I'm planning a trip to Bighorn Meadows Resort in Radium Hot Springs in January. My friends say I'm crazy to go in winter, but I want to experience real winter weather in a fairly remote area at a nice resort, and hopefully see Bighorn sheep and maybe do a little cross-country skiing and snowboarding.
My main concern is the drive over the rockies from Calgary to RHS in a rental car. I have some, but not a lot, of winter driving experience. How well are the roads maintained? How steep are the grades on Hwy 93? Is there a good website to check road conditions before heading out? Is there be an alternate route from another city that might be safer driving during January such as Spokane, WA?
Oh yeah, and am I really crazy for wanting to do this???!!! :)