Originally Posted by Powdr
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!