heres a little break down of jobs
lifty=outside rain/snow/shine, no prodeals
server/bartender=hard work, but you can make a killing $$$ if you work hard and are good at it.... Plus if you get the afternoon shifts, you can ski all day :)
retail=more money than liftys but less than food/beverage position, prodeals up the ass, get to work in a nice warm building. and a lot of times, get to try out all the new gear for freeeee...