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How to make a life/career out of skiing? Help
Hey folks, I live in Scotland, UK and have done the last 3 seasons living and working in the French Alps, Morzine and Meribel working in a chalet (hotel as a host) with my girlfriend and it’s been sick, because it’s allowed me to ski everyday for 3 seasons.
I’m 25 and pretty much skiied my whole life. I’ve come to the stage where I no longer want to work in this line of work. My background is i’m an engineer. The perfect situation, is where I would work from May -November in the UK every year and ski from December - April in France. I have absolutely no idea how to make this work. But literally right now, all I want to do is ski for the rest of my life.
Anyone in a similar position, and how do you make it work?
**This thread was edited on Jul 17th 2018 at 5:29:34pm
**This thread was edited on Jul 17th 2018 at 5:29:53pm
Couldn’t you be like a on call night maintenance engineer for the chalet?
Or maybe be like a snowcat mechanic so your on the mountain so your not dealing with people.
Or are you trying to step away working during winter all together?
ive worked the last eight years for ski resorts, skiing while working thing. While it’s fun I know the feeling of trying to work and ski at the same time and it can suck.
I’ve been investing time into a wildland firefighter career. General idea is work a shit ton in the summer and take winters off. Not sure if Europe has programs like that.
Post removed? Err... yeah he was talking about free lance engineering
I bet this is the only way to not work for an entire ski season year after year. I doubt there is a job that has a 4 month paid/unpaid leave. Engineering has some good pay so you might be able to get away with working 8 months of the year. Freelance work is no joke and super stressful.
Ski all day work all night? Seems like a bit much
**This post was edited on Jul 17th 2018 at 6:41:25pm
**This post was edited on Jul 17th 2018 at 6:41:42pm
What kind of engineer? Are you willing to work way up north in the summer half of the year? Like arctic oil exploration north? What do they do on the north sea rigs in the winter? I'm not saying I like the idea of oil services but thinking about work that's seasonal according to your preferred schedule.
Depends, lots of resorts hire engineers in their maintaince departments as overall department supervisors. You could be working overseeing lift maintaince, Sled shop, snowcat maintaince, and snowmaking. Depends on the place though. You could also get a sweet gig working for Leitner- Poma, Prinoth, Pisten-Bully, or Dopplemeyer.
I would imagine building ski lifts around the world, or creating new snowcats would be super cool.
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