Oyster Reviews: Ski instructor in Whistler

Find out what previous Whistler Ski Instructors have said about their time in Canada in these reviews of Oyster’s programme in Canada:

Skiing jobs in Whistler“Amazing snow conditions, more than I’d ever seen. Work was fun. Makes you first-hand see work in another location with very different procedures and customs which is fascinating to experience. The mountains are stunning so having that as your workplace is beautiful and rewarding.”

Iain Holliday, Whistler Kids 2016/17


Ski in Whister“Don’t worry or be nervous before you go, your going to have an amazing time and make friends for life. If you love skiing whistler is an amazing place to go for a season and working there was amazing, I would wake up every morning and want to go to work. Living with your friends was so much fun and I would do it all again in a heartbeat if I could.”

Gaby Gerard, Whistler Kids 2016/17


ski instructor at Whistler ski school“I thoroughly enjoyed my job as a ski instructor, loved the skiing in the resort and the people I went with on Oyster became my main friendship group whilst in Canada and a few have become friends for life. Definitely go for it! I was unsure whether having a gap year after doing my degree was a good idea but once arriving in Whistler I realised it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. You will have the time of your life alongside making friends for life. Being a ski instructor meant I was able to pass my passion for skiing onto other young budding skiers. I felt like I did something worthwhile whilst having an immense amount of fun in one of the best ski resorts in the world. I have skied in many resorts in Europe but Whistler was on another level, I spent a whole season there skiing almost everyday and there are still runs that I haven’t skied! Thank you for providing this programme, I will definitely be recommending it to anyone and everyone who will listen”

Polly Oates, Whistler Kids 2016/17


Ski instructor in Canada“Excellent, my time in Canada far exceeded my expectations because you’ll have the best time ever!!!! Thank you for this opportunity.”

Millie White, Whistler Kids 2016/17


Whister ski school skiing“It’s a great way to see another part of the world. It is unlike anything else, will create memories that will last forever.”

David Bromley, Whistler Kids 2016/17


Whistler Canada Ski instructor“I was nervous before about going so far away from home not knowing anyone so to anyone who feels like that I would say not to worry and that it’s an advantage not to know anyone because it allows you to meet so many new people and make loads of new friends. And the way that you live together means that your Oyster friends will become like your family out there. I had the most incredible six months in Whistler and made so many amazing friends. It was also such an amazing opportunity to be able to work for one of the best ski resorts in the world and be able to ski everyday as a job. Oyster made my experience so stress free and I always knew I had someone to contact if I needed anything. Also, going with the group made it so easy to make friends and made the first few weeks there so much less daunting.”

Isla Beardmore-Gray, Whistler Kids 2016/17


Ski Instructor in Whistler“This trip really helps you mature and is a great introduction into ‘Adult life’. Also a good preparation for university!”

Sophie Brown, Whistler Kids 2016/17

 

 


web 1

“I thought everything was well-covered and any questions I had were answered thoroughly and quickly. It was a great experience meeting new people and adapting to a new country and amazing work experience too. I had a brilliant time and can’t wait to go back for my next season- thanks very much guys!”

Max Seeley, Whistler Kids 2015/16


12360345_10205572835067312_6752345255274193152_nI enjoyed it so much that I’m staying on in Canada! Be prepared to never want to leave Canada!

Jamie TiIllen, Whistler Kids 2015/16


kevin o'keefe web“Whistler is great place full of young and interesting people. You will learn about yourself and grow as a person by travelling and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.”

Kevin O’Keeffe, Whistler Kids Kitchen Assistant 2015/16


web“I met some amazing people and did things I would never have expected myself to do, such as bungee jumping. It is the best way to make some life long friends and get the most out of your experience in Whistler!”

Gemma Dannatt, Whistler Kids 2015/16


Heather in Whistler“Oyster made the process of getting to Whistler and living there so easy. I met such a great group of people through the programme. It wouldn’t have been the same if I hadn’t gone with Oyster. I couldn’t have asked for a better season – I had an absolutely incredible time!”

Heather Woolley, Whistler Kids 2014/15


Clare in Whistler 2014“I can’t recommend a gap year highly enough – best decision I ever made, twice! You get a chance to work abroad in a great and beautiful country and get to work in a ski resort which is great fun!”

Clare Barrett, Whistler Kids Kitchen Assistant 2014/15


Jess in Whistler“It is such a great experience, not only having a gap year but moving across the world and starting an amazing job! You get to meet so many people from all over the world and you get to grow and develop as a young adult with people who become friends for life. Plus it’s a great and unique point for your CV.”

Jess Edwards, Whistler Kids 2014/15


Kirsty in Whistler“If you love skiing or even the outdoors there is no better place to go! You meet amazing, like-minded people and get the experience of a lifetime that all your friends stuck back home are jealous of! I want to go back!!”

Kirsty Chaplin, Whistler Kids 2014/15


Whistler ski instructor“This has been the best year of my life. You won’t regret it.”

