Hello from sunny England,
I am thinking of making a once-in-a-lifetime trip across to ski somewhere in North America next year - probably Canada.
I usually ski in Europe - mainly France / Italy or Switzerland and prefer tree-lined runs like you find in the Portes du Soleil.
On this once-in-a-lifetime trip I shall be bringing my two (grown-up) sons (in their 20's) and also a non-skiing-wife (NSW). She hates skiing :( So, there needs to be stuff for her to do while we guys are out enjoying ourselves. It would be necessary to meet her at lunchtime on the slopes.
I'm thinking that Whistler will probably suit our needs but will it be very crowded ? We will probably be going around Easter (that's the first week in April 2013). Would that be too late ?
Other places under consideration are Banff / Lake Louise but will there be enough for the NSW to do ?
Should I be considering any other places ? I don't have money to waste and I hate paying more than necessary. But it is a once-in-a-liftime trip.