California Mountain Town Jobs – Excellent in Summer and Winter
California isn’t just for surfers or beach babies – it’s a virtual playground for winter fun and sports too. One of the favorite get-away spots for year-round travelers is the Lake Tahoe area, a very popular California ski resort straddling the California-Nevada border near Sacramento. With 7 ski resorts, Lake Tahoe is rated the second largest lake in the entire United States, offering both winter and summer activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Tahoe ranks as #1 in its concentration of ski resorts in all of North America, and as the second deepest lake in North America, Lake Tahoe provides boating, fishing, water skiing and diving entertainment in warmer months, providing a number of Tahoe jobs for seasonal and full time residents.
Beach babies and snow bunnies frolic throughout northern California every weekend, and with so much to choose from, it’s no wonder why. California offers multiple winter skiing resorts and communities, including the Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort at Mammoth Lakes.
Lake Tahoe (North and South) entertains year round with casinos, recreation such as snowboarding, downhill and cross country skiing, and a vibrant nightlife. Tahoe jobs here are popular and always busy – ski resorts such as Squaw Valley, Mt. Rose, Northstar-at-Tahoe and Alpine Meadows keep North Tahoe hopping, while South Lake Tahoe offers Kirkwood, Heavenly and Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resorts. With an almost constant influx of visitors from November through May, Tahoe jobs flourish. When spring and summer roll around, the area provides endless mountain hiking, biking, and horseback riding, hunting and camping treats.
Gorgeous, nearly always-sunny weather (Lake Tahoe enjoys 274 days of sunshine every year) beckons winter-weary inhabitants to Tahoe from around the country. Visitors and residents of Tahoe and surrounding communities such as Trucker and Donner Pass benefit from this steady influx of visitors and new residents to Sierra, Placer and El Dorado counties. Tahoe jobs, as well as those in surrounding mountain communities, are great options for those who want to work, but have a little fun while they’re doing it!
A short drive east or north, Mt. Shasta, Bear Valley, and Truckee mountain village locations provide the Donner Ski Ranch and Sugar Bowl, medium sized resorts that never gets too crowded – are perennial favorites of California residents, as are Mt. Shasta Ski Park and Gold Mountain (aka Plumas Eureka).
In Southern California, Big Bear and Snow Summit, nestled high atop the Angeles National Forest Mountains in Riverside County, invite skiing and winter fun for Los Angeles and San Diego county residents.
The Sacramento Regional Research Institute has projected fairly good prospects for northern California mountain area job opportunities for 2009, especially in professional and business services, health and education, manufacturing and IT information services.
Many California mountain resorts stay open year round, thanks to the great weather and cooperation from Mother Nature, which invites multiple job possibilities for seasonal or full time residents. For fun on the beach or fun in the snow, California will continue to be one of America’s favorite places to play.