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Old 08-06-2012, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Everyone,

I'm new to the forums, so please don't decry me for committing any forum taboos.

For the sake of brevity, what follows are my general questions, and below is additional information that may aid you in answering those general questions:

Firstly, from what I've read, Reve is icy, overcrowded, and deplete of any powder, which is perfect, because I love all of those things . Seriously though, I want powder, trees, and all that is natural: Is Reve the mountain (considering the mountain, nothing else) for me? If not, where is?

Secondly, if so, then, can someone give me a realistic estimate on the cost of living in Reve. How much I should expect to pay each month (rent, utilities, groceries, ect)?

Thirdly, where and when is the best way to secure a job for the year?

How much money should I save before I leave?

Those are the most important questions I have. If you care to answer any of the following, I would greatly appreciate it, also.

So, I will be graduating from the University of Colorado in December. I have been accepted to serve in Central/South America for the Peace Corps, beginning 06/13, after which I intend to join the Foreign Service. There's a nagging voice in my head, though, to spend one season devoted to snowboarding. I believe that, if I don't do this now (and thereby prolong beginning my service, or pursuing other career options), I'll never have such a great opportunity, where I am so free of any constraints (job, family, ect). From what I've read, there are many threads on this site discussing different snowboarding lifestyles, career employment, and conceptions of happiness. What's your thought on my situation, and how it relates to my Reve intentions?

I don't think I could secure a job, or a place, if I landed in Revelstoke, right after graduation, at the beginning of the New Year, 01/13- right?

If that's the case (which I think it is), then I'm planning on moving to Revelstoke sometime shortly after 2012-2013 season. Does that sound like a good idea? Will there be any employment opportunities in the summer?

I know, too many questions. Answer any you'd like. All feedback is awesome.

-161lip

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Old 08-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For the terrain you are looking for Revy is the place. Tons of pow and long tree runs. I haven't seen any other place like it for trees.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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From what I've heard there's 2 options for Revelstoke:

Someones broom closet.
Spending insane amounts of money on your own broom closet.

I have no experience with Canadian real estate that's just what I've read. If you're attending Colorado, why not look into Colorado resorts or PNW resorts like Baker? If you were to live near a smaller Colorado resort, you could have the place to yourself most week days. Look at Wolf Creek, Silverton, Monarch Mountain, places like that.
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I have no experience with Canadian real estate that's just what I've read. If you're attending Colorado, why not look into Colorado resorts or PNW resorts like Baker? If you were to live near a smaller Colorado resort, you could have the place to yourself most week days. Look at Wolf Creek, Silverton, Monarch Mountain, places like that.
Colorado are you serious? Clearly you have never been to the interior BC.


OP: Revy is the place you want to go I promise. You could get a split and access the most insane terrain there is. Hopefully you enjoy face shots, Pillow Lines, and steeps.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help so far, guys.

I know there are many areas more close to home, such as the ones mentioned in your post, especially Wolf Creek and Silverton.

However, I am kind of romanticizing BC. I've lived in Colorado all my life. It'd be exciting to go out of state, out of country even.

ColoRADical, I'll keep your comments in mind; maybe staying in my beautiful state is actually the right course of action.

Anyone out there live in Reve?

I've read a couple of other forum topics wherein there are some commentators who, from what I gather, live in Reve, and on meager means.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've read a couple of other forum topics wherein there are some commentators who, from what I gather, live in Reve, and on meager means.
All I can say is that for those who choose to be skibums or temporarily take up the skibum life, you are going to be living on meager means. Some people have it made, but those people are an exception to the rule (certainly helps to be a trustifarian , lot's of those around here).

It's just something you should expect, everything has it's advantages and disadvantages. The skibum life is all about riding, and you end up sacrificing material wealth to meet that goal.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes, what've you said is definitely true. As someone who wants to ride for only one season, I want to know what I need to get by. How much should I save?

I know that I'm not going to be rolling in cash. I'm OK with sacrificing that for a year, if it's realistically feasible (redundancy?).

After my Revelstoke affair, it's time to lay it down for the man
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So, I will be graduating from the University of Colorado in December. I have been accepted to serve in Central/South America for the Peace Corps, beginning 06/13, after which I intend to join the Foreign Service.
Btw, gratz on getting accepted into the Peace Corp, I'm thinking about doing the same thing (probably serving in the same area too). What is your major, and how was the application process? I'm thinking of doing it after grad-school.
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I'm majoring in English and Philosophy. I have a pretty background in Spanish, though. The application process isn't too rigorous. The initial applications asks a number of questions about your medical, legal, and personal background. After that, you're contacted by a regional representative who conducts an interview. If you make it past the interview, then you just wait to submit medical documents, and a legal background check. All in all, I highly suggest applying 16 months before you want to take off. I began applying in Feb.
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From what I've heard there's 2 options for Revelstoke:
Someones broom closet.
Spending insane amounts of money on your own broom closet.
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I was directed to the BCclassifieds from another thread and, from what I've found, unless I'm missing something, these listings seem very reasonable:Rental listings on Revelstoke Times Review : local classifieds, buy and sell locally, cars, furniture, pets, real estate, merchandise and more.

Some listings are cheaper than what I pay now in Boulder, CO (granted, Boulder has an absurd rental market).
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