.squirrely.Been planning on doing a season there the winter after I graduate college for a few years now, where did you work/ live? One of my cousins did a season there washing dishes and such in the Goldminers daughter restaraunt and got free housing, but that was at least 10 years ago, do they still have employee housing at the mountain? Living up there for a winter seems fucking awesome glad to see you enjoyed it
I worked at the Rus, there are five lodges all at the base of Alta that mostly provide the same benefits (pass, housing, food). The lodge I worked at is the nicest of the five, but that also meant that we had some of the worst customers.
.=.edamn that got me stoked to ski! cant wait for winter. but that sounds super sick, would you ski every day and work every night, or what was your work schedule?
I could ski at least some every day. I worked as a dishwasher five days/40 hours a week. I had thursday and friday off, worked from 3 pm - 11 pm on saturday- tuesday and from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm on wednesdays. the day shift always blew but it only fell on a pow day once or twice this season and I could always still go out and blast a few groomers before lifts closed at 4:30. sometimes on slow days we would get let out for an hour or two to ski as well.
DeebieSkeebieswhere'd you work? my good friend/ski buddy kicked it with the Alf's crew all year grilling that quality Sysco food and skiing deep pow everyday. sounded like a dirtbags dream, honestly.
I worked at the rustler and it really was. The only downside is the lack of freedom that comes from dormitory housing and not having your own place, but the proximity to the mountain more than made up for it in my mind.
HolteWhat did you have for lunch?
My lodge had a fridge that was open and stocked 24/7, so whatever I wanted really. on pow days i would just fill my pockets with nature valley bars and cheese sticks, otherwise I could come in and make a sandwich or burrito or salad or nachos then head back out
Ski_The_East.What hours were you working/ how much were you able to ski?... Any exceptions of mid week powder days?
I worked full time like I said above, but I only missed two pow days this season due to my day shift. 6 days a week I could ski basically the whole day
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