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post #31 of 46
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Are they attractive female lifties???
Ours are absolutely smoken Brazilian women.

RW
post #32 of 46
Brazilian women are almost always smoking There must be something in the water down there.
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by Taylormatt View Post
Brazilian women are almost always smoking There must be something in the water down there.
What's up with all the Brazilian working at ski resorts this year. Not that I'm complaing (about the women), but all the workers at my one of the resort in Tahoe are all Brazilian. I asked one of them and they said there are about 50 of them there. Wow!
post #34 of 46
Just a guess, but there might be a job opening or two for lifties willing to work the Skyline chair at Vail.
post #35 of 46
Many of the resorts participate in visa programs to bring foreign students in for seasonal staff. We've gone through phases of different countries over the years. Poland, Argentina, Jamaica, Australia, etc. This year's flavor seems to be Brazil.
post #36 of 46
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Many of the resorts participate in visa programs to bring foreign students in for seasonal staff. We've gone through phases of different countries over the years. Poland, Argentina, Jamaica, Australia, etc. This year's flavor seems to be Brazil.
Not where I work, it has been ongoing for years. They are college students on their summer vacation. Their smiling faces sure make the lift line a pleasure.

RW
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by Bazzer View Post
Just a guess, but there might be a job opening or two for lifties willing to work the Skyline chair at Vail.


In general I like the lifties at Copper but lately I've had some real issues with their ability to load young children. Most often I'm riding with 3 5&6 year olds. I handle one on the far side of the lifties. I ask them to grab the other 2. It's worked for 3 seasons prior to this one but I've already had more not get loaded properly this season than I had in all the seasons prior combined. Including with kids who have been with me in prior years and know the drill.
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by Ron White View Post
Not where I work, it has been ongoing for years. They are college students on their summer vacation. Their smiling faces sure make the lift line a pleasure.

RW
No doubt about it, they are good kids. All of them have been. They are getting to see another part of the world, no matter where they are from.
post #39 of 46
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Originally Posted by Bazzer
Just a guess, but there might be a job opening or two for lifties willing to work the Skyline chair at Vail.

Maybe they were Brazilian and he was destracted.

RW
post #40 of 46

At my home mountain...

...Eldora Mountain Resort, in Colorado, the lifties are the best of the best. They're there at 6:30 in the morning, cranking up the lift in 60 mph winds when it's time for training for the Masters/CU/EMSC racers...and yes, they always brush off the chairs, and yes, they're the best at loading disabled skiers, kids classes, sleds to bring down the injured...you name it.

And most of all, they're the core of the extended family that is Eldora Mountain Resort. If you haven't heard, Eldora Mountain Resort General Manager Brian Mahon...a great man, a great husband, a great asset to the ski industry, and, of course, a great friend of everyone who was and is Eldora...was shot and killed in the ski area equivalent of a drive by shooting last Tuesday. This was before the lifts opened in the morning, in the meeting room for all the Eldora lifties, with most of them present. Of course, Eldora immediately shut down for the day.

Guess what the lifties decided to do the next day? That's right, they got Eldora up and running the next day, because that's what Brian would have wanted, it was what they wanted, and when we, the regulars, showed up to ski, not knowing if it was the right thing to do or not, they thanked all of us, because it's what all of us would have wanted. As Brian's pastor said at the memorial service Monday at Eldora, in front of a packed crowd that came from all over, "God bless Brian Mahon." And his lifties, and everyone he touched in his all too short life...
post #41 of 46

mountain managers? where are they?

as these posts indicate, there is consensus as to what areas are concientious, about all things I would guess, including lift line operations. It is plausible then, that these areas are well mangaged, as human nature is likely constant at all areas. So where are the mountain managers? My guess is no where, inside somewhere, playing power trips and being involved in bureaucratic bs. They have to ski the mountain at least once a day, tour the various areas, in cognito, and know first hand what is going on. Who pays these guys to do what exactly, and basically: WTF?
post #42 of 46
Lifties- well I tend to find the ones at N. American resorts to be pretty good eye candy- good looking guys with hot accents.

The ones in Europe- totally different story, usually year-round residents that clearly hate their jobs.
post #43 of 46

Is that right?

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Originally Posted by davluri View Post
as these posts indicate, there is consensus as to what areas are concientious, about all things I would guess, including lift line operations. It is plausible then, that these areas are well mangaged, as human nature is likely constant at all areas. So where are the mountain managers? My guess is no where, inside somewhere, playing power trips and being involved in bureaucratic bs. They have to ski the mountain at least once a day, tour the various areas, in cognito, and know first hand what is going on. Who pays these guys to do what exactly, and basically: WTF?
Go see my previous post. Brian Mahon was a hands-on, on the mountain, interact with the guests and employees manager, on the premises and doing things all the time. Know what he did when he was stressed out? Answer: Take the front end loader and go knock down the drifts along the shelf road and in the parking lot. I don't know where you come from, Jack, but that's how we do things at family oriented ski resorts in Colorado...
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by C.B. View Post
I'll leave out the "resort's" name to portect the innocent, but this story happened about 5 years or so ago....just had to pass it on. (How not to treat customers!).

It was a warm, spring day, mid-week, and the place was pretty much empty, but still holding a good soft base. Really nice day. The wife and I blew off work and went up, (season passes). There is a side of this mountain that usually doesn't operate weekdays, (a whole 'nother story), but this day it was open, so we took a trail down. Got to the lift, (this is usually the spot in the late winter where the lifties write on the chalk-board, "20 Days to Trout Season")... liftie not in sight. A short wait and he ambles out of the shack, (looks like Jerimiah Johnson), looks at us and says; "ain't you people done yet"?

We were speachless.
A liftie that sits in the shack and allows you to load yourself is giving you the ultimate respect. After realizing you need assistance and coming out to load you, saying "ain't you people done yet" is no faint praise.
post #45 of 46
In general I think the lifties at Crystal are ok. Their attitude seems to go sour toward the end of the season. In the last 5 years most of them appear to be knuckledraggers.
post #46 of 46
Lifties don't bump chairs in Japan... at all.

Kinda funny that it took me 32 seasons to learn to put my hand down and catch it myself. LOL
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