Ski Butlers Blog - 2012

Opening Day Organization

Advice on getting prepared for your resort's opening day.

Tags: openingday

Ski Butlers = Dream Job

Yesterday, I was given the chance to speak on the radio about Ski Butlers in the Vail Valley. If you are not familiar with KKVM the Mile on 104.7 in Vail, you should become familiar by clicking this link and listening in to their station: 

I had lunch with a representative of The Mile on Monday and he asked me to come to the studio the following day to chat on air about our service. At first, I was surprised and slightly nervous. As I pondered the idea the rest of the day and into the night, I realized "why the heck should I be nervous?" At Ski Butlers, I am blessed with the opportunity to have a job I love and co-workers I love working with. My friends and family on the east coast are always telling me how "my job is a dream job." It seems that each day I grow with Ski Butlers, this becomes more of a reality. Our culture at Ski Butlers is a Culture of FUN! It is very much different than the "professional resume building 9-5 cubicle job" that most of my colleagues back East are putting themselves through.
When on the radio yesterday, I realized that I could not ask for a better job than what I have at Ski Butlers. It gives me the ability to interact and give back to the community, develop local relationships, work with awesome people, spend time with amazing customers and most importantly HAVE FUN! Each day at Ski Butlers, I feel that I grow a little bit both personally and professionally. If you literally jump out of bed each day at 6 am and are fired up to go to your job, you are just like me. If you have to hit snooze 3 times and dread waking up each morning for your job, I apologize and give you this advice; If you are not currently working your dream job, get out there and take a risk to make a difference for yourself. 
After all, we should all aim to be like this guy, shouldn't we?

Tags: vail , KKVM

Hangover Effect?

I am sure we are all familiar with the term “Hangover”; it’s your body’s way of saying “What the heck were you thinking?  Why don’t you sit on the couch for the next 10 hours and think about what you've done!”  But what exactly is this “Hangover Effect” everyone is talking about now?  It’s the carryover from last years below average snow levels.  

Tags: hangover

Little Rippers

Well it’s about to start snowing again here in the mountains and of course we’re all very excited.  But who’s truly the most excited?  Who’s already running around their neighborhoods with their ski helmet and goggles on?  Who’s sleeping with their skis at night and brushing their teeth with their mittens on?  That would have to be the kiddos (or maybe Ski Butlers founder, Bryn Carey).  They know it’s close.  They can feel it in the air and can’t wait another day to strap their tiny little skis or snowboards on and shred some powder. Or ice, they really don’t care.

Tags: kidskiing , rippers