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    Posted: 29 May 2009 at 15:14
Hi,
 
I'm planning a trip to Canada and not sure which place is best to race, hit the powder and not to much crowd. Is it best to go to Banff or to Whistler?
 
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hiya - both are excellent, you'll have a great time at either.
 
I recently returned from an 11 week instructor course in Banff and it was AWESOME, got my BASI level 1 & 2. Went with a company called BaseCamp Group, totally organised for me, very easy! You just going for a holiday or to get qualifications?
 
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Hi FBC09,
 
Thank you for your reply.
 
I'm planning an course with the Base Camp Group aswell. Can you tell me more about your experiences with this company?
 
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if you want less crowds etc then Banff without a doubt as its the olympics in Whistler this year
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I have to agree Banff will be quieter this year as  a lot of Olympic events will be held a Whistler this February. I'm sure if you wanted to work at Whistler though you could find some good opportunities because it will be crazy-busy.

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Will any courses be available in the end of February at Whistler. Thanks in advance.

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ya banff / whistler it's really grate distention for summer holiday . mogulski holiday provide a online booking for baff / whistler accommodation at affordable price, you can also visit one time
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And what kind of price would a skiing course cost?
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Cost of ski instructor course's ranges quite a bit from £2000-10000  depending on what's included eg level of training, accommodation, season pass, food and flights. Prices also vary from company you to company, so you need to look at what you want to get out from the course as well to help you decide.

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Hi, I was wondering about a level one course? Also do you (EAski) sort out visa on behalf of people or has that to be done by the applicant themselves?

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Oh nice one, level one courses are towards the lower end of the price range, you shouldnt be paying anything over £5000.

No EA Ski and Snowboard dont sort out a Canada working holiday visa - International Experience Canada (IEC).  EA guide you through the process but this is something you need to do for yourself. Where are you from? If you are a UK Citizen and thinking about getting a Canada visa for next winter - you need to get onto it asap.  www.canadainternational.gc.ca/united_kingdom-royaume_uni/experience_canada_experience/index.aspx?view=d . The 3rd round quote of 2350 visas will be released on 7/03/13. The quote from the first 2 rounds went within hours. But obviously this is only if you are a UK Citizen, im not sure if you are or not?

Also Irish Citizen allocation for Canada this year have already run out. they went in 2 or 3 days! Crazy.

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Well yeah I'm an Irish citizen so....thats that until next year? 
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Yeah your right, its so average the visas went so fast this year.. for Canada you will have to wait for next season if you want to work in the same season. What you could do is jump on a 4-11 week course in Canada that gets you qualified up as an instructor but no work involved so dont need a working holiday visa.. then can go back the following season when you can get a working holiday visa and work as an instructor.


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That would still be pretty good actually...so what would the starting price be for the 4-11 week course? But that doesn't start until October/November right?
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These are EA's prices here hope this helps :)

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