Pros: Lots of terrain
Cons: Lots of people and expensive
Pros: Low crowds. Big vertical. Lots of variety. Good steeps and tree skiing. Cheap!
Cons: Some long run-outs, especially coming out of Taynton Bowl. Exposed rocks in high traffic areas.
“ Whistler Blackcomb has enough terrain to make it suitable for a one week or even two week vacation without getting bored by repeating the same runs continually. The village also has enough nightlife and eating establishments to also avoid the same. And all this is without further need of a vehicle once you arrive. There is a reason why it is rated number one in North America. ...” --noncrazycanuck
“Sunshine has great scenery but i would choose another resort to really ski! If looking for killer terrain i would go to Castle Mountain or Fernie Alpine Resort. If looking for deep snow and more chance of new snow I would go to Fernie or Red. Too much traversing and not enough fall line skiing at Sunshine ” --Powder8Dog
“ Love skiing at Kicking Horse. On a powder day it's unbelievable- fresh heli skiing lines all day. Even when it hasn't snowed for awhile, it's not bad, because the snow is so light. The amount of chutes is unreal and the sidecountry is huge. Now that Superbowl is patrolled, it just adds that much more terrain. One downside is the gondola is the only way up, but I've never...” --seattle_sun
“When visiting the Okanagan, I prefer to ski Silver Star. The whole backside of Silver Star will be interesting for strong skiers. The front side is a great place for intermediates. The snow is better at Big White though, and it has more intermediate terrain. This might be worth checking out if you are in the Revelstoke area.” --manchester81
“Located in the North Thompson region of British Columbia’s South Central Interior, Sun Peaks is one of the more northerly of Western Canada’s major ski resorts. It is a 45 minute drive from Kamloops, B.C. Sun Peaks sits on the Western edge of the Shuswap Plateau and is about 20 miles east of the North Thompson River. It is not really in a mountain range and is the only alpine peak in the...” --DanoT
“ Fernie is my home mountain & I ski it around 35 to 40 times a season. Its located about 10 minutes from the town of Fernie, BC which can be seen from the slopes. It’s on the eastern slope of the Lizard Range of the Canadian Rockies and consists of 5 bowls divided by ridges which offer some very good steeps and tree skiing. All told there is around 2,000 acres of inbounds terrain of which...” --Kootenay
“Only been there once and I don't think I will go back. This place is so grotesque. This fake Disneyland resort is so disconcerting and devoid of any charm. It looks like a Hollywood soap-opera set. I don't understand why you have to take a standing lift to access the slopes from the arrival area. This just creates a bottleneck to leave or access the slopes on a crowded day. Why not have...” --kelly001
“ This mountain, located on the Rockies' continental divide, offers it all. Moguls, steeps, cliff bands, powder, silky runs and pretty much anything else your heart desires. One thing it does not offer is a resort experience. This mountain is for skiers not party animals (although there is opportunity for that too). It has very limited facilities including a...” --Kootenay
“A group of us went to Big White in March of this year, during spring break. Surprisingly, there were very few people! I had been concerned about going at that time because of the possible crowding, but it never was an issue. It snowed the afternoon and overnight the day we arrived, with 8" to greet us on our first morning of skiing,. The next two nights received a light dusting of...” --graham418
“ Lots of runs, beautiful scenery that overlooks the St. Lawrence river. There are quality runs to challenge nearly everyone from beginners to advanced skiers. Groomers, bumps, glades, and some slightly steep stuff--Le Massif has nearly everything. The mountain gets more snow than the others in the region as well due to its location and surroundings. ” --Metaphor_