Earlier this year, we highlighted some of the most adventurous jobs out there that coupled exploration with environmental advocacy. Now, as the snowpack grows by the foot and the temperature gauge on the thermometer drops, winter gigs are in season and on the rise, attracting winter lovers seeking the season's coolest jobs.
Want to make a living off of skiing, snowshoeing, teaching survival skills, promoting naturalism, or working at the front desk of a frozen hotel? Check out our choices of some of the best winter seasonal jobs out there, tailor-made for the adventure-minded job seeker.
Ski Patrol Imagine putting in 40 hours a week on boots and bindings, skis or a snowboard, on the slopes of a Tahoe, Park City, or Aspen ski resort, carving through the most lucious powder in North America. For ski patrolers at commercial resorts, this skier's fantasy is a daily reality. Although skiing as a full time job demands plenty of physical fitness and a dedicated love for skiing, the downsides to the job might include blistered feet and a raspy voice (undoubtedly from yelling at kids to slow down on the bunnyhills). However, nothing beats carving through fresh powder and patroling the slopes--all the while keeping skiers and snowboarders safe on the slopes.
Requirements: EMS certification, physical fitness, competence in skiing or snowboarding