Saalbach, 7th February 2019. Dan and Emma found an exceptional and highly interesting work placement with the Saalbach mountain railways in Austria in the middle of a region with 70 ski lifts, 1200 snow guns, and 40000 daily visitors. Here they got to know the different fields of work being part of operating a mountain railway: machine room, pay desk selling ski passes, ticket control, preparing the ski slopes with the help of a 580 HP-strong snow cat, controlling the condition of the slopes and of course snow removal by use of muscular strength. With sunshine and perfect slopes the two of them were of course allowed to go skiing in their free time on some days. “We exceedingly appreciate having had such a great week and having collected so many new experiences”, they write at the end of their fantastically illustrated report on their work placement.

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