If you’re still undecided about heading off on a working holiday in Canada or you’re counting down the days until you hit the slopes, Work Canada Winter Jobs has something for everyone. With so many winter resorts to choose from, each offering their own unique experience the decision can be a bit overwhelming. If you want to get off the beaten track, leave all the touristy spots behind and have a truly Canadian working holiday experience then Asessippi could be the place for you! Take it from Will – one of our current Work Canada team members who did a season there recently!
What’s the deal with Asessippi?
Asessippi is a small resort located right in the heart of Canada in the province of Manitoba. Don’t let the fact that no-one in Vancouver has ever heard of it put you off! Although it’s not the easiest resort to get to the journey is truly breath taking. You can either fly straight into Regina or jump on a Moose Tour with everyone else heading out on their own adventures. By doing the Moose tour you have the chance to get up close and personal with the Rocky Mountains as you make your way through to the picturesque town of Banff before taking the short flight to your winter destination.
One of the reasons I chose Asessippi was that I loved the idea of being able to work in multiple locations with a tight knit group of people. Most of the amazing people you’ll encounter either working or visiting Asessippi are locals who go out of their way to treat you like family.
What did you do for work?
I was lucky enough to work a number of different jobs from ticket sales and cashier in the food court to operating the lifts out in the park. Due to the extreme weather conditions that can occur during the Winter they were more than happy to help us work in whichever area weather permitted.
What did you do when you weren’t working?
When I wasn’t working I took advantage of the free ski pass and rentals to hit the slopes any chance I got! We were even lucky enough to try snow biking which was an amazing opportunity not a lot of resorts are able to offer, especially for free. If you get tired of skiing there are plenty of other activities to get involved in the nearby area. We got the chance to take part in Canada’s favourite winter past times including ice skating, ice hockey curling and ice fishing. If you want something a little less physical exercise and more exhilarating you’re never far from a friendly local waiting to show off their snow mobile and let you go for a ride!
What was the best thing about your time at Asessippi?
The best thing about Asessippi was the people and the atmosphere in the resort. There was an amazing group of Kiwis and Aussies that were kindly adopted for the season by the locals, many who I am still in close contact with today!
Why should someone choose Asessippi for their Work Canada Winter Jobs destination?
You should choose Asessippi if you want an absolutely one of a kind, unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else. The weather can be harsh and wild with temperatures so low that no-one back home will believe you, but the stories are worth it! If you want to experience a real authentic Canadian winter and activities that you can’t do anywhere else surrounded by an amazing family of locals then Asessippi will be the place for an unforgettable winter.
If that convinced you of a winter working holiday then sign up for Work Canada Winter Jobs. If you still have questions – register your interest in Work Canada Winter Jobs and we will be in touch to convince you it’s the best decision you will ever make.