26 Nov, 2008
I have been working in the resort industry since I was 15 and I have learned that having holidays off are rare, quite frankly you only get them off when the weather doesn’t cooperate with opening dates. Back in Washington, I used to work the holidays and then drive to spend dinner with family. I never had the day off.
When I moved to Colorado 3 seasons ago, I found that I didn’t mind not leaving town or having to work on the holidays. Why travel for 3 days when you can spend time with friends to eat dinner and spend time on the slopes?
This Thanksgiving I’m here in Steamboat, I’ll spend the morning working because when the office is empty, you can accomplish more work quicker and then when I feel like it, I’ll go out snowboarding to enjoy the holiday and come home to friends at my house for dinner tonight.
Resort towns are tough sometimes, for some people it’s hard to be away from their family especially during holidays…for others like me, you find friends who come into your life and become your family.
I really give thanks to snowboarding because it brings together people from around the world to one location to enjoy the snow, those people have become my friends.
With most of the resorts opening up soon, enjoy the day on snow and with your friends and family!