When it comes to creating a really worker-friendly resort, SilverStar Resort has ticked a lot of the boxes, especially for international staff.
Accommodation is $500 per month and it comes out of your pay check. You don’t need a car because it’s ski-in ski out right in the middle of the resort. And it’s one very pretty resort.
Oct 30, 2023 Update: There very few on-mountain jobs left with the resort, but there are still a few kitchen jobs available. There’s also a few jobs in non-resort owned restaurants and businesses in Silverstar.
Access is easy through Kelowna International Airport just an hour away, and there’s plenty of opportunities to work at the resort in summer too.
So what are the stats? 3282 acres, 7m of snow a year, and 760m of vert.
There’s a mellow front side to the mountain and a backside filled with steep deep glade skiing. Yes SilverStar doesn’t get as much snow as some other resorts in BC, but it doesn’t get tracked out quickly because the skier to acre ratio is great.
SilverStar also has outstanding cross country and fat bike trails, tubing, and pond skating right outside your front door. Plus you get reciprocal lift usage at Revelstoke, Big White, Apex and others. Nothing like a late season road trip.
As of mid September 2022, SilverStar has filled most of their positions but they are still looking for highly skilled specialist workers in grooming, ski patrol, and lift maintenance. You can always try your luck with other job types too. The skilled, emergency, and night work comes with employee housing.
In summary, SilverStar is a great place to do your first season. Rookies get looked after really well and you don’t need to juggle jobs, housing, and transport like other resorts. SilverStar has you completely covered in these big three issues.