cct_222However, I knew what I was signing up for and had set a long term plan. As I finish up my last semester in FL in nursing school (insert focker/murse joke here) I know this time next year I'll be working only 3 days a week and spending the other 4 blowing all of my earnings and skiing my balls off as much as possible....those days can't come soon enough!
Nursing can be a very good career for someone interested in skiing a lot, or so I have heard. You might be able to be in a mountain town, and that job is FAR better than what the ski bums are doing. Some of the people who seemed to have it best in Tahoe during my ski bum years were nurses and physical therapists, in edition to orthopedists obviously.
I am older than most here. I went to college then did half a decade in Tahoe. I blew my knee out during my last year in Tahoe, then went to grad school. I only skied a few days during my first year in grad school, partly to give myself time to heal and partly because I was adjusting to a different lifestyle. I guess that almost counts as a year off. Since that year I have gotten around 30 days a season, mostly at Mammoth, so I am back in the swing of things albeit as a weekender.
Thank you for your service OP. And props to you for making a decision based on life rather than just skiing. Skiing was my whole life when I lived in the mountains, but now it is only part of it.