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11-03-2012 03:14 AM
timmytard
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If you are intermediate you should hit up Big White for sure. Great snow, great facility....only downfall is it gets socked in quite often and thus often referred to as "Big White Out". Has some of the nicest powder I have ever experienced....not like the heavy stuff we get on the coast i.e.. Whistler
I had always heard these awesome stories of Big White, when I finally went there, it sucked.

Total disappointment, I thought it was flat as fuck. I don't how these people came up with these stories of grandeur. After 2 months @ whistler, I'd drive right by this one.

TT

I would try & squeak Mt.Baker in there somewhere.
10-31-2012 05:38 AM
RagJuice Crew
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I'd watch the snow reports and hopefully just follow the powder (unless there is none)... If I heard you left powder at Revy to slide down some ice at Lake Louise I'd track you down and bitch slap you myself.
Consider us told...

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If you are intermediate you should hit up Big White for sure. Great snow, great facility....only downfall is it gets socked in quite often and thus often referred to as "Big White Out". Has some of the nicest powder I have ever experienced....not like the heavy stuff we get on the coast i.e.. Whistler
Cool!

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All I have to say is skip Red Mtn and hit White Water instead. Red was very lack luster last year and White never disappoints. Smaller lines ups, and I mean on a weekend like 2 min wait at tops. Great terrain, best food at a hill period and epic powder.
Sounds like exactly what we are looking for... Nice one, thanks!
10-30-2012 09:06 PM
atr3yu All I have to say is skip Red Mtn and hit White Water instead. Red was very lack luster last year and White never disappoints. Smaller lines ups, and I mean on a weekend like 2 min wait at tops. Great terrain, best food at a hill period and epic powder.
10-30-2012 08:46 PM
deepcove
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We're hoping/presuming the rental company will have it properly kitted out for the time of year.

Yeah, we're not going to set a day-to-day schedule that's set in stone, more just an rough plan to aim for and places we want to go. The only dates we have to keep are the first and last!






Thanks for all of that. As I said to grafta, we're not going to have things to set in stone and will (hopefully) be able to follow the snow to some extent and be able to stay longer/shorter in places as we choose (it's one of the reasons for going with an RV instead of buses/hostels). Your last point I quoted is a good one - we'll learn more in the lead up to it about what we want. Thanks! EDIT: I actually read your post wrong and thought you meant we'd have a better idea of what the other places are like and where we'd like to go! Still, my response still applies and what you said is still relevant!





By Kewlona do you mean Big White? Is it that good?
If you are intermediate you should hit up Big White for sure. Great snow, great facility....only downfall is it gets socked in quite often and thus often referred to as "Big White Out". Has some of the nicest powder I have ever experienced....not like the heavy stuff we get on the coast i.e.. Whistler
10-30-2012 06:24 PM
TorpedoVegas I'd watch the snow reports and hopefully just follow the powder (unless there is none)... If I heard you left powder at Revy to slide down some ice at Lake Louise I'd track you down and bitch slap you myself.
10-30-2012 04:59 PM
Fry Well I'm a local in Calgary but my ski pass is for Kicking Horse.. thats how amazing that hill is. Having said that, its pretty dull if you're not up to riding the black runs and chutes off the ridge, which will be steeper than anything you've ever seen before (and some double blacks can be dangerous if it goes wrong).
Revvi is probably a better bet, its so huge you can always find powder and the terrain always has an easy route. stick up near the ripper chair and you'll have great fun.
Fernie is hit & miss, when it snows it really snows and its just awesome, but being so low it tends to be the first to thaw/freeze and ice up.

Lake Louise is more of a 'family' hill, and busy with all the Calgary locals. its fun over the back side (do not bother with the front), and is very beginner/intermediate friendly. try to hit it mid week before the whole of Calgary hits at the weekend.
Sunshine is the same, higher up so usually better snow, but there are lots of flat spots that get annoying.

So I'd say get out somewhere around Revvi and then just follow the snow. And yes I think your trying to hit too many resorts, just relax and go where the snow takes you.
10-30-2012 04:51 PM
RagJuice Crew
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You are going at the right time of year. Got proper snow/winter tires?

