Now we've decided on destination, I need to post another thread to find out the plan to "tackle" WB. Thank you all!
Always feels good to get the basic travel dates and flights sorted out. You have a lucky nephew!
As for suggestions the week in Whistler, you might as well ask your questions in this thread. Then no need to repeat background info.
Stopping by LL on the way home from Vancouver is more reasonable than only going there from the east coast for a long weekend. That's exactly what the MCP is designed to do . . . encourage people to check out destination resorts they might otherwise overlook.