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DeforestationI'm taking a gap semester and am trying to spend the first half of the season working out West.
Wondering what some of the best resorts and jobs are for a college kid looking to ski a lot but also make some money and get to spend time around like-minded co-workers (as in not 70 y/o retired volunteer patrollers).
My book is completely open to any options available. I've heard that in order to ski a lot, some of the best jobs are night-shifts in the hotels or bartending, etc. but I'm not really sure. Would prefer if housing came with the job as I don't have any other place to stay...
I've been looking around but since it was such a good season this year and most places only closed in the past few months, they aren't yet hiring for the 2016/2017 (hence the lack of job postings to go by).
Hopefully some of you guys have some experience in a similar situation. Thanks.
firecrotchAre you taking off spring semester? I spent last winter at Alta and made a thread where I answered a bunch of questions, check it out if ya want and let me know if you have any more
50KalYou can make really good money at resorts or you can ski a lot. It's hard to be able to do both as a first year who has never worked in the ski industry.
It's not to say you won't have fun in both ways just saying it's hard to balance both.
I've been in Aspen for 6 season and I wouldn't change it for anything.
DeforestationHonestly I'd be making around minimum wage anywhere else, so to put it simply, fun>money. What have you been doing in Aspen?
50KalLifty/ events for five seasons. Started driving snowcats this past season.
DeforestationHow much did you get to ski as a lifty?[/QUOTE/]
Every day I would get one run at the very least cause I was placed at the far away lifts. Bad employees would get placed at the base or tow rope hill. Powder days you'd always get a couple laps in if your station was cleared out.
First year I did have to work 5/2 but once I returned I had 4/3 for rest lifty career.