Doesn't matter how close they are to your house if they still aren't REAL MOUNTAINS!!!
No seriously guys, I'm going to be in Vancouver for work from Jan 23-28th, we're already doing one day at Seymour and I'm planning on extending my stay for a few days extra.
So the question is, what's the best place to go within a 2.5 or so hour drive of Vancouver on a Sunday to Tuesday? Keeping in mind I ride REAL MOUNTAINS all the time...
I'm debating between Cypress, Whistler and Baker so far. Cypress is cheap and close to Vancouver, and I could book and extra couple days in my hotel for $80.
Whistler obviously is the biggest, but will it be all tracked out? It's also not cheap... although I found accommodations in the village for $130 or so a night.
Baker looks great, tons of snow, cheaper lift tickets, could stay about 15 mins away for $130 a night. Only thing holding me back is the lack of high speed lifts. That's a real downer for me.
So who has the best powder and holds it the longest? Who's got great terrain?
Where should I go so I can come back to the Rocky mountains and tell them all that we don't have the best snowboarding in the world?!?