Posted by: syncro
I can only talk about these 4.
Rossland is hotter than Satan's taint in the summer and the trails are all a bit old school. It is a tiny town that sits above the pit that is Trail. Red has suffered from the warm weather like everyone else. Maybe a bit worse because it is so far south. Take a hard look before moving there.
Golden might be the cheapest option, but as it is in the valley I don't know about an acre. Maybe down the highway a bit? Golden itself is a bit of a dump but has great access for everything. Mt. 7 for riding on top of KHMR for the lift. Pop down the highway to Invermere (mt. Swansea for riding, Panorama for year round lift access, big alpine riding access). Go a bit further and you've got Fernie and Revy is 1.5 hours away in winter. 1hr 15min in Summer.
Kamloops is kind of a centre so the closest to a city for you. Lots of riding, Sun Peaks, etc. It is really redneck though so maybe check the culture before moving. So, so many rednecks...
Revelstoke's days as a cheap town are long gone. The riding, skiing, and back country access is by far the best, but you pay for it. It has a working economy between the dam, rail, and tourism. No super deals to be had and an acre would be tough (valley again) but it is a great little town.
For a budget I'd say Golden is tough to beat and for lifestyle Revy is sweet.