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Ski Jobs Attract Students

Ski resorts are looking for part-time workers, and recruitment by winter resorts has become a major topic of discussion among college students wondering how to make some money - and have fun - in their spare time.

If a Korean college student has a part-time job, it is usually as a private instructor in math or English or in the fast-food industry. Among students, working at a ski resort is an envied opportunity for outdoor-oriented people who enjoy the slopes. Every winter, 300 to 700 students are hired.

There are openings for bellboys, laundry workers, waiters, guards, cleaners, ticket sellers and parking attendants. The resorts are also looking for people with skills with skills such as chefs, ski instructors and members of the ski patrol. The pay for all the jobs ranges from 500,000 won to 1,800,000 won ($450 to $1,600) a month.

The highest-paying jobs are the chefs, ski patrol and instructors, who earn from 35,000 won to 50,000 won a day. They work eight to nine hours a day and get one day off a week. They also get free accommodations and can generally use the ski lifts for free when they aren't working.

Most of the ski resorts posted recruitment announcements on college bulletin boards by last week. Phoenix Park, Yongpyong Resort, Jisan Resort, Hyundai Sungwoo Resort, Yangji Pine Resort and others accept applications by mail. Muju Resort will accept applications either by mail or by e-mail ( They require a handwritten resume and a copy of an applicant's registration card.

by Kim Sae-joon

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