When I got hired for my mountain job this year and read that in the employee handbook I just about died. The stories I had heard from other seasonal workers that have been through this before sound just like what everyone is posting...crazy dorms and evil corporate bs and all that fun stuff. Ride breaks seem to be dependent on what area you work in/your hours/how much your boss likes you. I am taking my chances and praying that after the holiday season the 56 hour weeks will go away.
OP, hope you're having some luck finding work off-mountain. Either way, good luck!
Where are you working, if you don't mind me asking? I talked to my boss and he seemed genuinely considerate about letting me work 24 hours a week except for training, Christmas week, President's Day week, and Easter week. That being said, I know he's biased, so I'm still working on finding a place and an off-mountain job. It's pretty slim pickings on the cheap apartment/house front. I'm not used to the above $600/month rent, and that's on the cheap side!