Canada has a few other resorts besides Whistler btw. Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Red Mountain, Fernie, and many others in interior BC look absolutely sick. Most of those resorts are fairly large by US standards and uncrowded huge terrain. In fact those resorts and surrounding backcountry are higher on my list to hit than the shit show that is Whistler.
Do you know anyone who's been to kicking horse? I so want to go - hope it's not all hype!