I had a pact with 2 highschool best friends that we'd move to Whistler after we graduated for the summer. It was coming to the end of December, and my friends were already telling me they weren't going to have enough money to do it. I called them bitches.
After New Years I got expelled from highschool for developing naughty photos of drugs, alcohol, and nudes in the photolab that started getting passed around class & seized.
I said fuck everyone I'm moving to Whistler, & I did. I was 18, 1 credit short of graduating school. Got a job in a deli without even a resume my 2nd day in town. Took 2 weeks to find my first place which mid-january is pretty good.
If you're working, and skiing you can get by. You're never going to put any really money in the bank working in a ski town, but I'd highly recommend if you don't have plans for college or Uni, to go party hard for a few years, then buckle down in school once you've tried all the bullshit, and it runs it's course. Just don't get hooked on the drugs, and enjoy it as long as you're enjoying it.