Planning a ski trip for April 1-7. Anywhere in the US or Canada. What resorts have the best chance of still getting a Pow day that late in the season?
My group wants to ski pow & off-piste, any suggestions? So far I have been told Sunshine Village in Banff. Any experiences?
Thanks in advance
definitely whistler man last year was sick i went up there april and had two good pow days and it wasnt very crowded and just the overall whistler experience is something any skier needs to do i suggest checking it out
April is the new January. The Kootenays have had the best conditions in April the past few years. If you're over Whistler but are into touring, Rogers Pass, Kootenay Pass or in the National Parks you'll have some amazing skiing. I love April. good snow, good avy conditions, amazing coverage, and it stays light out for hours.
I say you should be into touring 'cause for some stupid reason all the ski hill seam to think that early April is a good time to close. You mentioned it will be early April though, so I think all the main hill are still open. Really though, they should be staying open till May these days.
as said before , if you're into touring , rogers/kootneys/ Nat parks ( banff , yoho , kootney, jasper, and kananaskis country ) also , sunshine and lake louise are in the area if you're to much a sissy to tour up
Kicking Horse - east facing with most of the goods dropping off the north side.
Fernie - north east facing
Whitewater - there's a north west face, a north east face, and a south face
Red - 360 degrees, with mostly north facing
Revelstoke - west (slight south angle) facing with all of the "good" north facing
Panorama - north west facing
Kimberley - east facing
where exactly are these "mostly south facing" resorts you are referring to?
the past 5 years late march/early april has been some of the best in bounds conditions we have seen in the kootenays, with all hills staying open at least a week into April if not longer.