Jeff Munson
Nevada Appeal News Service

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October 20, 2008
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In rocky economy, ski-resort jobs are seen as more than free passes

As John Stone emerged from Heavenly Mountain Resort's main lodge Saturday, there was a hint of victory in his eyes, as though he'd won a Winter X Games snowboard competition.

The 34-year-old snowboard instructor was among the hundreds of job applicants who waited in line to be interviewed for seasonal employment at the resort. He was offered a job on the spot.

"I was a little concerned, with the economy being the way it is," Stone said, discussing his winter job prospects with some relief. "I'm ready. Let's just hope it snows."

With leaner times, tighter pocketbooks and fewer jobs …

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