1. Has anyone been to WB recently, or is a local of WB ? How are things shaping up?
I see they have had some snow, quite a bit of snow but from snow reports hard to glean whether there has been rain too etc. I understand Whistler closing date for now is April 25, there is Telus Ski and Board festival there from April 14-24.
What is it like that week? If we went, it would be an 8 year old advanced and his intermediate Dad. There are times WB snow rivals Utah and Calif, so any insights, advice, please do post.
2. Squaw and Alpine Meadows getting a lot of snow now. SV scheduled closing May 8, whereas AM is April 21
3. Mammoth has the most snow of any place in NAmerica it appears (have not doen extensive research but just from some web site glancing) and it does have the longest season.
Though travel times to SV/AM seems about the same versus Whistler from NYC (changing planes to Reno etc) and then drive , matches non-stop flight plus 3 hr drive to WB. Mammoth may be even longer, but unclear if those direct flights from LA or San Fran run in the 4/15-4/25 period, will find that out.
One more question, is it faster to go to Mammoth from NYC via San Fran or LA, or difference marginal at best?
SV/AM combined look like great places to ski, though accommodation reviews about SV base and AM locale are not "pretty", tons of serious complaints about service and all that.
Anyway, we ski, we eat, he does his homework, and then TV or Netflix and then lights out and next day same gig returns.
Given insider advice about AM and SV, AM seems to be the equivalent of SB, the hidden gem of Tahoe ski area.
Anyway, any insights appreciated, what is best bet then etc.?