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post #61 of 73

I think I've already got my dream ski job.  Groom 8 hours a night, ski 4 hours a day.  Life is good!  I spend most of my waking hours on the mountain.

post #62 of 73

Well, I love teaching part time, and I think if I could live at or very near a mountain and instruct full-time I would be pretty happy.

post #63 of 73

Hmm, just turned down a 6-figure job with very flexible hours in Park City...  Wife wasn't crazy about living in Utah at this point in our lives.  So we're headed to NYC instead, making an extra $50k, but not near mountains.

 

My plan is to do that for 2-3 years, then see if I can get to the Utah office (same company)

post #64 of 73
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I think I've already got my dream ski job.  Groom 8 hours a night, ski 4 hours a day.  Life is good!  I spend most of my waking hours on the mountain.

That is cool. Ski Cooper?

post #65 of 73

Other side of the country... Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush, VT.  Doing my cooperative work experience back here in the east.  I'll be back in Leadville at the end of March.

post #66 of 73
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Hmm, just turned down a 6-figure job with very flexible hours in Park City...  Wife wasn't crazy about living in Utah at this point in our lives.  So we're headed to NYC instead, making an extra $50k, but not near mountains.

 

My plan is to do that for 2-3 years, then see if I can get to the Utah office (same company)

So many varying thoughts come to mind that I can't organize them.  All I can say is    
 

post #67 of 73
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So many varying thoughts come to mind that I can't organize them.  All I can say is    
 

Perfect use of emoticons. 

post #68 of 73
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Originally Posted by Reisen View Post

 

Hmm, just turned down a 6-figure job with very flexible hours in Park City...  Wife wasn't crazy about living in Utah at this point in our lives.  So we're headed to NYC instead, making an extra $50k, but not near mountains.

 

My plan is to do that for 2-3 years, then see if I can get to the Utah office (same company)

Get your priorities in line man !
 

post #69 of 73

I'd like to be Seth Morrison, Scott Schmidt, or Sage (except I'm not big on the stoner part...).

post #70 of 73
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No, I dont think it's safe yet. Let me make 1 more run

Easy, Pow tester, I give the go ahead to open the resort only after tracking it up.

 

Dude... you think somebody's gonna pay you for that? WTF? 

 

Sorry mate, but you're not hirable. Get a haircut. 

 

Don't get discouraged... 80% of jobs in 2010 don't yet exist. But you may want to consider seeking something for which people would like to pay you if you're looking for a job... even a dream job. Nobody is going to pay you for killing their snow... even in your wildest dreams. The trick here is to establish a career that allows you access to your own snow without paying customers even noticing you were there. 

 

You've never 'bummed,' have you?

post #71 of 73
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I'd like to be Seth Morrison, Scott Schmidt, or Sage (except I'm not big on the stoner part...).

 

I hope you don't think they are. 

 

Do you really think any of those 3 are still 'stoners'?

 

There is a big difference between 'stoner' and 'somebody who smokes.' (I have absolutely no idea if any of those named smoke.) If you don't understand that difference, then I suggest you go back to college. 

 

I think you'd be surprised at how many pros don't smoke. Most stoners are... as they can't imagine somebody of that magnitude not being high 24/7. Trust me... most of the 'kids' you see in ski mags are actually sober. It's their loser friends who can't get the promos that are too high to figure it out. 

post #72 of 73
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I hope you don't think they are. 

 

Do you really think any of those 3 are still 'stoners'?

 

There is a big difference between 'stoner' and 'somebody who smokes.' (I have absolutely no idea if any of those named smoke.) If you don't understand that difference, then I suggest you go back to college. 

 

I think you'd be surprised at how many pros don't smoke. Most stoners are... as they can't imagine somebody of that magnitude not being high 24/7. Trust me... most of the 'kids' you see in ski mags are actually sober. It's their loser friends who can't get the promos that are too high to figure it out. 

 

 

Calm down!!  Mostly (actually completely) directed toward Sage, who is a bit more than just a "smoker" - at least that's seems a common thread among a few people I know who have met him off the slopes.  Those people said that while he's an amazing skier, when they tried to talk to him at come event, he was BAKED.

 

Seth and Scott are above reproach in my book - regardless of what they do/may have done.  John Tremann falls into that category as wel as Eric Pehota and Trevor Peterson (RIP).  As far as pros not smoking - no, it doesn't surprise me.  You don't get to that level accidentally. 
 

 

And heck, after last nights speech, it sounds like PBO wants me to go back to college on your dime - where's my check? 

post #73 of 73
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And heck, after last nights speech, it sounds like PBO wants me to go back to college on your dime - where's my check? 

 

We'll have to ride this 'bailout' nonsense out... but I'll be damned if anyone thinks they're the only one leveling-up their education on my dime. Anyone can level-up... but I'm going to do it too. 

 

Anyone for a government-funded Doctorate? They used to call them Grants, or Scholarships. Nothing is actually changing in the education department. We're just all getting more degrees... which is nice. Because with wisdom and experience comes the notion that all those around you are idiots. And that's actually painful. 

 

So yeah, level up. And be prepared to start using the word 'idiot' more often. I live in Japan, which is as close to Socialism as I have ever experienced. I'm quite used to paying taxes out my ass. I might as well be paying to further the educations of those around me so I can use the word 'idiot' less. 

 

 

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