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  Quote Ausved Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Canada-working/living help!
    Posted: Jun/05/2011 at 9:32pm
Hey guys, I'm looking at working at silverstar resort (in B.C) at the end of the year, got an interview this friday. Was just wondering if locals or people who have done the same thing recommend buying a board and bindings from the resort with staff discounts or is it better to shop at another store from canada that has good deals? Any names would be great!
Another thing was do iphones work when your on the slopes or should I get a phone with a keypad? Due to it being too cold, I've heard different things!
Also any other info on how much money you burned through or if you could survive on wages from a resort would be awesome:) My gf and I will be heading there.
My gf will also need boots, so any good places to buy would be sweeeet,Any advice at all would be very much appreciated!
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  Quote mech9t5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2011 at 6:31am
most likely staff discount will be cheaper than the retail stores because gear is expensive in canada.
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  Quote scuddera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2011 at 6:39am
well i can only offer some help. i know retail stores in canada are pretty expensive so whatever discount u can find i would take it. as for the phone ? i have an HTC evo and I live in WI. you can definitely tell there is lag on those colder days. the other thing is, is that touch screens are heat sensative so if ur finger tips are cold ur phone wont react as fast
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  Quote fishkur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2011 at 6:46am
Originally posted by scuddera

well i can only offer some help. i know retail stores in canada are pretty expensive so whatever discount u can find i would take it. as for the phone ? i have an HTC evo and I live in WI. you can definitely tell there is lag on those colder days. the other thing is, is that touch screens are heat sensative so if ur finger tips are cold ur phone wont react as fast


Phones use LCD displays, and the liquid doesn't react very well when it's cold out, resulting in stuck screens/wonky colours/general uselessness.  It probably won't be an issue around Silver Star, they have pretty mild weather.  Keep your phone in an interior jacket pocket and it'll be fine.
Battery life is more of an issue when it's cold out.

Your touchscreen has nothing to do with heat sensitivity, cold fingers will work just as well as warm fingers.  Their function works by capacitive resistance.
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  Quote rye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2011 at 7:53am
iphone works, but its slow to respond in my expereience. as for the board. my friend was a staff, rented. and got burton vapors as rental. yes vapor. but he worked at 4 season so l dont know if that makes a difference. how much is your staff discount anwyays
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  Quote Ausved Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2011 at 5:35pm
Yeah cool I might look into renting then:) Because I will have to sell it again before I leave. Wow stuff is expensive in canada? I just assumed it would be cheap due to all the snow and competitiveness! Not sure how much the discount is yet, hopefully its good! Did the guy give you an idea of how much rental was for the season?
Anyone know how much money was needed for the season approx? Cause we have to have 4000 in the bank, but I was thinking I wouldnt need too much of that if I'm earning money!
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  Quote woodyy05 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/20/2011 at 2:07am
did you do your interview through OWH? i had mine for whistler a week ago, waiting to hear back in the next couple of weeks. I'm thinking the same thing as you, but i hear staff get a discount of about 45% in some places so i'll probably grab my gear then when those sales roll through. what job did you apply for?
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  Quote Stuey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/20/2011 at 3:26am
Buy your gear now while it's cheap and take it with you gear in Canada isn't that much cheaper than Australia. Us prices are heaps better.
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  Quote Ausved Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/30/2011 at 1:29am
Yeah through OWH, going for a dishy job, wanted to work nights! Its so hard to know what to do! I', looking forward to hearing back from them hopefully soon!
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  Quote r0achi3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/20/2011 at 6:04pm
Hi Guys,

Does anyone know about good rentals (accomm) on Silver star?
Wanting to go and do the season and work whilst there but may not get job before we go...
So looking like we might have to find accommodation before we go.. and pay for it to start off with.
Anyone know of any good sites to look at for renting houses on the mountain that are pretty cheap?

Also does anyone have any tips or help to get a job on Silver Star apart from applying online & the working holiday companies.. eg. what our chances of getting a job there would be if we got there mid to late november?

