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Old 06-02-2013, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, my name's Damian. I'm a newfound snowboarding enthusiast and I am trying to figure out job ideas that would provide me with a ski pass for the Summit County, CO area. I spent a week at Copper mountain this spring and I fell in love with that place. I want to move to the Summit County area this fall and I am looking for any ideas or insight into jobs that would be good for a person that just wants to ride as much as possible! Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the rat race that is Summit County and every kid that wants to move here. I'll give you the best advice it's all about choices and making the right ones otherwise your season can drastically suck.
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We should almost have a FAQ for this, it comes up so often. Here's the usual:

Jobs IN the snowboarding industry suck. You get to watch other people snowboard and you get paid dick. The best job is a skilled NON-SNOWBOARDING-RELATED job NEAR the mountain with good pay and flexible hours. You ride the during prime time and get your 40 hours in the rest of the time.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Seriously though, if all you care about is snowboarding as much as possible, you might want to bust your ass in the offseason and save up as much money as you can, then move there for the winter and live on a really tight budget. I've saved up so I can live there for a 4-5 month season this winter and I don't need to stress about finding a job that will take away from boarding. If a job comes up with flexible hours at night and/or weekends then that be a cherry on top. From what I've read on the forums the best jobs (i.e. higher pay and/or night/weekend hours) go to locals so if you plan on staying there a few years you'll have better luck but if it's just for the season you're not in that great of a position.
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wildland firefighter is a pretty sweet one if you're up to it physically. i don't know if you'd be able to get on this summer cuz i think there's classes/cert to get first but my roommate in Oregon did it/does it still and he just busts ass all summer, no life - just work. then in the winter he has like 15k+ saved up plus collects unemployment i think. snowboards/drinks all winter then works all summer again.
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Ugh do I need to write the how to not be a fuck up in Summit County guide?
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We should almost have a FAQ for this, it comes up so often. Here's the usual:

Jobs IN the snowboarding industry suck. You get to watch other people snowboard and you get paid dick. The best job is a skilled NON-SNOWBOARDING-RELATED job NEAR the mountain with good pay and flexible hours. You ride the during prime time and get your 40 hours in the rest of the time.
What do you think about like a serving job in one of the restaurants in the resort? Do they get ski passes? I have a couple years of serving experience. Do you think it is even remotely likely that I could score one of those positions?
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UGH DUDE! Don't be the fucking retard idiot that moves here and works for the resort.


I can't stress this enough DO NOT WORK FOR THE MOUNTAIN! They are slave drivers and you do not ride.

How old are you?

Do you have a place to live?

What is your moving here budget?

Length of stay in the county? Are you a one and done seasonal or are you here for the long haul?

What do you have experience with?

When are you getting here?

I've lived here for almost a decade and nothing changes with people wanting to move here you just get more and more clueless.
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