Reporting from 2500 metres…

Swap your desk job for a slope with fresh powder? Which hardened skier wouldn’t be tempted?

Kristin Eitel from the Upper Palatinate region of Germany thought the same – and now she has made skiing her temporary profession.

She has become Hochfügen’s first snow reporter for the winter season 2020. She will report live from the mountains twice a day, give updates on snow and slope conditions and take over the management of the social media channels.

Sound like the “best job ever”? It is!

“As a keen skier, it is an absolute dream to be able to be on the mountain all winter long,” says Kristin Eitel, delighted with the confirmation from Hochfügen.

She won the much sought-after job as the region’s first snow reporter with her open, engaging personality . Eitel is now giving up her desk in the Upper Palatinate for a winter season. Instead, she will provide the ski and snowboard community with important information twice a day, six days a week.

“I am already very curious about what I will experience in Hochfügen,” says the winter enthusiast.

Kristin Eitel, of course, will report in any weather, the way it should be for a real snow reporter. This job is also not for late risers: “In order to be able to inform the community about the situation on site in the morning, our snow reporter has to be the first on the mountain,” says Helmuth Grünbacher, director of Hochfügen ski lifts.

Hochfügen’s first snow reporter will share her reports about snow depth, slope conditions, weather, events and any other relevant information with social media followers and website visitors, plus through a newsletter that is sent to over 30,000 outdoor fans.

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