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    Posted: Jun/16/2010 at 8:00pm
Hey going there next year, just wondering when the best time for boarding is?

January or February are our options!

Also anyone thats stayed in any of the places at say whistler village share your experiences!

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edit: currently looking at like end of january to mid february! is this a good time to be over there? snow wise/crowds etc
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/17/2010 at 5:07am
I think you can still book the deal from the whistler.com.
There are many great early deals.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/17/2010 at 6:08am
If you are going for a week ride Monday to Friday and use Sat-Sun to sight see, party, walk around, etc.  It can get pretty busy on the weekends.  

If you can afford it stay right in the lower village (Whistler Village, not on Blackcomb). Any of the hotels in the Village are very nice (Fairmont being the nicest).  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/17/2010 at 6:16am
i stayed at the Aava hotel in whistler village.  It was pretty cheap for a place in the village.  I paid around $85 a night but I went in March.  

I find March is not as cold though conditions are not as good on the lower half of the mountain.  

Feb usually has the best snow but it is usually the coldest (especially at the peak). 

And as someone else said, sat/sun will be busy with people from Vancouver 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/17/2010 at 7:12am
I think the best time is near end of season. First time there was during Mid season and it was expensive with a lot of people screaming in the village near the hotels. If your not the one drunk screaming at 3a.m than your not gonna be happy. Second time was near end of season, had the same great conditions for half the price. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/17/2010 at 7:15am
I went during march after the olympics and there was still a substantial amount of good riding available.  februrary is probably better since there may be less people.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/17/2010 at 7:36am
I've gone in end of Jan and in mid Feb.  Both times were great riding, but I think I remember that in Feb, it was clear at the base, foggy in the middle, and clear at the top.  My friends and I used http://vrbo.com to find a place.  I forgot where we stayed, but it was within walking distance to the village...less than 5 min.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/17/2010 at 7:41am
Originally posted by RideTimeless

I've gone in end of Jan and in mid Feb.  Both times were great riding, but I think I remember that in Feb, it was clear at the base, foggy in the middle, and clear at the top.  My friends and I used http://vrbo.com to find a place.  I forgot where we stayed, but it was within walking distance to the village...less than 5 min.

You can't predict the weather in Whistler 2 days in advance let alone 8 months in advance.   Bottom line, might snow everyday, might be sunny, might rain the whole time, or some combination of those. Bottom line it will be fun and if it gets really busy go ride Symphony Bowl (Its kind of a bitch to get to get out of so its usually dead - cat track in/out or double black chute in which is a great run but not everyone can do it).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/17/2010 at 7:47am
It's usually good to go in mid Jan as there are no school holidays so is only Really busy in the weekends.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/17/2010 at 8:24am
If you like the Whistler Pique is the weekly magazine that will list local events, entertainment and other useful info, which you can view online.

http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/pique/index.php

Food is expensive in the village, so if possible buy your food in Squamish. Which is about an hour from Whistler, if your driving from Vancouver.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/17/2010 at 1:25pm
Each time I've been, the conditions have been okay. One time it snowed a bunch just before we got there, but that was in late December and there wasn't much base before that.

You should be fine in the time frame you're looking at. And you'll have a blast. The mountain(s) are huge and have something for everyone. Enjoy!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/17/2010 at 1:49pm

In 2008 we've stayed in Stoney Creek Northstar, very close to the Marketplace, with heated swimming pool. Rented a one bedroom apartment. Last week of January-First week of February. Mountain was huge and definitely needs more time than 2 wks. to discover. The snow was incredible, dumped nearly everday.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/17/2010 at 3:00pm
Originally posted by sarpedonice

In 2008 we've stayed in Stoney Creek Northstar, very close to the Marketplace, with heated swimming pool. Rented a one bedroom apartment. Last week of January-First week of February. Mountain was huge and definitely needs more time than 2 wks. to discover. The snow was incredible, dumped nearly everday.



http://www.whistlerstoneycreek.com/

I'm going with OP, we're looking at 25th of Jan till 18th of Feb, staying there. It sounds promising from what you said! :D!
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thanks guys! sounds amazing haha... soo keen !!
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