Spring Job Search, Mountain Move And The New Vail Resorts Epic Season Pass!

Thanks to Mother Nature, this year’s ski season has been a time to remember for many. Hard to even believe that it was only four months ago that there was so much whining and sniveling due to the lack of early season snow. So … If you don’t want to miss out on another great season, there is no time like the present to start job searching, house hunting and formulating a plan to give mountain living a go.

Now that the winter season is coming to a close, ski town based employers are getting ready for the busy hiring season ahead. Local companies looking for full-time career employees tend to do the bulk of their recruiting during the late spring/summer months and resorts/hotels begin their summer hiring now. Moving in and out of ski towns generally happens in the spring and the fall when it is easier to find housing, seasonal jobs turnover and the weather is more favorable for a big move .

Not only is it a smart time to start your job search and relocation plan … if you have been thinking Colorado or Tahoe, it is a great time to check out the new (and affordable) Epic Ski Pass offered by Vail Resorts for the 2008-2009 ski season.

Quoted from their website … New for the 08-09 season, The Epic Season Pass offers Unrestricted (no blackout dates) and Unlimited (where you want, when you want) access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly. It’s enough to excite the senses and, at $579, boggle the mind.

Probably wise to grab this sooner than later. The offer notes …

All prices subject to change. Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.
The Epic Season Pass must be purchased by November 15, 2008.

Bottom line is … if you are looking for the mountain lifestyle, the time for change is now!

“Cleaning With A Conscience” … Work For Vail, Colorado Company That Cleans Green

It doesn’t take too long living in a resort town to realize that one of the best jobs around is cleaning homes. Between the multitudes of large homes, second home owners, vacation rentals, and new construction … quality housekeepers are always in demand and are often paid as well as (sometimes more than) those in local office jobs. Yes, it is hard work, but is the kind of job that many mountain locals like to have, not much sitting around … an active occupation.

Organic Housekeepers, a cleaning company that uses nontoxic, natural and organic cleaning products is currently seeking a Housekeeping Supervisor and Cleaners for its Vail, Colorado office.

We choose to clean green because we care. We care about the lungs of our workers as they scour your shower. We care about you and your family’s health — including Fido — who is safe to lick the floors after we’ve shined them up. And last, but certainly not least, we care about preserving the planet. Those toxic compounds people flush down the drain eventually seep into our rivers and streams, killing the wildlife. Vail is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and we want to keep it that way.

To view the full job description, see Colorado jobs, Organic Housekeepers (don’t forget to check out the great benefits too!)

Vail Talks Up Aspen Culture – Things To Do In The Off-season

Living in Boulder, Colorado thirteen years ago and having friends in the mountains, I often heard the back and forth “Vail sucks”, “Aspen sucks” feud throughout the year I lived there.

Ted Alvarez from Vail, Colorado decided to “declare a truce in the name of cultural exchange”, and write an article giving you some great places in Aspen to check out if you are in the Colorado high country this fall.

Sleeping with the Enemy recommends some of Aspen’s “unique cultural attractions” highlighting the Aspen Art Museum, Wheeler Opera House, and The Belly Up (live music venue).

As for the shrinking off-season, I believe we are all experiencing it at least a little bit at this point in time, but as for it completely disappearing … I doubt it. That “variable” weather I like to talk about at this time of year will (hopefully) keep those tourist crowds somewhat at bay.