good to hear you had a great time John, I did as well
cbob, we tried to ski Bearpaw for ya, but it was closed due to the lack of snow lower down. We did have some great turns under the Little Red chair, and Upper Franz's was actually pretty good considering it's usually complete boilerplate ice.
Lineups were a bit of a problem so to solve that we did quite a few runs through to Gondola midstation where lines were minimal.
let me know when you swing back out this way, hopefully we can wrangle another trip to Whistler or maybe just a day on Cypress!
Agree a summer gathering would probably fare a little better in the turnout department, some rough plans are in the works.