planning my next snowboarding trip for the coming northern hemisphere winter & need some suggestions
Im looking for a location with nice dry powder, wide trails, maybe some off piste trails and also park for beginners. Oh and its gotta be a mountain with plenty of places to go to when the sun goes down, hopefully with plenty of friendly locals & tourists, more so of the femme variety
as this time ill be travelling with one of da boyz
ATM pretty much anywhere in the northen hemisphere will be considered. Ive been reading thru a no. of threads here and so far Aspen & Whistler has caught my attention.
Aspen - plenty of dry powder, fantastic nightlife, even heard about spring break parties there during March
and if its anything close to the spring break parties ive been to in Cancun, im there, hehehe... Cons: Passes & accom is expensive & not on the mountain
Whistler - good snow but dry powder can be hit & miss, accom. is right on the mountain, nightlife is fantastic but resort & accom on mountain can be expensive
Im from Oz & ive been to a no. of different places around the world chasing the white stuff - Falls Creek in Oz, Queenstown in NZ, Niseko in Japan, Switzerland, Canada. So far Niseko's my no. 1 with the best powder ive been on & mountain was never that busy during the weekdays, only thing i found was missing in the town was a good nightlife.
Ive actually been to Whistler & Banff but it was 10yrs ago & the memory's pretty vague now & i was only just learning to board at the time but i did remember Whistler Village to be very beautiful. Also spent sum time in Vancouver & met some really nice ppl there with one of the girls keeping in contact with me after i left & when she finally travelled down under, i put her up with free accom & food at mine & showed her round the place. Just thought id share that story.
Planning for around a 2 week trip there, maybe around March 2011 or whenever the best time is to go. Throw some ideas at us guys, we're looking for a trip of a lifetime. Cheers!!