First off I'd like to apologize as this post is going to be quite long!
To start I'll give a brief description of myself.
My names Mitch, I'm 20 and I'm from the UK. I've been snowboarding for about 5 years and just got back from Courchevel, France
I'm at a stage where I'm comfortable going down most slopes and just beginning to learn some freestyle (butters, ollie/nollie, 180's and basic grabs).
I'd really like to do a whole season in Whistler, find a job and get as much time on the slopes as I can, I've searched Google and this forum and I've gathered some information but I'm still lacking a few questions which is why I am making this thread!
First question being
, does Whistler sound right for me?
I don't want to waste my time with visa's and saving up money only to get over there and hate it. I know a few people who have been and they say they have loved it so I can't see why I wouldn't, plus it's Canada!
, how easy is it living in Whistler?
I know it's expensive, but how easy is it to find a job? a place to live? to afford rent on a bartender/hotel guest wage?
, should I consider somewhere else in Canada?
Maybe somewhere less crowded, more affordable
, how is the terrain?
I like the odd challenge now and then but I'm more of a steep blue/red kind a guy, some days I just want to be on a easy slope and practice my butters and presses which I'm not confident enough to do on steep terrain yet.
I think that's all the questions I have at the moment, again, sorry for the long post and hopefully someone can help me out!