Originally Posted by gastro
Snowracer?! Damn, I missed that too...
I am still trying to get my friends to believe the joyous wonder that is home delivery of cold beer.
Ya amongst other joys.
...I am still trying to get my friends to believe chris king hubs don't have to cost 800$
The snow racer is awesome on whistler mountain after a drunken night
Maelstrom, do you have an idea of the prices for what the apartments are in whistler and the surrounding area? I really want to move out to BC .
I have a great idea. Whistler, you are looking at, generally 1100 to 2500$ / month not including utils. If you have an *in* or are willing to take a *room* you can find stuff under 1000$. Lots of aussies double up in rooms. Staff accom (dorm room setting) 500ish depending on the hotel/intrawest.
But a word of warning about accom, there will be lots and lots...(I mean lots) of parties...drugs (lots, almost endless...not just pot) and alcohol...so if you tend to follow the crowd a bit, I have seen many a good kid get messed up by getting in good with that one really hot chick or some of the semi-pros who have remained semi for a reason.
Pemberton - 20 minutes north - is cheaper...10 to 15%
Squamish - 45 min south - you can pretty easily find apartments for 500 to 800$ range and decent sizing too. But expect them to be a bit....dirty. The bonus to squamish, while further away, its 45 minutes further south to the shore. So lots of riders find squamish ideal for some of th best xc in the area and 45minutes south of the fast flowy whistler and 45 minutes north of freeride heaven...If you drive and like a STUNNING commute, squamish is the place to live.
Compared to out east rent is completely outrageous...and you pay will be minimal (though higher than out east)...best work to get is construction, pays well and lots of hours. The more "comfortable" you want the job, the less you will get. Guys who work front desk and get the hours they want...have two jobs
...guys who work in the big hotels and sacrifice good hours once in a while, have one job and more time off, guys who work construction...get great tans, meet cool people and sometimes get the time off they want, but the jobs are generally pretty chill...