This is pretty much it.
I've been working in an office for almost 11 years now. It has its ups and downs just like any other jobs but really, it's not too bad. Plus, I get powder days off. Can't complain on that one.
That's what I did. Graduated college and slaved away in a cubicle for 3.5 years in Washington DC completely miserable. After year 2 or so I decided I was gonna make moves and started being cheap/stashing cash. Right after the new years holiday in 2010 I came into the office and put in my 2 weeks notice, packed my truck, and started driving west. Had a buddy from college who lived in Denver so I stopped there for a week and hit Breck, Vail, etc. Found out a friend of a friend lived in Salt Lake so moved on and crashed his basement for a couple weeks. Decided I wanted to stay, bought a Snowbird pass, and eventually moved to Park City to take a menial job as a lifty just to meet people and network.
Almost two yrs later now I'm back in an office, but that office is in Park City and I'm a hell of a lot happier. Can still night ski every night after work at PC, take long weekends in Jackson, etc. I'll probably look back on it for the rest of my life knowing I had the most fun at any point in my life that winter (it also helped that Snowbird got about 800 inches...). Just do it.
I've taken a couple accounting classes at school and kind of enjoyed it. Does anybody here have experience as an accountant? Is it a good job for getting lots of days on the mountain? I would imagine if you get your work done consistantly there would be some flexibility in the hours, but I could be wrong.