The wife and I are contemplating a trip to Calgary. We have a friend there, and we would like to get in some skiing. We don’t really know the area though, so we have some questions: where are the good mountains, good places to stay, how is the snow this year, etc. We are looking up info on line, but I was hoping for some of your first-hand knowledge.
Some background: We are in our late 30s, with a 3 year old who doesn’t ski (yet). Mrs. Lagomorph is a true expert, capable of handling double black diamonds at resorts such as Crested Butte or Aspen. I am more of an intermeidate, but handled the black diamond runs at Vail when I was there two years ago. We have skiied CB, Aspen, and Copper Mountain in CO, Snowbird and Alta in UT, and back East we patronize Stowe, Sugarloaf, Sugarbush, and such. I like the snow in Utah but found the ambience somewhat lacking. Copper Mountain was a little too mall-like for my taste, and Aspen too expensive. Our favorite places are probably Crested Butte and Stowe.
Ideally I think we would like to stay at a spot nearer the slopes, even if it cost more than staying farther away. We would probably prefer a hotel-like environment over a condo. Our friend in Calgary doesn’t ski, so we would probably not be staying with her, at least not the whole time. Obviously a resort with a good kid’s program would be great.