Available Positions

Race Coach

We need coaches with ski racing experience, and a strong knowledge of racing etiquette and culture. Must be available to work on weekends and some evenings. Job includes, but is not limited to, coaching customers, setting up and taking down race courses for practices and running racing events. Work in concert with all departments at Ski Sundown. PSIA/USSA certification and familiarity with timing systems is a plus.

Wage range:

Commensurate with experience.
All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked).

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Race Team Director
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email kcjohnson36@yahoo.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.


Application & Employment Forms

Ski & Snowboard Instructors

We need applicants that are responsible, patient, enthusiastic, and have strong communication skills. They must also be at least an intermediate level skier or snowboarder. Teaching snowsports involves working weekends and holidays. A minimum weekly commitment of one weekend day and at least one day after school (3:15PM-6:30PM) or one evening (6:15PM-8:00PM) for the entire season is required. Training is provided for all qualified applicants. Below is an overview of the hiring process.

Step 1: Application & Employment forms must be completed. See “How to Apply to Become Part of our Seasonal Team” below for instructions.

Step 2: A group interview, typically held the weekend after the Job Fair. During this 2 hour session, candidates will be split into groups, and spend time with our trainers who will guide them through a series of activities based on outdoor leadership situations. Trainers will be evaluating candidates on communication, confidence and leadership skills, as well as the ability to work as a team and manage an outdoor education environment. Upon completing the 2 hour interview, job offers are finalized. Successful candidates will be offered positions with the Snowsports School pending on-snow performance and schedule availability.

Step 3: A 3 hour in-house New Hire Orientation, where hiring paperwork is completed, employment guidelines are covered, and schedules are finalized. Participants will be compensated for their time spent in this session.

Step 4: The last step is a 2 day on-snow Basics of Teaching Snowsports course. These sessions are typically conducted in early December, and are weather-dependent. Participants will be compensated for their time spent in this session. Lift tickets are provided and participants continue to be evaluated based on on-snow performance. If required, additional paid training involving shadowing experienced instructors and additional on-snow exercises are offered before instructors are expected to teach on their own. It is our mission to provide professional Snowsports Instructors to our guests.

In preparation for the interview process, we would recommend you visit the American Snowsports Education Association. This link reaches the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors, commonly known as PSIA/AASI. PSIA/AASI is an educational body that gives ski and snowboard instructors their framework. We take the training of our staff seriously at Ski Sundown and focus on the safety of our guests first, with fun being a close second and, of course, learning! We encourage our staff to become members of PSIA/AASI but do not require it.

Minimum Age:

16 years

Wage range:

Minimum Wage and up.
All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked).

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Snowsports School Director
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email skischool@skisundown.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.


Application & Employment Forms
Learn about our Junior Instructor Development Program

Welcome Center

We need customer service and detail oriented individuals who are outgoing, personable, flexible and have the ability to communicate clearly with our diverse guests, both in person and over the telephone. Main duties will involve lift ticket, rental and lesson sales using a point-of-sale system. Basic computer knowledge required. Must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays.

Wage range:

Minimum Wage and up.
All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked).

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Business Manager
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email clamagdeleine@skisundown.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.


Application & Employment Forms

Rental, Tuning & Repair Shop

We need outgoing, personable staff members who are customer service oriented, comfortable dealing with a fast-paced environment, mechanically inclined, and should enjoy being part of a team. Responsibilities include all aspects of fitting equipment to customers’ diverse ages, sizes and abilities. Supervisor positions also available.

Wage range:

Minimum Wage and up.
All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked).

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Rental & Repair Shop Manger
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email dfaulkner@skisundown.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.


Application & Employment Forms

Lift Operators & Attendants

We need enthusiastic, energetic and reliable individuals who enjoy the great outdoors, physical work and extensive customer contact. Lift Operations frequently has openings for Operators (18+ years old) and Attendants (16-17 years old) throughout the operating season and take applications on a rolling basis. Schedules vary and include weeknights and weekends. Comprehensive training program is provided. Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting skiers onto and off the lift in a safe and timely manner
  • Monitoring the equipment for possible problems & completing inspections
  • Operating outside in variable weather conditions
  • Working shifts that include weekends, nights, and holidays

Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for employment:

  • Work three or more shifts per week (16+ Hours) including nights and weekends
  • Must be available to work weekends
  • Must be available to work some major holidays which include Christmas Eve (7:00AM-5:30PM) Christmas Night (5:00PM-10:30PM) New Years Eve (Day 7:00AM-4:30PM / Night 4:00PM-12:30AM) New Years Day (7:00AM-3:30PM)
  • Available to work the entire season (Late November/Early December to late March)
  • Employees are required to abide by our uniform policy which requires black ski pants (not supplied) and a department parka (Supplied to the employee for a $60 deposit which is refunded upon return of the parka)

Wage Range:

Minimum Wage and up. Operators who are scheduled for 40 hours per week and meet expectations within the first few weeks will receive a higher wage.
All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked).

