Job fairs set as Heavenly and Kirkwood look to hire 2,250 workers for ski season
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:10pm
About Vail Resorts
Imagine working at the place where you normally play. Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe are giving candidates that opportunity by hiring 1,500 employees and 750 employees, respectively, for the 2012-13 winter season. On Saturday, October 20, the annual job fair will be held jointly for Heavenly and Kirkwood at the California Main Lodge at Heavenly from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Job fair attendees must register online 48 hours in advance at www.jobs.vailresorts.com. However, a large portion of the hiring will take place prior to the job fair so prospective employees are encouraged to apply now either online or at the Heavenly and Kirkwood Human Resources office inside the California Main Lodge.
“At our resorts we believe that if our employees are having fun, then our guests will too,” said Pete Sonntag, Heavenly’s general manager. “We are looking for hard-working people that have a passion for snowsports. With more than 1,500 jobs available just at Heavenly, there are a multitude of different career opportunities for people.”
There will also be a Kirkwood only job fair on Saturday, October 13, at the Kirkwood Red Cliffs building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Positions are available in departments including: Terrain Parks Crew, Snowmaking, Food & Beverage, Mountain Operations, Ski & Ride School, Ticket Services, Specialty Sports Venture, and more. For a complete list of available positions, both on and off the mountain, visit the application website at www.jobs.vailresorts.com. Not all positions require the ability to ski or snowboard.
Benefits of working at Heavenly and Kirkwood can include a season pass valid at multiple Vail Resorts mountains, discounted dependent passes, discounts on food, beverage and retail items at the resort, complimentary and/or discounted lift tickets for friends and family, full benefits for full-time employees, 401K matching after 1,000 hours worked*, lodging discounts at other Vail Resorts properties ( Offered to full-time employees working at least 750 hours) access to ski and snowboard lessons, complimentary local area bus passes and more.
Heavenly Mountain Resort is a world-class destination offering guests a one-of-a-kind combination of scenic beauty, exhilarating on-snow experience and nightlife unmatched in the ski industry. Heavenly is a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc., the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. One of the largest resorts in North America, Heavenly spans 4800 acres, climbs to Lake Tahoe’s highest elevation at 10,067 feet and features 97 trails for every level of skier or snowboarder. For more information on Heavenly Mountain Resort, please visit www.skiheavenly.com or call 800-HEAVENLY.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort is one of the nation's top destination resorts. Located just 177 miles from the Bay Area along scenic Highway 88, its base elevation of 7,800-feet, assures skiers more annual snowfall than any other resort in North America. Kirkwood is recognized by winter purists and national media alike for the quality of its snow and terrain variety and is a true skiers destination. Known for its pristine beauty and action-packed expeditions and events, winter fun includes skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sled dog tours, and backcountry expeditions. An ideal location for weddings and corporate meetings, the Kirkwood Village includes boutique shopping, live music and dining. For more information about Kirkwood Mountain Resort, visit www.kirkwood.com or call 209.258.6000.
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.