I know every store is different, and a lot of it has to do with their openings and what not. But every time i've tried, it just kind of goes horribly. I don't know or claim to know a ton about skis, but i know more than your average joe, and i have a pretty good resume and set of references.
But it seems like they only want people with professional experience tuning skis, which ive never been able to get. Is there generally an optimal time to apply, and what are some things i should/shouldn't say to stand out. I always dress well, even to pick up an application, and ive never struggled to get any other job. It would be really good to here from a store or a manager to know what you look for.