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Whistler Blackcomb Feb 2014

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So obviously WB is not in the NE but I thought it'd be interesting to get a thread going regarding my upcoming trip to WB and thoughts on the deal/price compared to doing a week at one of the major NE resorts.

Here's my deal-7 nights for 2 people in a Queen loft right in the village with a 3 minute walk to one of the base gondolas. Also includes 5 days of skiing for a total with tax and canadian currency for $2,200. Airfare is looking around $650ish pp (non stop) on top. As a comparassion my ski club was offering a deal for 7 nights RT air (1 stop in chitown), motorcoach transportation, daily breakfast, 5 days skiing, 1 day of fresh tracks with breakfast.

So pretty close in price I don't get daily breakfast or coach transportation but I do get a nicer spot with more room and privacy without the aggrivation of traveling with a major group of people.

I didn't do too much digging for NE resorts, as WB is pretty much the most epic ski experience in the world. I did take a quick look at Stowe Mtn Lodge and was looking at something for around $500 a night which was just crazy!

And obviously there's cheaper trips out there, trying to focus the tread on higher end trips/resorts.

Let the countdown begin hopefully we're around 80 days or so for resorts to start making that white stuff!
 

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won't need car so definitely investigate transportation - available from airport. I stayed in village, maybe 7 minute walk from gondola...with lift tickets, sounds like that's a good deal. IMO, focus on Blackcomb, definitely was my preference. the symphony area at whistler is great too.
 

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Nothing in the east can compared, have fun out there. I hear Vancouver is awesome city try checking out.
 

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I'm kinda over coastal BC.
Interior BC more of my thing.
 

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Is that non-stop to Vancouver? When I went we rented a car at Sea-Tac because the price difference was just too much to go into Vancouver. It would be nice to avoid those hours of driving and border hassles. $650 non-stop....oooo, sorta tempting. $500 would be a no-brainer.
 

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Do not rent a car to drive to Whistler.Its useless when you arrive.Get one of the many coach transports from the airport(50-70$) and relax.If you need to travel a little out of the village use a cab or a shuttle.
 

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Yup 650 direct flight from ny to vancouver....rental car the following morning on the sea to sky highway. Agreed, there's really no need to rent a cattle the week...you have everything you need right in the village. On another note a cool thing to check out back in vancouver is the Granville island market. Cannot wait for my return to WB!
 

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Favorite area personally - and they have done a lot in the 15 years since i've been. Looking at a trail map, the lift system has completely changed!
 

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I'd like to do one of the interior BC cat operations where you stay in a remote cabin for a week. Whoever I've looked into it it seems to run about $3K. Anyone here done this? Tricky part is getting a group to commit at that price.
 

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I'd like to do one of the interior BC cat operations where you stay in a remote cabin for a week. Whoever I've looked into it it seems to run about $3K. Anyone here done this? Tricky part is getting a group to commit at that price.

Same here. We might do this for 1/2 our trip but I'm still researching info.
 

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I'd like to do one of the interior BC cat operations where you stay in a remote cabin for a week. Whoever I've looked into it it seems to run about $3K. Anyone here done this? Tricky part is getting a group to commit at that price.

Been about 9 times in the Monashee.Go do it.I love Mustang Powder. http://www.mustangpowder.com/default.htm

Nothing like it.They have 90 square miles of terrain.You don't need a group but it is nice.We always rented the whole cat(12).If you pay for 11 the 12th is free.Access is not bad.Fly into Kelowna the night before and about a 2 hour drive to the meeting spot.Takes a looong time to get there from the east coast but wow!It is getting very expensive though now.
 

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Been about 9 times in the Monashee.Go do it.I love Mustang Powder. http://www.mustangpowder.com/default.htm

Nothing like it.They have 90 square miles of terrain.You don't need a group but it is nice.We always rented the whole cat(12).If you pay for 11 the 12th is free.Access is not bad.Fly into Kelowna the night before and about a 2 hour drive to the meeting spot.Takes a looong time to get there from the east coast but wow!It is getting very expensive though now.

Wow, pricey indeed. Sure looks good.
 

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our trip is going to be a little less. wildhorse cat skiing for 3 days including lodging is about $1500. skiing at whitewater the day before and day after. All in with airfare from NYC should be about 3k.
 

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our trip is going to be a little less. wildhorse cat skiing for 3 days including lodging is about $1500. skiing at whitewater the day before and day after. All in with airfare from NYC should be about 3k.

I was just researching this place today. I like the access from Spokane. If I may ask, to be clear, is that $3K for two people?
 

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I was just researching this place today. I like the access from Spokane. If I may ask, to be clear, is that $3K for two people?

no, per person. Fly to Spokane, rent car, drive to Nelson, ski whitewater, cat ski 3 days at wild horse, ski whitewater again, back to Spokane for flight home.
 
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