Boring but Important

Leo Alsved

By Leo Alsved

Posted on 1st November 2018

We like to make sure you are fully equipped for the week by arming you with all destination specific particulars, including everything from weather and time zones to safety tips and other costs to expect during the week.

Customs and Immigration

Please visit VisaHQ to check what documents and visas you may need to enter the country. Remember to include the countries that you are travelling through to get to your final destination, if applicable.


Expect temperatures between -15°C to 5°C  (14°F - 41°F) at this time of year.

Time Zone

In winter, the British Columbia is 8 hours behind GMT (GMT-8)

Personal Safety

All The Ski Week events are extremely safe. However, as you will find yourselves in unfamiliar surroundings, we recommend that you follow some basic precautions. We’ll lay it out simple for you:
  • Lock your hotel room and lockers when you leave and store expensive possessions, travel documents, and extra cash in a hidden spot.
  • Stay with other TSW guests and staff whenever possible.
  • Avoid parties and venues not on the itinerary or recommended by TSW.
  • Walking home in the cold alone is not not a good idea. No one wants to leave a party alone, so buddy up some friends to accompany you home.
  • Wear proper gear both on and off the mountains. Refer to our Essentials Packing List for the full list of everything you will need!
Onsite, The Ski Week has the means to contact authorities when necessary. In the event of an emergency, please find a crew member immediately. The emergency number in Canada is 911. 


If you bring any electrical appliance to Canada, you may need an adaptor to fit the Canadian electrical receptacles. You may also need a converter to change the voltage from from your country’s standard to 120 volts.

Local Currency

The local currency is Canadian Dollar.  Foreign currency isn’t accepted, but most venues, restaurants and rental shops will take credit card.


On that note, please make sure to always have cash on hand. Most TSW planned activities are cash only which will make everything quicker and easier for you throughout the week, so plan accordingly before arrival and check the itinerary daily to see what you want to do. Local ATMs at each destination can also be found on the village maps.   Additional Costs Expect to pay for fuel (about $700 per RV), as well as food and drinks during the week. There are also numerous additional activities that you may wish to participate in - please see our Activities & Themes page for pricing.

Personal Travel Insurance

By booking with us, you are not covered by a personal travel insurance policy. It is your responsibility to have personal travel insurance for the duration of your trip and that it covers activities such as skiing. We highly recommend that all guests purchase such a policy. Safety first, folks.

Anything we missed?

Check out the FAQ page on our website or email

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