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post #1 of 15
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I know this must have been asked a million times, but I'ma ask it again just in case cool.gif

 

What are the likely jobs for a college student at a ski resort? Are most ski resorts open week long? Or just weekends? Is it super stressful? Ass-y bosses?

 

Since I'm getting my AA in technology stuff, I want a job that's full of labor and will make me really work the whole time I'm there. What are some good positions?

 

 

I'm specifically thinking of Eagle Point Utah, if anyone has any experience with them. 

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I don't know a thing about that resort, but as far as are most resorts open all week, it varies by ski area... I think if it's a "resort" it'll be open all week, as opposed to a smaller "ski area" that doesn't really have hotels, etc., which is more likely to just be open some days.  

 

Bosses ALWAYS vary.  Stress varies.  I don't think you can make any blanket statements about that.  

 

If you want to WORK, I'm sure they are always in need of people to shovel sidewalks and roofs.  You have to narrow it down a bit.  Do you want an IT job?  Unless the labor market for the resort is really really lacking, I doubt if you can find part time IT work...can't tell if you still plan to attend classes and just work part time or what, but most RESORTS have their IT personnel for at least the full season and maybe year round.  Once again, don't know a thing about that resort.  

 

BUT presumably you want to SKI.  That means you probably don't want to work day times, you want to ski during the day.  So, IMO, best job is bartending.  Good tips, and you ski before work.  But....don't know about bartending jobs in UTAH!!!

 

You need to give us a ton more info about what you want to do and what you mean by "full of labor".  

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I don't know a thing about that resort, but as far as are most resorts open all week, it varies by ski area... I think if it's a "resort" it'll be open all week, as opposed to a smaller "ski area" that doesn't really have hotels, etc., which is more likely to just be open some days.  

 

Bosses ALWAYS vary.  Stress varies.  I don't think you can make any blanket statements about that.  

 

If you want to WORK, I'm sure they are always in need of people to shovel sidewalks and roofs.  You have to narrow it down a bit.  Do you want an IT job?  Unless the labor market for the resort is really really lacking, I doubt if you can find part time IT work...can't tell if you still plan to attend classes and just work part time or what, but most RESORTS have their IT personnel for at least the full season and maybe year round.  Once again, don't know a thing about that resort.  

 

BUT presumably you want to SKI.  That means you probably don't want to work day times, you want to ski during the day.  So, IMO, best job is bartending.  Good tips, and you ski before work.  But....don't know about bartending jobs in UTAH!!!

 

You need to give us a ton more info about what you want to do and what you mean by "full of labor".  



 

Yeah very few jobs for bartending, and none for an 18 year old beercheer.gif I honestly don't really care a whole lot about the exact position, as long as I get to ski, and get paid. Though I'd rather not be in a position that requires dealings with angry customers, or money. It's just not my thing.

 

Yes I do want to go to school and work at the same time if I am permitted to. 

 

....I'll also be riding my motorcycle to the resort, idk if that really matters for any position though.

post #4 of 15

If you're talking about doing this THIS SEASON, I think you're a bit late.  Naturally look at their home page, but, the season has started, people were hired back in October.  I don't know the town (in fact, never heard of the ski area), but unsure what you can do at night in most places other than restaurant and bar work...  Dishwasher?  

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If you're talking about doing this THIS SEASON, I think you're a bit late.  Naturally look at their home page, but, the season has started, people were hired back in October.  I don't know the town (in fact, never heard of the ski area), but unsure what you can do at night in most places other than restaurant and bar work...  Dishwasher?  



 

I'm talking about next season, although I heard that Brian Head holds two job fairs a season, one in October-Novembering and another one in January.

 

Eagle Point is a small-er resort in central/southern Utah. It's about an hour to and hour and 30 minute drive from my house.

post #6 of 15

I have worked at ski resorts for 25 years. During your interview if you said "I don't want to work with money" that would be fine. But if you said "I don't want to deal with upset guests" or "I can't deal with physical labor", the interview would be over. Just check snowbasins face book page for employees that lack empathy. Every job at a resort requires guest service skills. 

