My plan to go to Whistler in early March didn't happen. Too much work ("fun" work that I don't want to miss).
So my next window of opportunity is Easter weekend. I can make a longer trip because we close on Good Friday. I would love to hit either Banff or Whistler, but unfortunately, Easter seems to be a busy time for Canadian destinations. Flights and lodging is a bit tight and price elevated even with the favorable exchange rates. Still, not having been to Whistler, it's really enticing. Similar situation for Banff/Lake Louise.
Of the MCP destinations, the only group in the US that I haven't used up are Squaw/Alpine + Mammoth. That would make for a nice 4 day trip with zero outlay for lift ticket. Jet Blue flies to Reno direct from NYC. Price is on par with Vancouver or Calgary. Lodging is cheap as chips at Reno, though offset by the higher price at Mammoth. Also a bit more complex logistic to move between Tahoe and Mammoth.
In the end, the main factor of a good ski trip will be the condition!
From the sound of it, Whistler is in really good shape right now. Any rumor on weather the next 2 weeks leading up to Easter weekend?
Tahoe is equally a wild card weather-wise as Whistler. Anyone got any insight (or speculations)?
I haven't heard much chit chat about Sunshine/Lake Louise. I'm guessing that means it's pretty good "as usual"?
To get reasonable air fare, I'll probably need to commit to it the next couple days.