Thanks for all the input!
I've heard its been a rough couple of seasons for snow in Tahoe. I'd love to go to Wyoming, but Jackson Hole hasn't posted their winter jobs yet (at least not ones the ones for me). I just got an email that said I made it through the first step of the process at Big Sky, so there's that...
Originally Posted by marznc
Originally Posted by Nikodmus
Going to take a resort job for the winter. Did last winter at Sugarbush. Would you chase the pow in Utah and put the "bum" in ski bum or would you have another fun winter at a different resort in VT while making bank?
Option A: Cottonwood Canyon Utah--shit money, epic skiing
Option B: Southern Vermont--roughly ~4x the money, good skiing
I'm sure I'd have an awesome time in Utah, but probably wouldn't leave the mountain much and my compensation would pretty much amount to an epic winter slaying pow--I'd be broke as fuck at the end of the season. I know Vermont would be fun and I'd have a decent amount of money come spring time, but can I really pass up Utah?
What would you do?
Welcome to EpicSki! For the skiing in LCC, would you be looking to ski on resort or BC? Have you ever skied in Utah before? I learned to ski long ago in the NY Adirondacks. Got spoiled early on by a trip to Alta. After that it was hard to consider spending money to ski in the northeast again because I had moved to the southeast by college.
Thanks for the welcome! I'd be looking to start at the resort and then venture out into the BC. I have never skied in Utah, the extent of my western skiing was a day at Alyeska. I grew up skiing at Whiteface.
Originally Posted by COBillsFan
Neither. Work/live in SLC, make good cash, drive 15 miles to the Cottonwoods and slay powder.
I was actually thinking about the idea of living and working in SLC and just getting a pass on my drive home from work tonight.
Originally Posted by Smartyiak
Go west...SLC...Jackson...Durango...wherever. You can alays come back to the NE broke as hell and have some awesome stories. You might not get the chance again and [insert obligatory] if you don't do it now, you'll be one year older when you do!
That's kind of my thinking.
Originally Posted by Trekchick
Originally Posted by DanoT
I'm not sure why a bartender job in Vermont pays 4x what a bartender job in Utah pays, but i would suggest: Save your $ and make plans for a permanent move West.
I'm guessing that the liquor laws and different tip mentality is a big part of the $$ difference.
I agree with this. statement though. Set a plan in place to save and make a permanent move west.
A lot of the difference has to do with management vs. bartending. That's one of the dirty little not really a secret of the service industry, bartenders can often make more (a lot more) than their managers.
Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD
Where can you work in LCC?
My best friend in Aspen makes well over 60K. Working four nights a week , ten months a year.
My wife blows me shit about knowing every bartender in town and it's not because I have a drinking problem.
Right now I'm in the middle of the interview process with one of the lodges at Alta. Part of the reason I'd be making a 1/4 of the income is that its for a management job, not bartending. So I'd share in the tip pool, but nothing too significant in that regard. Can your friend get me a job? *wink wink*