We are planning a trip to Canada for ski & boarding in 2012. Looks like whistler and lake louise Banff could be great options. Does anyone out there have any ideas, thoughts, suggestions re the current location ideas - Canada's best or other recommendations? How do they compare for skiing scenery, overall experience etc? And most importantly weather! What is the best time to go to get snow and preferably cold crisp weather but not extreme cold? Went to Tahoe last year and had a little too much sun and melting snow - did have power on the last day but still... That was early April.
Whats the Best skiing & best timing in Canada?
But, Lake Louise RULES for scenery. That won't change.
I think any time you lock yourself into a destination, you have to give up on expecting the right weather. If you're there for a week, you get what you get. The month before and the month after you leave could be totally different conditions. I think anywhere is great in February, but whether you have fresh snow or sun or fog or whatever on the particular days you are there is just a guess until you get there. Many years ago, before I lived here, I spent a WEEK in Whitefish and had blue bird conditions every day. But anyone can tell you that's not normal. Last season, Carvemeister and his buds showed up during a brief "drought" of new snow. The day they had packed the car to head north? Started dumping. You have to tell us what is most important to you...weather, food, groomer conditions, tree conditions, etc. To "get snow" is too vague. And what is "crisp"? Personally, I love single digit days, the snow is so much better quality. Is that extreme? Not to me. Extreme is minus 25 F and add windchill on top of that.
I saw him asking how to leave in some thread or other.