From Classroom to Workforce: Whistler Adventure School Students Take on the Challenge

Whistler Adventure School students are embarking on an exhilarating journey as they put their newly acquired skills to the test by working with possible employers in Whistler. With a diverse range of programs including Adventure Tourism, Guiding, Marketing Media, and Mountain Sport Technician, these students are primed to take on any challenge that comes their way. The thrill of working in the world-renowned Whistler resort, with its stunning natural beauty and endless opportunities for adventure, is a dream come true for many of these students. They are eager to showcase their knowledge and expertise, and are poised to make a lasting impression on the industry. With their passion and drive, the sky is the limit for these adventurous and motivated students.

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Marketing Media Co-op Opportunities

Work with Local Events

Working with any of our local festivals as a student is an incredible opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the world of extreme sports and event management. We have one of the biggest mountain bike festivals in the world, Crankworx attracts top athletes and spectators from around the globe, and being a part of it all is an adventure in itself. There are also, many music events, film and networking or community events. In these events you learn everything from organizing events and coordinating logistics to creating social media content and engaging with fans, students are exposed to every aspect of the event. With the stunning backdrop of Whistler’s majestic mountains, these experiences are not just a chance to work hard, but also an opportunity to have fun and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Crankworx | Film Festival |  World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Work with Local Companies

The Marketing Media Manager program at Whistler Adventure School is an incredible opportunity to develop your skills in digital marketing and media management, all while immersing yourself in the world of outdoor adventure. With these skills, you’ll be able to apply for positions at some of the most exciting companies in Whistler, including Ziptrek, TAG, Canadian Wilderness, Whistler Sports Academy, WORCA, Coastal Culture, Comor Sports, Escape Route and Backroads Whistler.

For example, you may be able to put your marketing skills to work by promoting the thrilling adventure activities experiences offered by local companies to audiences around the world. At various local businesses, you can develop social media campaigns that showcase the excitement of a variety of outdoor activities. Companies such as TAG, Zip Trek and Canadian Wilderness offers opportunities to create visually stunning content that showcases the company’s incredible outdoor adventures. And at other businesses and shops you can develop digital marketing strategies to promote their services to the local market and beyond.

But the opportunities don’t stop there – with your skills from the Marketing Media Manager program, you’ll also be able to apply for positions at local bike and ski shops and companies where you can develop digital marketing strategies that promote outdoor adventure, skiing and mountain biking and create engaging content that showcases the incredible scenery and outdoor experiences that Whistler has to offer.

The best part? These positions not only allow you to put your marketing and media skills to use in a dynamic and exciting industry, but they also offer the opportunity to be part of a community of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts who share your love of adventure. So, if you’re ready to take your marketing and media skills to the next level and to embark on an incredible journey in the world of outdoor adventure, look no further than the opportunities waiting for you at companies like Ziptrek, TAG The Adventure Group, Canadian Wilderness Adventures, Whistler Sports Academy, WORCA, Backroads Whistler , Comor, Coastal Culture, Evo, Escape RouteGibbons Life and beyond!

Mountain Sport Technician & Bike Guiding Co-op Opportunities

Attention all adventure seekers! Whistler Adventure School offers an unrivalled opportunity for students to put their newly learned skills to the test in a working environment with some of the best adventure tourism companies in the industry. This is the perfect chance to gain confidence and progress from a student to joining a team or starting your own business. With a co-op coordinator to guide students, they will be responsible for setting up their own placements that align with their program and course curriculum.  The Mountain Sport Technician Program even offers specialized skills training on the job! With the picturesque backdrop of Whistler and British Columbia’s mountain biking heaven, this is a vital work experience that will help students prepare for an exciting future career in adventure tourism.

Work with Local Events

Participating in events using student bike guide training and mountain sport technician programs is an amazing opportunity for those who love adventure and the great outdoors. These programs provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to take on the challenges of mountain biking and other outdoor sports, all while having a blast and making unforgettable memories. From bike checks and maintenance to monitoring mountain courses you can use your new skills learned in these programs in Whistler multiple events.

Work with Local Companies

The skills you’ll learn at Whistler Adventure School are not only fun and exciting to acquire, but they can also open up a world of opportunities when it comes to finding work in the outdoor adventure industry. With your newfound skills, you’ll be able to apply for positions at some of the most popular local bike & ski companies in Whistler, including Coastal Culture, Gateway Bikes, Comor, Fanatyko, Foon Skis, Prior Snowboards, Whistler Combo Camps,  WORCA,

Do you love bikes and working with fellow mountain bike enthusiasts? Popular locally owner shops such as Coastal Culture and Fanatyko love the knowledge that the WAS students bring to work each day! . Want to try building skis or snowboards? Two local brands, Foon Skis and Prior Snowboards have taken on WAS coop students in the past.  And at Canadian Wilderness, you’ll be able to lead guests on incredible adventures, from hiking and camping to snowmobiling and skiing.

But the opportunities don’t end there – with your skills from Whistler Adventure School, you’ll also be able to apply for positions at the Whistler Sports Academy, where you can work as a mountain bike guide or ski instructor, or at Combo Camps, where you can lead groups of young adventurers on exciting outdoor activities. And for those who are passionate about mountain biking, WORCA and Whistler Blackcomb offer positions as bike guides, trail builders, and more.

The best part? These positions are not only incredibly exciting, but they also allow you to share your love of biking, skiing and outdoor adventure with others, and to be part of a vibrant and passionate community of like-minded individuals. So, if you’re ready to take your skills to the next level and to embark on an incredible journey in the world of outdoor adventure, look no further than the opportunities waiting for you in Whistler.

Live Life Outdoors!