EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › Whats the Best skiing & best timing in Canada?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Whats the Best skiing & best timing in Canada?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

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.

post #2 of 7

You really need to offer more info.  What is great for one, might not be for another.  Whistler is very different from the Okanagan which diffreent from Banff etc, but they have their pros and cons, just depends on what you after

post #3 of 7

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.  

post #4 of 7

Late season (march, april) in Banff is usuually the best skiing.

post #5 of 7
A vaguely worded Western Canada question...
A first post...
Worldtraveller's been quiet as of late...

I'm going to pipe in and say that Kicking Horse might be a good option. I hear it has lots of good long runs.
post #6 of 7

Tough to get good timing at either place.  Whistler it rains and Lake Louise it doesn't snow.  Better off skiing in the good ol USA.

post #7 of 7

I saw him asking how to leave in some thread or other.  
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeSchmoe View Post

A vaguely worded Western Canada question...
A first post...
Worldtraveller's been quiet as of late...

I'm going to pipe in and say that Kicking Horse might be a good option. I hear it has lots of good long runs.


 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Resorts, Conditions & Travel
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › Whats the Best skiing & best timing in Canada?