Arrival to Vancouver
The Ski Week Canada officially begins at 10am on Saturday, the first day of your trip. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the best airport to fly into, and if you are travelling from afar we recommend that you arrive into Vancouver a day early to avoid any potential weather delays.
Lucky for you Vancouver is a beautiful city with plenty of activities and culinary wonders. It’s worth checking out. When you arrive All guests should be at CanaDream between 10am and 3pm to meet The Ski Week crew and to pick up the sweetest of rides before setting off on the road trip of a lifetime.
If you are unable to make this timeframe, please inform us at your earliest convenience so that we can plan accordingly. The key to success here is arriving early, that way you can get on the road asap to your first destination, Big White, which is a scenic 5 hours drive from Vancouver.
RV pick up at CanaDream
Once you arrive at CanaDream, head to The Ski Week reception to collect your TSW wristband. You will then be able to check in your RV and go through RV orientation with our trusted CanaDream staff. Drivers: The driver(s) must be present to fully check into your RV.
You will have two drivers included per booking. Remember to bring a trusty credit card for the $1000 damage deposit. If you have an international driver's license, please also bring your national license from your home country in case of insurance claims or in the event of any roadside check by police or trafﬁc violation stops. Note: CanaDream orientation will be done in small groups to make sure everyone gets a full understanding of the RV and how it works, including key winter safety precautions.
With this in mind, expect to have a short wait if you arrive at a busy time. But don’t worry, we will have a lounge with ample refreshments and snacks to tide you over, plus you'll have a few dozen new friends to start meeting. We recommend doing some grocery shopping before the festivities begin so you have snacks and meals to hand.
Stocking up with the goods
The closest grocery store en route to Big white can be found in your Day 8 app under ‘Maps’. Note: Since the RV storage spaces are small, do your best to pack light, and in a soft shell suitcase you won’t mind tossing under the RV. There is a large lockable storage space to keep your skis, boots & empty luggage to maximize indoor space.
Make sure you and your crew get clued in on the tips of the trip, by reading up on our survival guide blogs below!