Well, I was living paycheck to paycheck, not saving any money and skiing as much as possible. I looked for some better jobs in Utah, but it's not the easiest business market to crack into. My parents offered to let me stay at home while working for my dad's insurance company. That way I can save lots of money and hopefully purchase a home out West in the future while the market is still low.
That being said Utah is perfect for the ski bum. You can easily live off of 10-11 dollars an hour. The season is long. Mountain biking in the summer. And golf is cheap as hell at amazing courses. I just wasn't successful there finding a real job and saving money to support a family in the future.
For those future ski bums heading out to Utah: look for a job at backcountry.com. It was my favorite job ever, great people, lots of ski perks (40+ pairs of skis you can check out, including the whole moment line). They do not drug test either, while lots of similar jobs in the area do test you.