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Old 09-17-2010, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wich Resort for one season in Canada? Need Help!

Hey everybody,
Iīm from Germany, I will stay the coming season at a Ski resort and I will work there. But my problem is I canīt decide which resort I should take! Whatīs the best resort for a whole season. I will also shred the park and want some great north american powder. Iīve heard many things about Whistler, but itīs so overprized, itīs so busy there and itīs no other resort around. Iīve also read some reports about Revelstoke, but there is no park. Whatīs about Sun Peaks, Silver Star and Big White. Are the resorts too small and you get boring? Iīm staying in Vancouver and in October I will go the resort and to look for jobs.
What would you reccomend in BC if you have one season??
Pleas help me!!! Thanks at all.
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would be heading to Revelstoke. Yes they have no park but its such a good hill they hardly need one. It can be hard to find work and housing though. You will this problem in Whistler as well.
What level rider are you?
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the germans and austrians are the majority foreigners at sun peaks, the aussies and kiwis are at big white and silverstar and whistler

got your housing already worked out? everywhere is full-on job fairing in october

but why the hell would you want to work at a resort anyways, leave that to the locals that don't like to ride
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Iīv been snowboarding since Iīm 11 and boarded all winter in the european alps, so I think advanced snowboarder. 540īs over big jumps and rails no prob, and also much experience in the backcountry. Oh, shit I dontīwant to meet germans, thatīs not why Iīm here!
To work at the mountain is the ceapest way, you get a free season pass or whatīs your suggestion?
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Do you have any certificates for teaching? If not then I'm not sure it really matters how good you are. I guess you could possibly be a park crew, but I don't even know if most of those guys even get paid.
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if you really want to work at a resort, get shit for pay (but hey a free season pass yay!), then you're going to need an evening job (of which there is obviously a lot of competition for)

the only well-paying job would be a bartender (of which there is even more competition for)
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Iīve already a work visa, but no intstructor certificate. Iīve thougt to work as a lifty at the resort.W
hatīs about Lake Louise?
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do you like to snowboard?
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thatīs why Iīm here!
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I don`t know about resorts in Canada, but here in the U.S. the best paying, non management jobs at a resort are bar tending or serving (because of tips), grooming, lift maintenance. Everything else, including instructing is very low wage.
For the OP I'm sure your right. If you have some experience, the picture changes.
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