Originally Posted by eppentorf
Like the idea!
Where would you start an interior BC trip? Fly into Calgary or from Vancouver? Given that DEC is the snowiest month, how good are they with keeping the roads open, espc. Highway 1.
Would you need to reserve Motels in advance, or can you always find a room for let's say around $100?
Since it's a early season trip, IMO it's a better idea to fly into Vancouver and rent a car there.
Then you could reach Whistler for a few days and head towards the interior where it's much less crowded than Whistler during x-mas and holiday season.
Resorts in interior BC are not super close to each other like Utah or Colorado's Summit County, but they are reasonably easy to get to, what means that you can ski one resort one day, drive to another one, sleep there and ski it the next day.
The Okanagan ski resorts (Sun Peaks, Big White, Silverstar etc) have fewer rocks, which means that they ski pretty well early in the season even with a thin base, besides that, they get good dry snow in frequent small-medium dumps.
And the best thing is that they get much less skiers per inch of snow, than Whistler so you can find good snow days after a storm.
I'm a little biased but among them, Sun Peaks is my favorite, Bigger, more vertical, varied terrain and very few crowds even during the busy holidays.
If you keep driving east, Revelstoke is a real steep powder mountain, you can have some of the best tree skiing there, but since there are only 3 lifts and it's located in a kind of powder hound community, you may get more lift lines on powder days. But it's definitely worth a trip.