Old 21-02-12, 11:20 AM   #1
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Where to go in Canada?

Am planning a season out in Canada, but wondering where to go, so need some advice. Thoughts so far as follows:

Whistler - Biggest and best, but seems expensive, and a little less personal than somewhere smaller. Is it worth the hype?

Banff - Lots of ski options, there are a lot of companies running season long courses from there, there's the option of 3 ski zones, but I don't like the idea of getting the bus everyday. Have also heard it hardly ever gets above freezing.

Big White - Don't know much about it, seems like a smaller version of Whistler. Anyone say anything on it?

Sun Peaks - Looks like quite a small resort, but still has a large ski area, and large terrain. Haven't spoken with anyone who's been there though. Is there enough to keep you happy for a season?

Any thoughts and comments would be more than welcome.


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Old 15-04-12, 02:18 AM   #2
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I went to Whistler - Cause I had to Ski Whistler on Australia Day !
Also went to Fernie & it was a lot more "personal" , Whistler was MASSIVE & somewhat overwhelming for an Aussie, sure I enjoyed it, & probably the runs off Blackcomb more than Whistler.
But I did like Fernie more, great runs, people were friendly both on the hill & in town, maybe they were just impressed that someone from as far away as Australia would go there. But I did like the place.
Also Sun Peaks must be good, it is on my short list, 1. I met a person at Whistler, yes ok female too, but anyway we skied all day, then she gave me a Sun Peaks trail guide & an email address. 2. On the way home I met a couple (of Aussies) who have skied Sun Peaks 9 seasons . 3. Since I have been home I met another couple who have skied Sun Peaks 16 times consectively, thats sixteen. So it must be Good.
Hope this helps.

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I'd sure go for Sun Peaks. Very friendly people and of course a lot of them really love ski. The place is great for adventure and fun. Been there for 3 times and still loving it.

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Banff does get cold. Sunshine Village is my fave it has the gondola.
Fernie has great conditions lots of pow
Panorama is another great place . I have found it to be the warmest of the 3.
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Just visit the Ski in Canada..its really fun and exciting you were really enjoy your vacations.
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Old 04-02-13, 06:05 AM   #6
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Banff / Lake Louise / Sunshine

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Check out Red Mountain in Rossland, little ski town feel, big mountain riding
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Tremblant is a good spot

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