Hi guys, First time posting on the forum, about my first time travelling overseas to snowboard! I am planning on heading over to Canada at the end of January, and wanted to get some advice on a few things. My vague plan at the moment was to fly over and spend a few days at Banff, then head to another resort for another few days, then head down to Vancouver and spend some time exploring around there before flying home. 1) Best resorts to go to. I am planning on heading to Banff for a few days, but I was considering checking out one or two others as well, any suggestions? If it helps, I do a mixture of freestyle and freeride. 2) Taking my gear. Has anyone had any issues in terms of weight, taking your gear on the flight? Do you have to pay extra? I've got full gear that I would prefer to take with me, as my boots are specialized for my feet. I was thinking of buying a new board over there if I need to, as I'm looking for a new freestyle board anyway. 3) Season status. Is the snow good at the end of January? What is the best time of year over there? 4) Good touristy things to do while over there. Question speaks for itself, obviously I'd love to check the place out, so some good sight seeing locals and other advice on good touristy things would be great Thanks for any and all info guys.