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  1. #1
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    Resort jobs in South America

    Dear TGR forums,

    I'm an Australian with a lot of stoke. Worked one season in Colorado (lifty) and was looking to come back for 19/20 but it looks like my J-1 visa is not going to come through in time.

    In the case that it doesnt, im looking to work in a resort in South America for the 20 season, but can find a whole lot of promising information about available positions. Does anyone have any tips?

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    try whistler.... ya can’t swing a dead cat without hittin’ an aussie in that place.

  3. #3
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    Apparently you have no idea what it's like to live on a dollar or two a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    Apparently you have no idea what it's like to live on a dollar or two a day.

    by the time i fly to the northern hemisphere from australia, my pockets are much lighter

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    Quote Originally Posted by m2711c View Post
    try whistler.... ya can’t swing a dead cat without hittin’ an aussie in that place.
    Thats why i dont want to go there

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    American here. Also interested in a South American summer. Will do more research tomorrow but decided to come here first. Maybe somebody has some first hand knowledge they can pass on?
    Cheers!

  7. #7
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    I'm from the States and ski patrol in South America. In Chile, they tend to give resort jobs to Chileans. I imagine it is the same story in Argentina. I had good references and certifications when I applied. Speaking fluent Spanish is required. Portillo has a ski school with instructors from every corner of the world, but they have an incredibly high fluency and certification standard. Chances of getting hired over a local for a low-skilled job (ie lift ops) generally unheard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnarbro365 View Post
    Chances of getting hired over a local for a low-skilled job (ie lift ops) generally unheard of.
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