Anguz_liI've got like two question for rentals how's it like and is it hard? One last thing I forgot to add would I be allowed to ski on the hills for free cause I work there or would i have a discount on tickets?
It's not hard, its very repetitive, you learn how to adjust all the different bindings and what boots suit what shape of feet/works for peoples different boot complaints, you learn from looking at a person what size skis/poles they need and then its just a case of working your way through the line of customers. snowboards are as easy as skis but a pain in the ass to replace strap buckles etc. its nice when people come in and have half an idea about what they want but are open to your opinion based on whats in stock, clueless people and people who know what theyre doing but dont listen are difficult customers. Due to the nature of renters you will usually end up working during the day aswell as evenings so you lose out on ski time, like any other job really.
We had a service shop in the shop i worked in and i didnt really enjoy the customer facing aspect so i spent more and more time working in the service shop and wish i could have done that for my work instead. honestly servicing is better, less jerries, generally evening/night work, more skilled so can be better pay.
As for your pass it depends on how your shop works with the hill, most employers include a lift ticket one way or another and if your shop is owned by the resort your pretty much guaranteed a lift pass.