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01-15-2013 04:51 AM
pulce88 hello sorry if i didnt answer before but i was busy....i'm from italy and i found a ticket for canada cost 700 dollar!!!

we are going to stay only one week and we are going to roger pass for backcountry, because fly to japan was like more then 1000 dollar....
01-11-2013 07:55 PM
seriouscat Powder express bus takes you from banff to kicking horse.

90 bucks per person and includes lift ticket.
01-11-2013 07:54 PM
poutanen
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Heard good things about Kicking Horse, given we are on foot with no rental car is it easy to get from Banff to there? Also what kinda costs would we be looking at? Given we've already brought a tri pass I'd have to do some serious selling to my friend to get him to buy in to it when he's moaned at paying 1K for what we have now!
I'm sure there are buses available to Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Fernie, etc. Wouldn't be a day trip though you'd want to do a couple days.

Passes are available at Costco near the airport in Calgary, although if you're 100% on public trans you may be shit out of luck...
01-11-2013 07:28 PM
EvilTwin
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Next time you come to Calgary try Fernie, Kicking Horse, Castle mountain, etc. Not saying the "Big 3" aren't good, but there are bigger, better with more snow if you get outside of the Banff area by only a couple hours at most.
Heard good things about Kicking Horse, given we are on foot with no rental car is it easy to get from Banff to there? Also what kinda costs would we be looking at? Given we've already brought a tri pass I'd have to do some serious selling to my friend to get him to buy in to it when he's moaned at paying 1K for what we have now!
01-11-2013 06:55 PM
poutanen
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Niseko in Japan averages at 12m of snow per YEAR! That's an epic proportion but I agree with WasatchMan, it totally depends on what terrain you want to ride and if you can financially afford it!

I'm flying from the UK and it costs me around the same (Japan/Canada) if I book separately and avoid package deals. I'm returning to Banff this February, epic place and I highly recommend it! I've only been boarding since 2011 (had three trips so far, Banff, Les Arcs, Val Thorens) and I still don't think I'm near the right skill level for knee deep POW!
Actually if wikipedia is right (it never is but oh well), then Mount Baker has the highest average snowfall at 16m+ and set a record of 29 m about 14 years ago: Mt. Baker Ski Area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Revelstoke gets 12m a year... Revelstoke Mountain Resort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And Fernie isn't bad at 9m a year or so...

Next time you come to Calgary try Fernie, Kicking Horse, Castle mountain, etc. Not saying the "Big 3" aren't good, but there are bigger, better with more snow if you get outside of the Banff area by only a couple hours at most.
01-11-2013 06:35 PM
EvilTwin I've been to Banff and boarded the big 3, we had a fair bit of snow while we were there but Japan has the best POW record by far.

Niseko in Japan averages at 12m of snow per YEAR! That's an epic proportion but I agree with WasatchMan, it totally depends on what terrain you want to ride and if you can financially afford it!

I'm flying from the UK and it costs me around the same (Japan/Canada) if I book separately and avoid package deals. I'm returning to Banff this February, epic place and I highly recommend it! I've only been boarding since 2011 (had three trips so far, Banff, Les Arcs, Val Thorens) and I still don't think I'm near the right skill level for knee deep POW!
01-10-2013 01:20 AM
WasatchMan Both have great snow.

Both get dumped with large amounts of snow.

I think it comes down to what kind of terrain do you like/looking to ride?

Will you be riding in the backcountry or only riding resorts?

Where in Canada? Assuming Interior British Columbia?

Where do you currently live? Is money an issue?

You can not go wrong with either.
01-09-2013 02:55 PM
NYTSNOW you answered your own question. Japan has the best POWWW.

canada has the terrain. but either way they'll be fun. japan has the extra factor of exploring a new culture.

if you decide on JAPAN, come with us!!

NYT SNOW 2013 JAPAN TOUR
NYT SNOW 2013 JAPAN TOUR
NYT SNOW 2013 JAPAN TOUR

these go down every year.
01-09-2013 09:33 AM
poutanen Where do you normally ride, what kind of riding are you looking for? So many questions... Help US, help YOU. lol
01-09-2013 06:09 AM
Sim79 Cost is big factor also, I go to Japan as its cheaper, I would love to go to Canada but its an extra $1000 for flights. Depends where you live.
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