What sort of snow conditions can one expect around 18-23Dec at Sun Peaks? Would Silver Star be a safer bet?
That's pushing it a bit in both cases. Neither area gets as much as 250 inches of snow per season. Silver Star gets more than Sun Peaks, but the steep backside terrain at SIlver Star needs more coverage. So I would look to mid-January to mid-March core of the season at either resort.
Thanks Tony. I was orginally look at Jan12 but would you believe the airline fares for this period is something like $700-$800 more from Australia for this period compared to Dec (which is $4k for the 5 of us). Accommodation is more but only about half of this to account for the holiday period. We are mostly beginner to upper intermediate skiers so not so worried about the most challenging terrain being available - would your view differ on conditions based on this advice?