We are 2 couples in our late 20s who are coming to Vancouver in early Jan (arriving on 8th for 10 days). We'll be staying in Vancouver and renting a truck but we would like to take 4 days to travel up to one of the ski resorts within driving distance. We are new skiiers (and boarders) so we'll take lessons and want to rent a little chalet for the stay.
Obviously Whistler is going to be one of the most popular- but also the most expensive. I have heard good things about Silver Star, Sun Peaks and Manning Park also. In experts opinion (!) are these as good as Whistler (for snow, pretty chalets, somewhere to eat and somewhere to drink)? The biggest concern is getting value for money really.
Any advice about these would be SO appreciated!