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post #91 of 124

Yellowstone Club (Big Sky) is hiring for many positions

 

http://www.dlccareers.com/?page=view_employer&employer_id=9

post #92 of 124
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Originally Posted by cinnabon View Post

I'm amazed how little mention of SLC there is in this thread. Love the Mormon filter!smile.gif I move here from NJ 4 years ago and it's the bext thing I've ever done. I do regular work in my field, so my ski time is limited, but when I DO ski it's at amazing resorts less than 30 min from my house. Mostly I have tried to choose jobs that give at least one week day off. I had considered moving to Denver, due to that whole Mormon thing, but who wants to be 2 hours away from the mountains? Our mountains are right here, to hike, climb, ski and admire on a daily basis. Plus it is considerably cheaper to live here than NJ was so for about the same pay, my quality of life is a lot better.


Since when is Denver 2 hours away from the mtns?  From downtown, it's 55 mins to Loveland, under an hour 15 to A Basin, Keystone, Breck, Copper and hour 30 to Vail...at least in my experiences.

 

To the OP, go live in a ski town, then worry about finding a higher paying job later in life.  Enjoy it now when you can.  I was stuck in the NYC/Boston rat race for all of my 20s, and now I'm late 30s and wish I had broken loose from the Northeast earlier and ski bummed it in Aspen, Telluride, Durango, Breck, Park City, Jackson, you name it...

post #93 of 124

add a nice storm and some wekend traffic and boom you are pushing 2 hours

post #94 of 124
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add a nice storm and some wekend traffic and boom you are pushing 2 hours

More than that. Of course, same for LCC -- add a storm, and 30 min is not happening, either. Especially as often as they close it. 

post #95 of 124

Ugh…Denver is NOT 2 hours from the mountains, more like 15 minutes. hissyfit.gifYou can get to some awesome terrain right in the foothills for climbing, hiking, biking,  etc etc. 25 miles from downtown.

 

The SKI RESORTS are 1-2 hours from town, but not the rest of the mountain activities. 

post #96 of 124
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Ugh…Denver is NOT 2 hours from the mountains, more like 15 minutes. hissyfit.gifYou can get to some awesome terrain right in the foothills for climbing, hiking, biking,  etc etc. 25 miles from downtown.

 

The SKI RESORTS are 1-2 hours from town, but not the rest of the mountain activities. 


Well isn't this a thread about skiing on a skiing forum? smile.gif

post #97 of 124
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Originally Posted by TFull View Post

currently in palmer lake outside colorado springs, I have an interview at snowbird utah on the 25th. I am going to try and find some other jobs in summit county in between then

So how did you end up in Palmer Lake?

That wasn't you hitching at I-25 and County Line on Wed the 17th at about 10:30 am?
post #98 of 124
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Ha, no that was not me, but i did walk all the way to o'imaileys bar without anyone picking me up. I took a flight to denver then was visiting my uncle in palmer lake. Then I took a train from glenwood springs to salt lake city. The train ride was one of the most amazing things I have every experienced. The  variety of terrain you see is absolutley amazing. I drove up both the little and big cottonwood canyons and this is the place I want to be for a season. Now I just need to find a place to stay. Does anyone know of any rooms to rent in SLC?
 

post #99 of 124
Good to hear you made it. I was heading to Moab for four days and when I saw your posts about Palmer Lake and getting to Glenwood I started wondering, not that I could have done anything but a Mitt ride for you biggrin.gif
post #100 of 124
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Originally Posted by TFull View Post

Ha, no that was not me, but i did walk all the way to o'imaileys bar without anyone picking me up. I took a flight to denver then was visiting my uncle in palmer lake. Then I took a train from glenwood springs to salt lake city. The train ride was one of the most amazing things I have every experienced. The  variety of terrain you see is absolutley amazing. I drove up both the little and big cottonwood canyons and this is the place I want to be for a season. Now I just need to find a place to stay. Does anyone know of any rooms to rent in SLC?
 

 

Criagslist is probably your best bet. Descriptions are pretty detailed about the people/person roomies, often using "chill roommate wanted", "no drama", etc. They will usually warn or tell you about the 420 as well so you can decide if you can tolerate that or whatever you choose to do LOL.

