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Old 01-16-2015, 03:15 AM
 
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Hello,

We have had a wonderfuill time in Banff/Lake Louise, good snow, we already miss the canadian winter

We are planning the next wintersport vacation for february 2016. We are thinking about Whistler, revelstoke or Big White. I would prefer Revelstoke about all, because it is not crowdy, lots of powder etc, etc. Whistler looks that it can be crowdy en the cost are higher, i think.

Are there any people here , who have had a vacation in Revelstoke, Big White or Whistler and can tell me more about it?

Kind regard, many thanks in advance

Rob / The Netherlands
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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You sort of have one extreme over the other. Revelstoke/Red Mountain and that interior range are about as laid back and relaxed as you can get.

Whistler is about as posh as you can get in North America outside maybe Aspen. Whistler has good snow usually, but it's not the big fluffy powder like in the Rockies due to the proximity to the ocean and it not being near as cold.

Big White/Apex is somewhere in the middle. Also tends to have a bit "heavier" snow, as Kelowna isn't cold either.
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Sunnyside, Calgary
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Whistler would be my pic. Best terrain. Lots of snow... And better snow than revelstoke, which I find even more altitude dependent. Plus revelstoke isn't really easy to get to. The nightlife sucks, and dining options are limited. If you're into touring, revy is a good bet, but the resort isn't my cup of tea.

Big white is a great hill for intermediate skiers and families. Not a lot of challenge, but if you don't need to push it, it might be fun.

Whistler will be the most crowded and expensive resort...But it's probably the best overall resort in Canada.
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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Revelstoke and Whistler are miles ahead of Big White. My top 3 mountains in BC are Revelstoke, Whistler, and Sun Peaks, but Sun Peaks are a distant 3rd.
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Old 01-19-2015, 12:32 AM
 
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Thank you all, for the advise, most likely it will be Whistler.
Thanks again !
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:48 AM
 
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Default 2016 - February 26th - Whistler here we come ... ;-)

Well, thanks you all for you kind post about Whistler.
On february 26th we will visit Whistler, looking forward to that!

Rob
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