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Chorin
BRONZE Member since Jul 2002

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Location: Dorking, Surrey

Total posts: 217
Posted:Hi all, I'm after some advice. Have any of you done a season snowboarding/ski-ing? I'm thinking of doing one next season and need to know what sort of things I should do and when? cheers for any help you can give me.

Dilbert's Words of Wisdom -
I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow is not looking good either!
You are slower than a herd of turtles stampedeing through peanut butter!

Oh yeah.... Don't tell the ants

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:this website should sort you out:

www.natives.co.uk

has pretty much everything you need to know as well as having listings for all the lovely ( ) jobs available.

if you know you want to snowboard just go for it.
some of the best months of my life have been spent up a mountain


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Chorin
BRONZE Member since Jul 2002

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Location: Dorking, Surrey

Total posts: 217
Posted:what about choice of location? any recommendations? I don't speak any other languages, although I could probably pick up french if it came down to it.

Dilbert's Words of Wisdom -
I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow is not looking good either!
You are slower than a herd of turtles stampedeing through peanut butter!

Oh yeah.... Don't tell the ants

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:i went to les deux alpes in france which was i couldn't recommend enough - amazing snowpark and great riding in general (especially this year when they had *loads* more snow than i ever saw there ).
also had friends do seasons in tignes, courcheval, les arcs and whistler.
whistler was amazing but hard to get a visa for.
france is wicked but the jobs are pretty crappy.

my advice: follow the snow

pretty hard to do i know but a few companies won't allocate you to any more than a country until you complete the training course.

there's no need to worry about learning a language really if you are working for a brtish company but you'll likely pick up a load just from shopping and chatting to locals.


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Noona
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

Noona

Cake lover
Location: Button Moon

Total posts: 258
Posted:the helpful people on the forum of

www.theboarder.co.uk

will give you some advice if you ask

I was in Val D'Isere for quite a bit of this season. Absolutely amazing riding but a really expensive place to live especially if you aren't working.

SNOOOOOWWWW I miss the mountains


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FireSpirit
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe

Total posts: 743
Posted:Hey,
I've been a ski bum for years. Its a good life, although your not rich in money, your rich in other things. Where do you think you will go, and in what Mountains?
I personally ski, but both have there advantages. However I have been thinking about switching over to Telli.
I have worked/skied at such mountains as; SnowBird Utah, Alyeska Resort in Alaska, Big Sky in Montana, Breckenridge in Colorado, and Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire.
Where you thinking maby the Alps or US Mtns? New Zealand has great Mountains as well, and you could leave today and ski tomarrow.
Well Got to go.

~Fire Spirit


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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