But... you have to have the patience of a saint if you are starting without any certs, and it doesn't really seem like this kid has that.
Seriously, unless you can handle 4 year olds pissing their pants, don't do it. If you had instructed already or worked at the resort you are applying at already, it's different. But if it's your first year at any resort and you have no certifications, you get stuck with the shittiest classes. This is typically fine if it's at home and you're just doing it as a job, but you'll have a lot more fun if you try for lift ops since you've already done it.
Most major resorts give you one to two hour ride breaks and you still get 2 days off, the atmosphere is more relaxed and they tend to stick together and have insta friends at whatever resort you go to.
Don't do ski school unless you want it as your career or you really love little kids.
If you have some really solid edits, you may be able to get a job in park staff even though it doesn't sound like you've done it. But you'll want to include those in your resume, add a link to your vimeo or something like that.
Also, really figure out what sort of town you want to live in. They each have super distinct personalities and traits that can make or break your experience.