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Season in Canada, Has it got to be Whistler?

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So i can get a working visa for Canada whereas USA doesn't want me

I have done 4 months in Fernie and loved it BUT they have only a rail park now and i don't want to go back anyway.

So if i want a decent sized mountain with a good park for intermediates is Whistler the only option?
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Lake Louise and Sunshine both have decent parks. Not the size of Whistler but still... I've heard some big negatives about the operations of Sunshine. Just spoke to a girl yesterday that worked there last year and she wasn't impressed. Not sure about Lake Louise's management.

There is fun stuff in Quebec too, but I don't speak a word of French so that'd be out for me. Tremblant, Mount Sutton, Mount St. Anne, Stoneham, etc. are all great hills. Montreal is quite English speaking from what I've heard, and you can take a short drive into the states to hit resorts in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York state.
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Lake Louise is the best park in alberta. Sunshine cut their budget in half this year, i emailed them to see if they will be increasing it again or i am not getting a season pass there again. Louise has a better lay out, more features, better built jumps, and is in the trees so you can always see, where as ssv's jumps have flatter landings and is in the alpine so it sucks on cloudy/foggy/flat light days.

Louise would be more than adequate for an intermediate and has some pretty big xl jumps if you started to get really good.
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Hello guys

So i can get a working visa for Canada whereas USA doesn't want me

I have done 4 months in Fernie and loved it BUT they have only a rail park now and i don't want to go back anyway.

So if i want a decent sized mountain with a good park for intermediates is Whistler the only option?

Search this forum for some threads about living in whistler for a bunch of good info. I know i've read them on here before.

I've never lived in Whistler but have visited many times and it seems like it would be awesome to live there for a period in your life (especially in your early 20s). However, it is very expensive to live there and I've heard it can be hard to find decent jobs and cheap places to live. Night jobs that allow to shred all day are in high demand and can be hard to find.

If you're an Ausssie or Kiwi you will be right at home
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Sunshine cut their budget in half this year, i emailed them to see if they will be increasing it again or i am not getting a season pass there again.
Sounds like Sunshine's corporate owners are reaping the rewards of being complete douche's to their staff. I know I wouldn't spend my hard earned $$ there.
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how could you not want to go back to Fernie? Pow capital of the pow highway.
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Sounds like Sunshine's corporate owners are reaping the rewards of being complete douche's to their staff. I know I wouldn't spend my hard earned $$ there.
ya it would be an easy switch to LL but they don't have cell reception on the whole mountain which means i can't be "working" while im on the hill. I like to go thursdays.

Next year i might just get a pass to COP (pretty much just park) in the city if they don't tell me they are fixing the park.
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