You definitely need to go to Whistler! The combination of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains make for a lot of different choices for terrain at all different levels, in all different weather (glaciers on the back sides mean that there is always snow somewhere on the mountain), and they have all the services you'd expect for someone learning. Whistler also has tons of bars and restaurants, and more importantly, a large number of expats who work there who drive the local scene. The only real downside is that it can be very expensive to stay there (especially with it being the upcoming venue for skiing in the 2010 olympics). almost 10 years agoAnswered by Chris Smith via Travellr.com
So a better alternative if you aren't totally hung up on the party scene are some smaller towns with the authentic old school feel. Red Mountain in Rossland, BC is an awesome two-mountain ski resort. It is kind of like entering a time warp as the place hasn't been consumed by the greed and drive to make money like most other ski hills. The family atmosphere is awesome and the terrain couldn't be better!! So many cool tree runs - we were there without a powder day and still had heaps of fun, but it would be insane with a fresh dump of snow!!
Also you have areas like Revelstoke and Kicking Horse (in Golden) that are two up-and-coming resorts that have insane powder days, great steeps and long runs!!! A Canadian ski trip wouldn't be complete without a couple days at each!! almost 10 years ago