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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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I have absolutley no ideas for you. I just wanted to say that you must have a sweet ass job to let you have 4 months total of paid vacation. I'm jealous.

Teaching in Korea is a pretty cruisy job. Free accomodation. Free return tickets. Decent paid vacation.. and if you put in some time an effort you can find awesome paid vacation.....the only thing you need is a bacholors degree and your good to go!!!
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Can recommend Banff. There is always work around and while its not cheap I have never been anywhere where its easy to get a job and the resorts are any good. What time of year do you get your two months?
I have from December 28th- February 26th off. It's cool if I don't find work. I would rather be somewhere where theres an awesome boarding community, a decently priced season pass, and people are down to share accomodation!!!
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Dear Samantha,
As long as you are not a toothless, scab pickin meth head, you could probably bum anywhere. If you are cute that's a plus; another plus if you got some brah personality, i.e., can hang with the bros eating ramen and corndogs, cheap beer and talk shit. BUT if you also got some mad riding skillz....well post a pic, add us to your FB and we'll start the interview.
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hmmm I'm not sure about the mad riding skills....my riding experience is limited to South Korea where the runs are perfectly groomed and powder days are virtually non existent. The culture here is hilarious, it's packed with boarders decked out in flashy gear that cost them a fortune but they have no idea how to ride...and couples wearing his/hers outfits are EVERYWHERE!!!! So yah, im pretty stoked to go somewhere rad for a couple months and see where im at/ become awesome!!!!!!
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Next season you should post some pics of the Sth Korean resorts. Sounds like a laugh!

For that time of the year I would look in central BC. Revelstoke, Whitewater and maybe Big White, Silver Star. It's prime powder time in BC during Jan and Feb so you should be there for the best parts of the season!

So many runs so little time.
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Baker is ghetto...no resort, find some housemates in Glacier and hitch up/down the hill. If ur going to ride for 2 months/60 days get a pass for about $700. I'd imagine u'd improve your skills though not park cause there is no stinkin park and minimal groomin.


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Thanks dudes, definitly looking into it, although i would prefer to be somewhere with a park/ half pipe

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Baker is the bees knees. What do you teach in South Korea? English I'm gonna guess, but I'm curious to know more. It sounds like a good deal.

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Yup, I teach English at a university, uni jobs are the best out here but you usually need a masters degree or at least 2 years of experience teaching in South Korea. public schools are the next best option, you usually get 4-8 weeks vacation depending on where you work, private schools (aka Hagwons) are the worst..you get 10 days paid vacation per year.....Check out "Daves ESL Cafe" for more info
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Yup, I teach English at a university, uni jobs are the best out here but you usually need a masters degree or at least 2 years of experience teaching in South Korea. public schools are the next best option, you usually get 4-8 weeks vacation depending on where you work, private schools (aka Hagwons) are the worst..you get 10 days paid vacation per year.....Check out "Daves ESL Cafe" for more info
And in America not only does paid vacation not exist, you get your pension taken away after working for someone for 20 years. Sounds like South Korea values employees?

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Im gonna be in vail living there full time. The closest school is $20k a year tuition or 20 miles to the public school. I am home schooling my 11y/o son. Im gonna work evening shifts to ride all morning with my wife and son until 1-2 in the afternoon every day. Anyhow, if you want I will let you stay for free rent if you just tutor the kid and help him with school work in the evenings while I work. Pm me if you are interested
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