Working in a ski resort in Eastern / Central Canada?
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Oct 22, 2012 10:02 AM Last Post By: rideonwhistler
Oct 17, 2012 8:08 AM
15LC makes a lot of valid points here. And Travelingdani555 you can get a very good feeling from a place by skiing it 12 times. Especially when you have skied most of the resorts in western Canada
This will be my 5th season in Banff and I still love the place. Having said that if I was coming again just for one season I would go to Revelstoke. Snow, snow and more snow. Plus unlike Banff there are actually Canadians living there! ; ) The mountain itself is amazing and no matter what your ski level you will have fun.
The town is really nice as well.
Oct 17, 2012 9:39 AM
16It al depends what your looking for really..
What are your criteria? Do you want somewhere super lively?
Or quiet and chilled out?
Is it imperative you get plenty of work or would part time do?
Do you want to be close to a big city?
There are only a few resorts in BC & Alberta I would advise against. You will have a great time and leave with fond memories whichever you choose!
Oct 17, 2012 11:29 AM
Oct 21, 2012 12:35 AM
18Hi rideonwhistler, we would like someone quite lively, we are looking at the village, atmosphere etc over the quality of the skiing (as we are pretty much beginners!)
It is important that we get full time work, although not too picky about what we do.
Also need somewhere big enough to be able to easily rent a double room for the season.
As for being near a big city...we don't really care about this, as long as the resort is big enough to have everything we need like shops, bars, restaurants etc.
I'm interested to hear about any resorts you would recommend / avoid.
Oct 22, 2012 10:02 AM
19If your looking for somewhere lively I would definitely look at Banff and Whistler, the advantage of the bigger towns is that there is lots of other stuff going on. Film festivals, bands, events etc..
Also it is generally a bit easier to find work.
I would probably avoid really small resorts like silver star, revelstoke, kicking horse, red, apex. They have some GREAT riding but they definitely can be a little sleepy.
Bigwhite could be worth a look too, it is one of the bigger small resorts and has a really good seasonaire social scene.. Personally I find it a little flat but it would definitely be a great place for beginners..
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Coffee table looking bare?
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