Blackcomb Ski or ride on Blackcomb mountain the day it opens.
Closing Day Blackcomb Ski or ride on Blackcomb the day it closes
5 Streak Five days on the bounce? You can do it!
88,888 Vertical Number 8 is considered lucky by many. Surpass 88,888m vertical for the season and get this Lucky 8 badge.
Opening Day Whistler Ski or ride on Whistler mountain the day it opens.
Closing Day Whistler Ski or ride on Whistler the day it closes
Mount Elbrus приветствие. 3rd rung of the 7-Summits: descend Mount Elbrus in one day, Europe's highest mountain (5,642 vertical metres, 18,510 vertical feet) - only 1 Summit badge can be earned per day
50 Rides 50 chairlift/gondola/tbar rides in one season
10 Streak Ten days straight? Way to go!
100 Rides 100 chairlift/gondola/tbar rides in one season
Creepy Crawley 5 rides on each of Catskinner, Magic, and Olympic (so 15 total) on the same day. Maybe bring a book...
Mount Vinson Second stop in the 7-Summits: descend Mount Vinson in one day, Antarctica's highest mountain (4,892 vertical metres, 16,050 vertical feet) - only 1 Summit badge can be earned per day
May the 4th be with you The force to ride is strong with this one. Ski or snowboard on May 4th
25 Streak Whoa, almost a month without a break. Ski or ride 25-days straight.
6-Pack Ride the Harmony 6 Express, six times, in the same day
250 Rides 250 chairlift/gondola/tbar rides in one season
Explore, Scan and Win Scan at Emerald, Big Red and Basecamp Whistler Village on Whistler opening day and be entered to win prizes from The North Face. Be in store to win between 3:30 - 5:30pm.
Kilimanjaro Hodi. Middle child of the 7-Summits: descend Kilimanjaro in one day, Africa's highest Mountain (5,895 vertical metres, 19,341 vertical feet) - only 1 Summit badge can be earned per day
Thigh Burner Ride any alpine lift... followed by any base lift, three times, on the same day. Feel the buuuurn.
Aconcagua ¡Hola! Second only to Everest in the 7-Summits: descend Aconcagua in one day, South America's highest mountain (6,961 vertical metres, 22,838 vertical feet) - only 1 Summit badge can be earned per day
Half Marathon To claim (or keep!) this badge, you've gotta ski or ride at least 50% of the days the mountains have been open. Be warned though, if your pace drops, you'll lose the badge! Calculations begin 10-days after opening day.
Dark Side Maintain an 80% track record of skiing or riding on Blackcomb to earn (and keep!) this badge. Be drawn to the Whistler light side though and it'll fade away...
Denali ᐊᐃᓐᖓᐃ. On the podium: descend Denali in one day, North America's highest mountain (6,194 vertical metres, 20,322 vertical feet - only 1 Summit badge can be earned per day
Anti Alpine Epic storm and the alpine closed? Work that mid-mountain game hard and ride every mid lift on both mountains, including the Peak2Peak... both ways!
Blackcomb Complete Ride all lifts on Blackcomb Mountain in a season – Excalibur Gondola, Excelerator, Magic*, Wizard, Solar Coaster, Catskinner, 7th Heaven, Jersey Cream, Glacier, Crystal, Showcase t-bar, Horstman t-bar*
Whistler Complete Ride all lifts on Whistler Mountain in a season – G1 Village Gondola, Creekside Gondola, Fitzsimmons, Garbanzo, Olympic, Red, Emerald, Whistler t-bar, Peak, Harmony, Symphony
Birthday Happy Birthday from Whistler Blackcomb! Ski or snowboard on your birthday
Dominating! 20 lift rides in one day
Lift Challenge - Blackcomb Ride all lifts with RFID gates on Blackcomb Mountain in 1 day* - Excluding Peak 2 Peak; you are only required to scan at 1 of either Excalibur Gondola or Blackcomb Base 2. 
Lift Challenge - Whistler Ride all lifts with RFID gates on Whistler Mountain in 1 day - Excluding Peak 2 Peak and you are only required to scan at 1 of either the Whistler G2 Gondola / Mid-station or G1 Village Gondola
250K Vertical Metres Descend 250,000 vertical metres (820,210 vertical feet) in a season
Blackcomb Bookend Ski or snowboard on both opening and closing days on Blackcomb Mountain
Whistler Bookend Ski or snowboard on both opening and closing days on Whistler Mountain
50 Days of Slay (50 Days) 50 days of skiing or snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb in a season
500 Lift Rides 500 chairlift/gondola/tbar rides in one season
75'er (75 Days) 75 days of skiing or snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb in a season
500K Vertical Metres Descend 500,000 vertical metres (1,640,419 vertical feet) in a season
Mount Everest Easier down than up! Descend Mt Everest in one day. The world's highest Mountain. (8,848 vertical metres, 29,029 vertical feet) - only 1 Summit badge can be earned per day
The Mariana Trench Go deeper. Descend The Mariana Trench in one day. The world's deepest point (10,994 vertical metres, 36,069 vertical feet)
750 Rides 750 chairlift/gondola/tbar rides in one season
75 Streak 75 days on the bounce. Don't quit now!
Marathon You need to maintain skiing or riding at least 80% of the days the mountains have been open. Be warned though, if your pace drops, you'll lose the badge! Calculations begin 10-days after opening day.
7 Summits Collect all 7 summits badges to earn this bonus badge!
50 Streak 50 days in a row! Do you even work bro?
Did It All - WB Complete Ride every lift on both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains in a season – See Whistler Complete and Blackcomb Complete for all lifts + a Peak 2 Peak scan is required
Mega Day Ride all lifts with RFID gates on both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in 1 day - You are not required to scan at Whistler Gondola G2 or Blackcomb Base 2, only at the bottom of each gondola -You only need to ride 1-way on the Peak2Peak gondola.
100 Days 100 days of skiing or snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb in a season
1000 Lift Rides 1000 chairlift/gondola/tbar rides complete in one season
1 Million Vertical Metres Descend 1,000,000 vertical metres (32,808,399 vertical feet) in a season
Beat Vertbag Vertbag did it. Can you? Descend 2,060,764 vertical metres (6,761,036 vertical feet) in one season
Mariana's Everest Everest too easy? Mariana Trench too meager? You always double-down on eleven. Hit 19,843m in a day for this gold star.
100 Streak That's some dedication, the century of consecutive days.
Season Streak Ski or ride the entire season, from Whistler opening to Blackcomb closing. Every. Single. Day. Awarded only on the final day of the season.
Ultra Marathon Don't miss a day, maintain 100% pace of ski and ride days to resort open days for the entire season! Calculations begin 10-days after opening day, and at that point you need to be 10 for 10 to earn this golden nugget. Miss just one single day after that though and it will be out of reach for the rest of the season.

Badges are calculated every 5 minutes as of the Winter 2016/17 season - compared to only once after 5pm.

For Whistler Complete, Blackcomb Complete and Did It All - WB Complete it may take a little longer to calculate/process these badges, so may be 'awarded' a little later than completed.

On occasion RFID gates may not be able to scan your pass due to data signal loss, bad scans, weather etc. If this is the case we suggest you visit other lifts on the mountain to continue your goal/challenge/adventure.

*Currently Franz’s Chair and our magic carpets do not have RFID gates installed, so are not included in any Badge challenges; nor can they count towards any vertical or lift stats.

*Horstman t-bar is currently not required to count towards any of the relevant daily Badges (Mega Day, Blackcomb Complete). Still required for seasonal badges however (Blackcomb Complete, Did It All).

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