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Old 04-13-2012, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi lads, so I'm looking to spend next season living and working at a resort in Canada. It will be my first full season riding and I want to approach it like a pro, focused fully on pushing my riding. For this reason, I want to make my living working at night doing barwork and or DJing leaving my days free to ride as much as I can.

I know Whistler is the spot for nightlife but may not be able to work there this year as they require 1 year level 1 instructing experience which I don't have yet. I need to take the instructing route in order to build up qualifications to get work at a resort once my visas(two 12 month) run out. I will be doing this part time only hence the need to work at a bar get by.

So, after Whistler, where's liveliest? In terms of bars and clubs and a high volume of girls what resorts can offer a young man in his sexual prime a winter never to forget and a means of funding 6 months of shredding some of the best terrain this planet has to offer.

Gentlemen, I leave it up to you. All opinions welcome has everyone has differing preferences when it comes to music, ladies and bar scenes.

Any help much appreciated

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Old 04-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You're going to ski town to find girls? Even in Whistler, you have something like 10. You don't lose your girlfriend, you lose your turn in a ski town.

I'm guessing Lake Louise would probably be the next most lively spot. Then again, I should let the Canadians answer this one...
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focused fully on pushing my riding

leaving my days free to ride as much as I can.

6 months of shredding

Lake Louise. Why so?
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hold on bud, BA is likely to come shatter your precious little dreams. On a side note, you made three duplicate threads - pick one and I'll delete the rest. This forum isn't Travelocity.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What's BA? alright let's stick with the nightlife thread
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Banff, AB. And here's why.

- 4 mountains within bus distance (Lake Louise, Sunshine, Norquay, Nakiska)

- 7 month season (Nakiska opened Oct 31st or so, Sunshine is open until May 24)

- girls: Not sure on the ratio's but there are a lot of aussie and kiwi girls working at the resorts and they're certainly not bad on the eyes. Banff itself is a tourist town so the bars will have more than just ski bunnies in it

- taxes: Alberta has the lowest taxes in canada due to our oil money. Might as well enjoy it while it's here.

- gas prices: Again, due to oil money our gas prices are some $0.20 a litre cheaper than BC

- pushing your riding: these are the Canadian Rockies. They don't call them rocky mountains because they're nice and flat. There is anything and everything as far as terrain here. Cliffs, chutes, bowls, groomers, glades, rocks, terrain park (Lake Louise is decent). If this place doesn't push your riding, nowhere will, and if you get bored with these resorts, there are another 5 or so within weekend distance, including the highest vertical drop in North America (Revelstoke), arguably the best off-piste bowl/tree boarding (Fernie), plus other great resorts (Kicking Horse, Panorama, Kimberley, Castle Mountain, Marmot Basin).

I don't know what it's like to live/work in banff. I imagine lots of people want to do it so it's probably fairly expensive. Best thing might be to take a trip to see the town and talk to the locals working in the pubs, on the hills, etc. I really like the vibe of the area, it truly is a 4 season place to play and lots of people do lots of things here. I think it'd make for an unforgettable year and you'd probably want to stay longer...
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Thanks a lot for the info. I read up on the website Lake Louise is 35 mile from Banff village.. 3 mountains, one pass. It raises the question which village to stay in?

Sounds fantastic, loads to to, offers everything from a riding perspective. Getting excited just thinking about it.

I think the Snowboarding pretty much anywhere, considering it will be my first full season will have me pumped. Making money is a major issue, where do you think the tips will be as bartending work is heavily reliant on this.

As for a car, how necessary is it to have one if there is a shuttle between the 3 mountains?
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Gentlemen, I leave it up to you. All opinions welcome has everyone has differing preferences when it comes to music, ladies and bar scenes.

Any help much appreciated

Gavin
well....not a gentleman but heres a tip for you with the ladies. Forget bartending, be on ski patrol. Girls all dig men in uniform. I mean what girl doesn't dig fire fighters right? So ski patrol is even better then that! Not the old crusty dudes...eff them...at least where I ride we have a lot of young hot ones as well as the old guard. Some are Aussies

remember- uniform + accent = super hot.


You said you're from ireland? So you have an accent, that's half the battle.

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Old 04-16-2012, 02:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Banff no contest. I would say it has one of the best girl/guy ratio of any resort in North America. Summer is bigger than winter here so people stick around for usuually both seasons if they are working here so you are not just relying on chicks that are big into riding.

Plus if you are Irish don't worry about it. They will be lining up! (Wear protection!)
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Plus if you are Irish don't worry about it. They will be lining up! (Wear protection!)
Damn foreigners with your accents stealing all the white women! Yeah I'm really going to hell...
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