I am booking a trip to Whistler for Jan 14 - Jan 24, during MLK week for my fiance and myself. I am flying to Seattle and renting a car to drive up to Whistler. I found a reasonable rental condo near the slopes at Whistler. I'm a little turned off because I don't want to sit in lift lines and predict there will be a massive influx of people off for the weekend.
I'm interested to find out if a place this huge gets clogged up during this weekend because if it does, we can hang out in Seattle and Vancouver and start skiing Tuesday to avoid the crowds. If we get up there Jan 14 for MLK weekend, is it going to be crazy busy that it would be better just to stay in Seattle or Vancouver? We could ski Tuesday-Saturday and take a day off for 4 days of skiing. Any thoughts?
We are intermediate skiers with trouble on bumps but experience on black runs at Vail, Alta, Heavenly, etc... I love skiing a little more than my fiance and trying to nudge her to take it more seriously so we can ski blacks together. Also on a budget of $2000-3000 between the two of us.