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Nice! A first post to knock Snowbasin in a thread about something totally different. Congratulations on the troll! Now get lost.

 

To the OP: Since it sounds like you're looking for jobs at Eagle Point as opposed to any resort, why don't you contact them directly. Some of the answers you might get to your general questions may prove totally useless to you. You should be able to find hours and information about employment right on the resort's website. If not, give them a call.

 

 

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I have worked at ski resorts for 25 years. During your interview if you said "I don't want to work with money" that would be fine. But if you said "I don't want to deal with upset guests" or "I can't deal with physical labor", the interview would be over. Just check snowbasins face book page for employees that lack empathy. Every job at a resort requires guest service skills. 



Yeah it had to be brought up... pretty dumb what they did...

 

All in all I can work with customers, but when they get mad IDK when or when to not bring the company into it, handle it myself, ask my superior, etc. And at least at my last job I felt like I was the head of the entire company and that every mad customer came to me, even though I was the littlest guy on the ladder.

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Nice! A first post to knock Snowbasin in a thread about something totally different. Congratulations on the troll! Now get lost.

 

To the OP: Since it sounds like you're looking for jobs at Eagle Point as opposed to any resort, why don't you contact them directly. Some of the answers you might get to your general questions may prove totally useless to you. You should be able to find hours and information about employment right on the resort's website. If not, give them a call.

 

 



Yeah true. I was just checking the basics first. I actually have a friend that works there or maybe brian head, so I guess I can ask him too :)

post #10 of 15

Snowmaking is physical, mostly early season and mostly at night?

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....I'll also be riding my motorcycle to the resort,


You got chains for that thing?

 

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....I'll also be riding my motorcycle to the resort,


You got chains for that thing?

 



It's Utah :) and it'll probably be either right next to the building or under a cover.

post #13 of 15

JoeUT, if you think that it is OK to use the F word a toward a guest, then we will just have to disagree. Twistedkeys, I would try for the part time IT job. You never know unless you try. Do you want to work outside of inside?  Entry level outside jobs: snowmaking, parking, lifty, trail crew, ticket checker, instructor. Inside jobs: rental department, food and beverage, ticket sales, retail, janitorial. As you can see, these jobs involve dealing with people. If you just be yourself and try to help the guest, these jobs can be fun. About the motorcycle thing; are you crazy. I have never seen anyone ride a motorcycle in a chain control area. I have never spent any time in Utah, but it would be crazy in the Sierra Nevada Mountains (except for this year).  

post #14 of 15

Crazy assumption.

 

There's a nine-page thread on this topic that's already beaten down. No reason to troll it into other threads where it is totally off topic.

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JoeUT, if you think that it is OK to use the F word a toward a guest, then we will just have to disagree. Twistedkeys, I would try for the part time IT job. You never know unless you try. Do you want to work outside of inside?  Entry level outside jobs: snowmaking, parking, lifty, trail crew, ticket checker, instructor. Inside jobs: rental department, food and beverage, ticket sales, retail, janitorial. As you can see, these jobs involve dealing with people. If you just be yourself and try to help the guest, these jobs can be fun. About the motorcycle thing; are you crazy. I have never seen anyone ride a motorcycle in a chain control area. I have never spent any time in Utah, but it would be crazy in the Sierra Nevada Mountains (except for this year).  



Yeah when I get set up in college in a few months I'll ask a few resorts what's up (obviously next season).

 

The bike is mostly because I can't afford a car, I'm hardcore and have ridden my motorcycle year round for the last three years, whether it's in a blizzard, -14*F, flooded roads, etc. nothing can stop me (and I've never fallen or laid it down for some reason). And I don't see any problem with taking it to work. I'll need to do some simple mods such as heat deflectors from the engine to my knees, heated hand grips, a nice jacket, some serious knobbie tires, etc. But it should be fine.

Also I would probably park it under a cover next to the building where I can see it, not because I'm worried about it getting pushed, stolen, or beat up, but because I don't want it to have 3' of snow covering it when I get done with work. My only worries is the ride back home at night when the deer are out. Maybe I'll get some baja headlights biggrin.gif 
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