Many people hear of a Snow Reporter and picture pre-opening laps in untouched powder or perfectly groomed courdorouy tracks, and posting witty updates about mountain conditions and talking to radio stations. Im not gonna lie…it’s a lot of that. However, when I walked in for my first day on November 26. My mind was far from powder laps and Turkey. I was petrified that I would key a wrong number in to the snow report spreadsheet or select the wrong lift for opening, or worse, get totally lost while doing the daily snow report over the phone. I couldn’t wait to get back to my safe desk in Sales!
Luckily for me, Sierra-at-Tahoe has a great team of people who won't let eachother fail. After a few hours of collecting weather and mountain info I began the hilarously tedious task of updating the snow phone…..an undisclosed number of tries later I was happy with my recording. I was then told to head to Grandview lift to start my phone-in chat with the local TV station to tell the listening world about what Sierra had to offer. I was told that it is a lot easier to talk about mountain conditions while actually on the mountain and feeling the fresh powder under your skis (yeah I’m a skier). It was at this point that I knew I was living the dream, working at the greatest resort and having two of the coolest jobs I have ever had. Im stoked for next Thursday to roll around so I can update the masses and tell the good news of what Mother Nature has provided.
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