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theabortionatorDepends on you and where you work.
If you get into equipment in the ski industry can run equipment there or elsewhere in the summer.
Squilliam_7teaching lessons is fun. A few laps before and after work. Eventually you'll get to teach park or advanced lessons so you're just kind of lapping stuff you want to ski with a couple 8 year olds learning to hit rails or whatever. Plus its a good way to meet other skiers if you're new somewhere
theabortionatorDepends on you and where you work. In ski town USA rent isn't cheap and ski areas don't pay that much better than cheaper areas. Some huge corporate chains suck, but so do some small hills.
Idk if I'd reccomend it but I like it. It's worth trying for a season.
As far as summer, good pairings are raft guide, golf course, wildfire stuff, etc. Also if you really like the ski industry you can do the southern hem winter and winter year round or work at hood, woodward, etc.
If you get into equipment in the ski industry can run equipment there or elsewhere in the summer. I've had a few friends that did instructing for skiing, and then did life guarding/swim coach stuff in the summer.
Idk. The seasonal thing can be scary and its not for everyone but I love it. It's allowed me to travel a bunch both fir work and also in the spring and fall. I move out if my apartment close to when I stop working and can book a flight to another country for a month and use that 1k in rent toward the trip.
It's a little wild, def unstable, but it works for me.
There are some really passionate people in the ski industry. You might love it, you might hate it but it's worth a try once. It doesn't need to be a career.
ice6ancerThank you. Heavy equipment is something that I have never thought about before. It sounds like a great idea.
a_burgerProbably depends on your attitude and job in particular. My parents ran a nordic center and ski shop long before I was born and always warned me that working in the industry means I wouldn't get to ski much (and also that I'd go broke but thats what happens when you open a nordic area/ski shop right before a 4 year snow drought). I work in parks now and love it though, probably because I do get to have skis on every day (even if I can't ski as hard as I want to) and even when i am working I enjoy being around skiing basically the entire time. Plus unless your a ski bum or inherited a ton of money you likely won't be skiing much once you get a job anyways, might as well get one that allows you to ski on lunch breaks and pays for your pass. That being said though if your trying to start a family and don't have a clear path up the hierarchy that can be tough. I'd try and get off the summer/winter train and try and snag a year round position at that point.
As for summer work I do grounds crew at a golf course, the seasons line up pretty well depending on where you are and after a few seasons you can usually end up driving a big ass mower unless you keep breaking shit.
**This post was edited on Sep 14th 2020 at 3:44:01pm