Well, what you have been hearing is true, Whistler Village has it all, but the weather can be nasty days on end. The terrain is unmatched by US standards & POLICIES, & most everything is skiable in March, in bounds & out. It is a good month, usually, but it can & will rain in the village, I prefer late April, & May, for the Spring stuff, everything & everybody slows down & just enjoys.
How old are you? Watch out for the party weeks, unless thats what you want in your bag. A lot of younsters, nice, cool, but a lot.
Reno is not my bag, that is all.
Although, I love W/B, but after a few more years, I will settle down and build a small place in the woods north of N.L.Tahoe. Weather...just plain better weather, man. (And the 450-500" does not hurt)
All said, my final resting ground will be Tahoe.
edit: seeing that no one has jumped on me over this one,
(hear this) another thing to think about...
Whistler is busy, really frigg'n busy, so much so it bugs me a lot of the time. It's a game, man, but it's doable. (Hint#1) Pow days, take a quawwwd up, be cool & hit up a lift shack (on foot, fool) for "phone in" on what lift will be avi controlled & when (everybody watches the light signs).
Early: I don't even try to beat the crowds, (hint#2)I stay low & in the trees (hint3: Crystal, that's it for now) everybody will pack out 7th heaven as soon as it opens...Glacier well, it's the bomb...hike for 1st tracks, PAY ATTENTION TO THE "CLIFF SIGNS" many are bodybag stuff (oh no, hint#4) buy a local a beer (me) & I'll show you around...around 10:30 that is, there's tons of Pow, everyday, buy a beacon, cause your going OB if your with me.
*(Hey, lucky day, hint #5...busy days stay away from Whistler until 1 or 2, locals are done and tourust are beat & I'm in the bar [ October 14, 2002, 07:49 PM: Message edited by: Fast Eddie ]