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cdipBus at a restaurant after ski hours.
MinggBasically this. Don't get a job at the mountain or at a ski shop if you're there to ski. You wont be able to ski nearly as much as you think you would.
theabortionatorAlso it's very important to look at the work visa situation for that country coming from yours. I'm not sure what the deal is with europe and scandinavia. I wouldn't be surprised if people can work easily at different countries within the EU.
But I really don't know. That's important though because maybe you can get a job but if you need a work visa and don't get one, that's going to be a big problem. Also sometimes work visas are limited so you have to apply before they're gone. Sometimes there is a cutoff date as well.
Best of luck. Working in the ski industry as a way to live and ski in another country is rad.
Mar-OI work as a ski instructor and really like it, sure I may not get to ski as much for myself as I would working at a restaurant or some other after ski hours job but I still get allot of skiing in and I'm often able to do some park laps and whatever in the breaks even on work days. Also I would say being outside teaching kids how to get stoked on skiing is allot more rewarding and fun than bussing tables. I'm Norwegian and work here but allot of the other instructors are Danish/Swedish so that shouldn't be a problem. If your gonna be working full time I think most resorts will be able to help you out with finding a place to live, at least thats the case where I work. Apply to all the places you think you may want to work and see where it takes you.
JibberinoThis is all true, but if one's focus is on really improving one's skiing, this type of work isn't ideal. And as you mention, 90 % of the time you'll be teaching kids, so make sure you can handle that.
Where do you work in Norway?
PeppermillRenoLie so you don't end up doing LAME ASS SHIT.
Say your dad was a ski patroller in the alps and youve done everything at some small ass mountain even driving the snow cat. You can learn on the job. Only losers feel the need to be 100% honest on job applications just remember like in scarface 'always tell the truth even when I lie.'
JibberinoI'm just quickly gonna point out that thread is mostly about working in Europe, which tends to be very different from the states. Most mountain operations jobs are taken by locals who do it as a career, alongside a different summer career. Jobs that are available for "outsiders" i.e people not from the immediate vicinity of said resort, are mostly service jobs or instructing.