Ed Shooter, Whistler Kids 2014/15


Kim in Whistler“The Oyster programme is very good value and you have so much support throughout, even after the programme has finished!”

Kim Elliott-Jones, Whistler Kids 2014/15


Jackson in Whistler“Skiing everyday and living in probably the most friendly and scenic environment in the world, why would you not want to do this?!”

Jackson Chinery, Whistler Kids 2014/15


Charlie in Whistler“This is a great opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. The experience is guaranteed to be unforgettable and you’ll leave with a shed load of memories. Thanks for all of your help to make a great gap year experience!”

Charlie Lamb, Whistler Kids 2014/15


Ben in Whistler“It’s a character building experience. And skiing everyday is pretty much the coolest thing you can do with your time!”

Ben Hudson, Whistler Kids 2014/15


whistler ski season“I’ve just returned from Whistler and I can definitely say it’s the best thing I’ve ever done with my life (so far..!). For my first time leaving home and travelling, I’d say Oyster were the best company to go with, as we later found out that other programs didn’t offer the support that we were guaranteed OR a job confirmed. I’ve made friends for life and can happily say I’ll be returning to Canada, all thanks to Oyster!”

Jasmine Balmer, Whistler Kids 2013/14


“Best six months of my life and being with Oyster made it so much better, organised and socially so good!”

Andy Salvesen, Whistler Kids 2013/14


Laura in Whistler“Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated all the help over the past winter season in Whistler. I had an absolutely unforgettable experience.”

Laura Bramante, Whistler Kids 2012/13


Lucy in Whistler 11“Spending all day on the mountain in Whistler teaching skiing was a fantastic and life-changing experience. The help and organisation from Oyster made the process incredibly easy and I would definitely recommend it to everyone that loves the snow! I know I’ll be going back some day soon!”

Lucy Ford, Whistler Kids 2011/12


Jack in Whistler“I would like to thank everyone at Oyster who have put such a lot of effort into the organisation of our trip. You are amazing people and you are fantastic at what you do! My season in Whistler has changed my life!”

Jack Curtis, Whistler Kids 2011/12


Become a ski instructor in Whistler“The job was one of the best in Whistler as you get to ski, even at work! The lifestyle of skiing and going out was perfect. Everyone in Whistler has the same mentality and is there for the same reasons so it’s really easy to get along with people.”

Heather Hughes, Whistler Kids 2010/11


Whistler ski season“Very helpful and proactive organisation of my gap year. Had a fantastic time and all logistics went so smoothly! Very reassuring to have Oyster Worldwide behind me as I flew to Whistler.”

Oli Ball, Whistler Kids 2010/11


Paid ski season in Whistler“Just want to say thank you for all your help, you made my arrangements to get to Canada very easy and my journey smooth and stress free.”

Jake Moran, Oyster food and beverage worker 2010/11


Become a ski instructor on your gap year“The programme lived up to my expectations and much more! The group got on well and made friends straight away, the work was really good and the supervisors were easy to talk to. I didn’t have any problems while I was there, but it was reassuring to know that Tory was there if we needed some backup.”

Matt Ravenscroft, Whistler Kids 2009/10


Paid work in Whistler“I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU! I had the most amazing time last year and even though I’m enjoying Uni now, it just does not compare to my experience in Whistler There is not one person I didn’t get along with and still today, we still speak regularly. It was the time of my life. Nothing will ever compare and I met some of the loveliest people ever! Thank you so much for making it possible for me.”

Kelly Moore, Whistler Kids 2008/09


Gap year as a ski instructor“I would like to thank you and the Oyster team for everything you have done. By coming out here I have opened a door I didn’t even know was there.”

Will Huddy, Whistler Kids 2008/09


Ski season in Whistler“I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you a million times over for the amazing work you do, especially for organising my placement in Whistler. Summer is, if possible just as epic as winter in Whistler, the five lakes provide an amazing range of activities and the weather is gorgeous. I can honestly say it was the best thing I have ever done and could never have done it without you.”

Jas Parker, Den Master 2008/09


Working in Whistler“I settled in quickly and found everyone in Whistler very friendly and welcoming.

I always have a bit of doubt before going to a new place. Will I enjoy the job? Will I like the place? Will I get on with the people? But as soon as I arrived I loved it, everything seemed perfect!”

Nicola Rata, Whistler Kids 2007/08


Oyster Reviews: Ski instructor in Whistler“Oyster sent me on my first adventure to Whistler, and I have been hooked on travel ever since. I had the opportunity to be part of the Oyster team and then, after a placement in Australia and a couple of years in the travel industry in England, I am working back in Canada. Oyster not only helped with my first travel plans…they have helped shape my career path. Great team, great projects…great EVERYTHING!”

Jenny Cass, Whistler Kids 2006/2007


To find out more about working a season in Whistler, check out our Whistler page on the Oyster Worldwide website.

Share ThisShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Leave a Reply

*