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02-18-2013 11:36 PM
Triple8Sol I've been up to Whistler/Blackomb probably something like 20 trips and never had a bad time. Not when it was icy, not when I sprained my wrist and got a concussion, not when we made the mistake of ducking a rope and getting stuck in a valley for 2hrs, not ever. Sucks that you didn't have a good time and overspent, but that is not the typical experience there.
02-18-2013 09:10 PM
Jed Well this thread got bumped out of nowhere.

Sounds to me like the OP just had bad luck with weather and hotel staff, but telling snowboarders to avoid Whistler on those conditions is kind of silly.
02-18-2013 08:35 PM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by Karasene View Post
I didn't ride in Canada.. I stand corrected it looks like.. The only place I heard of doing well last season was Alaska. Good to know you got more powder days than down here.
ahem....we had a good year and not in Canada
02-18-2013 08:02 AM
kdia Well, it's a kind of overstatement that Whistler Blackcomb would be the best ski resort in the world, but it is definitely in the Top 10 for me. The weather of course is an important factor, but this is something that is highly unpredictable in the mountains.

Anyway if you haven't been Whistler, check out some great photos here:
Whistler Blackcomb pictures
08-30-2012 05:17 PM
Karasene
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
I'll post pictures of my 30 days in the Canadian rockies last year (and surrounding mountain ranges)... There were a couple days that weren't perfect, but I had fresh powder at least 10 of those days, and great groomed conditions the rest!

We had a great year! I started boarding mid November and my last day was mid May!

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Lake Louise had between 8-9m (27-30 ft or so) of snowfall depending on where you measured.
Fernie had over 11m of snow (37+ ft)
Sunshine had 10m or so
I didn't ride in Canada.. I stand corrected it looks like.. The only place I heard of doing well last season was Alaska. Good to know you got more powder days than down here.
08-30-2012 04:56 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Karasene View Post
Alright so... Banff is now a possible honeymoon idea for me, thanks thread.

and I'm sorry this was such a blow out. I feel like there isn't a single mountain that would have been a good honeymoon choice last season.. so you were most likely damned no matter where you picked. I rode 20 different resorts last Sept-May and I could count on one hand how many days I rode without seeing a patch of grass or dirt... North east to west coast last season just straight up sucked.
I'll post pictures of my 30 days in the Canadian rockies last year (and surrounding mountain ranges)... There were a couple days that weren't perfect, but I had fresh powder at least 10 of those days, and great groomed conditions the rest!

We had a great year! I started boarding mid November and my last day was mid May!

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Lake Louise had between 8-9m (27-30 ft or so) of snowfall depending on where you measured.
Fernie had over 11m of snow (37+ ft)
Sunshine had 10m or so
08-30-2012 04:50 PM
Karasene Alright so... Banff is now a possible honeymoon idea for me, thanks thread.

and I'm sorry this was such a blow out. I feel like there isn't a single mountain that would have been a good honeymoon choice last season.. so you were most likely damned no matter where you picked. I rode 20 different resorts last Sept-May and I could count on one hand how many days I rode without seeing a patch of grass or dirt... North east to west coast last season just straight up sucked.
08-30-2012 12:34 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by deeken View Post
I spoke to a lot of people that told me that Banff would have been the right choice. Ohh well, live and learn.
Banff certainly has it's issues too. It's very touristy, but as a honeymoon it would probably be fun. Lots of different things to do. Plus as others have said, there are 4-5 resorts within day trip driving distance so if one doesn't have the snow or atmosphere you want, try a different one!
08-30-2012 12:05 PM
deeken
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Originally Posted by pencap75 View Post
I had my snowboard honeymoon at Banff and it was awesome.
Stayed at Fairmont Banff, and because it was our honeymoon, they went the extra mile to satisfy us, even updraged our room for free.
I spoke to a lot of people that told me that Banff would have been the right choice. Ohh well, live and learn.
08-30-2012 11:52 AM
deeken
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Originally Posted by Sassicaia View Post
You live Brooklin NY...i live in Vancouver BC. You sound like someone who never goes to Whistler that speaks out his ass...as apposed to me who has spent roughly 10-15 nights a year in the winter and 10-15 nights a year in the summer up there every year since the early 90s.
I'm the one that started this thread and I was there in February.

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You want to see groups of single girls?...go to whistler in the summer. Its one stagget after another. I was there just last week and they had "wonderlust" which was a world wide Yoga convention. Yea...its easy to meet groups of single girls.
I'm not going all the way up there in the summer to meet single girls. You can find them any any beach, resort, clubs, bars etc all over the planet. Besides I'm married so unfortunately (for the single ladies) I'm taken. The only possible reason to head up there would be to play golf. I hear the courses there are amazing, yet over priced.

I would rather spend time in Vancouver over Whistler in the Summer. As I was driving past it I was amazing how beautiful of a city it was. Damn shame I couldn't spend a day or two there.

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I dont work for there, and to be honest the less people who go the better in my opinion...so I take back everything I said. The boarding sucks, golf is terrible, food is cafeteria grade and its 90% gay men. Dont go you'll hate it.
LOL See, I knew the truth would come out. I'm glad you came to your senses.
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