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Arctic Valley Ski Area hires a small staff of paid summer and winter seasonal employees so we can provide a consistent experience to our guests. Please note that some of these positions are weekend-only, some full-time, and all are based at Arctic Valley Ski Area.

Reliable, winter-conditions-ready transportation is a must. For directions to Arctic Valley Ski Area, follow this link.

Arctic Valley Ski Area is owned and operated by the Anchorage Ski Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are a membership-based, community organization. Our passion is for skiing and providing a low-cost, high quality ski experience for southcentral Alaskans. We are an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for one of the positions below, complete the job application at the bottom of this page.


 

The Anchorage Ski Club is seeking cooks to work Saturdays & Sundays from late November to early April at Arctic Valley Ski Area. 

This is an entry-level position, with no prior experience required. Applicants must hold a Municipality of Anchorage Food Handler’s Card (can be obtained after hiring). Duties include preparing food, cleaning the kitchen, stocking, assisting with ordering, and other duties as assigned.

Pay is $15 per hour plus tips, and includes a shift meal. 

A high level of responsibility and reliability are absolutely required. Reliable, winter-conditions-ready transportation is a must. A background check will be performed on all applicants. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Arctic Valley Ski Area is hiring a Lift & Groomer Mechanic for our winter season.

This position is full-time seasonal, starting in November and continuing through the end of the ski season in April. Typical schedule is Wednesday-Sunday, with some school holidays added.

Responsibilities include maintaining ski lifts and other equipment in accordance with Arctic Valley’s periodic maintenance schedule, performing repairs and modifications on ski lifts, keeping maintenance and operations records, performing regular maintenance and repairs on snow groomers, responding to inquiries from operations, and other duties as assigned.

Pay is $18/hour, plus a free shift meal when the ski area is open, and hot drinks.

Previous experience with ski lifts or groomers is preferred but not required. Ability to work at heights on lift towers in all weather conditions is required. This position requires mechanical, electrical and hydraulic troubleshooting skills. Applicants must be advanced skiers or snowboarders.

Reliable transportation is a requirement. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will undergo a background check.

The Anchorage Ski Club is seeking a lift operations supervisor to work Saturdays & Sundays from late November to early April at Arctic Valley Ski Area. 

This position requires either previous supervisory experience or previous lift operations experience. Applicants must be at least intermediate skiers or snowboarders, with their own equipment, and outdoor, winter-ready clothing. Duties include overseeing lift operators, basic troubleshooting of equipment, and other duties as assigned. Long periods of time standing outside are required.

Pay is $16 per hour, including a free lunch and hot drinks.

A high level of responsibility and reliability are absolutely required. Reliable, winter-conditions-ready transportation is a must. A background check will be performed on all applicants. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

The Anchorage Ski Club is seeking lift operators to work Saturdays & Sundays from late November to early April at Arctic Valley Ski Area. 

This is an entry-level position, with no prior experience required. Applicants must be at least intermediate skiers or snowboarders, with their own equipment, and outdoor, winter-ready clothing. Duties will include loading lifts, monitoring the unloading of lifts, shoveling, interacting with guests, and other duties as assigned. Long periods of time standing outside are required.

Pay is $14 per hour, including a free lunch and hot drinks. When possible, lift operators have the opportunity to take ride breaks during the day.

A high level of responsibility and reliability are absolutely required. Reliable, winter-conditions-ready transportation is a must. A background check will be performed on all applicants. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Arctic Valley Ski Area is hiring part-time ski and snowboard instructors for winter 2021-22. This is a unique opportunity: our lessons will be focused on off-trail riding, and backcountry riding skills, not your typical beginners on the rope tow (though there will probably be a little of that, as well). If you have a strong backcountry riding background, and PSIA-AASI certification, we want to talk to you! We may also work with folks who have worked professionally in the backcountry, but do not have PSIA-AASI certifications.

These positions are winter part-time seasonal, beginning when Arctic Valley opens (targeted for 2nd week of December), working Saturdays & Sundays through closing (targeted for mid-April). Opportunities may exist for additional hours on Thursday & Friday beginning in March.

We’re excited to offer lessons targeting those who want to become better off-trail and backcountry skiers! Our occasional backcountry travel and skills clinics the past few years have pointed to a need for regular lessons targeting this demographic.

Pay is $18/hr plus tips. We also provide a lunch and hot drinks.

Arctic Valley is a non-profit, equal opportunity employer. We do not offer housing, transportation, or sponsor work visas. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Arctic Valley Ski Area is hiring snowmakers for fall 2021. This is a temporary position, beginning in October or early November as temperatures allow, and running through late November or later as needed.

Pay is $15/hr. After completion of the season, employees may move to tube park crew or lift operations, or take a season pass.

Afternoon/evening and night shifts are available – snowmaking runs 24/7. Overnight shifts are 12 hours (4 hrs overtime), evening shifts are 8 hours.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. No prior experience is required, though a strong work ethic and willingness to work varied shifts is required.

Arctic Valley Ski Area ishiring ticket sellers to work Thursdays through Sundays OR Saturdays & Sundays from late November to early April.

Duties include selling lift and tubing tickets, taking food orders, selling merchandise, answering guest inquiries in person, via phone, and email, resolving customer issues, and assisting with janitorial duties. 

Pay is $14 per hour, including a free lunch and hot drinks.

This is an entry-level position – no prior experience is required. A background check will be performed on all applicants. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

The Anchorage Ski Club is seeking tube park operators to work Saturdays & Sundays from late November to early April at Arctic Valley Ski Area. 

This is an entry-level position, with no prior experience required. Duties include loading and unloading the tubing lift, shoveling, interacting with guests, and other duties as assigned. Long periods of time standing outside are required.

Pay is $14 per hour, including a free lunch and hot drinks. When possible, tube park operators have the opportunity to take ride breaks during the day.

A high level of responsibility and reliability are absolutely required. Reliable, winter-conditions-ready transportation is a must. A background check will be performed on all applicants. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

The Anchorage Ski Club is seeking tube park operators to work Saturdays & Sundays from late November to early April at Arctic Valley Ski Area. 

Some prior experience with lift operations or supervisory experience is preferred. Duties include supervising the tube park crew, basic troubleshooting, communicating with maintenance staff and management, loading and unloading the tubing lift, shoveling, interacting with guests, and other duties as assigned. Long periods of time standing outside are required.

Pay is $16 per hour, including a free lunch and hot drinks. When possible, tube park staff have the opportunity to take ride breaks during the day.

A high level of responsibility and reliability are absolutely required. Reliable, winter-conditions-ready transportation is a must. A background check will be performed on all applicants. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.


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