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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Wots it like and is there staff accomodation avaliable
post #2 of 13
Are you trying to make this as hard as possible?
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
I will diversify for you. What is silver ski like as a resort? what are the conditions like in the winter season? Are there plenty of facilities at the resort for example, restraunts, bars etc.

Does anyone know of any avaliable staff accomodation for the up and coming 2006/2007 season?

I have searched already for threads on accomodation in the area and come back with nothing so any responce is welcome.

thanks
post #4 of 13
Ok I can only GUESS that you mean silver star as I've never heard of a silver ski. Searching is fine but if you want advice you really need to at least get the name right OR clarify where you are talking about.

Silver Star is near Vernon BC along the okanagon valley and owned by the an aussie fellow who also owns perisher blue (I believe) and Big White near Kelowna BC. Is this the place you are asking about or is there another place altogether that I've never heard of.

BTW Silver Star has quite an extensive website that should be a good starting point including the existance of staff accom and employment opportunities.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
thats what i said silver star. Sorry typing error, thanks for the help. nothing on the website about staff accomodation though
post #6 of 13
I really like Silver Star. There are several posts about it on this forum. Try the search function.

It is small by resort standards but has a wide variety of terrain from beginner to real double diamond stuff. The village is small but there are good eats.

Don't know anything about staff accomodations. Vernon is quite close, so there may not be much on the mountain.
post #7 of 13
Alright now that we have that cleared up. I would have thought the site would give you employment opportunities and some more.

I'm not sure about staff accom and can't think of any on the hill. They may have some down in town and there is lots of accom at the hill but may not be easy to score for first year there. Lots of accom available down in town (20 mins. to Vernon) and more to do I imagine. Even if you lived up top you would end up going to town for groceries and such quite a bit. You'll also want to check out the massage school where you can get very cheap massages from eager young trainees. May even be other benefits there somehow.

I believe you did the IA at the Lake so I assume you are looking to teach. The Silver Star school has always been an excellent show ( way better than the Lake) and I'm sure it's continued that way under Norm. Guy is the former director and still involved and in my books is one of or the best examiner the CSIA has to offer.

I haven't been there much since the aussie guy bought it but hopefully he fixed some financial woes and I haven't heard of a mass exodus of people so it must still be reasonable to work at.

I've always liked the skiing there although it lacks high alpine. They have very consistent snow and even the other season when most all were sucking they were holding their own. This past season they apparently had a very stellar one throughout.
post #8 of 13
Silver STAR is a pretty nice spot. The cross country skiing is just stellar, and the mountain offers some nice trees.
A bit of an artificial village, but not far from a real town.

I assume you're in Manchester, New Hampshire???
post #9 of 13
Yes Silver Star, is not a bad spot.

Skiing is mostly intermediate thou, with some steeps, but nothing compared to say Whistler or Banff, or Red, or Fernie etc. Staff accomadation is not available. Most staff either live on the hill, in accomadation they arranged, but it is expensive and tought to come by. Others live in Vernon and commute....good 30 mins drive up hill, you will need a good car with good winter tires, or at least a carpool....shouldn't be too hard to arrange once you are there.

Life on the hill is fun...but you sorta rely on your friends to make it so...small incestious community...it doesn't really have the big night spots etc that you would find in say Whistler...SS is very family oriented, so there is only about 2 or 3 bars and they are more like pubs or lounges.

If you are looking to teach, SSSS is a top notch SS. Not quiet what it used to be...but still up there. It is also relativley small, so getting a job with them is by no means easy....clientelle are budget conscious so tips are minimal and SS doesnt pay that well, but work is pretty steady.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
WOW , thanks for all the replies guy's. The place sounds a bit like Fernie, was there a couple of years ago. L7 surprised you remember me, we never did hook up for a hockey scrimage, shame, passed the level 2 C.S.I.A with the IA so am looking at all the ski hills at the moment, have got my visa through BUNAC so I guess that makes it a bit easier, was a bit let down this year, was under the impression that LL would sponsor me and a few others for visa's but it didnt work out that way. NEWFYDOG, its Manchester North West England not hampshire USA, sorry to disappoint you.

Thanks again for the advice people, will look in the search engine for silver STAR
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Skidude72
Skiing is mostly intermediate thou, with some steeps, but nothing compared to say Whistler or Banff, or Red, or Fernie etc.
I beg to differ. The front side is intermediate but the back side has some quite steep stuff. It's not above tree line, alpine terrain, but it's steep and sometimes narrow and bump filled. It can be quite challenging. More like folks' descriptions of Eastern areas, but with good snow.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
sounds good. better than the snow in manchester anyday. the steeper and deeper the better
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Posaune
I beg to differ. The front side is intermediate but the back side has some quite steep stuff. It's not above tree line, alpine terrain, but it's steep and sometimes narrow and bump filled. It can be quite challenging. More like folks' descriptions of Eastern areas, but with good snow.
Ya I agree...SS does have some challenging terrain...but Fernie has more...Red has alot more....and Banff and Whistler each have much much more....
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