Now that I've finished my three month stint at Whistler, I've decided that BC is the province for me! So long, Ontario!
I'd like to buy some land somewhere in BC near a ski hill and build a house. However, I have very limited funds. So given my situation, what would people suggest?
My priorities are as follows:
Low cost. I can afford land up to $50,000 (if I push it). (as an aside: it's really frustrating to see so much cheap land in Quebec and Ontario...)
Must be within a 45 minute drive of a ski hill. 10 minutes preferred.
Good snow required. (e.g. Silver Star, Big White. No Panorama.)
Lots of terrain preferred. I'm ok with vertical of only 1500ft if the snow's consistently awesome and there's tons of fun terrain.
Long season preferred. (E.g. Nov - May.)
I realize I'm asking for a lot. But hopefully there's something out there. It seems anything in the Okanagan's unlikely (Big White/Silver Star/Sun Peaks), same thing with Revelstoke or Kicking Horse. Any hidden gems? What are Red Mountain, Apex, and Whitewater like?
Thanks! Any ideas appreciated.