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Moving To Whistler Resort Information Guide

January 6, 2014
       
Whistler Blackcomb Resort

A Winter season view of the 7th Heaven ski and snowboard area situated on top of the Blackcomb glacier. Photo by: Matt Murray / www.thewhistlernews.com on December 11, 2008

Saving money then packing up everything that you own so you can move to Whistler, BC, Canada is an excellent idea and you should definitely do it. Some people claim that they should have skipped going to university and just moved straight to Whistler. Taking a year off from educational training to live in Whistler and enjoying the mountain lifestyle experience before deciding to go to university is not a bad idea. Before you leave you place of origin and move to beautiful Whistler resort in the Pacific Coast mountains of BC, Canada there are a few factors that you need to consider and a lot of planning to do. This is an information guide that will assist you in planning properly and making the correct decisions once you have arrived.

Whistler Blackcomb mountains are very popular because it is one of the best ski, snowboard and sightseeing resorts in the entire world. This popularity makes it very difficult to find quality accommodation rentals and well paying employment opportunities especially during the Winter season when visitor volumes to the resort peak. During the months of January and February the resort capacity usually is at it’s maximum which makes it almost impossible to find quality rental accommodations, parking or tickets to some of the local entertainment.

World Ski & Snowboard Festival

World Ski & Snowboard Festival organisers and participants pose for a photo in Whistler village. Photo by: Matt Murray / www.thewhistlernews.com

When moving to Whistler, BC, Canada there are two major factors involved which are accommodations and employment. These are the first two basic things that you must obtain to make it work. Below is a detailed information guide regarding these two very important factors to consider when moving.

Accommodations

During the Winter season it is very difficult to find quality rental accommodations. It is always better to find rental accommodations before Whistler Blackcomb mountains open in November each year. You are advised to rent your accommodations starting in the Fall season usually around August or September. The better your rental accommodations, the better your day to day life will be.

Never rent any accommodations from Craigslist. There have been many illegal rental scams running from the Craigslist website.

Employment

Finding a well paying job in a ski and snowboard resort town is difficult because the tourism industry does not pay very well. This is very common in many different resort towns across North America.

Social Activities

Whistler resort is a party town. Always remember that. The party in the resort will always go faster that you can handle no matter how much you like to party. Many people in the past have tragically messed up their lives because they have partied too much and have had to return home. in general the social scene in Whistler resort is great with many event to choose from. However, with all things in live the party must be enjoyed in moderation. A general rule to follow when choosing which people to socialize with in Whistler is to consider if they buy a Whistler Blackcomb seasons pass or not. If they buy a Whistler Blackcomb seasons pass each year it means that they are in the resort to ski or snowboard and party in moderation. This type of person is a safe choice to socialize with. If someone does not buy a Whistler Blackcomb seasons pass each year then it means that they are living in the resort to party hard and they are a risky choice to socialize with. Always remember the fact if someone buys a Whistler Blackcomb seasons pass when choosing who to socialize with and consequently trust. Whistler resort has many soft and hard drugs being trafficked and consumed on any given day and it is easy to get involved with the wrong crowd.

Splashdown Party

The sunny afternoon party at the 2012 Splashdown event at the base of Blackcomb mountain. Photo by: Matt Murray / www.thewhistlernews.com on July 18, 2012

Traditions

Whistler resort is a place that has a long history and many annual traditions. Below is a list of some of the more popular annual traditions that take place in Whistler resort each year.

Cornucopia

Cornucopia

A group of entertainers gathers for a portrait at the Cornucopia Wine & Food Celebration. Photo by: Matt Murray / www.thewhistlernews.com on November 15, 2009

GLC Afterbrun Party

Guitar Doug - Whistler Musician

Iconic Whistler musician Guitar Doug while playing at the GLC apres ski & snowboard party. Photo by: Matt Murray / www.thewhistlernews.com on December 30, 2012

Crankworx

2012 Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival

The start of the Speed and Style event at the 2012 Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival at the base of Whistler mountain. Photo by: Matt Murray / www.thewhistlernews.com on August 11, 2012

World Ski & Snowboard Festival

World Ski & Snowboard Festival

A freestyle athlete takes huge air in the halfpipe at the World Ski & Snowboard Festival. Photo by: Matt Murray / thewhistlernews.com on April 12, 2011

WinterPRIDE

WinterPRIDE Event At GLC

Two women share a kiss and a bottle of liquor at the annual WinterPRIDE lesbian event at the GLC in Whistler village. Photo by: Matt Murray / www.thewhistlernews.com on February 4, 2011

Whistler Longboard Festival

Longboard Downhill Race Event

A competitor races down the service road of the Whistler Sliding Centre during the 2012 Whistler Longboard Festival downhill event. Photo by: Matt Murray / www.thewhistlernews.com on July 14, 2012

Whistler Blackcomb Gaper Day

Gaper Day 2013 At Blackcomb Base

A skier celebrates after doing a traditional Gaper Day freestyle jump at the base of Blackcomb mountain. Photo by: Submitted from Public on May 27, 2013

Winter Season

The Winter season is the main reason why people move to the Whistler area. Whistler Blackcomb resort is one of the largest and best in the world for skiing, snowboarding and sightseeing activities.

Freestyle Skier On Blackcomb

A freestyle skier takes huge air in the highest level of terrain park on Blackcomb mountain before continuing down into the slow zone. Photo by: Matt Murray / www.thewhistlernews.com on March 12, 2011

Summer Season

The Summer season in Whistler BC, Canada is an excellent season that makes the resort a great place to live. There are a wide variety of outdoor activities to choose from on any given day during the warm Summer months from May to October.

Whistler Golf Club Driving Range

Matt Gore from the Whistler Golf Club shows how to drive a ball from the sand trap at the village driving range. Photo by: Matt Murray / www.thewhistlernews.com on June 10, 2013

The mountain biking in Whistler resort is considered to be some of the best in the world. Over the past ten years Whistler Blackcomb resort has expanded it’s Summer facilities to accommodate mountain biking trails all the way to the top of the mountain. There is also a massive freestyle terrain park located at the base of Whistler mountain which is just above the village.

Mountain Bike Park

A freestyle mountain bike rider takes huge air at the bottom of Whistler mountain in the terrain park. Photo by: Matt Murray / www.thewhistlernews.com on August 14, 2012

The Pacific Coast climate in the mountains of Whistler resort make the Summer season very nice to go outside. It does not get too hot or super humid in Whistler likes it does in other areas of North America that are more South. There is also no big city pollution so the air is clean and very refreshing to breath.

Honey Badger

Honey Badger from the Sea To Sky Sirens poses for a portrait in the Cheakamus Crossing garden in Whistler resort during the Summer season. Photo by: Matt Murray / www.mattmurrayphotography.com on July 10, 2013

Moving to Whistler, BC, Canada is an excellent idea and you should for sure do it for at least one year to see if the relaxed mountain lifestyle is right for you.

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Publish Date: January 6, 2014
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