I did a ski season in Whistler Blackcomb back in 05/06 with my buddy and Snowbistro.com content editor Gav and so have first hand experience of what it’s like to turn up to a resort with no connections and no ski season job. We even arrived late December after the main recruitment events held in late October / early November every year there so really had our work cut out.
Our job seeking process was a combination of walking around Whistler Village looking for job adverts, asking businesses if they needed anyone and keeping an eye on the local magazine jobs page. It took two to three weeks of constant hustle but finally I secured a job in retail at the Whistler Clearance Centre and Gav became a liftie for the mountain which had a ton more perks such as huge discounts of meals and the fact that he got to ride first every day. But being a liftie is tough and you really have to do it for the love rather than the money.
If you’re looking for ski season jobs this coming winter you should check out the specialist ski recruitment company Silver Swan