Originally Posted by steelman2202
That comparison is intimidating and amazing at the same time.
The only problem I have with going to Whistler now is - what else. Once you visit 8000 skiable acres there's really no way at all to top that. We've kind of been taking a nice progression up to this point. :D
However, I will look into it as it seemed fairly reasonable as far as the cost.
It's a double edged sword! Mind you, one can still appreciate BC interior mountains based on their other attributes: snow quality, new runs, the quiet environment--but dread the day of heading back to the 100'-500' Ontario hills.
Originally Posted by jhcooley
I generally regard Christmas at any major ski area as a time to avoid. Everyone
else seems to want to go at Christmas and the snow is not at its best yet. And prices are highest. Wait until after New Year's, if possible.
With that caveat in mind, the early season in British Columbia is often much better than the early season in Colorado. But not always. YMMV.
Christmas is typically very busy for skiing. I went home for Christmas, but I understand lift lines can easily be longer than 10 minutes. Easter weekend, which I was here for, saw 20+ minute lines. One way to beat the crowds is to take a lesson! Skiers in lessons get to bypass the lift line. And most group lessons at Whistler are full day or half day. You could get an extra hour or two of skiing out of your day this way! But book your lessons early--like a week in advance. The resort staffs instructors accordingly, so if you try to book the same morning on a busy day, you'll probably be out of luck.