Edited by bisco - 2/24/11 at 4:00pm
As you can see, this is my first post. I've looked around but can't seem to find an answer to this. I'm from the South, have ski'd out at Park City and Killinngton when younger, loved it, but haven't gone since. I would absolutely classify myself as intermediate at best if not just amateur.
I go to Duke (University, North Carolina) and don't really have time to hit the slopes for more than a few days at a time (I work), and am looking around for a summer job. Instead of trying to intern for a bank in New York that's probably just going to fail anyway, I'm thinking I'd like to try out the "ski bum" experience...but in the summer. (Yes, I know this seems far away, haha).
Specifically, what are your thoughts on this? And also, if you think it's a good idea (I should be able to convince at least a friend of mine to come out with me), where do you think some ideal places to go would be? I've heard good things about Mt. Hood and Whistler and then maybe the Alps or NZ/Australia. I'd rather go somewhere that's easier on the buck (flights, exchange rates) and where I could only speak English (I'm semi-fluent in French though, so the Alps are an option, but probably not South America). I'm guessing housing won't be as tough to find as it is during the winter, but correct me if I'm wrong here too.
Thanks a lot for your responses,
bisco (Disco Biscuits, good band)