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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” – Helen Keller

I want to open your eyes a bit to the wonderful opportunities the world has to offer. Other than spending 8-plus hours a day in a tiny cubicle, slaving away at something you hate, there are scores of things that you can do to make money in exciting, adventurous ways.
For most of these jobs you don’t need to be young or physically fit. You don’t need to have special training, or training that is not easily acquired. You just need to realize that they’re there and go and get ’em.

Ask anyone why they would want a ski job and the first reason that they offer probably centers on days of plunging through waist-deep powder followed by the raucous night life. But, would it surprise you to learn that many people move to ski resorts for the summer?

Once upon a time, ski resorts operated solely for the winter ski season. While it’s still true that most winter resorts make over 70% of their revenue during the five or six winter months, they’ve also discovered how many visitors return to enjoy the warm summer breezes, fields of wildflowers and endless opportunities for summer recreation. But how do you find a summer job at a ski resort?

When you think about working at a ski resort, does the word “liftie” first come to mind? Nothing wrong with being a lift attendant, but you may be looking for more of a full-time year- round professional career. The seasonal hourly jobs which are most visible at a ski resort are perfect for some, but many professional opportunities exist as well that keep local mountain residents happily employed, year after year. Ski resort jobs can be broken down into three categories; seasonal, full-time seasonal or full-time year-round.

Seasonal Jobs

Tourism and commercial recreation is over an $800 billion industry in the United States. Globally, tourism accounts for approximately 12% of the Gross Domestic Product, employing 10% of the worldwide labor force. It is estimated that by the year 2020, more than half of all employed people in the world will be involved directly or indirectly with the tourism industry. In the United States, travel-related tourism is the first, second or third largest employer in 32 states.