Thursday, December 4, 2008

Im a working man now

So this past Tuesday and Wednesday I have missed school due to mandatory job training at Deer Valley Ski Resort in Park City, UT. I was hired on about a month ago and have been looking forward to working as a Lift Operator ever since. I only work weekends do to my school schedule so I will be busy everday now.
Training was pretty fun and pretty easy. Deer Valley has been named #1 ski resort in North America for the second year in a row because of its 5 star qualities. I believe a seasons pass is about 1700 dollars their. Crazy huh! So half of my training was on how to be the biggest suck up to the customers and give them anything they want. We'll see how that goes.
Another crazy thing is I am one of the very few Lift Operators who is a Utah native. Most of the people hired on are from out of state and even out of country. And most of them aren't experienced skiers which really shocked me. Which is why I have been stationed to one of the main lifts on the top half of the mountain, because you have to ski from station to station and my lift doesnt really have any easy runs on it so its kinda nice. On my hour break I can ski wherever I want, which will probably be tree skiing in the powder. I love that.
I start work this weekend where Deer Valley will be hosting a Celebrity Ski Race. I dont know who is going to be there but I hope it is awesome.
Alright got to go..... Sorry for not writing in a long while.




Obsessedwithlife said...

Congrats-sounds fun! I got a job at a boutique for the holidays (and maybe beyond).

My dad has been to that resort so I think I have a t-shirt or something from there. Is it in Salt Lake? I was there for New Year's Eve once-lots of fun!


KriS said...

Hey Nikki, long time no see . . . however, maybe I'll see you on the slopes! I LOVE TO SKI AT DEER VALLEY!!!

Were you at Jake's farewell?

Love ya, Courtney's mom

Nick Raitt said...

Oh a Deer Valley fan huh. Alright well if you want I can hook you up with a free lift ticket so just tell Courtney to let me know and I will bring one over next time im in Layton.
I was a Jake's farewell. Front row.
Alright Kris see you soon!

Chris Ulvin said...

Way to Go Nick,
Stan and I skied Deer Valley once - maybe that's how it got its #1 rating. I'm looking forward to some "celebrity gossip" in your next posting. Humor aside (I hope you found my last two comments funny) - I'm thanking God as I type this that your posting didn't mention cancer once. May you be joyous and glad this Christmas season - especially when "you're working". Love, aunt Chris