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Lifts Manager
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email bvibert@skisundown.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.


Application & Employment Forms

Loss Prevention

We need enthusiastic, energetic and reliable individuals who enjoy the great outdoors and extensive customer contact. Comprehensive training program is provided. Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Monitor customers’ use of all lifts.
  • Work closely with Lift Department and assisting with Lift Operations.
  • Must be comfortable working outside in variable weather conditions.
  • Must work shifts that include weekends, nights and holidays.

Minimum age:

21 years

Wage range:

Minimum wage and up.
All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked).

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Loss Prevention Manager
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email bvibert@skisundown.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.


Application & Employment Forms

Ski Shop

We need outgoing individuals with good customer service skills who are knowledgeable about skiing accessories and products. Will be responsible for following store procedures related to opening and closing of the Ski Shop and processing sales. Training will be provided. Current shifts available are during the following times: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 8:30pm and Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 7:30am to 8:30pm.

Wage range:

Minimum Wage and up.
All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked).

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Ski Shop Manager
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email pdionne@skisundown.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.


Application & Employment Forms

Food & Beverage

We need excellent staff to prepare and serve food in a food court environment, monitor lodge area and operate point-of-sale system. Looking for outgoing, friendly and customer-service oriented individuals. Must be available to work shifts that include weekends, nights and holidays.

Wage range:

Minimum Wage and up.
All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked).

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Food & Beverage Manager
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email pdionne@skisundown.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.


Application & Employment Forms

Snowmakers

We need hardy, dependable and rugged individuals in our snowmaking department. These candidates must enjoy working outdoors through the night in all types of weather. Not for the faint of heart. Full-time only. Shifts are 8:00AM-8:00PM or 8:00PM-8:00AM.

Minimum age:

18 years

Wage range:

$12.00 to $15.00.
All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked).

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Facilities Manager
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email ksexauer@skisundown.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.


Application & Employment Forms

Groomers

We need hardy, dependable and rugged individuals in our grooming department. Applicants must have previous heavy equipment or grooming experience with references. Hours are 10:00PM-8:00AM.

Minimum age:

21 years

Wage range:

$12.00 to $15.00.
All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked).

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Facilities Manager
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email ksexauer@skisundown.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.


Application & Employment Forms

Facilities Maintenance

We need applicants that are dependable, flexible and self-motivated. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform various janitorial and general maintenance tasks on buildings and grounds.
  • Shovel snow and operate snow plowing/sanding truck with standard shift.
  • Perform basic handyman repairs as required (plumbing, electrical and carpentry).
  • Must be able to use a variety of hand and power tools. Safe work practices are essential.
  • Must be willing to work with customers and other departments when necessary.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays in all weather conditions.

Minimum age:

18 years

Wage range:

$12.00-$15.00.
All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked).

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Facilities Manager
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email ksexauer@skisundown.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.


Application & Employment Forms

Terrain Feature Attendants

We need responsible, enthusiastic individuals who have knowledge of freestyle terrain. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in constructing, shaping and maintaining terrain features.
  • Install fencing and signage, and maintain throughout shift
  • Educate guests on proper use and etiquette on and around terrain features.
  • Must work well with others in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Must be expert skier or snowboarder with own equipment.

Minimum age:

18 years

Wage range:

Minimum Wage and up.
All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked).

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Terrain Park Manager
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email zkelsey@skisundown.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.


Application & Employment Forms

Volunteer Positions

Adaptive Program Volunteer

If you are interested in gaining rewarding experiences working with children and adults with special needs, please consider being a volunteer in Ski Sundown’s Adaptive Program. Our Adaptive Program caters to individuals of all ages with physical, cognitive, or developmental disabilities. For more information, please email info@stride.org or call (during the season) (860) 379-7669 ext. 219.

NSP Mountain Host Volunteer

We need customer service oriented people who are friendly, outgoing, and enjoy working with the public. Duties include:

  • Greeting individual customers and groups.
  • Answering questions and providing clear directions.
  • Assisting other departments as needed.
  • Promoting ski and snowboard safety.

Mountain Hosts must complete the National Ski Patrol Outdoor First Care Course, as well as a basic CPR/AED course. The Outdoor First Care Course comprises basic First Aid information and hands-on application. Intermediate ski or snowboard ability is required.

How to apply to become part of our seasonal team:

Click on link below, print and complete all application and employment forms. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed. The interview process can start as early as September 2020. Or, you can attend our Job Fair in October and get an on-the-spot interview. Don’t forget to bring all of your completed employment forms to the Job Fair.

Mail to:
Ski Sundown
Attn. Base Operations Manager
P.O. Box 208
New Hartford, CT 06057

Or email pdionne@skisundown.com for more details, questions or to submit your forms electronically.

Employment Forms

Print out and complete all forms listed below. You can either choose to mail them directly to the manager listed in each job description or email them to contact listed.

All positions provide ski privileges (dependent upon number of hours worked). All positions require customer service skills.