I'm at that age where I should decide what I want to do with my life and well I haven't decided but I'm debating if I should save up enough money so that I can move to a mountain village for a year to clear my head and make the big jump of heading off to university, college or whatever I happen to choose.
So I was wondering if anyone knew of any nice places to live right by a mountain. Preferably one with a nice terrain park, have to stick to my skate park roots.
I'd prefer somewhere in Canada because of the hassle of obtaining dual citizenship.
It's true they do. Though from what I remember it doesn't usually amount to $5. Something like $2-$3k most most years though. It's a profit sharing thing from the oil industry. Not a bad deal if you live there.
Though if you are going to live anywhere, Golden or Revelstoke BC wouldn't suck. Fantastic resorts and Rogers Pass is a short drive for some of the best backcountry anywhere.
Residents of Alaska get paid just to live in that state?
Canadian government does the same thing if you were to live up in the Yukon or NWT, though it might depend on your profession. They subsidize you moving out there if you're a doctor or school teacher. Not that there's much to do in the Yukon or NWT worth noting...
Have you considered the Banff area or Calgary? Lower cost of living than Vancouver (the most expensive in Canada), several big resorts within a reasonable distance of the city, and three big resorts right in Banff itself (which has one of the longest seasons in North America); Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, and Mt. Norquay. Throw in Alberta's crazy no sales tax crap (GST, no PST), and it can't be half bad...
If you fish, Fernie BC. I visited there for fishing in fall 2003, and there were all kinds of hot Aussie and Kiwi girls already there trying to get ski resort jobs --plus the fishing was fantastic. I am a fly fishing guide here in SW Montana, and if it were easier to get a Canadian work permit I might try to move there.