i have lived in virginia all of my life and unfortunately have never ventured off to work outside of va except for this summer. ive traveled all over the us and canada. i hope to one day back pack across europe and asia!! that would be my dream come true!!
i am a pretty chill girl. i love doing and experiencing new things. thats why im looking forward to going up to denali to work this summer. in short my fave things are music, festivals, dancing, painting, drawing, herbology, spirituality, yoga, animal studies, being out in nature, and meeting new people. if you want to know more hit me up.
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hey kelly. sorry it took so long to get back to you. i've been kinda busy. ya i'm going to be working as a server. i'm pretty excited. i don't know what one i'm working in tho i told them to put me in whatever one they would like me to work in. i have myspace too. you prob saw. if you want you can check it out. www.myspace.com/bensche14. ya it would be really cool to know someone up there. i'm heading up may 5th to have a few days in anchorage before i head up there. you excited ? or nervous?
i applied to the big meadows lodge.. its in the shenandoah nat'l park... have you ever heard of it/ been there? also, i am curious about what the area is like. I love to go hiking/backpacking and hope to do a lot of that again this summer. is it very hilly/mountains or pretty flat. thanks s much!
me and my wife work there in 07 and going back this year i'm going to be the laundry supervisor and my wife is going to be the pbx operator so u be working with her sometimes its not an bad place there u will have fun why your bf have to be there early
Kelly, I think the chalet front desk will be more chill than previous years simply because it won't be as busy...but it will probably be far from being the most laid back front desk in Denali. In fact, it's usually the busiest and craziest...which can be a lot of fun and certainly makes your shift go pretty quickly. If you're into quiet and laid back, you would be happier at the Bluffs or the village (both of which I have worked at, as well). I'm not coming back because they cut my position from a 10-month a year job to a 5-month a year job, and I can't afford to live that kind of lifestyle anymore. Certainly, there will be people that you will have to watch your back around. Denali is like any place in that way. Unfortunately, my front desk staff last season were incredibly clickish, and I do know that one particularly clickish group of girls are coming back. I would just be friendly and open with everyone, and try to stay away from drama. There are so many open-minded and just interesting people that live and work in Denali that you will almost instantly find a group of people that you will get along with. I met some of my best friends in Denali, and have kept in touch with many of them.
Kelly, a mini fridge is a great idea. You will definitely make a lot of friends having one in your room, too. :o) Unfortunately, I decided not to come back this season for a number of reasons. I did work at the Chalet front desk for 3 years, and I ran it in 06 and 08.
Hi Kelly. Where are you working at the Chalet? it's a pretty big property. The Chalet tends to end up with a younger, rowdier employee crowd than anywhere else...though there are still folks from all walks of life that choose to live and work there. You might see that as good or as bad. It's easy to meet people, which is great. There's always someone to talk to (literally...there's ALWAYS someone in the EDR or the rec room). The food is cafeteria food. Some days it sucks. Some days it doesn't. Keep snacks in your room if you're a picky eater.
Moose Dropping is in Talkeetna, just south of Denali. There are many festivals in Alaska so visit as many as you can. Each one rocks in its own way, but Moose Dropping is special. Talkeetna, btw, is an awesome little town.
Hey Kelly! That's awesome that you guys will be working there. I am super excited to go. This will be my first seasonal job. Have you been to Alaska before? I am going to be hostessing at Courtyard Cafe. What work are you guys going to be doing?
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