I'd really appreciate some assistance in trying to plan a Canada 3+ week ski trip mid Dec - early Jan itinerary for a family of 5 (kids ages 15, 14, 12). Four of the family are at the beginner end of the scale, two ski trips under their belts (La Plagne and Nozawa Onsen), past the green runs and solid on the easy blues, wanting to improve and will go hard with ski school daily lessons. I'm ok on the harder blues, reds and some black runs but will stay well away from the double blacks. We are planning to fly into Vancouver. Arriving mid Dec, fingers crossed for some early season snow falls. Will fly out by 10-12 Jan. Can depart Calgary if need be. We have friends who have a ski lodge in Golden BC at the foot of Kicking Horse who have invited us to stay, hopefully over the NY week when the prices seem to go through the roof everywhere! I know this is a big hill and not great for beginners, but hoping that 2 weeks prior skiing and lessons at other resorts will help us cope at KH. Ideas welcome, including things to see and go on non ski days, and hints to stretch the budget.