Love Snow Travel? Do A Full Season!

May 5, 2011   Filed under Travel

A season visiting a ski slope is a wonderful option if you like snow! It’s a rite of passage among snow addicts. So how do you prepare to do a season?

To start off with, you should decide on which ski resort to visit. You should decide on which kind of terrain you love riding and what exactly your ability is. You should avoid visiting a ski resort with a significant amount of skilled terrain if you’re just starting out. Remember that the sort of snow that you prefer should count in the evaluation process. If you love deep powder, it’s important to travel to a resort that has a high annual snowfall and maybe a high altitude. The high altitude helps to keep the snow dry and powdery.

For buying a season pass, you should be aware of the various approaches to go about this. Remember that if you plan to work for the resort, you can often receive a free season pass. Should you be not going to work, the best way to obtain a season pass can be to buy as early as possible. Ski resorts nearly always start selling their season pass 6 or more months preceding each season. You can get your pass later but you will miss out on any savings that are given to pre season patrons. You don’t want to fail to notice these bargains because they generally mean discount rates of several hundred dollars.

If you happen to be coming from another country, you need to look into any necessary visa requirements. If you are just visiting, you simply need to have a visitor visa. A lot of countries have visa waiver contracts therefore, you might not even need to have a visa if your stay is merely for a handful of months.

Concerning working, you will need a working visa or working holiday visa, unless of course you aren’t leaving your home country. Working visas typically need a sponsorship and job offer from a company in the country and may be problematic to obtain. Another option may be a working holiday visa that is available to most young adults aged 18-30 and a citizen of a developed country.

A superb source for locating work is the job fairs set up by tour companies in your country that focus on overseas work experience. Generally, they will help you acquire a sponsorship to get a work visa or search for a job for you if you are visiting on a working holiday visa. Their job fairs are usually held from around a month to six months in advance of the season and information is usually provided on the tour company’s website.

I know snow travel can be hard but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a great resource for snow travel information!


One Comment on "Love Snow Travel? Do A Full Season!"

  1. vasya on Thu, 5th May 2011 5:50 pm 

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