Vail’s Ski Patrol Doggos

Recently, a woman I met in Chefchaouen messaged me a link to my article: “Should You Work For Vail Resorts?  “Fourth result on Google! You’re all over the place,” she wrote.

How funny to think that three years ago, when I started this blog, it was about living in a ski town.

Life will change a lot, if you let it.

I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I certainly don’t yearn for the ski town. And I’m excited to see where the newest changes in my life will lead me. But sometimes, a reminder of the past can be sweet.

So today, we look back at Vail for a bit.

Here’s a video about Henry, one of the ski-patrol avalanche dogs from Vail. Snatching a few scratches from one of these puppers at PHQ atop Chir 4, or seeing one load or unload the chairlifts across the mountain was always a highlight of my season at Vail.

Hope you all enjoyed the video as much as I enjoyed the glimpse at the past! And hope everyone in Colorado enjoyed this weekend’s fresh snowfall! I’m jealous of everyone that got to catch some powder turns!

Should You Work For Vail Resorts?

Vail's Blue Sky Basin

UPDATE: Here is an updated 2018 version of this post.

Or: Why I Worked for Vail (and Why You Should Work For Vail Resorts Too)

guest contribution from a ski town friend. They wanted to remain anonymous. But for those of you considering a season as a ski bum, with Vail Resorts in Vail or elsewhere, I hope the perspective’s helpful!

Although there seems to be a lack of snow nationwide, the 2016-2017 Ski season is about to kick off. Some resorts, such as Arapahoe Basin, are unbelievably already in full swing. People, just like you and me, from all over the world are therefore looking for ways to get their very own taste of some champagne powder – without paying $1000 for a season pass. Or maybe you’re like I was and have never skied or boarded before but are ready to give it your best shot. Either way, there’s an alternative to buying a pass.

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