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08-21-2014 08:25 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by seriouscat View Post
Revy is always first weekend of April. All rcr bc resorts are second week of April at latest for closing. You are not going to be able ride those mountains unless u get there early, regardless of conditions
I agree, your best bet imo, would be just to stay in whistler.
With that big of a window, I'm almost positive you'll get @ least a handful of days that will blow your mind & make your whole trip.

Whistler is fuckin' huge, unless you've been there, you have no idea.

There are a few mtns right in Vancouver.
While they may not be the biggest or have the best snow?

Cypress has gnarly terrain in places, on par with anywhere else.
They don't like people going' in there, for obvious reasons.

I personally love it out there.
If you want real hardcore riding?

Come with me.


TT
08-21-2014 06:31 PM
seriouscat Revy is always first weekend of April. All rcr bc resorts are second week of April at latest for closing. You are not going to be able ride those mountains unless u get there early, regardless of conditions
08-21-2014 05:13 PM
Peyto No question you should be basing yourself out of Banff that late in the season.

The timing isn't ideal but there have been some real good days in April in that area - although the snow will be wetter, not that light fluffy stuff it would be in March...
08-21-2014 04:28 PM
aiidoneus
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Originally Posted by cerebroside View Post
This site says Revy closes early April.

As a NZer living in BC, I'm going to be the one voice of dissent and suggest you wait until you can come over earlier in the season. I mean if you're OK with dropping $1500+ per person on flights alone for late season snow then great, but personally that's a lot of money. If I was paying that much I would want to get the full experience.
That said, I've never been to Banff etc. so maybe they have a great late season.
Our season tends be quite a bit longer. We don't get the rain till a month or more than parts of BC. Even Kicking Horse and Revy have tons of snow at that time of the year, but at the base it starts getting wet.
08-21-2014 02:49 PM
cerebroside
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Originally Posted by Gworks View Post
Awesome, Thanks guy.Looks like well still have plenty of options at that time of the year still Hopefully the snow keeps coming late into the season.
Does anyone have any experience with Revelstoke Mountain? What time does it stay open till usually? Looks like it has alot of snowfall due to it being so high up! Cheers
This site says Revy closes early April.

As a NZer living in BC, I'm going to be the one voice of dissent and suggest you wait until you can come over earlier in the season. I mean if you're OK with dropping $1500+ per person on flights alone for late season snow then great, but personally that's a lot of money. If I was paying that much I would want to get the full experience.
That said, I've never been to Banff etc. so maybe they have a great late season.
08-20-2014 07:57 PM
Gworks Awesome, Thanks guy.Looks like well still have plenty of options at that time of the year still Hopefully the snow keeps coming late into the season.
Does anyone have any experience with Revelstoke Mountain? What time does it stay open till usually? Looks like it has alot of snowfall due to it being so high up! Cheers
08-20-2014 10:01 AM
poutanen We had a couple feet of fresh powder on closing weekend at Nakiska, may 3rd and 4th... Was sad to leave the place with all that fresh powder!

Mid April the only things still open are the Banff area resorts...
08-18-2014 09:40 PM
aiidoneus
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Originally Posted by Gworks View Post
awesome thanks for the replies guys. Looks like we'll hit whistler as soon as possible for a few days and do some park riding there and then move inland and on to Banff and check out what mountains are holding snow the best.
Any good reccomendations on where to stay in Banff? We're looking for middle of the line comfortable accommodation, not backpacking but not wanting to spend $200 a night either! Will there be discounts on Lift passes at that time of the year? Cheers guys!
Decent, but not great would be Banff International, The fox hotel and suites, Mount Royal, Banff Caribou Lodge. Brewsters Mountain lodge can be good if you get the right room. Last time I was there I made them upgrade my room because the bed was from 1970. Shouldn't be too hard to find something under $200 a night with two queens.

Lift passes will be full price. Sunshine closes late May, so April will still be good conditions. It could stay open into June, but people just stop going.
08-18-2014 05:23 PM
oldmate The Mount Royal is the pick. From memory its around $80 per night for a room with two double beds. Its right in the middle of town and is isn't too bad. The restaurant downstairs does the best ribs i've ever had.
08-18-2014 05:13 PM
Gworks awesome thanks for the replies guys. Looks like we'll hit whistler as soon as possible for a few days and do some park riding there and then move inland and on to Banff and check out what mountains are holding snow the best.
Any good reccomendations on where to stay in Banff? We're looking for middle of the line comfortable accommodation, not backpacking but not wanting to spend $200 a night either! Will there be discounts on Lift passes at that time of the year? Cheers guys!
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