I'm a recent college graduate. I love to ski. The idea of being a ski bum for a winter intrigues me. Now seems like a good opportunity, so why not? If I can convince a friend or two to come along, that'd be great, but I wouldn't mind going solo. I'm from the east coast and have skiied out west a number of times, but never Jackson Hole. I'm mulling over some issues and I'd love to hear others' thoughts.
1) What type of job should I get? Ideally I'm thinking something seasonal that pays enough for me to eat, sleep somewhere, and ski. Should I work on the mountain/resort? Maybe that comes with housing/ski pass. Or maybe find a night shift job (i.e. bartend) to leave daytime open for skiing?
2) Where do I want to live? Jackson vs Teton Village? I will have a car.
Any general thoughts on living and working in Jackson, skiing. ski bumming are welcome!