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Best forecasts Feb 20 - Mar 6?

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Thread Starter 
I can go pretty much anywhere in western Canada or U.S. over the next couple weeks. So, instead of asking about specific resorts, I thought about asking for specific weather patterns that will point the way for me?

I know a lot of the U.S. has had some snow lately, helping them to recover from a rough last month, but does that mean they will ski better than resorts farther north?
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WHISTLER, WHISTLER AND WHISTLER
just returned sun eve after a couple days of fabulous skiing
long range is for seasonal temps and mixed rain and snow in village for the next 2 weeks, freezing level should be at village or SLIGHTLY higher
post #3 of 11
Who cares about the village forecast? It doesn't really apply to the main skiing terrain.
Here are a couple of better on-mountain ones...
http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts....0to3mid.shtml
http://www.weatheroffice.com/scripts...?html&1010.txt
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Isn't obtaining accomodations in Whistler difficult or expensive right now?
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Beric, where I ski on W/B I like to know the village weather. millionaire ridge, love canal among others that encompass the entire mountain. SnowSnake deals can still be had (deals being a subjective term of course) Ive found owner direct type accom. online in the past.
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Originally Posted by Beric in Whistler View Post
Who cares about the village forecast? It doesn't really apply to the main skiing terrain.
Here are a couple of better on-mountain ones...
http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts....0to3mid.shtml
http://www.weatheroffice.com/scripts...?html&1010.txt
Sorry, but you can't avoid going to the base at some time during the day adn skiing that slop. It is downright depressing to pay big bucks for a vacation that rains on you. I just can't get over that and W/B will always be a notch lower because of that.
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Sorry, but you can't avoid going to the base at some time during the day adn skiing that slop. It is downright depressing to pay big bucks for a vacation that rains on you. I just can't get over that and W/B will always be a notch lower because of that.
Take the gondola down from mid-mtn and avoid any slop. Right now, the temps are cold and no rain in the village. Try Baker, Crystal and Hood over the next week. Snow every day forecast until Feb. 24th. We're talking a foot a day. Hell, they got 2' last night and that's on top of the 6" that fell Sunday and the 6" that fell Monday morning.
post #8 of 11

Trip next week

Been watching weather and warming spell we've had and going North into C anada, leaving Monday for ....... days. Most specifically (not counting Whistler) Fernie and North seems to be the difference in snow/rain/and temperature. Been snowing for almost a week North of Fernie and including Fernie. check out the temps posted on websites for Fernie, Panorama, Sunshine, Lake Louise etc. You'll also ffind some good lodging deals but have to look for them.
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We've had a LOT of snow here at Big Mtn. in the last week, with more on the way. Of course, you have to give up visibility, but the tree conditions are TERRIFIC, all the crust is well covered, I didn't find any. All us locals are raving about the conditions. It's those pesky tourists who want SUN who are unhappy.
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Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
Take the gondola down from mid-mtn and avoid any slop. Right now, the temps are cold and no rain in the village. Try Baker, Crystal and Hood over the next week. Snow every day forecast until Feb. 24th. We're talking a foot a day. Hell, they got 2' last night and that's on top of the 6" that fell Sunday and the 6" that fell Monday morning.
Why should I have to download on a lift to get to the base?!? I don't go to ski resorts to do that. And I don't enjoy rain down below even if the skiing up high is better. I'm just funny about that. It does make a difference. Sorry. And if that *is* the case, why should W/B get away with advertising their huge verticals if it's not really true?
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Originally Posted by Powdr View Post
Why should I have to download on a lift to get to the base?!? I don't go to ski resorts to do that. And I don't enjoy rain down below even if the skiing up high is better. I'm just funny about that. It does make a difference. Sorry. And if that *is* the case, why should W/B get away with advertising their huge verticals if it's not really true?
FYI - it's only rained about 5 days here at the valley bottom since early November this season.
Also, for 9 of the past 10 seasons, you could ski the entire 5200 vertical every day from early December until mid-April. The lower 1000 vert. being eastern-style conditions, and sloppy only if you choose to ski out on the easy run that the beginners follow. There are a number of other ski outs available that have far less traffic and don't get messed up the same way.
I'm just thankful that we have this little issue, otherwise, things would get way too busy here!
And no, it doesn't constantly rain in the village most other years; just more so than other major resorts where oxygen deprivation is the trade-off
By the way, for the winterlike snowy resort atmosphere, I'd pick Big White over Whistler any day!
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