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1. Posted by hollyteacup (Budding Member, 11 posts) 18 Feb '12 06:56

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Hi there everyone,

I've taken the plunge into booking the first part of my travels! Eeek! I'm booked to do a Coast to Coast South with Trek America NY>LA in September.

After that I wanted to fly up to Canada to work and thought I would do a ski season. However, I'm completely clueless on how to go about getting a job and accommodation etc.

I don't particularly want to have to spend £600 for a company to set it all up for me, seen online about a Powder Package? Can't remember the company.

Does anyone have any advice for me? I want to work in Canada so I can save some money for the next part of my travels, but would ideally like somewhere that would offer me accommodation, so I'm happy to work in a hotel etc.

I've got a meeting with STA travel in a few weekends time to set up my visa and talk more about the plans.

Look forward to hearing from someone!

Holly :)

2. Posted by mbc2 (Budding Member, 3 posts) 18 Feb '12 14:20

Holly,

You should have no problem finding the type of work you are looking for in Canada. The main ski areas in Alberta are located in Rocky Mountains. Ski towns include Banff Alberta, Lake Louise Alberta, Jasper Alberta, Fernie British Columbia and Whistler British Columbia.

I suggest you contact the various ski resorts, such as Sunshine, Lake Louise, via email and ask them for advice on what is needed to obtain employment. I suspect, at least around Banff, accomodations are heavily subsidized or free (Sunshine I believe houses workers on the hill).

Hope this helps.

3. Posted by mbc2 (Budding Member, 3 posts) 18 Feb '12 14:21

Holly,

Forgot to mention Banff also has tons of hotels.

4. Posted by fiend (Budding Member, 8 posts) 24 Feb '12 09:54

Hi Holly,

Just remember to get in early. Ski resort jobs are very popular, and if you haven't arranged a job and accommodations beforehand, you'll want to get here before the season gets underway.