NZ eh? I hope you like Aussies, cuz thems the only people working around here when winter hits.
Funny, but true.
Whistlerites usually end up living on top of eachother because it's way more expensive than any other town. Banff usually affords a better quality of life. The other smaller towns (Kelowna, Fernie, Golden) all afford better qualities of life, but smaller party scenes, less chicks, and less crowds. Kicking Horse Resort (near Golden) consistently has the best seasons and the best terrain, but it's a bit of a redneckin' town. Fernie's totally a hardcore's dream, but, man, it rains quite a bit.....erg.
That's the low-down.
The original Cliff Huck-stable