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My family and I are planning to go skiing over Christmas, possibly arriving Christmas Day and staying for at least 5-7 days. My family consists of my husband, two adult children and spouses, one baby, my sister, husband and their adult children and kids. Altogether we will be about 13 adults and four children. Ideally, we'd like to rent two houses near each other in a ski area that also offers other things to do like cross country skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating, etc.
Obviously, we're looking for the best value for our money. We love Colorado, but the fares make it expensive. In the northeast it's tough, because the conditions are usually not that great. Do you have any suggestions of where to go?
Lots of opportunity to ski in Quebec, although I won't pretend to know much about regular snow conditions there. You would need to do some research. I'm sure with a little digging you could find out.
The Banff area (you would fly into Calgary) has an enormous option of possibilities and the snow I think is consistantly very good. There is also Whistler (flying into Vancouver) and the three ski hills in Vancouver itself, although given the climate the snow is likely to be much softer. Also other places in the BC interior like Fernie have fabulous skiing. Not sure any of these places would save you money on fares though.
Here are three websites that look good to draw information from.
Where is home for you all?
If you're in the East, Maine is likely your best bet, price-wise. The ski resorts there tend to be quite reasonable. And with the value of the dollar against the Canadian loony, you may also want to look at going north of the border.