Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Detroit suburbs
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WP was my first trip out West, I was there for 4 days in January of 2004, I think Wednesday-Saturday or something like that, so probably the exact same time of year.
Hopefully you get better weather than we did. It was bluebird for us and not windy so I rode mostly without a jacket (layered sweater, or vest, instead) but unfortunately we didn't get any significant snowfall when I was there. Still, conditions were overall decent and not really icy.
The slopes midweek were totally empty, which was nice. I've been to most of the "big" resorts since then, and WP not nearly as big as some (Jackson Hole, Whistler, etc.) but it was bigger than anything I'd ever rode before, being from Michigan. There was a good amount of terrain, pretty evenly distributed between beginner/intermediate/advanced if I remember correctly. We stayed slope-side and had a great time. It was considerably cheaper than whatever other options we had at the time, and having just graduated from college a few weeks prior, we were very price-conscious. I think it was good value for our money.
I probably wouldn't go back, nothing against WP, but I only take one big snow vacation each year, and as long as there are mountains I haven't hit yet, I'm going to go to one of them, or I'm going back to Whistler or PC.