Living & Working in Great Places
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Thanks for the info! I appreciate it:)
I worked at Mt Rainier in 2011 and agree with what you say - In the Paradise Inn they had a lot of terrible bosses, but I was in the Visitor Center cafe, and the managers there were the BEST. If Shirley and Mary are running it again this year, you'll be working for good people! =) This was my first seasonal job so I don't really have anything to compare it to - the EDR food was pretty terrible but again, in the visitor center cafe you can just eat their food... Wifi was sketchy at first and slow at times, but overall worked fine.
Guest Services was not the greatest boss, but I'm easygoing so wasn't upset like other people. =) And I had it good at the cafe.
Great hiking, make sure to go to Camp Muir (while there's snow, so you can go glissading!)
I am not familiar with the Washington and California locations you mentioned but I can speak for Colorado. Some oh so hip resorts there, chief among them maybe Telluride. I also like Jackson WY a lot. You would be wise to get your job lined up ahead of time. Winter is second-season in Jackson but the good news is that housing is unbelievably cheap and plentiful. Telluride has Big Bertha's low-cost single housing with free transportation and a good starting job is gondola operator on their free system linking the old town and the mountain village. Transportation in Jackson is free also and anything you can do on the mountain makes it its own world.
A good first job in Colorado is Copper Mountain. They have a nice employee housing building and it is a manageable size. Free transporation links it to Breckenridge and Keystone. Other top-tier resorts are Aspen - get your housing before you go - and Glacier National Park as well as Grand Teton National Park.