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Old 08-19-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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I'm sure many of you have answered this question many times, but help me out.

I currently live in Las Vegas. My roommate and I, both female, are considering a move to Vail area (is that the best spot?) to get a job in the hospitality industry for the upcoming winter season.

I understand these ski towns are expensive, I've heard Avon or Beaver Creek are affordable places to live.

Basically we're looking for the best spot(s) to make money and the best spot to live, we have pets so we can't do the housing provided by the resorts.

Also, when is the best time to apply?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

 
Old 08-19-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Low wages.
High rents.
Enjoy bunking.
 
Old 08-19-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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Pretty much sums it up. Beaver Creek & Avon are anything but cheap. The best time to apply is now. Ski resorts are already hiring staff for the 2013-2014 season.
 
Old 08-19-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Summit County Co
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Its not as bad as many will tell you. You are looking at roughly $800 a month each for rent and utilities.

Hard to do with an Hourly job.

PROFESSIONAL bartenders and servers do very well.

What is your experience?? and at what???
 
Old 08-20-2013, 05:37 AM
 
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If you do a search of this forum on Vail I have posted many times on living in a ski town and what to expect. There is tons of good information posted.

Vail and Beaver Creek is a great place if you want to live in a ski town. It's large enough to have good business from wealthy people and have enough local services and things to do yet not so big it's a disney world type experience.

You will not be living in Beaver Creek unless you are a millionaire already. Avon, Edwards, Eagle Vail and Vail itself are your options.

Best time to apply and start lining up jobs and housing is right now into October. Most large companies will start thinking about winter recruitment right about now.

If you are not interested in or have the skills to be in a management position, tip based jobs are the best bet.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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I am planning on finding work as a bartender or waitress. Does anyone recommend any particular spots?
 
Old 08-20-2013, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Summit County Co
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Look at the reviews on yelp and trip adviser.

If you dont have experience as a barternder....look to serve only.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Definitely use the search function on here for information regarding working and living in ski resort towns. Besides Vail, I would consider Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorn for living and working. There are several large ski resorts within the commuting area of Summit County.

There are a couple of other areas, like Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, Telluride and Crested Butte that may be an option as well. Don't limit yourself to just Vail.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Crested Butte has plenty of great restaurants and bars, and is slightly more affordable (for now) because it's well off I-70 and is not Aspen or Telluride (yet). Gunnison would be even more affordable and is a reasonable 30 minute drive away but I wouldn't necessarily recommend commuting up the hill all winter. Similar options might be Monarch Mtn or Wolf Creek if you want to work AT a resort, but neither of them are in or very near towns so renting your own housing might be a problem.

The best time to apply is right now. Winter comes early.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Summit County Co
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Definitely use the search function on here for information regarding working and living in ski resort towns. Besides Vail, I would consider Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorn for living and working. There are several large ski resorts within the commuting area of Summit County.

There are a couple of other areas, like Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, Telluride and Crested Butte that may be an option as well. Don't limit yourself to just Vail.

Well said....i am headed to Breck.
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