I always had my courses instructed by professors, only labs by TAs. Frankly, I would be insulted if they had a TA teach a course.
I spent a lot of time studying, but also a lot of time skiing and having fun. I also maintained an 80 average and a girlfriend. It's all about how effective you are and how hard you concentrate. Around mid terms and finals, no skiing, but other than that, I still got between 35-55 full days a season in Whistler.
Every school is a party school, no exceptions.
Anything I want to. Vancouver/BC has basically everything.