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Top 5 Places Outside the US to Spend a Season as a Ski Bum | FRANCE | 01/04/2010, by Catherine_Parker
Being a ski bum pretty much seems like living the high life. You bounce off to some beautiful resort or another, go riding everyday, drink your weight in Jagerbombs and maybe do a bit of work to keep things ticking over. However, with an abundance of resorts all over the world it is important to pick the right one.
Unlike your typical, highly-promoted working holiday schemes there does not seem to be much information or comparisons about which resorts are best for seasonal work. Most of the stuff out there seems to cater more for tourists and focus on the holiday experience. People seem to choose resorts for their seasons through word of mouth and recommendations from friends.
Now the usual holiday brochure hyperbole about the spectacular scenery, 5 star hotels and dining are all fine and good but there are clearly more important issues to be considered! Such as how easy it is to get a job, accommodation and which resorts have the best nightlife. All essential information! So here for your reading pleasure is my top 5 ski areas that you should consider for your next season - featuring all the important stuff! Trust me I'm a doctor.
#1. Val Thorens (France)
#2. Whistler (Canada)
#3. Chamonix (France)
#4. Zermatt (Switzerland)
#5. Queenstown (New Zealand)
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And a list of my Top 50!
So there you have my top 50 picks for where to spend an amazing winter abroad. Choose wisely and make sure you get the most out of your time on the slopes. Hopefully you will find my advice useful and have an epic few months.
If you've spent time abroad, share your experience in the comments below!
Where would you suggest spending a season?
Which resorts would you most recommend specifically for backcountry skiing?