Not speaking from experience but I have housed a few British soccer coaches in my day. If your employer can argue you bring a skill that they need, they may help you through it. If not, you may want to check with the employers to see what they recommend. Many resorts on the east coast seem to hire Kiwis or South Americans so there must be something that ski resorts seem to do.
I can ask my friends to see if they can pass on some advice.
I'm a former racer, I say dumb things.