Do you ever think about packing it all in and heading out to the Alps for a season? Maybe the weather at home is getting you down, or perhaps one week's skiing a year simply isn't enough. What if you’re just leaving school or uni and aren’t really sure what you want to do next?
For many people, doing a ski season has become the ultimate dream. Five or 6 months spent in a spectacular mountain resort, skiing waist deep powder every day, riotous parties every night…… Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? And it is! However, there’s a bit more to the actual reality of doing a ski season than the glossy image will have you believe. For starters, most people need to get some sort of job when they’re here which will inevitably impinge on your powder skiing / Mutzig drinking time! Working in a ski resort can be very tough, with long hours, demanding clients, notoriously low pay and shared accommodation. A paid holiday it is not!
However, with a bit of thought and forward planning, doing a season can be one of the best decisions you will ever make and it may open up a whole host of opportunities that you would otherwise never have considered. And it’s true - when you’re here all the time you can take your pick of the powder days, get to know the bar staff at all the best parties, and attain that strangely alluring goggle tan.