The Roundup (November 2017)

The Roundup Employment Newsletter by Resort Workers

In This Issue:

Featured Article:
          I Was A Middle-Aged Liftie
Top Stories:
          This Mountain Town Is An Outdoor Paradise You Can Actually Afford
          From Ski Bum Dishwasher To Beer Entrepreneur
          Looking To Rent A Room For Under $700/Month In Steamboat? Good Luck
          After 16 Years, Patroller Preps Again
          Wanted: A Few Square Feet And A Place For A Pair Of Skis

More Headlines (Employment & Housing)
Job Fairs
Featured Jobs
Featured Worker
Resort Workers Pics
Ski Pass Benefits

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I Was A Middle-Aged LiftieI Was A Middle Aged Liftie

Finding Zen as a Liftie at a Small Ski Hill

     Written by Rob Conery, POWDER  (09/26/17)

After eight days impersonating a waiter, I was fired, but luckily they didn’t press charges.

This was in Maine, over at Big Corporate. Mind, I got no ax to grind and no problem with anybody that works for Big Corporate; some lovely folks there.

People just trying to make turns, or make a living, or make a truck payment, or make insurance premiums: Everyone’s gotta eat.

But Big Corporate has its problems. Draconian controls imposed by distant owners crush morale. And for all its touted size, a morass of flat spots, switchbacks, and cat tracks conspire to inhibit flow.

There was another smaller, funkier, indie mountain nearby called Mount Abram. I had already been over there once. Asked for a bartending gig. They scoffed. The office lady told me—in an eastern Mass. accent that no amount of time in the Pine Tree State could hope to begin to alter—that the people currently holding those jobs had been there 15, 20 yeehhs. She twisted her lips while raising her eyebrows and shrugging, as if to say: Life is full of injustices, but what, really, can one do? “We are hiring lifties, though,” she added.

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TOP STORIES

 

This Mountain Town Is An Outdoor Paradise You Can Actually Afford

“Outside Magazine named Durango a ‘Best City’ to live in for 2016, citing year-round activities like whitewater rafting, leaf-peeping, hiking, skiing and epic mountain biking trails.” …read more


From Ski Bum Dishwasher To Beer Entrepreneur 

“I knew that nobody in their right mind would loan me a million dollars–so I started out with a restaurant to prove to the world that I could run a business.”  …read more


Looking To Rent A Room For Under $700 A Month In Steamboat? Good Luck

“Workers moving to Steamboat Springs for the upcoming ski season again face high rents and even tighter living quarters.” …read more


After 16 Years, Patroller Preps Again

“I worked in about every bar, and mopped about every floor in town before I got hired,” he said. “I got to know the patrollers. Then, when a spot opened up, I went for it. It was just about one of the hardest jobs to get in the state of Idaho.” …read more


Wanted: A Few Square Feet And A Place For A Pair of Skis

“A man’s home may be his castle, but for a ski bum, a couch will do. Or a one-bedroom condo shared with two others.” …read more

 

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