so i was looking at some pics from some tore guided trips and now i am wondering how you get a job as a tore guide? any thoughts.
I'd skip the letter cause you can't spell. How about calling your local tore guide company and asking for a job?M.J. said:send a SAE to "MTB Tore Guides" include a letter explaining why you think you'd be a good tore guide and describe your most successful leadership experience - also include your height, weight, favourite campfire song, urine sample for drug testing, preferred mtb tire, and a recent picture (no facial tatoos or piercings)
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Agreed.. listen to MJ, make sure you put it all out in writing. That's definitely your best bet, it will more aptly highlight your attributes.M.J. said:dude - don't mislead the guy - everyone knows it's got be done in writing like I said
You work your ass off in one of the bigger companies for a while (Western Spirit) Take your Woofer and such on your own dime. Watch summers blaze by and try to find a job as a liftie or some similar ski industry job during the winter months. (Unless you are sufficiently nest egged, in which case you can guide in NZ or maybe sign up with Raytheon Polar services for a chilly but lucrative southern summer gig. During this phase you will wake up early, cook breakfast, clean up breakfast (In many fee licensed areas you can't get much help from even yor most willing guests because the health department has permitted you to run an outdoor kitchen, and they, most emphatically, are not.) Half the days you will be driving that van or truck instead of riding. And the days you do ride you will be shipping a 40 pound pack on your back and fussing over the stragglers with as much good cheer as can be mustered. You get to stop for a break (which means setting out lunch, cleaniing up same) More riding/driving, then setting up camp, making dinner, eating while you make desssert. Cleaning up all of this with a headlamp, often in the evening thunderstorm. You will have become far too intimate with the groover. (If you are not familiar with the concept of a groover, you may want to do some research on the matter before pursuing any further tour guide ambitions...) Once you have put in your time you might consider the highly unlikely and risky manouevre of starting up your own company. Then you get to deal with the exigencies of insurance, liability and lying awake at night clutching the therma-rest wondering if tomorrow is going to be the day someone sues you.JUNGLEKID5 said:so i was looking at some pics from some tore guided trips and now i am wondering how you get a job as a tore guide? any thoughts.