I live in banff, have done for a while now.
I know you guys back home don't know much about Banff skiing and riding, because i didn't know jack before coming over here.
There are lots of you guys asking questions about doing a season over here so i though i would let you guys know what i found out.
If you want to ski or ride then your best bet is to work at a ski hill. Yeah you do get paid very little but the work is super easy and if you work at a hill like sunshine village you get a season pass that covers like 15 hills for free!
As for a place to live Banff is really popular and it is hard to find a place if you don't get your timing right. I stumbled on a website that really helped me find the place i'm living in now.
Find seasonal accommodation in banff canada, rooms for rent and employment
hope this helps!