Originally Posted by jamesdeluxe
I wasn't criticizing his timing skills (I just got hosed by a thaw/deep freeze cycle in Quebec last weekend)... just curious why East Coast people generally prefer to spend big money in a place like Whistler instead of the Alps.
If your man wants to go to Whistler its his choice. Certainly makes more sense for him to do so than me to go there, from other side of the Atlantic.
I went to Whistler to try somewhere different. Previous year I tried Banff. I have also been to Lech many times on St Anton holidays. I like both places. Its pointless to tell someone where they should ski. Lots of people like to go to the same place every year.
I have noticed plenty of North Americans in Lech and 'character' resorts. I don't see too many in the big French resorts - the stations de ski. Possible reasons ? The three hour transfer from Geneva? (yet they go to Zermatt) The fact that these places are mostly chalet or self-catering places ? Maybe they are not heavily marketed ?
It's just an observation though.
It's not something that bothers me. I just go to ski and enjoy myself. I don't worry what others do; or the absence/presence of particular nations, classes, religions or colours on the slopes that I am on.