I have a buddy who was an instructor, and new a couple at my job (i was a liftie) and they said
Cons- fun, rewarding, get to ski all afternoon (if you don't have a lesson), get to ski alot.
Pros- little kids are annoying/crazy/ suck to work with.
Now i was a liftie
Cons- boring as hell, not too much ski time
Pros- easy as hell, meet alot of cool people, and where i live i got paid really well.
Be an instructor. Then you could ski all day and teach the kids what they need to know, not how to make pizza slices and snowplows. Teach them to ride switch from the start, then in a couple of years they'll blow your mind away when you see them in the x-games or something.
my brother was a liftie for a season and he loved it. he met tons of people to ride with and got to ski almost everyday
You put on your boots, click into
your bindings, dust the snow off
your skis, and head out for the
chair, and it doesn't matter.
that you failed a test, didn't
get the girl, or that your life is
on a one way trip down the shitter,
your world is right for the next
couple of hours!-JEA
i've worked rentals and liftie. after ur awhile ur hate life as a liftie. specifically, anyone who gets on ur lift u will want to fight. rentals is way better, plus you usually work in the mornings or afternoons so u get midday to ride. instructers work really stressful jobs all day for shit pay and don't ski enough
Fuck rentals. You have to be sober all day at work because someone might get hurt, and you have to give them the right size boots and skis. And you are supposed to be certified and you are supposed to set their forward pressure, fuck that hippy bullshit.
There is nothing more fulfilling than filling out a crash pack where someone's K2 4s were not holding up in the train park. A torn ACL ended your season? It made my day. Our motto: We'll end your season before our's ends.
i lost my cousin once and we found him at a ski shop cuz he busted his race skis doing the stuntditch. yea he hurt himself, but he was like that dude in the xgames. 40ft dang feet off the ground! i swear! yea, he rented 'em from christies
Free Seasons Pass
Get to talk alot
Get to see funny shit
Outside in the snow
Picking up little kids
Free Season Pass
You get free clinics and become an even better skier
You get paid decent
picking up the kids once they fall
having them step all over you when your trying to get off the chair lift
^^^^ id hav to say it depends where u r working cause i was a instructor bitch and a liftie ...i love being a liftie this will be my 3rd year all i do is smoke weed, listen to music, and meet sweet ppl
I was an instructor/still am, at a small local mtn in NY. I teach the lil kids how to ski and whatnot. Every weekday, i have 2 or so hours after i finish to ski, which is cool because the park is real small, one lane with a tiny ropetow. I loved the job, it wasn't too bad at all, and i got to ski alot more then the prvious seasons.
Now, from skiing 2 extra hours every day, i got to know the lifties real well. I became real good friends w/ some, and even smoked bowls every day with one of them. Which was sick. He liked his job when he worked the park tow, because there was usually 2 guys working there. So one could take a few laps, while the other watches the tow. So it was real easy for him. He said it sucked when he had to work the triple chair tho, real boring, and no lapping to do.
It really depends on where you are, what you get paid, blah blah blah
rentals is the shit. you dont have to work alone and you dont have to be with the same people for an hour that dont know what theyre doing. its great. at my resort when theres no one in there they play lava. where they have to get across the place without touching the ground. they have to jump from rack to rack and such. great fun
"if all your friends jumped off a clif would you?" -my mom "i would if there was snow on it" -me
also love having to ask the chubby 14 year old girl with no self esteem how much she weighs.
hey, if you dnt wana tell me youre weight, i cant fit you into a real nice snowboard.-Albino