Hi so I am a senior in highschool and I am looking to take a gap year and work as park staff at a ski resort. I live on the east coast but I would be interested in going out west. Anybody have experience/advice on how to do this?
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Everyone on the park crew at Mt. Snow knew who i was from my riding. I was in inferno every weekend and some weekdays. There was a job opening for a snowcat operator, so I walked in and asked if i could do it. If no one with experience shows up, i have the job. No one did. Five days of riding with someone experience, then they turned me loose. Best years of my life!!! Nightly maintenace/rebuilds in all parks and help build all the parks/pipe. It's alot of work, most of the crew goes home at 4, and rails are heavy. It was usually just me and another guy moving all the features. Day park crew gets to ride more, but grooming is the most rewarding, exciting, and fun job i've ever had.
I don't know if you're dead set on working park crew, but if you want to work at a resort out west, Park City has been super understaffed all season since Vail took over. You would probably be able to find a job pretty easily over here if you wanted to work for The Man.