Hey guys, looking some help from NS. I live in NZ, and i've been dreaming of traveling to Canada for a northern hemisphere season for the last 3 years. I'm not lucky enough to have super rich parents to send me over, and last season I wasn't old enough to get a work visa. So I have been planning to head over for 08/09, I've spent a long time planning, did instructor training last season so I could have a good Mtn job, have been saving up this year to send myself over and everything has been going well.
But then 2 weeks ago I had a bad crash here in NZ and dislocated and fractured my hip. Apparently I'm looking at 3 months on crutches, followed by a lot of recovery and rehab. The way that I crashed, this sort of injury just doesn't seem justified, too severe for what happened. So not only do I miss out on pretty much the whole nz season, but if I believe what the doctors have told me, all of my dreams and hard work to get over there this season have been in vain. I know it may seem impatient, but I just can't wait a full year to go skiing again, or wait until the 09/10 northern season, it'll kill me. I've already started getting depressed about this, I'm more obssessed with skiing than most people and to have something i'm so passionate about put on hold for such a long time is pretty much a worst case scenario. I know things could be a whole lot worse, but this is just how i'm feeling.
Right now I want to look into the possibility of having a trip over planned and ready so that if I feel like I'm ready to start getting back into skiing by the time the season rolls around, I can still get over there. This is where you come in. If anyone can give me any advice on resorts that could give me an offer of a mountain job on hold, know people that I could contact that could be helpful, places where there is still accommodation available around december/january that isn't rediculously expensive, anything that you think could be helpful to get at least some sort of an opportunity available. Its hard to put into writing the sort of advice im looking for, but anything you can give me would be a huge help.
++++Karma for anyone who has anything to say to help out, and I'd be forever grateful to anyone that could hook me up with contacts to get in touch with. Please Help!!!!!
So thats my story...