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Old 07-08-2011, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I'm 25, female, from Toronto Canada but right now I'm living/ working in Seoul, South Korea. Next season, from January- March I'm on vacation and I'm looking to spend it snowboarding anywhere in the world. So far my riding experience is limited to South Korea. I've rocked every slope at every resort, and just getting into the park stuff now, but that's not saying much because boarding in South Korea is a joke so I really don't know my level.

I don't really care where I end up as long as its somewhere rad, where I can meet a ton of people, and where I won't spend a fortune on lift tickets. I don't mind sleeping on a couch, or a floor. SO if anyone wants to take me in, has any advice about where I can go which offers relatively cheap accommodation options or made some sweet plans and don't mind some more company I would love to hear about it.


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Old 07-09-2011, 12:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have absolutley no ideas for you. I just wanted to say that you must have a sweet ass job to let you have 4 months total of paid vacation. I'm jealous.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Any bigger resort area is gonna be pretty expensive to live and what not. IMO I'd be looking into smaller mountains that would have smaller crowds and cheaper living. I'm actually kinda looking for a place to bum next year as well and am planning to avoid the bigger resorts.
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Any bigger resort area is gonna be pretty expensive to live and what not. IMO I'd be looking into smaller mountains that would have smaller crowds and cheaper living. I'm actually kinda looking for a place to bum next year as well and am planning to avoid the bigger resorts.
You should check out Schweitzer, you get the big mountain without the crowds and ridiculous living costs. Biggest problem is probably finding a job...
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Move to Revelstoke. The mountain is still somewhat of a hidden gem. It is super steep and doesn't have the crowds Whistler has.
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You should check out Schweitzer, you get the big mountain without the crowds and ridiculous living costs. Biggest problem is probably finding a job...
Dude I LOVE Schweitzer, I went to college in Spokane and took two trips out to Sandpoint/Schweitzer this winter. I was up there for the New Years weekend for that AWESOME pow! Not to mention my parents have a condo in CdA that's open to my use (which I also used last weekend for the 4th). I've thought about heading there for the winter, but I honestly want to go somewhere I've never been and more out of my comfort zone, ya know? Montana is my focus for next winter at this point....
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Dude I LOVE Schweitzer, I went to college in Spokane and took two trips out to Sandpoint/Schweitzer this winter. I was up there for the New Years weekend for that AWESOME pow! Not to mention my parents have a condo in CdA that's open to my use (which I also used last weekend for the 4th). I've thought about heading there for the winter, but I honestly want to go somewhere I've never been and more out of my comfort zone, ya know? Montana is my focus for next winter at this point....
Nice, I'm assuming your probably going for Big Sky then? That place looks utterly sick, and I've heard it's really mellow on the crowds.
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^^Big Sky was my #1 until I discovered Bridger Bowl. My lady friend's dad worked at Bridger back in the day and told me to check it out. It's got some super gnarly terrain and has a pretty similar vibe to Baker (where I grew up riding) from what I'm told.
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Dear Samantha,
As long as you are not a toothless, scab pickin meth head, you could probably bum anywhere. If you are cute that's a plus; another plus if you got some brah personality, i.e., can hang with the bros eating ramen and corndogs, cheap beer and talk shit. BUT if you also got some mad riding skillz....well post a pic, add us to your FB and we'll start the interview.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Can recommend Banff. There is always work around and while its not cheap I have never been anywhere where its easy to get a job and the resorts are any good. What time of year do you get your two months?
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