Like most things in 2020, COVID didn't spare ski season in its endless quest to wreak havoc. Here's an honest snapshot of one of the worst days I've had as a ski instructor, what it's like having the best job ever, and thoughts on some of the limited social interactions I've had.
Life as a seasonal employee in the outdoor industry is full of highs, but it's also full of feeling like "uhhhhh, what am I going to do next" and "how am I supposed to pay my bills?" Needless to say, seasonal work is a real balancing act.
I've been out of college for exactly a year, and some might say that I've completed my first year in "the real world." Even though I was not employed for 4 months of that year (thanks in part to COVID-19), I still held four unique full-time jobs. Not counting the few days per week I spent waitressing during one of those stints, that's an average of a new job every two months (or--you guessed it--a job for every season).