Hi, first time posting here. My fiance and I are planning on a trip to Whistler for February 2014. We have about 12 days at our disposal and so I thought, why not do a combined trip to Whistler and Banff, rather than spend all our time one place. My first question is, would 7 days/6 nights be enough to get everything out of Whistler and all that it has to offer? We both enjoy big mountains and a lively apré ski atmosphere so we definitely want to make Whistler our primary destination.
Secondly, would the ~9 hour drive from Whistler to Banff be worth doing in February? We'd love to see the Canadian Rockies so I thought driving would be a great way to do that. Also, is there a good probability that the weather might not be greatest to be doing a long-haul drive in February? We're from New England so we're both familiar with how to drive in bad weather but wasn't sure if anyone would strongly suggest against it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks.