Looking to do a week in the Rockies next season with friends. I lived in Banff and Jasper for a while, but that was a long time ago and everything has expanded and changed so much. I know nothing of the BC interior except by reputation
It's a bit of a mixed bag of people, 2 expert skiers, 2 advanced boarders, 2-3 intermediate boarders. No terrain park people and while we like to party, we haven't been college kids for a long time. We prefer to make our own fun or search out night life rather than having it in our faces 24/7.
Obviously, Vancouver/Whistler is out due to the Olympics. Banff is a maybe, but we'd like something a tad more rustic. I'd love to do Kicking Horse, but my intermediate friends are a little intimidated by the steeps. Big White has been suggested as offering the variety of terrain to keep everyone happy.