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Old 02-11-2009, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so looking into being in Banff for one measley week.

it seems that what with all ski hills being almost an hour's bus ride away..... for 6 days riding, it will cost $480 (plus tax of course and no doubt hidden park fees)

that is 270 quid! i thought we euro plebs were supposedly stoopid with our money.... and yet we can find resorts with genuine (commute-less) ski and ski out for less.

with all things considered, its looking like about 1500 for one frikkin week's sliding.

fuck that!
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Aren't you moving to Canada in the near future anyway?
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we were.... but then came credit crunches and recruitment freezes and a devaluing Pound Sterling and all other manner of get poor quick scenarios.....
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God bless America eh? Way to drag the rest of world down with you...

Well that just plain 'ol sucks. Have you looked at other spots like Revelstoke or Kicking Horse? I hate to say it but 1500 sounds about right for two for a week.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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1500 was EACH!!!!

we were all set on banff coz another sbf.com'er is gonna be there at the same time.

they being seppo tho, are currently enjoying slightly better exchange rate ratios... for me, and considering the ambition of moving (and thus giving up perfectly good employment with zero guarantee of get recruited) i find it a tuff sell to justify!

i am feeling a bit pissed off i have to admit!
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Sorry paolo. Hopefully someone can chime in with some deals that you might be able to take advantage of. Canada is outside of my stomping grounds in general so I'm not a whole lot of help.
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i'm havin' a laugh paolo.
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As much as I would love a reason to laugh at your pain, Paolo, that is just WAY too expensive. Also, I like the word quid. Much better than buck.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Banff and Whistler both follow the same business model: whatever the market will bear.

With that in mind, yessir you are SOL. But I guess it depends on how you're doing things. For example, in a couple of weeks I'm doing a Powder Highway tour -- two days at Revelstoke, two at Whitewater, and two at Red Mountain. With car rental, gas, hostel (not hotel) stays, F&B, two afternoons at hot springs, and room for incidentals the total comes in at around $900CDN for a week of fun. That's what it costs, amigo!

My experience in Banff and the Selkirks previously was pretty damn unforgettable, so I suggest you either rethink your trip entirely or cough up and quit yer whinging! (which I obviously say in the most compassionate way possible )
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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LOL, yeah it's expensive here, but nobody comes here looking for a budget holiday, you come for the best riding in the world, and it's worth every penny. Have you checked out the sunshine mountain lodge? Its the only ski-in/out hotel in the park. First tracks every day.

Banff ski vacation packages, Banff's only ski in/ ski out hotel. Banff - Lake Louise - Alberta Canada

You can get every third night free and your lift ticket is included in the room rate.
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