Hey I'm hoping to get a little help please bear with my novel:
Family trip (2 adults 5 children 12, 10, 8,8,8) to celebrate Christmas from NZ so a white Christmas is wanted. We plan to be away 3 wks so just under that actually on the mountain. The last 3 trips to the US from NZ we have gone to Copper in Jan and Feb but having done a heap of reading this will not potentially give us the skiing we want and the cost is +++.
I hope I'm on the right track and have shortlisted Big White and Sun Peaks for this trip. We all ski but my husband and I can also snowboard(and prefer it if the snow is really deep). All adults and kids can ski pretty much everywhere available in Coppper (except the double black diamond tree skiing) so although we aren't looking at always skiing advanced it would be nice to do a couple of runs here and there. Advanced blues/easy blacks are probably the most fun to ski as a family.
We want: Ski in ski out which as far as I can work out both resorts have
The kids want to be able to play on the terrain park and enjoyed the smaller ones at Copper as well as the 1/2 pipe.
Atmosphere for Christmas with things to do.
To make the trip as economical as we can eating lunch in etc.
Lots of snow
Worries: Big white out and visibility isn't safe with 5 children and lots of snow
Ability to replenish food stores and not having access to shops like we have got used to in Copper (with a car)
Oh and one other thing my son is quietly very disappointed as his birthday present was to be some hours at Woodward at Copper, is there anything like this in Canada where we would be able to access it?
Any advise good or bad would be great. Thanks so much