Not sure if you are familiar with the "hill", but I started off learning how to board in Glen Eden. I spent my first 2 months there, and when I first drove up to Mount St. Louis (right next to Horseshoe) I thought I had arrived in some sort of foreign paradise.
I have since learned that even the famed Blue Mountain is but a speedbump relative to what exists out west haha.
I hope in a year or two to be able to take at least one or two trips a winter out and see the rest of the world...will probably ruin it for me when I come back though.
I'm getting a season pass at Blue....
But it looks like I'm opening my season up with some Lake Louise riding, Guessing I'll hate my beloved Blue after that.