Find out more information on what Shred Index is about
Moving to a new ski resort ❄ is never easy, as there are so many things to think about. Once you have chosen a resort for the season, it's difficult to change it up.
Shred Index involves the global ski ⛷️ and snowboard 🏂 community with relevant crowd-sourced 📣 information provided by the public. In other words, what people think is best. The more people involved, the better it will be!
Ski Resorts are constantly changing, with resort development, job opportunities, housing availability, tourists and crowds. Having new relevant information is important for anyone wanting to work, live or visit there.
Being able to rank resorts on current (this year) information will help people make the right decision on which resort to visit.
Anyone that has logged in 🔒 will be able to rate a resort attribute, fill in some local information about the resort or upvote 👍/ downvote an existing entry.
The more recent the rating is made, or the more upvotes the entry has, the more valuable they will be.
Shred Index is a self-funded project designed and run by me 🙋 (Tom Hansen)
Another close friend ❤️ of mine may become part of Shred Index in the future. Time 🕒 will tell if it grows bigger.
Good question. 🤔I was living in Whistler, Canada at the time and was having a hard time with housing and financials 💰, along with many others. Whistler is a great place, but it has quite a few issues for people arriving. There is a huge housing shortage 🤏, and fewer companies offer staff accommodation than at other resorts. So accommodation prices are hugely inflated and a lot of people end up leaving before the season even starts because they were unaware of how bad 😈 the situation was before arriving.
This wasn’t new to me. I have done a few ski seasons in different places in the world 🌍 and each time I found it difficult to get a good idea in advance of what the resort is like to live in. Not to mention, find all the ‘hidden gems’ 💎💎💎 some of the locals know of. There are many ski websites out there that provide huge amounts of information, but they aren’t easy to navigate, nor are they tailored towards people working and living throughout the winter season.
With this being the situation, I wanted to find the next best ski resort that had heaps of powder, cheap cost of living, and a huge amount of terrain to explore. After talking with a few others, I realized people come to the mountains for different reasons. Some come to shred, others come to party, some come with family, and some come for the outdoor lifestyle. I realized the community needed a directory that people could filter on using their own criteria and priorities. The idea came to me whilst listening to Courtland Alan’s Indie Hackers podcast 🎧 with fellow drum and bass music producer 🎛️ and entrepreneur Pieter Levels, who made a directory of locations for digital nomads.
Hopefully, Shred Index can help people see what they are getting themselves into before arriving into a new ski resort and show other possible clear alternatives they may not be aware of.
I hope seasonal shredders as well as tourists can use Shred Index to find the information they want, and help others in the industry find what they want.
Anybody can help by adding in their own thoughts of ‘what's best’ in the resorts they have been to.
For someone who is looking to work and live in the ski industry, they should be able to:
Find in the resort:
Sort from the highest rated resort for:
Shred Index is still in the production stage and will be constantly evolving. It is made for the community and what the community wants. Please give feedback on what you want as it will help the development of it. Some things to think about are, how you use the website and what are the most critical points of information you would like to find. Feel free to message me privately as I would love to help in any way possible.