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  Quote woodyy05 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/11/2011 at 7:17pm
So did you end up getting the job? I guess you would have heard back by now, i landed the job at whistler so im so amped to get over there! 2.5 months to go!
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  Quote Ausved Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2011 at 4:00pm
Yeah mate got the job! Can't wait I leave for a holiday to the US on the 29 october! I have like 9 weeks of uni left!
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  Quote woodyy05 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2011 at 7:24pm
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Yeah mate got the job! Can't wait I leave for a holiday to the US on the 29 october! I have like 9 weeks of uni left!


sweet bro, congrats! yeah im off to vancouver to head up to whistler on the 31st! took the year off uni so i could save up but i havent got nearly enough yet!
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  Quote Ausved Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2011 at 10:41pm
haha yeah I know the feeling! Been struggling to save the $$$ but can't wait to hit the slopes What job you doing?
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  Quote woodyy05 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2011 at 2:16am
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haha yeah I know the feeling! Been struggling to save the $$$ but can't wait to hit the slopes What job you doing?


Tell me about it! midyear europe was some amazing memories, but terrible for my canada savings! not really sure what my job is to be honest haha! its called food servery coordinator so i guess its like an organisational job for the resturant.. eh, i duno. what did you get? My mates where at silverstar last year, they absolutely loved it, said the only downside was there wasn't enough bars/clubs there..
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  Quote Ausved Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/05/2011 at 3:19pm
Yeah sweet! Im doing dishy, wanted a night job so I had days to myself! Going to get my instructors ticket over there too, maybe do one day a week! Yeah looks like a great mountain, especially this year they have heliskiing:) I'm not big on clubs anyway so should be fine, as long as there is snow i'll be happy I'm keen as to get into some sport too, ice hockey or football or even basketball
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  Quote woodyy05 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/05/2011 at 11:30pm
yeah that'd be sick.. sounds like you've got it all sussed out! when are you headed over to van and then up to silverstar?
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  Quote Ausved Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2011 at 2:05pm
head to van on the 17th nov, then upto silverstar maybe on the 20th, all depends whats going on in Vancouver at the time really! What about you?
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  Quote woodyy05 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2011 at 12:57am
heading from perth on the 30th/arrive 31st october in the morning.. have you got exams to deal with first?

having a few days in van then jumping on the moose tour and then headed up to whistler on the 4th and starting work on the 7th.. im so so pumped just to get over1
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  Quote Ausved Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2011 at 3:41pm
Ah nice, nah no exams this semester which is sweeeet! Means I get to leave early for the US!
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  Quote woodyy05 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2011 at 1:53am
sweet, that will be so good, ill definitely be heading to the u.s after the season is finished.. good luck for the season too!
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  Quote Ausved Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2011 at 2:46am
Yeah nice, I'm gonna head back there after the season and maybe even check out mexico you too mate!
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  Quote captsmithy2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2011 at 9:33pm
yeah i was thinking the same ended up getting my gear before i leave
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  Quote woodyy05 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/02/2011 at 3:37am
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yeah i was thinking the same ended up getting my gear before i leave


seriously? being a member of this site, you'd know how cheap gear is in the U.S, why did you buy your gear in australia before you left???
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2012 at 12:59pm
Hey congrats on landing the position allowing you to work and play over in the west side. Its been awhile since this thread has started but relevant for me because I know how late I am in applying for positions.  I really wanted to go over to the west side and work at a resort for the season and play in the snow.  Still have hope though, there are still positions posted here and there but the wait is killing me!
Other options are to work at resorts in the States and why not over in Europe!  That would be awesome.  Anyone with some connections for me would be awesome!
Wish me luck.
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  Quote jambbleit14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/10/2012 at 6:34pm
You can try Online Snowboard Retailers located in Canada.There's always Ski & Snowboard Vacation Packages there.About the iphone thing I'm not so sure. :)
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  Quote SnowAddiction Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2012 at 4:48pm
Hey guys if you are looking to work out in Whistler Blackcomb we have heard that jobs will start to appear in Feb as people go home then. Your best bet to finding work is to check their own website as they have a link to jobs on it located at the bottom under employment. Hope this helps anyone that wants to work a season
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  Quote woodyy05 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/27/2013 at 4:09am
If anyone has questions on whistler - ask me! I've lived there for 2+ years now and I've got a pretty good idea of how everything works/what you need to have a successful season there!
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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/04/2013 at 8:39pm
^^
Missed out on the coming season because i can't stay the whole season. Have to leave 2 weeks early because of my girlfriends, brothers wedding... Bull Crap...
If only Queensland had snow...
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