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How to work at a resort next winter!? and shred 100+ days

I live in the Central Valley in CA, I want to board it up more then 39 days this next winter. But it's just not possible working full time Monday-Friday and only shredding on the weekends.

I did take a vacation this winter up to Tahoe. At Kirkwood, I heard about them having employee housing? Is that pretty common at most big resorts? I'd love to just take a winter off from my reg. job and work at a resort / live there? Idc how bad the lifestyle is as long as i'm able to shred on my days off / off hours.

How would I do this? Has anyone done it? All advice / tips / help would be much appreciated.



Not to mention it would also rock to make friends who are actually good at boarding, the friends I have that board are not so good and they don't share the same passion I do towards snowboarding. Oh and my local small resort I got my season pass to has gotten extremely boring
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first time? congratulations, you just scored a sweet job bumping chairs 6 days a week...including pow days

you will be paid the absolute minimum possible, and the rent for your housing will be taken out of your pay

but don't worry since there's not much to spend it on except booze!

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Yea work in a bar or restaurant. Dont get a day job if you wanna do a season somewhere. You might as well keep your full time job and board on the weekends if you're gonna be stuck running lifts during the (pow) days..
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98% of the minimum wage snow carnies do not ride even close to what you did this season. Don't ever work for a mountain if you want to really ride.


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Hmmm. Thanks a lot for the feed back!

I was thinking that I could work for a resort with Night riding. That way I could ride on my days off (obviously which I do now) and during off hours from work (lunch / break and at Night!?)

But I mean living conditions would suck.. I have no Idea why but the lifestyle sounds so appealing to me.

Kinda wanna experience something crazy while I'm young


How the hell do people get in 100+ day seasons then? Or at least like 60? Cause having a full time job, other then at a resort? doesn't seem very possible to me. I could be terribly wrong though
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Today was day 125. You want to know how I did it with a real job before I got government sponsored?

Simple I found a job that had a flex schedule to it, so I'd go in to work at 9 a.m. leave around 11 unless it was a pow day come back around 2 or 3 depending on conditions and shit then work till about 8ish. The other option is what I used to do which is go in to work at 2 or 3 in the afternoon and work till 8 or 9. When I had that schedule I worked in a shop that paid hourly plus commission so I would just hustle my ass off for sales and bank on commission checks.

Your other option is to get a night restaurant gig.


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Wow. I'm dumb never thought of that. My work would prob have no problem with me doing that.. But I live 2hours 45mins away from Tahoe resorts and an hour and a half from my home mountain resort.. So i don't really see that possible? hmmm

What kinda shop did you work at if you don't mind me asking?
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Hmmm. Thanks a lot for the feed back!

I was thinking that I could work for a resort with Night riding. That way I could ride on my days off (obviously which I do now) and during off hours from work (lunch / break and at Night!?)

But I mean living conditions would suck.. I have no Idea why but the lifestyle sounds so appealing to me.

Kinda wanna experience something crazy while I'm young


How the hell do people get in 100+ day seasons then? Or at least like 60? Cause having a full time job, other then at a resort? doesn't seem very possible to me. I could be terribly wrong though
so why would they hire someone who is unwilling to work during the day, when they can hire someone who is willing to work any shift at any time

it's not like you're a one-eyed man among the blind

living in a dorm-style room with 3 other guys sounds appealing to you?

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dude all he wants to do is shred....its understandable....no need to bash on the kid...all he wants to do is be able to shred daily in the winter, i dont see whats wrong with it and i would go for it too...he doesnt mind if he has to share a room...he just wants to shred as much as possible and i say go for it!! fuck everyone else who thinks otherwise deush bags!
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dude all he wants to do is shred....its understandable....no need to bash on the kid...all he wants to do is be able to shred daily in the winter, i dont see whats wrong with it and i would go for it too...he doesnt mind if he has to share a room...he just wants to shred as much as possible and i say go for it!! fuck everyone else who thinks otherwise deush bags!
... and you fail at reading comprehension.

No one wants him to shred less, they're actually preventing him from entering a situation where he'll get LESS time on the slopes than his current lifestyle.
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