Working at Thredbo

michelleeers

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I got accepted for a job at a restaurant on Thredbo mountain, but it does not include accommodation and I have to buy a discounted $750 season pass for the mountain on top of it. I was wondering if it may be better to work for the resort itself as it says that they provide accommodation and a free season pass.

Any thoughts for those of you who have worked the winter season before? Thanks.
 
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Legs Akimbo

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A restaurant is likely to be offering evening shifts, meaning mornings (at least) available for sliding. Many resort jobs require work during sliding times. Depends on the restaurant, of course.
 

WaitAwhile

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Nothing is "free". Just choose what best suits your season plan.
I got accepted for a job at a restaurant on Thredbo mountain, but it does not include accommodation and I have to buy a discounted $750 season pass for the mountain on top of it. I was wondering if it may be better to work for the resort itself as it says that they provide accommodation and a free season pass.

Any thoughts for those of you who have worked the winter season before? Thanks.
What sort of position is it,and how much experience do you have doing the particular job,kinda determines how fussy you can be .
 

thebutterman

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If it's a job at one of the restaurants on the hill i.e. Eagles Nest, Black Sallies etc. then I would say getting a job with the resort would be better just because you will always have work. Weather can shut down the restaurants on the hill and not getting shifts can make life hard, especially if you are in private accommodation.

Staff accom isn't always great but you meet some awesome people and it is very convenient as set amount of rent is automatically deducted from your pay each week.
 

spaz

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Eagles Nest/ Black Sallees provide accom for their staff.

Working for Thredbo does not ensure shifts or a full season of work because all returning and permanent staff get the best shifts. Only expect work from July to the first week of September.

On mountain accom is reserved for essential staff who work odd, long shifts.
The resort accom is in Jindy, cost more, you share a room (usually a bunk bed, 2 bunks per room) and you don't choose who you live with. You have to find your own way 40km to work (and 40km home).
There is plenty of people who rent rooms in Jindy.
 

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I thought most, if not all, on mountain restaurants weren't owned by Kosciusko Thredbo hence the need for a season pass and lack of accommodation.
 

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I heard that this year the company don't help out whatsoever anymore regarding accommodation. You are all on your own to find it.
 

gettingtooold

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If that's the case, it tells you something about the company's respect and consideration for potential employees. Forget it.
 
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KT's employment website still states can assist with accommodation for full season employees

http://totallyintoit.com.au/pages.html?link=3
"Jindabyne has a number of real estate agencies that are very familiar with renting properties to winter seasonal staff. We recommend you contact them to secure your accommodation if you wish to live with friends.

Alternatively for staff employed for the full season, our company can source housing in Jindabyne
."
 
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skinavy

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I suspect the original poster isn't being employed by KT. AFAIK none of the on mountain restaurants (Merrits, Black Sallees, Frost Bite, etc.) are KT businesses but just lease from KT and thus conditions of employment (accom, season pass) will be different.
 

WaitAwhile

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I heard that this year the company don't help out whatsoever anymore regarding accommodation. You are all on your own to find it.
In previous years both Perisher and Thredbo would take on a number of 14 week winter leases on properties in Jindabyne through various real estate agents for their winter staff.
Looking at it from the other side of the fence, where groups of young kids want to rent their own place with friends, they need to come up with a fair amount of money plus referees, on a 16 week winter lease they are looking at 4 weeks bond plus 4 weeks rent in advance. A 3 bedroom apartment will cost them about $900 P/W and power is on top of that.
 
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To late for your post but I suggest keep looking, drag out the acceptance to the last day. You will have no issue sharing accom but you will need a car or share car to work on the mountain if you live in Jindy. It's fun but, mad fun.
 

spaz

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It's illegal to ask more than 2 weeks rent in advance; so a Jindy real estate told me last friday.
 
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