Well I am getting quite excited at present, the thought of spending 11 weeks at one of the worlds best snow resorts is well just too damm exciting.
Where I am staying
I am staying in a little town called Rossland in BC, Canada (http://www.rossland.com). Which is close to Red Mountain (http://www.redresort.com/). I will be there from the 5th Jan until the 23rd March, completing my 1 (and hopefully 2) CASI level snowboard instructors qualifications.
The resort sounds fantastic here is a description I found online:
"The resort is made up of two mountain peaks, Red and Granite, both rideable 360 degrees around, offering an awesome variety of lines. There are wide open groomed pistes and a good terrain park but it's the off-piste terrain that gets people stoked on Red. "
And another good one:
"Aficionados claim this funky, old-fashioned cult resort at the old mining town of Rossland provides some of the most exciting and challenging tree and meadow skiing in Canada. Hard-up, would-be heli-skiers adore it - a day in this part of the Kootenays is like a day's heli-skiing without the helicopter."
I cannot fu**ing wait.
People Coming To Visit
There are certain times on the course where I will be busy completing my course qualifications. The CASI ( Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors) exam course date are as follows:
Level1: 14th - 16th Feb
Level2: 14th-17th Mar
The group I am going with recommend this company (www.frontier-travel.co.uk), phone on 0208 776 8209. So feel free to contact them and mention "NonStop SKi and Snowboard".
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I guess what I find exciting about this resort is the fact there are no lift queues and that you can ride the mountain 360 from the top. This is something I have never experienced before and the unlimited amount of runs on the way down should be kinay kinay kinay.