As seasonal jobs have proven to be one of the most popular ways, especially for college students, to spend holidays and earn extra money, this market niche continues to grow. Among such seasonal jobs, ski resort jobs hold a strong position ranking first on the scale of prestige and popularity. For those extreme souls that love winter and prefer to enjoy every single bit of it, the best way to have fun during vacation and not spend the time in vain is to pack their bags and be off to somewhere far and high in the mountains. The seasonal jobs, available at the destination somewhere far and high in the mountains, are actually quite alluring, so it's not just pure white snow and fresh frosty air that bring people from all over the world to the ski resorts. Why alluring? It's simple - not only are they generally well paying and convenient, they provide a plenty of benefits and discounts and are available for all categories of people, from simple ski bums and college students, to skilled career employees.
Let us take a look at some ski resort jobs, aside from those of ski and snowboard instructors.
As ski resort jobs are divided on inside and outside jobs, let's start with the latter.
First, and probably one of the most prestigious jobs, is that of a ski tour guide. This job consists of either providing special five-star treatment for VIP guests, or attending to a group of tourists, acting as a tourist company's representative in that case. That implied showing them around, helping out on snow, thus performing a job of instructor sometimes, recommending all the hot spots and whatever else might be asked for.
Then there are ski patrol jobs, which consist of watching over the skiers and snowboarders' safety, providing instructor's services, helping out in danger, providing special emergency and rescue services as well. As most rescue services need quick action and can't be carried out by a singe person, patrollers usually work in groups, so teamwork is required.
Next, there are all sorts of technical jobs that don't even require skiing ability. These are lift operators, outdoor maintenance workers, janitors, parking staff, machinery operators, etc. These jobs are probably the least prestigious as the working schedule is irregular and the pay is quite low.
A variety of seasonal jobs indoors is what keeps the ski resort business running during winter. These include food service workers, like waiters, bartenders, cooks, entertainment workers, housekeeping staff, shop assistants and sales men, beauty service workers, etc. These jobs are usually easier to get than others and they are more beneficial if not for the salary itself, then for the tipping and a more or less flexible day schedule.
So, as you see, you don't need to be a top-notch skier to get one of these seasonal jobs - there is plenty to choose from according to your interests and abilities. Just choose what you want to do and go for it. It's as simple as that.