theabortionatorI work in terrain parks in the winter, and terrain parks in the southern hem winter. Never pays awesome but you can make it work and ride a ton. Plus I like parks. This summer will be my 4th southern hem season since 2014. Probably going ll out year round the next few years depending on how this goes.
I'm working at a new spot this year and mostly just grooming trails, but should be in the park from time to time. I like what I do and my goal is to keep learning more and build my skill set. Maybe at some point I'll actually have some idea what the fuck I'm doing lol. Also I like to travel so the option to build parks in some random ass places like Africa, makes me warm and fuzzy inside.
Hoods a good option for the states though. Also midwest can save up a few bucks and dirt bag it at Beartooth. For Southern Hem options there's NZ/Aus, Southern Africa, South America. Probably some year round action in Europe as well.
I usually have a month or so in the spring/fall to pretend to be a normal human, or travel around for fun. Sometimes one or the other. If you're looking to stay in one specific spot year round in the states I feel like hood might be your only real option.
Idk, I don't mind the nomadic lifestyle. I think I'm finally locked down in tahoe for northern hem winters until I decide to try Europe again, or find the right gig back east or midwest. I've probably only logged 50 days this season so far but going to snag some more, and know I'm going to be able to ride all summer.
Sparknotes: summer sucks
you work at northstar or nah