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Heavenly vs. whistler [in Feb 2016]

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What do you think would have better conditions this upcoming year around feb?

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Welcome to Epic.

 

Whistler/Blackcomb, it's farther north though a lower elevation but mountain stats say it's where to chance.

 

http://media.whistler.com/all-about-whistler/stats-and-facts/

 

http://www.skiheavenly.com/the-mountain/mountain-information/mountain-information.aspx#/TerrainTab

 

Vertical drop- Though Heavenly claims the most vertical on the west coast... it's 3500' to Blackcomb's 5280'

Snowfall Avg.- Annual avg. Snowfall is 30 feet at Heavenly, 38.5 feet at Whistler/Blackcomb

Base Snow - February is the best month to go to Whistler as it's least busy (don't go on family day weekend) and highest base of the year                            should be about then with no melt season yet and lots of time to accumulate snow.

Skier traffic - February is typically lower in February (second week), I say this as timeshares were cheaper to buy in February then Jan.

Skiable terrain - Heavenly has 4800 acres, not bad, but Whistler/Blackcomb has nearly double at 8171 acres.

 

Chances of two bad years in a row.. not likely and even last year in the horrible year there was skiing in February, it's not like they closed.

 

Oh yea, one more point add on in edit... What a great year to go to Canada where you dollar will net you 1.30 to 1.35 CAD right now.

 

One more... looked up and found video from February 15, 2015, the worst snow year in years... and it's not so bad looking.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YV3l0gvNNc

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Of course, better than both of these this year would be Aspen during the gathering where they rest of us will be in from Feb. 2 to 9th.

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