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09-24-2014 09:49 PM
Manicmouse Depending on the finances I could always do a few resorts for a month each.

Hiring a place for three months would be a lot easier though! I also like the idea of getting to know the community which is better when you're there longer.
09-24-2014 09:31 PM
freshy Fernie, WW and Revy are all great resorts with really good advanced terrain, but are lacking many of the family friendly features you will find at the Okanagan Resorts. Big White, Sunpeaks, Silver Star and Apex all have great terrain as well but also have lots more to do than just snowboarding. They all have a village with day cares, shopping, skating rinks, cross country trails, tube rides, snowmobile tours, sleigh rides all kinds of shit to keep kids from getting too bored.
I lived at Biggie for 5 years and rode with a pass for another 8 after that, trust me you will not get bored of the terrain. Plus BW is 100% ski in/out which is really nice.

I'd say Revy all the way for any rider, but for families I think Biggie and Sun Peaks would be your best bet.
09-23-2014 05:26 PM
atr3yu
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My wife and I are moving to Nelson at the end of the month. Just bought my pass to WW yesterday

Let me know if you end up that way
Congrats! Welcome to the best place on earth!
09-23-2014 05:25 PM
atr3yu
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I also spent a season at Red - I have a LOT of love for that hill and town... Nelson has way more going on for a family vibe. And WW gets more snow
Mr. Knox speaks the truth! Come to Nelson, hangout, lots of cool stuff to do all over the place. Shed Glory chair all day every day!
09-23-2014 03:49 PM
Manicmouse
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Originally Posted by kalev View Post
My wife and I are moving to Nelson at the end of the month. Just bought my pass to WW yesterday

Let me know if you end up that way
I'm sure if we're in BC for a few months then we'll look to travel around a bit and meet people from SBF

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Given your specific requirements I would say Fernie or Revelstoke.

Ferine has an epic town feel. It is one of my favourite towns ever. I love the restaurants, shops, local people. With that said I am a chill pub kind of guy, not really the crazy party type (guessing neither are you). The snowboarding is solid. The one downside is more rain at the head and tail of the season.

Revelstoke .. epic snow, awesome backcountry. Proximity to Kicking Horse if you want a resort change. Down sides (or upside) the road in/out is frequently closed because of avalanche danger/work. Food is decent.

Personally I would pick Revy.
I loved Fernie but unfortunately skipped Revel driving through to Kicking Horse in 2009. Bad decision as that year Revel was better apparently!

I'm thinking Revel at this point, seems to tick all my boxes!
09-23-2014 03:33 PM
ryannorthcott This thread is a few months old so the decision has likely already been made... But, may as well throw in my two cents anyways!
I would definitely go with Kelowna/Vernon. Revy, Golden, Nelson are all great places to shred but you are going to be there for 3 MONTHS with your family, so I am assuming you are not just going to snowboard all day every day and then pack it in at night. In the Okanagan there is just so much to do, and if you are ok with a generally entitled population I think the entire experience will be so much better.
My background: Lived in Kelowna for 2 years and Vernon for 2 years, also have been to all the aforementioned towns (with the exception of Nelson).
Also, I sound like I'm shaking a stick at Okanagan resorts, when in fact Big White and Silver Star are a couple of my favourite places to ride. Big White especially, there is such a huge variety of terrain you can easily find stuff that is advanced like Revy/KH or easy for the mellow family runs...
A hardcore boarder would recommend Golden, Revy, Nelson, etc., but if you are looking for simply an enjoyable holiday where you'll get an excellent rounded experience, can't see why you wouldn't choose the Okanagan.
09-23-2014 01:09 PM
aiidoneus Given your specific requirements I would say Fernie or Revelstoke.

Ferine has an epic town feel. It is one of my favourite towns ever. I love the restaurants, shops, local people. With that said I am a chill pub kind of guy, not really the crazy party type (guessing neither are you). The snowboarding is solid. The one downside is more rain at the head and tail of the season.

Revelstoke .. epic snow, awesome backcountry. Proximity to Kicking Horse if you want a resort change. Down sides (or upside) the road in/out is frequently closed because of avalanche danger/work. Food is decent.

Personally I would pick Revy.
09-23-2014 11:00 AM
kalev My wife and I are moving to Nelson at the end of the month. Just bought my pass to WW yesterday

Let me know if you end up that way
09-22-2014 07:27 PM
Manicmouse Yeah only really had a couple of powder days in almost 3 months at Red. A little disappointing but I was quite crap back then so it would have been wasted!

Just bought a house so the long term plan is ticking along
09-22-2014 07:23 PM
knoxious I also spent a season at Red - I have a LOT of love for that hill and town... Nelson has way more going on for a family vibe. And WW gets more snow
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