 

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/roo/

 

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/sub/

post #101 of 124
Thread Starter 

still working on finding a place, I will keep you guys updated

post #102 of 124
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Originally Posted by TFull View Post

Hey how is everyone doing? I recently was laid off from my job which i hated as a financial analyst in new jersey and have my goals set on moving west and getting a ski job and then hopefully finding something a little more secure. I have been applying to alot of mountain jobs in breckenridge, copper, alta, snowbird etc, but I have yet to hear anything back and I am starting to panic. So I have a few question for you guys.

1. Am I over Qualified?

   I have been applying to basic ski jobs, ie lift operator, retail shop clerk etc. I am starting to wonder if I am not geting a response because I am over qualified for these positions?

2 Am I under qualified?

I am starting to think since I came from the financial world that I may not be what they are looking for. It seems that they want hospitality and customer service experience. I do have experience in sale and as an assistant manager in automotive repair but that was over 5 years ago. How should I be selling myself to these people?

3 What job do I really want

My main goal is to be able to to ski as much as I can. I also am a pretty active person and sitting in a cubicle for 5 years at my old job almost drove me insane, so I am leaning toward a more dynamic job like a bell person or a snowmaker vs something like ticket sales or a lift operator. What are your thoughts and suggestion. I really appreciate any help. If anyone has any other suggestions of places to apply other than the mountain directly I would greatly appreciate it. I NEED OUT OF NEW JERSEY BAD! If I do not make a change and ski this winter I may lose my mind. Thanks everyone and enjoy your day


Haha...I could have written this exact post 3 years ago.  Moving out west was literally the best decision I ever made.  I'm glad you made it!  NJ is the absolute worst.  Best of luck transitioning into the ski industry.  I'm sure you will find that it is much more laid back than the world of finance.  Just a heads up, it is never too late to start thinking about summer work if you are planning on working at a resort. 

post #103 of 124
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went to go train some jui jitsu and I am moving in with someone i met there down in sandy.
 

post #104 of 124
Thread Starter 

Now i just need to find some ski friends to go to snowbird with me

post #105 of 124
Thread Starter 

So who has some part time work for me?

post #106 of 124
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Originally Posted by TFull View Post

So who has some part time work for me?

come on skiers! Help the brother out here !!!!!! I'd imagine that we have at least few "right" people here on epic! 

post #107 of 124

Red Mountain in Rossland BC has "help wanted" sign on site, so does Schweitzer in Sandpoint Idaho.

post #108 of 124
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Originally Posted by TFull View Post

Now i just need to find some ski friends to go to snowbird with me

Moving out there around Christmas. I have been looking for a job, but it has been hard. I haven't had a real job for a long time, nor I am qualified to do much.

post #109 of 124
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

Red Mountain in Rossland BC has "help wanted" sign on site, so does Schweitzer in Sandpoint Idaho.

Pete, I think he's settled on Utah.

post #110 of 124

Oops.

post #111 of 124

So what happened TFull you still out there living the dream?

post #112 of 124
Thread Starter 

Yea i moved to sandy, bought a pass to snowbird, I have 6 days so far. Now i just have to figure out how to get some of that money stuff everyone has been talking about. 

post #113 of 124
Welcome to paradise. smile.gif Now if it would just get cold and snow..
post #114 of 124
Thread Starter 
Thanks man, I am just enjoying being on skis, it will start dumping soon
post #115 of 124
Congratulations on making it across the Great Divide, Tfull. The snow may not be bountiful right now, but what we've got is pretty alright. Fun enough for me right now.
post #116 of 124
Thread Starter 
I can really see how you can get spoiled out here. I am trying to keep things in perspective and realize how amazing every day is out here. Now I just need to find some ski friends
post #117 of 124
This seems like heaven after last season. Any inconvenience caused by less than thigh deep powder is a first world problem, as far as I'm concerned.
post #118 of 124
Thread Starter 

How is everyones season going so far? Mine has been great especially the last few days, snowbird got about 15 inches in the past 3 days. Tomorrow will be my 12th day of skiing for the season, and my first time to Alta as well as the first time on my 4frnt renegades. Any advice?

post #119 of 124
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Originally Posted by TFull View Post

 Any advice?

 

Yes. Go to the Lone Star Taqeuria for some fish tacos.

post #120 of 124
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went there first day i got here, great mexican food in this city

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