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post #1 of 27
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There's a good thread going about top jobs in ski towns - how about a list of jobs that give you the winter (or most of the winter) off to ski? Here's a few I know of (in my area, these seem to shut down from approx. Thanksgiving through approx. Easter)

 

   - lawn care business

   - pool guy

   - marina manager

   - boat mechanic

   - (summer) season motel/hotel/resort

   - farrier (the guy that shoes horses)

post #2 of 27
-Summer camp director
-house painting
-MLB stadium grounds crew
-ice cream shop owner
post #3 of 27

Pig Burger

post #4 of 27

Golf Pro, Superintendent, or Greenskeeper

Baseball Umpire

post #5 of 27
Firefighter. Just like in a ski town. cool.gif
post #6 of 27

The Sheriff's Dep't here has a Lake Patrol in the summer.  

They're mostly retired full-time cops that now only work that job from May to I think October.  At any rate, they have the winters off.

post #7 of 27
Country club chef...like Snoseek here.
post #8 of 27

Astronaut.

post #9 of 27

ER doctor

post #10 of 27
I thought the idea of that plan was to make enough money in the spring/summer/fall to cover your year. Some of those jobs, like pool guy and seasonal hotel staff, don't seem to make that cut.
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post

I thought the idea of that plan was to make enough money in the spring/summer/fall to cover your year. Some of those jobs, like pool guy and seasonal hotel staff, don't seem to make that cut.

Well, how about grower then? cool.gif
post #12 of 27

A friend of mine is a fly fishing guide in the summer and an instructor (mostly privates) in the winter.

post #13 of 27
Most are growing indoors, year round. But it's highly lucrative and you can work nights!
post #14 of 27
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Well, how about grower then? cool.gif
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post #15 of 27

Lobstah Man

post #16 of 27

Retired - Supported by tax payers :beercheer:

 

or trust fund baby

post #17 of 27
BLM/forest service Wildland fire
post #18 of 27

Some construction guys can work Mar-Nov...and then collect unemployment.

post #19 of 27
Tourist town museum docent (my summer job).
post #20 of 27

landlord

post #21 of 27

"Women pay me to give them pleasure."

post #22 of 27

Christmas tree farmer.  I'm not kidding, that 's what I do and I have almost the entire ski season free.  However, my farm is a U-cut place so I have to be on site every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas for sales.  If you went bigger and did wholesale your harvest would be before that, so you would have time off from mid-November until May or June, with a few days here and there for planting and pest/weed control.

post #23 of 27
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post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post
 

Christmas tree farmer.  I'm not kidding, that 's what I do and I have almost the entire ski season free.  However, my farm is a U-cut place so I have to be on site every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas for sales.  If you went bigger and did wholesale your harvest would be before that, so you would have time off from mid-November until May or June, with a few days here and there for planting and pest/weed control.

 

I was going to suggest tree planter and for many young ski bums it can be lucrative but physically demanding. Xmas tree farming is way better and most years late November to mid December skiing is about getting your ski legs and waiting for the steeper terrain to get enough snow to open.

 

However last season's early December was the best one at my home mountain (and I'm guessing yours as well) in the past 19 or 20 years. OTOH if it only pukes big time once in 20 years, then overall you aren't missing much.

post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post
 

Christmas tree farmer.  I'm not kidding, that 's what I do and I have almost the entire ski season free.  However, my farm is a U-cut place so I have to be on site every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas for sales.  If you went bigger and did wholesale your harvest would be before that, so you would have time off from mid-November until May or June, with a few days here and there for planting and pest/weed control.

This in Washington isn't it. (Geographically challenged ate this time of AM.)  Now you can farm/harvest two crops each season by forgetting the 'weed' control.

 

Now looking for a U-cut weed farm.

post #26 of 27
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post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by ali pine View Post
 

This in Washington isn't it. (Geographically challenged ate this time of AM.)  Now you can farm/harvest two crops each season by forgetting the 'weed' control.

 

Now looking for a U-cut weed farm.


A lot more than 2 harvests growing under lights.;) 

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