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Old 10-28-2011, 10:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Bring your camera. Shoot lots of video and document all the drama. Later, turn your experience into a movie
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Bring your camera. Shoot lots of video and document all the drama. Later, turn your experience into a movie
Seriously, you could start an "Occupy Aspen" movement and call for change to employee management practices and benefits. Hundreds of abused lifties are counting on you!
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Go to angrysnowboarder.com and type Life Of The Snow Carny into the search, should tell you what you need to know.
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the movie thing is not a bad idea. could make a series of video shorts and post on youtube. if you had the type of dorm experience I had it would definitely get some hits
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We had some french kids steal and burn a couple of cars this summer. So it can get kinda out of hand.

There is a big difference between the professional positions and the hourly/seasonal people. I work in the professional area of the ski resort and I do not have to deal with all the shit the seasonals deal with. I would never work for a ski resort as an seasonal person. It is funny watching the seasonal snow carnies have the life drained out of them when it hits them that they will not be able to ski/snowboard much at all. Since I work in the professional area of the resort I can take off during the day to go hit the mountain for the most part or hit the mountain after a storm and come into work latter.

If you go into with the idea of being able to get a lot of snowboarding in you will be depressed and hate it. If you go into with the idea of making some money and getting to meet a lot of new people and snowboard some you might enjoy it. Also in my experience the foreigners are usually really nice and the Americans kids act like a bunch of high school kids that think that there hot shit.

Also do not assume that since the people work at a resort that they all love to ski/snowboard. There are a ton of people that work at resorts that have never ski/snowboarded in their life and hate the winter and will remind you on a constant bases that the winter is the worst time of the year.
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Did the kids do any time?
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They fled the county and now have international warrants out for their arrest as far as I know.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Go to angrysnowboarder.com and type Life Of The Snow Carny into the search, should tell you what you need to know.
Haha it was definitely a good read. I don't consider myself that naive (but maybe he's writing about people exactly like me hah). The only concern I have is the lack of time to board. Not the drinking and eating problems nor the developed hatred for those that are able to board while I can't. BUT would it be a better idea to get a job at a restaurant somewhere in town? I don't mind washing dishes if I can board for a couple of months. Maybe I'll get lucky and get a job as a sushi chef since I've been doing that for 3 years Then of course I'd have to find a place to live and buy my own season pass. But I'd much rather shell out the money than board twice a week.

Also, DaToast, was that at Mammoth?
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BUT would it be a better idea to get a job at a restaurant somewhere in town?
Yes Yes and Yes. If you want to snowboard as much as possible, Don't work for resorts - especially bigs ones that can afford to give you the corporate finger (our way or the highway). I think this statement has been repeated enough times to kill a horse.
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Yes Yes and Yes. If you want to snowboard as much as possible, Don't work for resorts - especially bigs ones that can afford to give you the corporate finger (our way or the highway). I think this statement has been repeated enough times to kill a horse.
Guess that settles it! Is it common for people to have leases for just the season?
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