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Help with Gap Year planning
Hey all, I'm hoping to take a gap year before starting college next year. I'm from MA and will most likely be attending Westminster. I'm trying to plan out living costs as far as rent etc. goes. If anyone wouldn't mind sharing I'd like to get some sort of estimate to present on VERY basic, ski bum life. Thanks
rent is this area is usually around $400-450/mo depending on how many roommates you have. add another couple hundred on for a pass and factor in transportation costs for getting to the hill cause public transpo sucks. gas is relatively cheap out here (2.60/gallon right now) tho so that helps
I've found fairly cheap rent. I think you can do better than 400 a month.
Also if you're using the Ski bus public transport isn't that bad. Id rather just carpool with friends to have access to other gear/food/beer when at the mountain though
I'm hoping to have a car assuming my parents will entertain the idea of a gap year. I was thinking somewhere around 400 for rent as well, my only concern is I don't wanna be in SLC for the whole winter, if I could I'd wanna hit up Taos and Jackson as well and live in those areas for 3 weeks maybe each.
why would you not want to be in Salt Lake all winter? seems more economically feasable. I live here and Salt Lake is the beeskneez. First I would try and figure out a job at a ski resort, and if you're smart, Alta. They ususally take applications around August though, what were you thinking when you made this thread at the end of september? Seems a little rushed.
Depends really on how much of a ski bum you want to be. You can definitely get rent cheaper than $400/month. $1000 a month would be doable but not much wiggle room for fun expenditures. The more people you have to share expenses like food/gas/rent the cheaper it will be. You probably know that though.
A lot of folks go and live at Alta Lodge, The Rustler, or Goldminer's Daughter for the winter. You get room, meals and a small wage. And you get to ski. This way you can dip out in february (due to no lease, and assuming your car isn't totally buried) Otherwise, you'll be putting in a lot of miles driving. If you get a house with 3-4 people you can easily do $300 a month before utilities.
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