Working @ a Ski Resort in Copper Mountain, CO

DONE BY: Anna Greene | Auburn High School '16 | Stanford U. '21

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: coppercolorado.com

LENGTH: 5 months

LOCATION: Copper Mountain, Colorado

FUN: ★★★★★

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED:

Healthy relationships

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • 8am-9am: wake up
  • Either spend the whole day snowboarding with my friends or waitressing at my job
  • In the evening (either at 5 or 11pm depending on my shift) I hung out with my friends either at an apartment or we went to the bar to hang out or see music.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Snowboarding!
  • Hanging out with friends!
  • Waitressing

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 40

IN EXCHANGE OF WORK, PROVIDES: 

  • Free shift meal
  • Discounted housing

TOP TIPS: 

Apply to as many ski resort jobs as possible and you will definitely get a job somewhere. If you have no previous work experience lift-ops will probably still hire you.

MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY: 

Friendships and love don't have to be hard or painful

Jiyoung Jeong