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Mammoth, Jackson, or Sugarloaf
I got hired at Jackson as a tram operator, Mammoth as a repair tech, and Sugarloaf as a ski Patroller. Ultimately, I want to be ski patrol for the rest of forever. I can’t decide which job to take. Sugarloaf is already offering me the right job, but Jackson and mammoth are epic. Currently living in Jersey so they’re all a big move. What do you guys think would be a better place to be a patroller? Settle for Sugarloaf? Or put in my time at Jackson or mammoth and work towards patrolling there when one day? Also wondering about lifestyle of these places. Any knowledge out there?
Sugarloaf is great but I'd kick it out west. Could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Never skied out there before but it looks amazing. Bigger and better plus way more snow.
sugarloaf is about as west coast as it gets on the east. we (park crew) share a locker room with patrol and they are mostly pretty cool people.
If you can patrol on the east coast for a few years, get your OEC and all that jazz you'll have a more desirable resume and I feel like patrols out there get a lot more applicants, especially jackson.
I’d say take the patrol job then move west after a few years at sugarloaf. It will be way easier to get a patrol job out west with patrol experience.
Have you considered applying for patrol out in CO? I think those patrol jobs are a little easier to get.
Mammoth, the combination of park, big mountain, and weather make it one of the best all around ski resorts in the world. Only down side might be the crazy crowds on the weekends, but still, the place rocks. And it lasts for a long time. Jackson opens late and closes early.
I'm a west coast guy and mammoth is dope af but take the job at sugarloaf. You want to be a patroller so might as well get a few years under your belt than come out west.
Def take the patrol job. It's a job thats almost top of employment hierarchy in the ski resort industry. Plenty of perks with that when it comes to shopping around for equipments so I hear.
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