Make a flexible plan, if you get stuck somewhere stay put and shred!
We're hoping/presuming the rental company will have it properly kitted out for the time of year.

Yeah, we're not going to set a day-to-day schedule that's set in stone, more just an rough plan to aim for and places we want to go. The only dates we have to keep are the first and last!

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Will you adopt me?
I'm not kiddin', I have no family.

TT


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My guess is that after a few months in BC you will be much better and both be able to ride a lot of terrain at any resort.
Thanks for all of that. As I said to grafta, we're not going to have things to set in stone and will (hopefully) be able to follow the snow to some extent and be able to stay longer/shorter in places as we choose (it's one of the reasons for going with an RV instead of buses/hostels). Your last point I quoted is a good one - we'll learn more in the lead up to it about what we want. Thanks! EDIT: I actually read your post wrong and thought you meant we'd have a better idea of what the other places are like and where we'd like to go! Still, my response still applies and what you said is still relevant!

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Just looking at the route I'd be tempted to Go Whistler to Kelowna, to Revelstoke, to Kicking Horse, and then depending on who's getting better snow, either head south to Fernie and Castle (with a stop at the Lussier Hot springs on the way!), or head east to Lake Louise and Sunshine.

For must see resorts Fernie is great if it's puking or has puked snow (if it's puking the bowls will likely be closed) but it can also get a lot of rain.

I prefer Lake Louise to Sunshine, but if I was making a trip across the province I'd do both just to say I'd done it, and then go back to whichever resort I preferred.

Other than that I'd let the snow tell you where to go!

snowseekers.ca has a daily/48hr/weekly snowfall total list so you can keep track of who's getting dumped on... I'd rather board at one resort for a week with amazing snow than tour all over with lackluster snow.

I wouldn't say three weeks is too little to do all that. Once you're in Revelstoke all the resorts are 1.5 hrs or less away. I remember doing an east coast trip a few years ago where we did three resorts in 5 days, and another on the way home.


By Kewlona do you mean Big White? Is it that good?
10-30-2012 04:30 PM
poutanen Just looking at the route I'd be tempted to Go Whistler to Kelowna, to Revelstoke, to Kicking Horse, and then depending on who's getting better snow, either head south to Fernie and Castle (with a stop at the Lussier Hot springs on the way!), or head east to Lake Louise and Sunshine.

For must see resorts Fernie is great if it's puking or has puked snow (if it's puking the bowls will likely be closed) but it can also get a lot of rain.

I prefer Lake Louise to Sunshine, but if I was making a trip across the province I'd do both just to say I'd done it, and then go back to whichever resort I preferred.

Other than that I'd let the snow tell you where to go!

snowseekers.ca has a daily/48hr/weekly snowfall total list so you can keep track of who's getting dumped on... I'd rather board at one resort for a week with amazing snow than tour all over with lackluster snow.

I wouldn't say three weeks is too little to do all that. Once you're in Revelstoke all the resorts are 1.5 hrs or less away. I remember doing an east coast trip a few years ago where we did three resorts in 5 days, and another on the way home.
10-30-2012 04:07 PM
Justin I hear that sunpeaks is better than big white but i don't know from experience.

If i had that much time and flexiblity i would probably not get to planned out. I would just go with what the forcast is like. There is also White water in nelson bc that is supposed to be unreal. Red Mountain is fun but not very big so unless the snow is good (which it usually is from what i hear) then there isn't tons of stuff to ride.

Castle mountain is near Fernie and again i would just let snow dictate which one you go to.

Kicking horse has almost no beginner terrain, so you might want to consider what yours and your wifes skill level is. There are some mildish runs to get you off the top ridge but it is just a cat track so kinda boring to be lapping that all day.

My guess is that after a few months in BC you will be much better and both be able to ride a lot of terrain at any resort.
10-30-2012 04:03 PM
timmytard Will you adopt me?
I'm not kiddin', I have no family.

TT
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