Howdy all. Have been a member for a while. Posted here and there over the years. Have skied in Aus for many years (know and can handle pretty much every run in Perisher and have ventured to Thredbo a few times too), and finally biting the bullet and planning some skiing overseas. I know it's a while away... but I like to plan and am so keen for this trip might as well get the ball rolling. Background to trip / key notes: - My family consists of wife (beginner/intermediate - doesn't truly love skiing, enjoys knocking off early for a hot chocolate/wine most days) and twin girls who will be 12y/o for the trip. All skied before. - Also have my cousin's family coming too. They consist of Husband, Wife and 3x boys aged 11, 9 & 5/6 at time of trip. All skied before. - Have always wanted to ski overseas - never had the time or spare funds to do so.. - Have heard so many positive stories on Sun Peaks - and both families more than keen to go there - but happy for other options if you think it'd be suitable for the 2 families. - I'm turning 40 in 2020 - this trip will be a present to myself (*and the family) - Want to suprise the kids and visit Disneyland (they won't be told though...) in LA on the way home. - Want to do a bit of sightseeing - in BC and USA, but not heaps - Would love to go to an ice hockey game - Happy to do a bit of driving, so happy to rent a car if it provides flexibility and isn't too expensive. - Length of trip will be from early Jan... for about 3 weeks (need to be back by Aus Day/start of school year). Got a few questions to ask... so hoping for some feedback on the following.... 1. What time is sunrise & sunset in Sun Peaks ? (just curious....) 2. Accommodation: definitely want ski-in/ski-out and prefer to be close to village base. Any recommendations for accommodation? Both families are happy to go into and pay a little extra for a larger townhouse/free-standing house - pending distance from village base. 3. Likely to do 1-2 nights in Vancouver to see some sights. 4. Do the majority of people hire a car (for convenience mostly) and take a scenic drive up to Sun Peaks. Happy to stop over for one night somewhere if need be? Not sure if there is anything worth stopping for ? The drive doesn't seem long anyway. Would having car make it handier for stocking up on groceries/general shopping in Kamloops/Vancouver for that matter? Sun Peaks for ~10 days/nights 5 - after Sun Peaks - fly Kamloops > Vegas, check it out, Helicopter flight over GC 1-2 nights - then drive to LA ? Any key sites to see on the way ? Do Disneyland, Santa Monica Pier + any other recommendations for 2-3 days in LA them fly home. Any tips, comments and feedback is welcomed and encouraged! Matt.