I live in Burnaby now, But I have had a season's there for the past 5-6 years or so. I used to live in Nanaimo. I would say that it is not a bad mountian compared to some of the north shore stuff, or the others around. They are constantly expanding their terrain and lifts, there is a lot of money being pumped into the place. They do get a ton of snow, the only place in North America with more snow is Baker. It does get tracked up pretty fast on weekends, so weekdays are choice. The park is kind of hurting, but it gets better every year. The pipe is a piece, and they need new equiptment for it, but that may come soon.
It is by no means comparable to whistler, but not the worst mountian out there either. It is a big commute from Victoria though, I suggest living up there.
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