have seen a lot of internet rumblings about service or lack thereof at many resorts this year. I chalk it up to low wage/high housing cost/short term employment.

Am I missing something?

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Nobody wants to work anymore.

Read article in powder magazine

As of today the listing are endless so you can STILL get that job you've always wanted in any department at SR, from dishwasher, cook, to liftie or groomer, even ski patrol or possibly massage therapist.

http://www.sundayriver.com/employment

I always thought people just did it for the free season pass and discounts around the resort.

I notice that many of the employees (lifts, janitorial, bartenders/waitress) are veterans from prior years.  I assume it's a winter job that offsets whatever they do in the summer (hopefully that is the more lucrative earning job).  There are the other "seasonal" folks from as far away as Brazil who we will never see again.

Happening at every ski area in the northeast......

If you love to ski, you do it for the Season Pass and ski/ride everyday you're off...

As a volunteer,you worked 20+ days for a $600 Pass. 

Do the math, that's $30/day for 7am-5pm or approx $3/hour

Happening at all resorts across the country.  

Powder Magazine, December 2015:  – Sheltered: The lack of affordable and available housing in ski towns is beyond a crisis—it’s an emergency.   I can't seem to pull the actual article but this was a really interesting read


Junior said:

Happening at every ski area in the northeast......

It is an excellent article.

Here in New England we have it better than the big resorts out west.


MonkeyBrook said:

Happening at all resorts across the country.  

Powder Magazine, December 2015:  – Sheltered: The lack of affordable and available housing in ski towns is beyond a crisis—it’s an emergency.   I can't seem to pull the actual article but this was a really interesting read


Junior said:

Happening at every ski area in the northeast......

Yeah, saw the article. Everyone should read it.

Still, if I'm gonna be a poor ski bum and live off free granola bars and happy hour wings, I'd rather be doing that in The Rockies than in the Greens. Just sayin.....

Maineskier69 said:

It is an excellent article.

Here in New England we have it better than the big resorts out west.


MonkeyBrook said:

Happening at all resorts across the country.  

Powder Magazine, December 2015:  – Sheltered: The lack of affordable and available housing in ski towns is beyond a crisis—it’s an emergency.   I can't seem to pull the actual article but this was a really interesting read


Junior said:

Happening at every ski area in the northeast......

Hence the problem out there...

Junior said:

Yeah, saw the article. Everyone should read it.

Still, if I'm gonna be a poor ski bum and live off free granola bars and happy hour wings, I'd rather be doing that in The Rockies than in the Greens. Just sayin.....

Maineskier69 said:

It is an excellent article.

Here in New England we have it better than the big resorts out west.


MonkeyBrook said:

Happening at all resorts across the country.  

Powder Magazine, December 2015:  – Sheltered: The lack of affordable and available housing in ski towns is beyond a crisis—it’s an emergency.   I can't seem to pull the actual article but this was a really interesting read


Junior said:

Happening at every ski area in the northeast......

By "out there", do you mean out west or do you mean out there everywhere including the east?

I know a lot of people (and I'm sure you do too) in Colorado and Utah, as well as in Vermont and New Hampshire and Maine, who work for various ski resorts just for the pass and minimum wage (if that), and they're happy to do it. The ski industry needs more of those types if you ask me.

Maineskier69 said:

Hence the problem out there...

Junior said:

Yeah, saw the article. Everyone should read it.

Still, if I'm gonna be a poor ski bum and live off free granola bars and happy hour wings, I'd rather be doing that in The Rockies than in the Greens. Just sayin.....

Maineskier69 said:

It is an excellent article.

Here in New England we have it better than the big resorts out west.


MonkeyBrook said:

Happening at all resorts across the country.  

Powder Magazine, December 2015:  – Sheltered: The lack of affordable and available housing in ski towns is beyond a crisis—it’s an emergency.   I can't seem to pull the actual article but this was a really interesting read


Junior said:

Happening at every ski area in the northeast......

Yes, "out there" is out west.  Not saying the east coast doesn't share similar pains but not to the point of employees having to drive over an hour each way to commute to their jobs.

Junior said:

By "out there", do you mean out west or do you mean out there everywhere including the east?

I know a lot of people (and I'm sure you do too) in Colorado and Utah, as well as in Vermont and New Hampshire and Maine, who work for various ski resorts just for the pass and minimum wage (if that), and they're happy to do it. The ski industry needs more of those types if you ask me.

Maineskier69 said:

Hence the problem out there...

Junior said:

Yeah, saw the article. Everyone should read it.

Still, if I'm gonna be a poor ski bum and live off free granola bars and happy hour wings, I'd rather be doing that in The Rockies than in the Greens. Just sayin.....

Maineskier69 said:

It is an excellent article.

Here in New England we have it better than the big resorts out west.


MonkeyBrook said:

Happening at all resorts across the country.  

Powder Magazine, December 2015:  – Sheltered: The lack of affordable and available housing in ski towns is beyond a crisis—it’s an emergency.   I can't seem to pull the actual article but this was a really interesting read


Junior said:

Happening at every ski area in the northeast......

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