Yep. My first year at sunshine i was a lifty, and my friend worked at earls. He had a 3-11 or 2-10 shift something along those lines. So even though i was there 5 days a week, got a 2.5 hour ride break, he definitely still rode more than i did. If it was a mid week pow day you could ride from 9-1 then go to work and you would be laughing.
On trail crew its nice because we actually get first chair. Sometimes we will get about 2-3 runs to ski, then we would actually have to do work. So we are up to our waists pulling out fences and people are flying past us getting turns.
Same in the dive it would be epic in there, we would ski cut the whole thing then get about 5 turns at the bottom, we would open it and could see the people skiing down.
In the middle of january you are doing a LOT of free skiing though.
Park crew aint a bad gig either if you want to work at the hill. Its harder work than you think when you actually have to work, but they also get time to just do park laps. And if its a pow day a lot of the time they would close the park.