Me and a long time buddy are thinking about going out west to work and ski next winter after we graduate this year. We just want to take one year off before we go off to collage, are parents are coming around to the idea. I'm wondering what the chances are of me being able to work at a ski resort running a snowcat. What kind of experience and or education do they look for? Anyway, my father owns and operates a large construction company and I have been operating heavy equipment about 5 years and in the summer full time for the last 2 1/2 summers. Mostly excavators and bull dozers. Will I be able to have just as much time to be able to ski as a normal job would provide? I'm going to have to do it all on my own and pay for all the living expences on my own wile out there. Can sombody give me some insight on what it's going to be like, I have no clue. Basically we wan't to fly out and stay the whole duration of the 2010-2011 season, work, party, pay the bills, party, and ski as much as possible. Also where would be the best place to spend the better part of a year? I have only been to banff and loved it, I'm not sure about whistler, it's seems a little big and crazy to me. Where is the best quality of skiiing? What should we do?? Thanks a lot.
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10/15/09 at 7:29pm