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  1. skidiva

    Whistler Summer 2017 Jobs/Accom

    There were many articles in the local paper about staffing issues when I was there from the start of this snow season and the conundrum of jobs and the need for housing first. As housing for staff is so hard now as people who used to rent to employees can now make more money by renting out rooms...
  2. skidiva

    How do you count ski resorts?

    If it makes you feel important or awesome and the number of resorts is more important than time on snow then list them however you want. Depends on who is impressed more by resorts skied or number of days skiied.
  3. skidiva

    Whistler Summer 2017 Jobs/Accom

    Whistler has a serious housing shortage for staff. You will only get staff housing if you work for whistlerblackcomb ski company. They will guarantee staff housing for the first year you are there and then you are on your own. The ability to qualify for this housing depends on the position you...
  4. skidiva

    Canada Road Trip next year Q's

    Make sure you can get travel insurance for BC that is out of the ski resort boundary.
  5. skidiva

    Travel Life Air Canada - lost snowboard bag grrrrrrr

    You are meant to rip the old tags off. Why leave thrm on and risk the system not being able to read the new ones? I must say I am happily surprised when I manage to get my ski bag and suitcase after a flight. I pack expecting one of them not to make the flight (mix of ski clothes and normal wear...
  6. skidiva

    'Singles' Travel Tours

    Look at skiaspen.com.au - great for single skiers - guiding plus instruction - plenty of après events - flexible dates. I have been doing their tours for eight years - love them. Great range of ages. Lots of fun on and off the slopes. Nonstop in fernie is also great for singles. They do ski...
  7. skidiva

    Question Is anybody skiing US this year, if not, why?

    I am in aspen at the moment and there are heaps of Aussies here. Talking to some of them they say the same thing I do about coming here - there are no crowds on the slopes - you ski up to a chair and you get straight on - at the most there are 3 groups ahead of you. Plus if you book early you...
  8. skidiva

    Question Is anybody skiing US this year, if not, why?

    Sometimes it is not what you earn but how you spend what you earn. I was always a saver even though my ex stole my original savings. I was also pissed off with how our government was spending the tax dollars so I became a self taught tax expert. I am probably the only person who has ever read...
  9. skidiva

    Question Is anybody skiing US this year, if not, why?

    funny - I have had many such offers! Life is to be lived. I do what makes me happy - simple.
  10. skidiva

    Question Is anybody skiing US this year, if not, why?

    i retired at 52. Work was interfering with my ski holidays. I have downsized my life and it is wonderful. In business and investing I never do what the masses do or the noisy minority. I only take advice if I know the other person really is smarter than me. Seems to have worked out quite well.
  11. skidiva

    World Snow Conditions....2JAN2017

    Great coverage in aspen. Can always have more for off piste - but what is here is great. Great skiing and has been snowing off and on overnight and today. @BillyKidd I suggest ignoring those reports you have been reading.
  12. skidiva

    Question Is anybody skiing US this year, if not, why?

    I am in aspen now and will be here for 3 months. The exchange rate makes Canada much more appealing - and I just spent 5 weeks in whistler - but i love the aspen ski fields and I love that there are absolutely no crowds and no lift lines. I make sure I don't make any big purchases in the US -...
  13. skidiva

    Travel Life Air Canada - lost snowboard bag grrrrrrr

    If you can, try and get to the airport which you flew into - you might find your bags are there. on 3 occasions my bags have not arrived and calling the numbers they give you got me no where. On the first occasion I happened to be dropping someone else off to the airport (Brisbane) a couple of...
  14. skidiva

    World Snow Conditions....2JAN2017

    I have just spent 5 weeks in whistler. Snowfall there has been fantastic. Awesome season so far. I was sad to leave. Arrived in aspen today and will check things out tomorrow.
  15. skidiva

    Whistler 2016/2017 reports

    Heavy snow here in whistler all day. Epic. Such a great season so far. Report is 53 cm in last 24 hours. Based on what I skied -that is a serious understatement of snowfall.
  16. skidiva

    USA North America's 2016-2017 season. (USA/Canada)

    Whistler was awesome today. So much snow. Fantastic early season. I was initially concerned about my choice of whistler from opening day but it has been incredible. Everyone should get here now!
  17. skidiva

    Advice needed Affordable ski jacket?!

    The most important consideration is where you will be skiing. Temperatures in the northern hemisphere in the ski season are much colder than in an Australian ski season. cheap is not always the best when skiing - you need to be warm or you will hate it out there on the slopes and will not find...
  18. skidiva

    Canada 2016 -2017

    Epic powder day in whistler today. Awesome.
  19. skidiva

    Question Whistler Blackcomb accommodation thoughts

    Yes sorry the carleton lodge - oops!
  20. skidiva

    Question Whistler Blackcomb accommodation thoughts

    You don't need to pay for a locker. Go downstairs under crystal lodge - next to the long horn they have lockers there, but I walk in walking boots carrying my ski boots and just put my walking boots on top of the lockers. They will also store your skis overnight for a fee. Well worth not...