Working remotely is also another realistic possibility for building your work life around your skiing. Thanks to the digital age, it’s much easier for people like writers, engineers, and graphic designers to work for companies remotely, meaning they can live and work anywhere in the world as long as they hit whatever deadlines are set for them. If you are in a career or job that is conducive for working remotely, do it! You will be happy knowing that the uncrowded, midweek powder day is always worth working until 10 p.m. that same day.
This is especially beneficial to backcountry skiers and snowboarders. With the proper backcountry and avalanche knowledge / gear (link), skiers and riders can ski the moment the first snow hits in October and extend their season past the closing day at nearby resorts. Safety should always be a consideration, especially in the early and late season when ground hazards are exposed, but maximizing the duration of your ski season is essential. It is also helpful to plan out your season as much as you can. You can typically assume that resorts with consistently good snowfall in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming will be open from sometime in early December until March or April. This can help you calculate based on your work schedule and trips you can take, when you should ski locally and when you should try to tick vacation days at a faraway resort.
Finally, get enough sleep. Sleep is one of the most important catalysts for recovery. Recent research suggests that the ideal amount of sleep for 99.9% of the population is seven to nine hours. It’s even more important for high-performing athletes, which you need to be to ski 100 days in a season.