|Originally posted by Ty Webb:
Thanks for the insights! Go ahead and follow up on the PM here!!
Thanks also for the insights. I appreciate all the info I can get.
Keep it coming!
|Originally pm'ed by Ty Webb:
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate a first hand account. We are a fairly small ski club in North Central Indiana. We would take a group of 25 to 30 to Sun Peaks if we deceided to go there. Since we are from the flat lands, most of our people ski 20 days or less each season and we have mostly middle age, a few younger couples, and several empty nesters that are active. With that, not a lot of people in our club like to "huck" off a cliff or drop in to a powder fresh bowl in the back country. Lots of blue groomers and some green runs for fun. A few blacks to get the blood pumping and a few tree runs is what we like. We also go more for middle of the road acommodations. Ski in/out is always nice but it is not a must. We don't want to commute though. A short walk to the lifts is fine for us and acommodations that are on a shuttle route that is a short ride to the lifts. Hotels or Condos are also both fine. Because we have a diverse group, cost can be a major factor for!
some of our group. We don't have very many party people either. We like to gather for a drink or two in the evening but noone really parties all night! We really go for the skiing and want to get as much in as possible. Because there is no skiing near to us, we want to get there quickly, and ski all day and then rest and do it all over the next day.
Thanks again for your insights. I appreciate your help.
By the way, we are going to Jackson Hole and Whistler this year with our club for our trips out west.
Hey there ty.
I'll put your pm in quotes so I can remember exactly what I was going to type.
Bear Country has a nice list of places to stayhttp://www.sunpeaksreservations.com/...ZListings.html
Map is here http://www.sunpeakscondos.com/travel/village_maps.htm
- McGillivray Creek has 2bd/2ba condos that are ski-in/ski-out and 5 mins walk to the Village. Some 3bd/3ba places there too. You can cook in those places.
- Trails' Edge ditto above comments.
- Snow Country ditto above comments.
- If you want to be right in the village see Cahilty Lodge too. I love their style and customer service. The walls were thick and the halls were pretty quiet.
- I have heard that Hearthstone - which is the Intrawest property has thin walls and can be noisy at night but that's second hand knowledge.
- Delta is pretty luxurious and is right in the village too.
- If you want even less expensive than check out houses you can rent at the Burfield chair area. This area is west of the village. I can't say too much about them as I've only stayed at one called "The Bear's Lair" which was around the Burfield chair. The Burfield Chair is about 3 minutes drive; 15 minutes walk.
- You can also rent places out close to the golf courses and xc ski trails. These are about 10 minutes walk to the village. But they are smaller and won't be great for big groups.
You'll find this mountain quite a bit less expensive than W/B. I can't say I've been to Jackson - would love to go one day; but Sun Peaks will be pretty good for intermediates/beginners and awesome for advanced skiers who want to go fast.
I can't recall that there's any places to buy food on the mountain so if you folks are going to cook up there then stock up beforehand in Kamloops.
I can't think of good restaurants offhand. The one adjoining Cahilty is really nice and I liked their service and food but the name escapes me.
I think that just about covers it? Let me know if something else comes to mind