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I am just curious on other cool work users experiences in Alaska?
The more I talk to other people that work at Big Sky they talk about how they have jobs in Alaska and how much they enjoy it and I am just curious of the people that have been to Alaska and have worked up there. Just your experience would be cool.
I have never been one to go back to the same place over and over again, that is just boring to me and if you do the same job year after year that seems just like a desk job in the real world, but that is just my opinion. I love to experience it all.
If you have worked in Alaska where did you work? Did you have your personal vehicle with you and how did you get up there? Did you drive the entire way? Take the ferry from Seattle? Did you stay for more than a summer or a winter?
My plan as of right now is when I do land a job in Alaska that I am going to take the ferry up and then hopefully spend the winter up there as well doing whatever it takes to make it work and then heading back south if that is what I decide to do.
Love to hear from anyone that has experienced Alaska!
I worked in Alaska during the summer of 2013 as a Park Ranger at Denali National Park. I took the ferry from Bellingham WA to Haines AK. I would definitely take a vehicle (or get one when you get there) and I definitely would do the ferry again. It was very relaxing and a great way to get to Alaska without a lot of driving and hassle. It is expensive, however. I loved Denali....did a lot of hiking on my days off and exploring with my truck. Depending where you work the living conditions can be pretty "basic" but sometimes it's good to get back to basics so you better appreciate what you have when you return to civilization. I wrote some blogs on here about my experiences.....you might want to check them out. Have fun and enjoy Alaska.....it's an amazing place.
Have you had any luck finding a job in Alaska? It should not be hard as many towns have more jobs then people. My first summer in Alaska I worked at ColdFoot which was pretty amazing and unreal scenery. Coldfoot is about 360 miles north of Fairbanks on the Dalton Highway ( Along the pipeline, half way to the Arctic Ocean). Think ice road truckers but with a temperate warm summer climate. I worked at the truck stop/ hotel/ restaurant/ gift shop/ and northern most saloon in America. I loved it. I love Alaska! I also have lived and worked Fairbanks for Princess Cruises. Anchorage. And hopefully this summer SE Alaska in the capital of Juneau. Let me know if you have any questions. However don't even think twice and question whether or not you should embark to the final frontier of Alaska.
I have decided to skip it for the time being, perhaps someday in the future I will head that direction but for now I am going to be going to a ranch here in Montana. I had a few job offers for working up there but I changed my mind.
Spent the last three summers working in Kantishna, at the end of the Denali Park road. Isolated, basic living, beautiful scenery, great hiking and the best summers of my life!! Leaving again in May. No personal vehicle needed since you are in the middle of nowhere. Internet and Amazon is all you need.