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Old 10-27-2011, 12:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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so true /\ , wish our van had a peaked roof, LOL!
(We left it in the revi parking lot for the week and it got buried)

just booked our flights for this season, arriving Feb 5th. (Chupa, would love to hookup for some beers if you're around)
I think he said in another thread that he'll be out in Quebec this season.
Did you book through an agency?
We flew to Fernie last year through SkiCan, and I'm in the stages of getting stuff figured out for KH this year through them too.
Revy was our first choice, but at 400-500$ more, we're inclined to check out KH first.
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I think he said in another thread that he'll be out in Quebec this season.
Did you book through an agency?
We flew to Fernie last year through SkiCan, and I'm in the stages of getting stuff figured out for KH this year through them too.
Revy was our first choice, but at 400-500$ more, we're inclined to check out KH first.

no, we always book on our own.

Flying to Kelowna (Westjet had a big sale last week, 25% off all flights). Staying on the cheap end of things at Super8 (last year we stayed at the Nelson lodge. it's top notch, but wicked expensive).

With the new bowl access at KH it was definitely on our radar, however Revi is like mecca, so we're heading back there this season.

what's skican charging for a week at Revi vs KH?
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no, we always book on our own.

Flying to Kelowna (Westjet had a big sale last week, 25% off all flights). Staying on the cheap end of things at Super8 (last year we stayed at the Nelson lodge. it's top notch, but wicked expensive).

With the new bowl access at KH it was definitely on our radar, however Revi is like mecca, so we're heading back there this season.

what's skican charging for a week at Revi vs KH?
We were quoted about 1700 + change for Revi, and about 1300 for KH for Feb 18-25.
The reason why I figured we're better off booking through'em is that it's less hassle than organizing everything for individual members. 3 of us are from from Toronto, 1 from Seattle. Also, staying at a Super8 means we have to rely on buying food and drink out. Whereas at the resort with a full kitchen, I can always cook something up and save us about 75% of the food costs at least for breakfast and a few other meals. This'll add up over the course of a week.

When we were at Fernie, we'd pickup some breakfast groceries for say 30-40 bucks, and that would feed 6 people for 2 mornings. That's hard to beat given that even cheap breakfast's will run you 5 bucks minimum. Finding that at a resort for "unlimited bacon/sausage/egg/hashbrowns" is REAL hard.
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We were quoted about 1700 + change for Revi, and about 1300 for KH for Feb 18-25.
Wow, you should really go the private deal route. I looked into Skican last year and found it pretty pricey. I just got a KH chalet that sleeps 15 for $2300/week.

That said, Skican is convenient, one-stop shopping and Revy is more expensive and limited accommodation-wise

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Wow, you should really go the private deal route. I looked into Skican last year and found it pretty pricey. I just got a KH chalet that sleeps 15 for $2300/week.

That said, Skican is convenient, one-stop shopping and Revy is more expensive and limited accommodation-wise
well yea, but keep in mind flights and such.
I was looking for stuff around WA area; Crystal/Baker and it's possible to squeeze it for about 1300/person
but we couldnt even find a rental car that'll fit 4 people + gear.
And the whole hassle or making sure everything is booked etc.
This is only our 2nd such trip, so the more we do it, the more easier it'll become to organize these things.

But I agree, doing private is def cheaper. It's just...is it worth the say... 30-40 bucks saved per person in such a case, when it could be effort less for that small price difference.
Anyways, this is just 1 example. I'm sure there are outliers.
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well yea, but keep in mind flights and such.
I hear you.

We come from the East Coast.

Flights are $600 each
This year, our chalet is $245 each
Rental cars are $100 each (we rent 2 mid-size with a free upgrade to full size and a cargo van for 10ppl)
Gas is about $40-60 each
Hit Costco for all our food and lift tickets. $100 each for food, $50 per day for tickets.

About $1350 each for a week, slope-side with hot tub, individual beds and tickets.

The ability to cook and eat all your meals, including lunch, at your chalet is a huge convenience and savings. Also nice not to have to wait in the parking lot at the end of the day for the rest of your group.

Most of us have enough points to fly for free. We've just found that, even without flights, Skican can't touch the accommodation deals you can find on "for rent by owner" sites. It's not that the prices are much different, it's what you get for the $$. Last year we got a $2.5million, 4000sq ft slope-side chalet for the same price as 2 hotel rooms and that was the owner's normal price.

Check out vrbo.com

BTW Skican provides one standard price rental mini-van for every 4 people, no racks. Their flights are standard prices on Westjet flights. Their lift ticket prices are the same price as the multi-day pass at the hill. Their accommodation options are generally the corporate rate at the resort's "official" hotel. They do, however, package it all up for you.

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Free shuttle bus in Revy to goes through town and up to the hill all day
Yeah, I'm in Quebec for this season. Thanks for the offer though, hopefully another time
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We were quoted about 1700 + change for Revi, and about 1300 for KH for Feb 18-25.
The reason why I figured we're better off booking through'em is that it's less hassle than organizing everything for individual members. 3 of us are from from Toronto, 1 from Seattle. Also, staying at a Super8 means we have to rely on buying food and drink out. Whereas at the resort with a full kitchen, I can always cook something up and save us about 75% of the food costs at least for breakfast and a few other meals. This'll add up over the course of a week.

When we were at Fernie, we'd pickup some breakfast groceries for say 30-40 bucks, and that would feed 6 people for 2 mornings. That's hard to beat given that even cheap breakfast's will run you 5 bucks minimum. Finding that at a resort for "unlimited bacon/sausage/egg/hashbrowns" is REAL hard.

wow! not cheap at all.

cost compare for us this year.
Nelson lodge for a week $3,000+ (room with 1 queen bed) , Super8 in town , $686. - no contest + timmies is right across the parking lot.

now obviously the 2 are hard to compare, the nelson is absolutely stunning and top notch. We rented the largest suite they had last year and it should have cost us $8000 for the week (yes, 8 thousand!), but it was baller all the way!

the kitchen, like you, we were all gung ho to make our own meals, but in the end used it mostly for breakfast and a couple dinners. Made lunches and brought them in our packs.
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