So I've been living in Whistler about 6 years now, and its been awesome. I have the ability to buy a truck now, so I'm thinking about going to explore the interior for a year. Was thinking Revelstoke would be a good home base. I'm a chef so I would much prefer to be somewhere with somewhat nice restaurants. I thought I would work for one of the restaurants owned by the mountain in revy, so i could get a pass. I mainly ski pow, but like to mess around with some park too. Would be easy to pop down to silverstar or big white when it hasn't snowed in revy. After being in whist so long, I'm kind of used to having civilization close by, vernon and kelowna are pretty close though. I need a mountain that has its own restaurants at the base of the hill, so I can get a free pass, and work night shifts.
Would revy be a good fit for this? Any other recommendations of where to go?
Im planning on getting a tacoma for 8k, or I could get a volvo or subi for a lot less. figured it would be good to have a truck out there, especially if I want to access the backcountry. how are the roads typically out there?
What are some of the nicer restaurants in revy?
I'm still waiting for my housing rental application to go through, how hard is it to find a place there?
Should I invest in a GPS for traveling between mountains? or is cell reception typically adequate for using google maps?
I think I have things mostly figured out, but this is all so last minute that it would be good to hear some peoples opinions.