I stacked 3K all summer long before moving out. When I moved out to west I got a job working as a snowmaker. Snowmaking was a great job because 1. It's at night 2. It payed well and I got a free pass+other benefits 3. It's only like 3 or 4 days a week.
Unfortunately I broke my collarbone in October and only got a few days of work in. Luckily I had the money I had saved up all summer to rely on. Currently not working at all and just skiing. I have enough money left to not have to work again till February.
I also try to save money by:
-Eating at free meals provided by churches/employers
-Doing old people shit like using grocery store cards
-NEVER spending money at ski resorts in any way (food,parking,etc).