I'm doing a roadtrip up through CA, OR, WA and into Canada this December. I know the winters can be very harsh up north, but I need to know if the driving conditions will be reasonable and safe? I assume that since there are people who drive from WA and OR to Whistler to snowboard, they can't be too awful, but I would definitely like to hear from others who have made the trekk or able to give me some insight.
Our itinerary has us leaving 12/21 and returning 01/02 (2008). We plan to leave northern California into Portland and into Seattle through to Victoria, Whistler and lastly Vancouvver before driving back down to California.
Is this not recommended since it will be quite a bit of driving in the winter? Please let me know as my sister (who is coming) is concerned about road conditions saying "she knows a friend who had a boyfriend who lived up in W. Canada and was snowed in for 3 weeks." I'd like to their minds and my own at ease or at least be cautioned of any extraordinary hazards that driving in winter may bear.