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    Posted: Nov/12/2010 at 11:49pm
I am thinking of spending winter holidays in Canada but I dont know where exactly.
Which resort do you advice me?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 3:45am
Originally posted by annamaladec

I am thinking of spending winter holidays in Canada but I dont know where exactly.
Which resort do you advice me?

if you are open to anywhere in canada... definitely go to BC or AB.  Depending on your ability, one resort might be better than others.

I would recommend revelstoke if you are more advanced.  Slightly less tourists because it isn't for beginners.

However, Whistler is always good for the apres activities and the mountain is decent... but it can get crowded with tourists...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 3:54am
is this really a question, who can deny, that it's not only the best in canada, but all of N.America...whistler.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 4:35am
Well I am an intermediate rider, a total snowboard addict, who has never been to your continent.


this year I decided to visit Canada to consolidate and increase my knowledge and snowboarding skills :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 6:18am
lol has to be Whistler Blackcomb...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 6:20am
I've heard good things about Mont Tremblant but never been.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 6:31am
100 percent whistler. That place has won ever award possible for being the best resort.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 8:25am

If you're in BC, Whislte....if you're in the EastCoast please Do Not go to BlueMountain Canada, it's small.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 8:33am
Anywhere in BC and your safe, but Whistler/Blackcomb takes the cake. I've heard that theres some unreal powder in the interior though as well. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 8:36am
Ive also heard good stories about Whistle
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 10:54am
By a majority of votes wins Whistler!


What about Vancouver? :S
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 11:03am
According to Whistler's site, they are a little over twice the size of Mammoth so I'm loving Whistler already.   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 11:17am
if you are going to BC for whistler. consider also going to revelstoke. i consider it a gem that whistler overshadows sometimes. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 11:17am
More like which province is best for snowboarding Stay away from Ontario. Quebec is cold and the best snowboarding is found out west!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 11:23am
Originally posted by annamaladec

By a majority of votes wins Whistler!


What about Vancouver? :S

We don't have any real resort hills in Vancouver.  The mountains are all just small local mountains which are fun, but not some place you want to travel out for.  If you're coming into BC, Whistler is definitely number one.  After that I would recommend Big White.  Awesome mountain in Kelowna.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 11:26am
Originally posted by Aos

More like which province is best for snowboarding Stay away from Ontario. Quebec is cold and the best snowboarding is found out west!

haha.. pretty much. considering there are no mountains around here....

tremblent is just cold. there's hardly pow there. mostly hard pack
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 11:33am
Whistler! Pretty sure it was rated top 10 in the world by some magazine but i cant remember haha.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/13/2010 at 1:17pm
Whistler ftw.  But if you are looking for Champagne Powder, you need to look further inland. Banff, Revelstoke, Big White, Red Mountain, Fernie etc.  All smaller but excellent powder.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2010 at 3:14am
the only problem with Whistler is that it's all australians there.  joke...haha.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2010 at 5:26am
It's definitely Whistler but I prefer the Blackcomb side.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2010 at 8:36am
British Columbia or Alberta is best, atleast 5 top 10 resorts are there, if near Quebec id go Mount Tremblant,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2010 at 12:41pm
mont tremblant is far from being great - a total disappointment is more how I would describe it there...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2010 at 3:33pm
If you're into powder, be aware that the snow is drier the more inland you go.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2010 at 6:34pm
Originally posted by mech9t5

the only problem with Whistler is that it's all australians there. joke...haha.


That's true, but it's also the case for Big White.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2010 at 9:51pm
I think Red and Fernie should be among the top five - but I guess it depends on your riding preference and style.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2010 at 11:40pm
If your coming to BC consider a cat skiing trip. powder everyday and insanely sick bowls,pillow lines, glades, cliffs, everything. i recommend retallack over any of them if your into a big variety of terrain and lots of deep goood dry snow. .the owner phil is a cool guy and if your lucky enough to get the cat that karl is driving that day, well your gonna have the best snowboard day of your life. karl the gnarls dope. he keeps the stoke level high. im planning on doing a retallack trip sometime this winter, possibly late december early in the season, or maybe april late into the season. not sure yet.

if your not into trees as much and u want more wide open runs full of cliffs and chutes, and bowls, check out baldface. super dope operation, little more on the spendy side, but its more than worth it for what they give u. its a cool place.

to be honest whichever cat skiing company u choose, your gonna have fun and get pow and fresh tracks. no matter what place u go to. cat skiing kills any resort anyday. even whistler.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2010 at 11:44pm
Originally posted by charlesleeray

I think Red and Fernie should be among the top five - but I guess it depends on your riding preference and style.


red is amazing if you can catch it right after a storm.

no jumps at fernie, so if your into the park at all, i would skip it. RCR got all paranoid cause of the liability and squashed em. if your into skiing good trees and pow tho, fernie has 5 bowls to choose from. its a huge mountain with lots of terrain. i'd reccomend it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2010 at 1:55pm
One of my buddies at work just told me that he's trying to get a group to go to the best resort in Canada...Whistler of course! I'm so pumped to go and check out the monster of a mountain. On their website theres a tool that lets you compare the square footage of other resorts to Whistler. Like I said...it's a monster!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2010 at 2:22pm
I live in Alberta, Canada. You should go to Whistler, BC or Marmot Basin, AB! I have been to Marmot Basin before and i loved it, it has a variety of runs for each skill level, and i haven't been to Whistler I just hear lots of good things about it!(after all most of the 2010 Olympic ski/snowboard events were there)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2010 at 4:00pm
clearly whistler is for the west. where do people choose for eastern canada? is it just tremblant?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2010 at 8:21pm
Originally posted by chenmt

clearly whistler is for the west. where do people choose for eastern canada? is it just tremblant?

in the east, i prefer st anne over tremblent.  st. anne is less "touristy"... not that tremblent is bad.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2010 at 8:29pm
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If your coming to BC consider a cat skiing trip. powder everyday and insanely sick bowls,pillow lines, glades, cliffs, everything. i recommend retallack over any of them if your into a big variety of terrain and lots of deep goood dry snow. .the owner phil is a cool guy and if your lucky enough to get the cat that karl is driving that day, well your gonna have the best snowboard day of your life. karl the gnarls dope. he keeps the stoke level high. im planning on doing a retallack trip sometime this winter, possibly late december early in the season, or maybe april late into the season. not sure yet.

if your not into trees as much and u want more wide open runs full of cliffs and chutes, and bowls, check out baldface. super dope operation, little more on the spendy side, but its more than worth it for what they give u. its a cool place.

to be honest whichever cat skiing company u choose, your gonna have fun and get pow and fresh tracks. no matter what place u go to. cat skiing kills any resort anyday. even whistler.

This.  So true.  I watched a feature on some of the cat skiing we have here in BC on sportsnet and I was blown away.  Loooks soo amazing.  I looked into it a bit, and it was a little pricey for me, but if you're coming on vacation it might be good.  Just google cat skiing bc and you find some awesome places.
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