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brett_f-Fan-ClubOh, you need to speak Norwegian to be a lifty, for safety reasons. But Hovden are still hiring. http://hovdenalpinsenter.no/en/ledigestillinger/
But there are other jobs, you could prob get work as a cleaner, nightwatch etc, prob a bit hard to get a job that involves direct contact with customers, as everyone will expect you to speak Norwegian. Maybe bartender though. Also working in the terrain parks might be an option. My list for Norway goes as follows:
Hemsedal, not the best parks, but best terrain and the parks are more than decent, although tend to open very late. Pretty good party scene.
Hafjell, one of the best parks, but not much freeride terrain. Close to Lillehammer, with decent night life.
Trysil, also a very good park, with night skiing. Decent freeride terrain and a pretty good party scene as well.
Geilo, very good park, especially for jibs, dunno about freeride or partying.
brett_f-Fan-ClubHovdens got a sweet park, good park shapers that have good ideas, plus it's own dedicated lift. It's not a massive hill, but its large enough to keep you exploring for a few days, there's a lot of tree runs.
Unless you have a car, best way in is by bus which takes around 5 hours from Oslo or 4 hours from Stavanger, costs about 500kr.
Nightlife wise, there is XO in the town centre (small town), Offpiste on the slopes, and The Lodge on the slopes, so not much but they get packed in the holidays. Costs about 70kr for a CB beer.
No.1 tip for Norway, buy as much alcohol as you can before you go there, it's expensive as fuck!
KravtZHow you going to dedicate an entire season skiing abroad to park skiing? Pick a resort that offers some incredible skiing as well as a decent park.
.Asain-SkiierKvitfjell is 30 minutes away from Hafjell. I've skied at Kvitfjell last season and it has a great park and great freeriding as well. As far as night life goes, its expensive.
I moved last year from America to Norway.I went to a ski school about 10-15 minutes away from there and it was great. DM me if you want some more info!
ElgKvitfjell is awesome, but it is mostly for racers. The park is good, and the easily reachable "backcountry" is fun on powder days.
If you want park, freeriding and to party hard, go to Hemsedal. Hands down best combination of all. And I've been all over.
ElgAnd if you get a seasons pass you can use it in Trysil and some other big resorts in Sweden. Most bang for buck you can get.
If you have a season-pass from a Skistar resort you get one day for free in another of their resorts. You can claim that free day more than once if you're lucky but I wouldn't say that u can "use" it like a regular pass.
Maybe you're talking about the Skistar All season-passes.
They will work on all Skistar-resorts but they are kinda hefty priced, especially if you're gonna work at the resorts then you'll usually get a nice discount on the regular season-pass.
I would highly recommend Hemsedal.
So much opportunities as far as skiing goes, the park is alright. But Hemsedal has so much to offer in everything else. Great inbound skiing and amazing touring abilities. If you compare it to lets say Trysil that only contain of one mountain and nothing else then Hemsedal is heaven on earth. Great people, great nightlife and great mountains.
You have several nightclubs and restaurants that are always looking for staff, so it's really not that hard to find a job either. If you're looking to work as a lifty then you're kinda screwed tho, Skistar has some policies that everyone need to be able to speak norwegian and as far as Hemsedal goes all the lifties are old people that have probably worked their since the lift started running.
andy_gThanks for all the help! Sounds like Hemsedal is a cool scene and it seems like it's pretty manageable to travel around and ski a bunch of places around the country.