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02-09-2010 02:53 AM
dneukirch Haha, true.
Maybe not the best advice, but he was only trying to help
02-08-2010 11:35 PM
DiscoStu
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If you want to live in a large city, Montreal would be your best bet. If you prefer something smaller, but bigger than rural, any of the capital cities in Atlantic Canada should suit you.
hahah

a) Why would anyone choose the East coast over the West for snowboarding i.e why the hell would you go to Tremblant vs Whistler/interior BC and b) the thread is months old
01-30-2010 08:47 PM
chupacabraman
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If you want to live in a large city, Montreal would be your best bet. If you prefer something smaller, but bigger than rural, any of the capital cities in Atlantic Canada should suit you.
LOL, I think that's a little bit far of a drive to Sunshine or Louise... well, only 4000+ kms hah
01-29-2010 01:07 AM
Etlis If you want to live in a large city, Montreal would be your best bet. If you prefer something smaller, but bigger than rural, any of the capital cities in Atlantic Canada should suit you.
10-13-2009 08:36 PM
dneukirch
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You can request to be in the same room. The Lake Louise staff accom is basically all 2 person rooms, and you can request to be a couple there, I spent all last season there in the same room as my girlfriend so that shouldn't be a problem if they know in advance.
Thats great news! Lake Louise sounds like a goer then
10-13-2009 08:34 PM
Snowjoe
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Ah ok, thats good to know.

I will be travelling with my girlfriend so I'm sorta in two minds about staff accommodation. I mean it will be the cheapest and closest to the mountain/work, but I'm imagining no privacy and the possiblity of us being crammed in a room with a only a single bed, or even worse, having to share a room with other people...
You can request to be in the same room. The Lake Louise staff accom is basically all 2 person rooms, and you can request to be a couple there, I spent all last season there in the same room as my girlfriend so that shouldn't be a problem if they know in advance.
10-13-2009 08:13 PM
dneukirch
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No problem, something to bear in mind, if you end up with a job at Lake Louise and can't find a place in Banff or are short on cash for Banff, employees of any business in Lake Louise village are entitled by law to staff housing I'm pretty sure, which will mean you'll have to share a room with someone but if your really stuck its only about 6 or 7 bucks a night and beats having no house right?
Ah ok, thats good to know.

I will be travelling with my girlfriend so I'm sorta in two minds about staff accommodation. I mean it will be the cheapest and closest to the mountain/work, but I'm imagining no privacy and the possiblity of us being crammed in a room with a only a single bed, or even worse, having to share a room with other people...
10-13-2009 07:57 PM
Snowjoe No problem, something to bear in mind, if you end up with a job at Lake Louise and can't find a place in Banff or are short on cash for Banff, employees of any business in Lake Louise village are entitled by law to staff housing I'm pretty sure, which will mean you'll have to share a room with someone but if your really stuck its only about 6 or 7 bucks a night and beats having no house right?
10-13-2009 07:54 PM
dneukirch
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Ah ok in that case you have plenty of time! First season I travelled from Banff, the last 2 seasons I lived in Lake Louise and this year I'll be back in Banff. One disadvantage of living in Banff, if you work at Lake Louise for example, is that the staff bus is at 6:45am. Ouch. Plus if your anything other than say an Instructor or Patroller your on minimum wage hence most people live in staff accomm, however if you live in banff theres opportunity to get a 2nd job at night or something, or if you can work as a server at the hill tips are good.

Applications for the next season often start coming in as soon as the season is done. I'm pretty sure we started interviewing our instructors in like August/September, so june/july is a good time to get applications in, pretty much once the season is done this year keep an eye on the websites of the hills for the vacancies to be shown and get on them quickly! If your happy to not work at the hill then you can leave it later, it's just obviously hill jobs are hot property for lots of people because of cheap housing and free passes.
Cool, thanks for all your help!
10-13-2009 07:46 PM
Snowjoe
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Cheers for great info!

When you did both your seasons did you live at Banff and travel up each day for work? Or did you live and work in Banff and head up the mtns on days off?

The trip is actually planned for 10/11 getting info early I guess Prior to landing in Canada I will be travelling 6 months Asia/Europe so I want to be organised. But interesting you say many jobs are already filled as its only mid Oct. Is end of Oct beginning Nov a pretty ok time to start job hunting or is that already cutting it fine?
Ah ok in that case you have plenty of time! First season I travelled from Banff, the last 2 seasons I lived in Lake Louise and this year I'll be back in Banff. One disadvantage of living in Banff, if you work at Lake Louise for example, is that the staff bus is at 6:45am. Ouch. Plus if your anything other than say an Instructor or Patroller your on minimum wage hence most people live in staff accomm, however if you live in banff theres opportunity to get a 2nd job at night or something, or if you can work as a server at the hill tips are good.

Applications for the next season often start coming in as soon as the season is done. I'm pretty sure we started interviewing our instructors in like August/September, so june/july is a good time to get applications in, pretty much once the season is done this year keep an eye on the websites of the hills for the vacancies to be shown and get on them quickly! If your happy to not work at the hill then you can leave it later, it's just obviously hill jobs are hot property for lots of people because of cheap housing and free passes.
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