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Old 03-25-2009, 05:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Red face med dec - med jan in canada

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planning a trip to canada med dec to med jan 09/10, just wondering whats the snow usally like
at that time of year?, wanna go to whistler, banff or big white.

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Old 03-27-2009, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, late reply but the snow is generally good at that time of year and the snow is falling frequently.

Well at least the later you go. I would aim for the first week or two of Janaury. December can be a crapshoot as to if you'll get good conditions or not, anywhere in North America.

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Yeah try to stick to January, though it is usually extremely cold in Banff for Jan. This season we had some good dumps in Jan but there was a large cold snap for a few weeks that really sucked, it was -20 max, -40 min for like 2 weeks straight. There isn't much you can do to avoid that though, just keep your fingers crossed. Feb-Mar in Banff are a much more safe bet for better temps & better snow, but that's just Banff can't speak for the rest.
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This season we had some good dumps in Jan but there was a large cold snap for a few weeks that really sucked, it was -20 max, -40 min for like 2 weeks straight.
Exactly which part of January? I'm shopping for some place to take my kid maybe Dec. 26th-Jan2. I figured a more northern latitude would have a better chance of good conditions. Every place in the US has sick lodging fee's that time of year. After checking the Revelstoke pix on the other threads I'm starting to think about the great white north. I'd have to get some extra layers, though. Never been in that cold.
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It can happen anytime during the whole month. Once you get to around mid December the ultra cold temps can happen at anytime. The month of January is the prime cold month for all areas in North America. Then again you can get super nasty cold snaps all the way through February. The further up North or the higher the altitudes, the nastier it can get.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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lol going from melbourne summer to 40+ to banff -20 , cheers
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as is the usual, it is best to aim for the middle most part of the season, so to be sure that enuff snow has fallen to form a good deep base, but also so that it hasn't yet started to melt.

the advice aboot temps is a good one, coz whistler being coastal, has far wetter and warmer weather conditions, but for a summer time aussie, anywhere will be bloody nippy!

the main thing i'd suggest you consider are the differences between the places you listed.

big white offers in resort lodgings and limited apres ski, but has very little challenging terrain and is full on 'family friendly'.

whistler is vast, consumeristic to the point of obscene and will be over run what with the olympics and all. but you can live in a village that accesses the piste by gondola.

banff is a village with no actual ski hills, but lots of shops, hotels, restaurants etc. you will have to take a long bus ride to either lake louise, or sunshine village. (well 30 - 40 minutes bus rides aren't long in themselves, but compared to 'ski in' big white or 'home run' whistler they are!)

all have the nice and easy slopes for kiddies and noobs. whistler has the user-friendly side of things. banff can be a base point for some epic technical stuff.

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