Hi all, I'm heading in to Vancouver mid Jan 2010 to see out the remainder of the snow season. I'll most likely base myself at one resort but am yet to decide where, I was thinking Big white, Silverstar, Kicking horse, but havent ruled out Banff either.
Considering my arrival time, does anyone have much info on the chances of me picking up work and a place to stay? I have enough savings to go the time without work but its probably not preferred. Any advice is appreciated.
good choice man, as the saying goes 'Canada kicks ass'
It's Olympics this year so Whistler will be buzzing with life. With a bit of luck the spectating crowds will keep the riff-raff away from the powder so more for the hungry.
I have seasons in both Sunshine Village (Banff) and Kicking Horse (Golden). Banff easy/easier to find work as it's a bigger tourist town. Golden is pretty small, but if you're serious about your riding more so than the party then it's definately worth the visit. Prob the best resort I've been to for terrain. No park tho if thats your pleasure, go for big bowls powder and cliffs.
Also consider the new and shiny Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Nearer to Vancouver than the above, plus it's the latest and greatest. Revelstoke is quite a big town so prob more chance of finding work.
My advice, avoid work like the plague, buy yourself a season pass, live off chilli chips and ride all you can.
Good luck man, have a blast!
Thanks mate, ur info is appreciated. I am starting to think about just riding out the season without working. It's a real toss up between Banff and Big White. I want the ski in/out luxury of Big White but i gather there is more going on in Banff? There is also 3 mountains to choose from in Banff which is a bonus. Anyone know how long it takes to get to each mountain from Banff village via the shuttle buses?