No other North American resort receives such diverse comments from Brits. Most love it; but a few hate it. There's little doubt nowhere better combines the best of Europe & North America. The large varied ski area, ski-convenience and nightlife of Val d'Isere; the high quality accommodation, modern lifts, friendliness and great kid's facilities of the States; the spectacular scenery and good exchange rate of Canada. But you take a greater than usual chance with the weather this close to the Pacific, and it's certainly the most crowded resort in North America.
We get a lot of "cheap as poss" enquiries for Whistler but it's no longer that sort of resort. It's gone up market - swanley hotels, plush condos, generally all mod cons. Given a bit of luck with the weather you will have a great time at Whistler, but it will cost you a few bob.