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Where to live (min 12 months) in Canada for snow, MTB, backpacking etc.

Discussion in 'Canada' started by FNM, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. FNM

    FNM Early Days

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    Do you have any idea/experience how it compares to Invermere or Rossland?
     
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    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    ^^
    yes, have probably spent the same amount of time in each of the 3 towns...... not a lot but what I have seen in winter Golden is the most depressing.. Rossland...loads of character and fun.
     
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    Sweet, Rossland sounds good. What are your thoughts on Invermere? ... I'm more than happy with what I'm hearing about Rossland and suspect I'll end up heading that way but am just so taken by Invermere's location to other mountains, parks etc, as well as Pano's slightly more developed resort in terms of chairlifts and I think bars/eateries as well. I also like what people have been saying about Pano being a great mountain to progress your skiing on.
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    People always diss Golden for some reason. I think it's fine. A working town with timber mills, railway and highway transport services. I guess it's different if you know people. Rossland has been trading on its historic mining town vibe for a long time, but there's no real industry there anymore. Locals either subsist on ski season pickup work and EI, or commute down to Trail for work at the smelter.
     
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    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    absolutely would be a different vibe in Golden if you knew people. Speaking of Trail, it's a working industrial town but we liked it.
     
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    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Interesting change happening at Panorama. Offering a relatively cheap "season pass" for cat skiing for 2019-20. Powder.com sounds excited about the new Monster X snowcat and terrain.

    Canadian Resort Offers Unlimited Cat Skiing for $150 (CND!)
    The offer is part of Panorama Resort's 500-acre expansion this season

    Prices below in CND $
     
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    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    love the skiing at Panorama..... Can be super nasty and steep. Great hill with a locals feel to it.
     
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    I’ve sent an application off to Pano. The resort isn’t my preference (as opposed to a town job) but would like to head over knowing I have a job to walk into. Will also apply at Red and Fernie and see where I end up :)

    Can’t really go wrong! So pumped.
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pano has a good bike park operation in summer too. Always enjoy my July visits there. Loads of XC riding as well all the gravity stuff.
     
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    Old Hack Hard Yards

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    Rode Pano a couple of weeks ago, great park and so much fun. Will try to get there earlier next year before it gets dusty though!
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    All depends on recent rainfall. I've seen it dusty in late June.