How working in a ski resort for a winter can change your life forever
In this guest blog from our buddies at AfterJam Sam & Nate tell us of how their ski season turned into a whole new lifestyle.
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It all started in Val Thorens. Sam the bartender, and Nate the frequent bar attendee. One day we got to chatting and a friendship struck. Literally off a whim (not even kidding, it was a very random bar chat that we ended up actually following through on), we decided, amidst a few other pals, to go on a roadtrip around Europe in an old 18-seater school bus that we bought online. We ended up putting a hole through the roof on the test drive so in the end we didn’t have a choice in buying the bus! After the summer travelling Europe and another season hitting up the Alps, we figured we should do something with our passion for skiing. At this point AfterJam was created.
We both had the same ideas and concept that we wanted to build AfterJam on. We wanted to incorporate the seasonarie way of life with the ever growing freestyle culture that is becoming more and more dominant within the UK. Having both skied on the university circuit we knew what talent this scene held and we knew it deserved more recognition.
That’s why one of our main focuses is helping to develop the talent in this scene any way we can. At the time of current writing; we sponsor 15 snowclubs throughout the UK and have an ever growing team of riders competing on the university scene. The AfterJam brand has only been active for 7 months, and we couldn’t be more stoked with the reception we’ve received.
With other quality establishments out there, such as Ski The Kingdom and Fridge Bangers, with the same goal to assist the growth of British freestyle culture, we can say with the utmost certainty that the future of UK snowsports is a bright one.
The AfterJam journey has only just begun and we can’t wait to see what effect we have upon the snowsports community in the coming years. Hold tight
If this little blog from the AfterJam guys has inspired you then your next step could be to grab that cool ski job in the Alps , have a look at the latest job posts HERE