glorious terrain + powder
can get very busy, INSANE prices, kind of a schlep
I've skiied Whistler in in multiple visits, from deep winter to true spring conditions and have had a blast every moment. In my 20+ years of skiing this is my favorite (although I haven't gotten to Europe yet). The terrain is perfect. Major vertical, so much space, immaculate facilities, great staff. The only downsides are that it can be very very busy, and as everyone else has mentioned, insanely expensive. For anyone who's not coming from Vancouver it's also a serious day of travel to get there.
If you're going the condo/no car route, get groceries in Vancouver and take the Snow Bus, it has wifi. The other co is disorganized and no wifi.