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Whistler, Silverstar or Big white?
So i've got a possibility to go for a working holiday for next season, it would cost 700e for the company to get me a visa, and arrange me a job at the chosen ski resort(+more). I'm yet to be informed on how many hours I would be working weekly and how much I can actually ski besides working. Do you guys think this would be worth it?
Which 1 of these three would have the best park, and the best possibilities for skiing the good stuff when it dumps?
I would apreciate all the answers.
i have never skied at the other resorts, but Whistler id say is you best bet for park and pow! You should definitely find out how much you will be working, how long/when you are here first though.
It would be next nov/dec to april/may
whistler for sure! how old are you? (19 is the legal drinking age)
Whistler is sick , and has a sick party scene , but is also the most crowded. Silverstar and big white are sick too. I would pick whistler because it has badass terrain and backcountry , ive spent a few seasons there and it was goooood times
Are you from the UK, you can get an open work visa for one year for $90. Then just got a recruitment fair in London, or apply directly to a resort.
Whistler will have the best skiing for sure.
An upside to living near Big White is you're closer to other resorts, in Whistler you're kind of stuck. But honestly that's probably the only downside.
Living and working in Whistler right now. If you get a job with the mountain you will most likely be a Lifty or Ski Instructor. Ski Instructors get paid better but generally work 5 days a week instead of 4 for most of the season.
Enjoy man, good times ahead!
Im 21 in a few days and im from Finland so getting the visa trough them is just easier. But thanks for all the answers! Im gonna go to the office on tuesday and ask about all the working hours and the pay and shit.
I quess my first choice will be Whistler then! Hope they'll hook me up, it would be the most epic winter for sure
Honestly man you'll have a riot wherever you are. Whistlers busy as fuck some times but its so damn big once you know your way around I'm sure you'll be able to find some sick stashes and everything I've heard about the back country is gnarly. Check out some nimbus webisodes, a lot of there stuff is shot in whistler back country. Not a park rider but Whistler has the best in Canada from what I've heard especially for those absolutely massive features. Big white and Silverstar have sick pow and back country too and there not nearly as busy. The snow is lighter and you're fairly close to Revelstoke, Red and Whitewater which are all epic places to spend a season.
silverstar and bigwhite both close early april so if you're there till may go whis/blackcomb
If your not tied to those 3 places i would think of a few other places too. I spent a season in Banff and although they don't get quite as much snowfall as the other places you're thinking about the powder is super dry and light and once you've been there a while you get to know all the sweetest spots. You also get a choice of 3 mountains and Lake Louise has a sick park! Also Banff town is soooo good and cheaper than BC. Another thing is your not too far from kicking horse which is a mad sick place.
Yea Banff is sick, I'm born n raised in Lake Louise, and yea we don't get the awesome snowfalls that you do west of here we have mad alpine terrain and some sick stuff to do. Pretty cheap living as well. Louise has a sick park this year now that RCR isn't around which is great. Only downside about here is while we have awesome slack and back country due to the powders complete dry and fluffyness it doesn't bond all that well so stability is often an issue.
I just finished a second final season in Banff skiing the Big 3 and it was so damn awesome. Big White is flat and full of cocaine fiends. Whistler is sick terrain and full of cocaine fiends. Silver Star is dope, a real family place so the fresh pow lasts for days cuz the harder runs don't get so much traffic. Overall of the 3 you asked though I would definitely go to Whistler.
dude its the ski industry, you cant avoid coke fiends there everywhere ^^^
i'm from the okanagan and i love big white and silver star, saying that, i just moved to whistler and plan on staying because of the amazing parks, amazing pow (not as good as the kootenays or interior) amazing backcountry and amazing nightlife. completely different scenes though i gotta say, completely different.
apply at whistler and big white and see if you can get a job at either! honestly just stay away from silver star (amazing mountain) because of how small the village is and the on hill living, you'll have much more fun living in whistler or up at big white. Big white is basically a mini whistler, all the staff live on hill, theres partying out the ass, the park is seriously top notch (rail lines are on par with whis for sure) and it snows enough super light pow to keep you happy. (waaay less busy than whis too so the pow actually stays for a week or so)
banff is sweet for partying and the multiple resorts, but lets be real, it doesnt snow as much as the interior or coast, and its the STD/STI capital of canada, gross. plus its alberta, and everyone but albertans will tell you alberta sucks. truth, theres no arguing it.
best of luck deciding!
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