I'm not sure if many people here are doing a season in Whistler. I see you are from the UK.
You might be better putting your request on If You Ski
Natives is just for seasonaires, you may get a good reponse there.
Also by sticking with UK people and buying before going to Whistler, the camera itself will be the correct format for working back here afterwards. Otherwise you'll need to invest in an editing suite in Whistler, or get North American voltage & format converters for when you return to the UK.
Of course, if you get a digital camera, the formatting issues are not as relevant.
Hope this helps,
P.S. By putting a bit more information in your profile, you may get better responses.[ October 29, 2002, 06:21 AM: Message edited by: Wear the fox hat ]