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Working at the Peruvian lodge at atla?

post #1 of 14
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So I want take a year off before college and ski. In my quest to find a place to bum for a couple months, I came up with the Peruvian Lodge. Work 40 hours a week as a bus boy or cook, and in return, your paid $ 500 or so / week, free meals, and a ski pass to atla. Seems like a good deal on the surface, but has anyone done this? Hows the dorms? I don't mind close quarters or anything. What was your experiance? 

post #2 of 14

Let me say that as a customer, I generally get the impression that I am financing "the good life" for folks that work at the Alta lodges (I have stayed mostly at the Goldminer's Daughter).  They are the ones who have it figured out and are on a season-long ski trip -- I'm just the weekly $$ input.  

 

Seriously, it looks like they are having the experience of their lives.  From my standpoint, it would be a no brainer to do that for a season or two if I was young.  Go for it!

post #3 of 14
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(I have stayed mostly with the Goldminer's Daughter)

 

fixed it

 

but thanks for the info. What were the rooms like? the food?

post #4 of 14

Food is quite good overall.  Rooms are pretty much like you'd see in a college dorm, but clean, in good shape, and without the beer/barf background scent you get in college.  Basically, a hotel with dorm rooms.  All of the Alta lodges have a real comfortable laid-back atmosphere, and they all have a lot of history/heritage/tradition.  Because many of the customers are repeats (some for decades) the places develop a real vibe.

 

BTW, for location, the GMD would be my top pick.  But all of the lodges are pretty cool.

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

awesome thanks for the info

post #6 of 14

skibum, if you follow through on this, please keep us updated with frequent posts.  I've had fantasies of doing this and I'm sure I'm not the only one that would enjoy living vicarioiusly through you!

 

Good luck, man!

post #7 of 14
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Im only a sophmore in high school. this won't be untill 2011 at earist depending on if I graduate early

post #8 of 14

My daughter did it before going to college.  She enjoyed her year.  She is now back there working for the Ski Lift company.  She also moonlighted as an apprentice instructor for the kids ski school program.   One thing to consider...  If you are under legal drinking age, the number of jobs available to you is somewhat reduced, since you can't work in the dining room when alcohol is served.

post #9 of 14

  At least at the GMD, underage servers can work in the dining room doing general serving duties.  They just have to get a legal server to handle any alcoholic beverages associated with their table.

post #10 of 14
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How would you compare the GMD to the Peruvian for comfort, food, staff, etc..

post #11 of 14

In PA when I worked jobs serving alcoholic drinks, the rule was 18 to serve, 21 to drink. Is it the same in Utah?

 

And yes, skibum, no matter when this happens, you'll have to keep us updated!

post #12 of 14
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And yes, skibum, no matter when this happens, you'll have to keep us updated!


haha calm down everyone

still got another 2 years!

post #13 of 14

 

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How would you compare the GMD to the Peruvian for comfort, food, staff, etc..


Overall, about the same.  I prefer the GMD myself (for location on the mountain), but both places are great.

post #14 of 14

GMD - close to the lifts

 

P Dog - pool

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