Alberta 2010, first time! all advice needed!
I have only just signed up to this forum so first of all i would like to say hello!
I Am travelling out to canada in 10 weeks - eek! I will be travelling around for a few months and then want to do an entire season in alberta from november until april/may 2011.
Thing is, i have never been snowboarding before, but i am really drawn to it and just have a gut feeling that i will absolutely love it!
Im just wondering where exactly i should do an entire season? I want to work at the same time, in a cafe/hotel or something, and potentially go boarding with those i work with/meet and get into the whole community and spirit of it as well as learn!
I've heard great things about lake louise, although some say its not for absolute beginners? Others say its better to go to sunshine village but its a bit clichy (is that how you spell clichy? cleeky? ) so i was just wondering if anyone could give me any adivce? best places to work? best place to go and learn and get the whole experience?
also anything other tips? ive heard its best to wait to get gear until im out there and then to buy second hand - anywhere inparticular around that area (banff) that i should head to to get kitted out?
Sorry i know its a lot of questions but i really am starting from scratch and i need some good old fashioned honesty and a point in the right direction, because obviously wherever i research the websites say how brilliant it is!