I don't know why you'd need a guide. I've never had any trouble finding pow stashes at Whistler even 3 days after a dump. The secret is to ski the trees. The alpine bowls track out quicker, because that's where all the tourists ski. As far as crowds go, simply avoid weekend and holidays and you'll rarely have much of a lift line except on the Emerald chair and 7th Heaven. Best kept secret is the Catskinner area on Blackcomb.
Marijuana is still illegal in Canada, although police generally won't waste their time with simple possession. Just try to be discreet... if you're smoking in an inappropriate place or someone complains, they are obligated to do something. There was a senate report recently recommending full legalization for anyone over 16, and govt sales, control and taxation. This would have effectively eliminated the criminal element and increased tax revenues, but was thought to be a bit too much too fast. There are strong indications that by this summer it will almost certainly be decriminalized (like a speeding ticket), which may open the doors for Dutch-style lounges. There are at least 2 shops in Vancouver where smoking is permitted and encouraged. They do get busted occassionally, but the pressure seems to have backed off. I don't know of any such places in Whistler, but they may exist. By the way, smoking ANYTHING in a non-ventilated public place is illegal in BC, and cigs in Whistler are $10 a pack. Really.
Lots of fresh snow this week! Have a great time; please don't ski impaired [img]smile.gif[/img]