I had my mind made up about buying a house in Whistler this past year. However it seems like to me every trip I take to Whistler gets worse (in terms of weather), and I've quickly fallen out of love. On my three ski trips there this year I have had a total of 2 sunny days, the rest have been combinations of skiing in clouds and bad snow. I've been no flied twice on Heli trips now as well.
At this point I've given up on Whistler and want to look for another mountain to have a base at (in Canada). What Im really looking for I guess is good weather. I love Aspen, particularly Snowmass. Double black terrain is not as important to me because I have the ability to go cat/heli skiing. So weather, good snow quality and ease of travel.
I've been to Revelstoke. I liked- the town, snow and weather. What I didnt like was how difficult it is to get to from Kelowna, the amount of road closures, the reality that there is really only two chair lifts and that the lots are extremely expensive for what you get (IMO). Of course if Revelstoke proceeded with more of its original plans for lifts and service that would be a different story, but I can seem to find any information on that. Does anyone know of any plans for new lifts?
I've never been to Sun Peaks. I actually found out about Sun Peaks when I was in Revelstoke, I liked how close it was to Kamloops. Everything that I've heard about Sun Peaks makes me think of Snowmass- long, groomed, blue cruisers. I like that is close to a few helicopter operations and that is does possess moderate backcountry terrain. What Im not exactly sure on is the weather and snow quality if anyone with experience can chime in? Night life is not important to me anymore, I realize Sun Peaks will not have much.