Toying with the idea of doing a season in Whistler next year. Any tips on how to find long term accommodation from expoerienced Whistler seasonnaires or locals? I don't wanna pay much more than 600 CAD per month...
Depends on how far off mountain you are talking. Whistler has a public transit service (buses). I wouldn't live too far out (ie Squamish or worse yet Vancouver) unless you want to buy a car, then you may as well pay high rent and live close, so... oh and traffic can suck meaning you will miss first tracks
PS, I don't really know man, probably sack up and get in with some feral Australian brahs in a house with 10 others?
Whistler's an expensive segment of an expensive area. Trouble with Whistler in particular is that it has little or no "real" town -- it's like Disneyland. All hotels and restaurants and condos geared for the resort crowd. Made worse by all the blow-ins trying to find rent while they work at the mountain . Makes for an artificially high-priced market.
Coffee is your friend. Everyone else is an acquaintance.
Some of the other resorts in BC may even suit better?
perhaps something else would suit better:
i'm looking for good access to good and varied off-piste riding without the use of cats, sleds or helis (good lift system if you like), good park/s, an open-minded or broad based local community, cheap accommodation