2012/13 first timer...advice please! - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2012/13 first timer...advice please!

Hey,

My girlfriend and I are quiting jobs as geologists and travelling the world which obviously includes a Canadian ski season. Both of us have done Californian seasons and loved it and just went to Niseko for a month and loved that more.
Keen to go somewhere with sick terrain and decent park where the town isnt crazy huge...somewhere you get to know heaps of people, and live in a shithole with 20 other people cause thats what its all about!
Thinking Banff, but bus sounds average and town pretty big, had friends go to Fernie and love it but no park. Whistler...dont really want to join the masses.

Any thoughts?

Churr
Shaneoforpow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 05:02 PM
Veteran Member
 
roremc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Banff, Alberta
Posts: 1,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can't think of one place that does it all.

Parks in Western Canada are a joke if you have been to the US. I have not been to all the hills in BC but none have a park that is good as the ones they had in Keystone/Breck when I worked there 10 years ago!

I'm thinking you either want to be in Revi or Nelson if the town is important. Cool towns, good hills and a bit more "local" than say Banff or Whistler.

Seems to rain a bit in Fernie as well. Plus they close terrain alot due to inbound avi risk.

I would not call the town in Banff big. The bus is a pain but if you are coming for a season get a car. No matter where you want to be if you don't have a car you will find it hard to travel to the other resorts. With a car from Banff you can go to the following places for a day or a weekend.

Kicking Horse
Panorama
Fernie
Kimberley
Nakiska
Whitefish
Marmot Basin
Revelstoke
Castle

Plus the season in Banff is from November to the end of May.

Hope that helps?

So many runs so little time.
roremc is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks mate...so hard to decide where to go. Banff sounds cool but doesnt have the same terrain as say Revi? Does Rev have any park? Have you ridden Big White, if so whats the town that services it like?

Cheers
Shaneoforpow is offline  
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 06:40 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
no park at revy

banff has 4 resorts very close, revy is pretty unique with top to bottom tree runs but banff might be a better choice. you could always make canmore home if you have a car.
Justin is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Whats the town vibe at Big White like?
Shaneoforpow is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 08:18 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
sorry i can't help with that, i have only been there once and it was my first time and at night lol.

you are close to kelowna (45 min i think?). i don't personally like it there, feels like a big city but is really just a town. i have some friends that live there so i do go to kelowna sometimes. lots of ppl like it there in the summer, hot with a nice lake.
Justin is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 08:28 PM
Veteran Member
 
linvillegorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Evergreen, CO
Posts: 9,029
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 276 Post(s)
Not sure how the park setups are, but if I was gonna bum it, Telluride, Crested Butte, and Jackson would probably be my top 3.
linvillegorge is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Deff keen to bum it but keen to bum it in Canada not the states.
Banff sounds sick like a mini Whistler? Does anyone know what the town vibe is like at Big White or at Rossiland that services Red mountain?
Shaneoforpow is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 08:47 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
im heading down to red mountain area in 2 weeks for some cat boarding revive this then if no one answers and i will do my best to let you know.
Justin is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
cheers justin have a churr time!
Shaneoforpow is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome