Well we booked our package for whistler. Not the cheapest deal, but a pretty good rate. The worse part about booking it was the weak dollar made us pay 10% more because the US dollar is so low compared with the Canadian dollar. arrgh.
So what'd we get? We booked 4 nights in Whistler at the Hilton hotel. Beautiful luxury hotel. I've noticed my DH has been less and less inclined to stay at cheap roach motels. Since I conceded this vacation as his 30th birthday present I can't complain. Plus we included 3 out of 4 days skiing at Whistler-Blackcomb. Combined price of the package is $1042 including taxes.
Right now the trip total is $1042 + 90 flights + $350 dog boarding = $1482. Whew, it seems like a lot, and we haven't even booked a few days in Vancover, eating out, and activities. I wonder if we can do the 8 days for $3k? The biggest expense of the trip was the Whistler hotel and snowboarding lift tickets. Snowboarding each was $180 at least. This might be our only snowboarding trip of the year.
I am just hating the weak US dollar. I remember when the $1 USD was worth $1.6 CAD. That would have made the trip more palatable. Although right now travelling anywhere with the USD is a bad idea.