AmyinVail or other local, our trip to Whistler was recently nixed when Northwest airlines cancelled flights to Vancouver. We scrambled and were able to get flights into Eagle/Vail on Jan 17 for a week. The travel agent is suggesting Westwind, Vail 9 or Willows. My husband is an expert skiier and doesn't want to ski Beaver but my 8 year old needs easy access to ski school. From what I read in tripadvisor forum, sounds like the construction in Lionshead is major. I'd really appreciate some suggestions/recommendations...what do you think about Westwind, Willows, Vail 9? Is the construction noise/inconvience less due to winter? I really appreciate any insight you might have.