I know it's the end of the ski season this year. Wanted to move out to the west coast the last couple years, but people bailed even when I found legit housing at a great price close to the mountains.
Trying to figure out what mountains have good programs for housing/work at the mountains. I had a friend that did it at hood for a few years with the housing work deal. Willing to to even go lifty just to get out there at the mountains where I feel comfortable working in the winter. I know park jobs are hard to come buy in the more major ski spot locations.
Wondering if anyone knows any good grooming opportunities, where they'll teach you and if you pick it up you can work into mowing lawns. I only got to drive a couple times so I would be going as a complete noob to it, but I just want to pick up some skills in that area. I know there are a lot of people on ns you have a solid knowledge of the ski industry. Just trying to tap into some minds, and get some advice.
id start out snowmaking. that's pretty much the most entry level Mountain Ops job. If you do well with that in the beginning of the season, they may move you into a cat after a few months. But most Mountain Managers don't just let any one just hop into a cat off the street.
-Drop knees, not bombs
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-"Just a quadruple stage , to an 800 foot cliff with a tree on fire at the bottom. No problem, Ill just rip it outta the ground and eat it"
"I would totally lose my virginity to a fat chick for a free season pass"-RayL
"Fuck yeah, you don't see Shawn White getting blackout drunk down here do you?" TOM WALLISCH
Breck's employee housing is pretty nice and the scene is superrrrr friendly. You can take a snowcat course at CMC in Leadville and probably snatch a ride with people who will have a car. (Me and my two buddies will be driving from Breck to Leadville for it). It certifies you as a cat driver which I'm sure would allow you to get a job at any resort in the country after that...
Being a lifty at Breck really isn't that bad from what I've heard and it's a great place to be a noob at certain things because everyone is so friendly and chill.
PM me if you have any questions I'd be happy to help.
Have you thought about canada? I worked at sunshine village in banff this year and i had an unreal time as a lifty. The staff housing is pretty shit because you have to live up on the hill but you would want to live in town anyway
Going skiing, then drinking instantly after until i black the fuck out. - eheath