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Whistler Valley Trail
Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler | Justa Jeskova

Summer is here! We are breaking out of an epic winter season, and biking is in full swing.

Biking¬†in Whistler is the norm, our Valley Trail enables¬†you to bike from one end of Whistler to the other on¬†a paved 46 km trail. If you are interested in xc biking, there are¬†15 Easy Trails,¬†53 Intermediate Trails , 89 Difficult Trails and probably a lot that are not marked for the adventurous crew to explore. Then we have¬†over 100 downhill biking¬†trails on Whistler Blackcomb Mountains!¬†Make sure to get out there and try out these trails!¬†ūüĎć

If you missed the Instagram Lives you will find them on our Instagram, so go give them a watch! Shelley covers, why study in Canada, benefits to our school, study and working in Whistler, our Marketing Media Manager and the Mountain Sport Technician programs and the Adventure Tourism and Guiding programs. Lots of great info!

If you have any questions about our adventure programs, about living in Whistler or Whistler Adventure School, please contact our advisors and they can help answer your questions.  Contact us here.

 

If you’re interested in the WAS Ski & Snowboard Guide Training for 2022/23, Applications must be received and deposit paid before September 1, 2022 for International students requiring study permits in order to be accepted into the program for this year.¬† So don’t delay!¬† Time to live the winter of your dreams! APPLY HERE.

New Addition to WAS
Welcome to the Team

European Student Advisor

We would like to welcome Petra Zezulkova to the WAS team!
Petra will be representing the European Market and be the main contact for any potential students and our European agents.

Petra is based in the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic. She is experienced working with international students and spent 3 years living abroad working with these students. She spent time in Virginia, USA, Vancouver, BC Canada and Sydney, Australia. She fell in love with Canada, especially the mountains and the people.

She loves working in the education sector in it’s naturally fast-paced environment, and loves helping students through the process to set and achieve their career goals. Petra works with students helping them find their perfect school to excel in their desired field. Working with students at this pivotal point in their lives is a extremely rewarding.

Petra love spending time outdoors with her friends, especially hiking. When relaxing indoors she watches detective stories.

When asked about what she’s excited about with her new career at WAS she replied, “Whistler Adventure School has a truly unique concept of teaching that does not exist anywhere else in the world.¬† It is not typical school, and that is what I love the most about it! It has special atmosphere and great staff.”

For our any students in Europe, please feel free to reach out to Petra at Petra@whistleradventureschool.com. For students located anywhere else, please contact Shelley@whistleradventureschool.com.


Volunteer with Crankworx Whistler

Check out Crankworx in August 5th-14th on Whistler Blackcomb. Photo Credit: Crankworx

Interested in Volunteering for Crankworx? There are so many jobs that make this epic bike event work.

Competitor Relations is a liaison between Crankworx staff and competitors. You will assist with the registration process as well as answering general inquiries. Race experience, either competing or organizing registration, will be a benefit for this position. If you want to meet the stars of the event, this position is for you.

Sport Crew¬†is an ‚Äėon hill‚Äô position directly involved in all the action. You will be responsible for assisting with race venue set up, execution and tear down. Other responsibilities include assisting in the start or finish areas, as well as ensuring safe and correct travel on course by all competitors. This outdoor position requires you to be a self-sufficient and a motivated individual willing to get your hands dirty. A downhill bike, helmet and intermediate riding ability is an asset, but is not required for this position.

Event Office Assistants are responsible for making sure volunteers are checked in and out each day for their scheduled shift with their assigned crew. They will assist the Volunteer Supervisor and Volunteer Coordinator with various tasks throughout their shift. The Event Office Assistants may also pitch in and help any areas of the festival including Media check-in, VIP check-in and Expo. An adaptable attitude and outgoing personality is required for this position.

Expo Crew ensures that all aspects of the village Expo run smoothly. Attention to detail, resourcefulness and adaptability are essential for this job. You will assist with what is required by the exhibitors (tent set up/tear down, operations). This position puts you in the centre of the village action. Split shifts available.

The Branding Crew¬†is responsible for the ‚Äúlook‚ÄĚ of competition venues. The placement of branding and banners changes daily for each event and the branding crew makes it all happen. This position requires physically fit individuals who aren‚Äôt afraid of a little hard work and a lot of dirt. Ideally, the branding crew would have consistent volunteers throughout the festival, so grab a friend and sign up as one today. Split shifts available.

Timing Crew is reserved for approximately four to six volunteers who will be assigned to assist our timing crew for the duration of the festival. Timing volunteers must be available to work every day there is a major competition, or close to it. The duties included in this position are: spotter to finish, manual bib order recorder, scoreboard operator, plate collector, finish line host and manual timer.

Whistler Olympic Plaza (WOP) Crew is responsible for assisting with the three evening events taking place at WOP. If you like to watch bike movies and can stay up past 9pm, then this position is for you. Volunteers will be responsible for assisting with the set-up, security, ushering and teardown of each event.

Kidsworx Crew supports the many Kidsworx competitions and activities, such as Run Bike Races, Scavenger Hunts and the Kidsworx Dirt Pumptrack Challenge. This position is ideal if you enjoy working with up and coming bikers and enjoy interacting with people. Experience in organizing other kids events and activities is an asset for this crew.

Greenworx Crew will be responsible for managing waste generated throughout the festival, helping to ensure our ecological footprint is minimized wherever possible. Volunteers will be educated on the proper diversion of materials and spend the majority of time interacting with guests. Communication skills and an outgoing personality are great assets for this position. Flexible and split shifts available.

The Awards Crew is responsible for helping the Awards Supervisor deliver a smooth awards ceremony. You will be responsible for helping to bring the awards over to the ceremony, keeping the awards organized back stage and assisting the Awards Supervisor. If you like to be in the middle of award celebrations this is the position for you.

Venue Operations crew will provide general support during specific windows at a given venue. Examples of tasks will be to help direct event traffic at various check points, support the flow of traffic at entrances/exits, check-in/out equipment, and more. This role is great for someone who wants to get a taste of the behind scenes action in producing events and wouldn’t mind jumping in to help with a couple of different tasks throughout the event!

Production volunteers will work with the Broadcast and Live Event Production (e.g., announcers) teams throughout the festival providing hands-on support to help these two important aspects of the festival run smoothly. These roles are particularly great for someone looking for experience in the fields of broadcast and film as it will basically be a crash course! It is also ideal if these volunteers can commit to the full festival (not required though).


Students in Class

Our photography class out on location. A great location for photos is TrainWreck a popular hiking trail near the school!

Photo Credit: Marta Kuflova, Marketing & Media Manager Alumni