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post #1 of 9
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Just wondering where the "best" ski conditions are at the moment in British Columbia/Alberta?

The information is a bit scattered across the forum. Clearly not the best season but would appreciate insight from anyone who has recently been. We'll probably be visiting ski fields around Whistler and Lake Louise unless advised of better options?

 

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post #2 of 9
South to Whitefish or Bachelor? Revelstoke? Or change the plane tickets to go to Austria?

Dates? March is halfway over, but resorts are closing.
post #3 of 9

I wouldn't bother with Whistler this year, the worst in memory as far as I am aware.  We just got back from a trip and skied Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Sunshine Village, and Whitefish in Montana.  Of the four Sunshine had the best conditions, but they weren't stellar.  It was mostly hard pack except for some north facing slopes, of which there were few.  This is a very poor year to be traveling to ski Western Canada.  Others can comment with more certainty, but it sounds like Colorado is the best bet in North America this year.

post #4 of 9

Prolly Sun Peaks or Big White if you're hoping for decent spring skiing conditions... if it cools off again and doesn't snow though it'll be pretty bad though.  Otherwise go somewhere in the Rockies if they get any new snow...  

post #5 of 9

Right now Sun Peaks is full blown spring skiing with soft snow everywhere. Some of the south facing lower mountain runs are getting big bare spots on the lower portions of the runs and are starting to get closed down. There is good coverage on the upper mountain and soft snow off piste.

post #6 of 9

I was at a ski club meeting last night and a group just got back from a week long trip to Whistler.  While the snow conditions were not optimal, they all had a great time and said there was plenty of good skiing on the upper 2/3 of the mountain,  Even though the conditions were the worst in many years, the experience was still outstanding.  It must be truly amazing when there is good snow. 

 

I was checking a bit on their web site and it seems like the prices are pretty reasonable.

 

Perhaps a destination for a future Gathering??

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by northeasterner View Post
 

I was at a ski club meeting last night and a group just got back from a week long trip to Whistler.  While the snow conditions were not optimal, they all had a great time and said there was plenty of good skiing on the upper 2/3 of the mountain,  Even though the conditions were the worst in many years, the experience was still outstanding.  It must be truly amazing when there is good snow. 

 

I was checking a bit on their web site and it seems like the prices are pretty reasonable.

 

Perhaps a destination for a future Gathering??

 

Upper 2/3s has good skiing? Please define "good".

post #8 of 9

Actually they said it was still decent even though it was a rough year.  They did not say good.  Sorry for the confusion.

post #9 of 9

Best conditions in March will be the same as usual.

Either Whistler/Blackcomb on the coast or the Banff region (Sunshine/Lake Louise/Panorama/Kicking Horse)

But you really need to adjust your expectations. All will be running but currently it's far from normal conditions 

Personally I would pick another year if this is a big trip for you.

Or if your coming anyway enjoy the area and view the skiing as just one extra available activity 

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