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    Posted: Oct/15/2011 at 2:12pm
Hey guys and gals,

I'm looking to travel to Canada this coming winter from New Zealand and was wondering if people had any advice on where I should go..

I'm an instructor and so will try get some work somewhere but dont know where is best to go. I like riding steeps and getting amongst some gnar..

Any advice would be gratefully recieved...

Oh P.S cheapest places in terms of living and season passes would be best
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/15/2011 at 3:55pm
Hey I'd look into the united states then if you can.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/16/2011 at 12:52am
Look into the interior of BC. the Okanagan can be a little pricey, but has some good snow See Big White, Silverstar, Apex, Revelstoke, and the Kootenys are always fun to ride. See Red Mtn, White Water, Fernie. Hope this helps a bit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/21/2011 at 4:31am
why do you say look into states? You think its more what Im after?

I wouldnt mind but getting a work visa is harder for the states isnt it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/21/2011 at 4:51am
l know canada has pretty leanet work permits but the only thing is l think in canada, you can only look in the west end. like alberta or BC. montreal is a consideration but still l would say it isnt comparable in size.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/21/2011 at 6:02am
revelstoke is one of the steepest mountains i've been to
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/29/2011 at 10:47am
Originally posted by murk|krum

Hey guys and gals,

I'm looking to travel to Canada this coming winter from New Zealand and was wondering if people had any advice on where I should go..

I'm an instructor and so will try get some work somewhere but dont know where is best to go. I like riding steeps and getting amongst some gnar..

Any advice would be gratefully recieved...

Oh P.S cheapest places in terms of living and season passes would be best

Kicking Horse and Revelstoke have some of the most difficult terrain in North America, and I believe both of them are on the cheaper side out in Western Canada.  You shouldn't look more easterly than Calgary in my opinion.  There are a ton of Aussies at Sun Peaks and Big White, but they are more family oriented(although I loved Sun Peaks last year, great resort).  Whistler would be too expensive based on what you posted above.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2011 at 7:02pm
Yea stay out west. Lots of great resorts there. Eastern Canada is really cold and icy conditions if you're into that but would not recommend the eastside.
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isnt canada always super cold? mammoth is where its at! 
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It's a different cold. East is much colder than the west. Plus it's more icy so it's no fun.
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try to hit up mount baker in washington, they almost always have powder everytime i've gone and have tons of steep runs
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baldface in interior bc would be sweet, but if it were me i would try for whistler. the popularity of the mountain and the money it draws in would probably be a good life as an instructor.
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