Working at Crystal Mountain
For the 2012-2013 winter,
Our most important asset is our incredible staff. We are looking for individuals who are committed to providing quality guest service with a smile and enthusiasm.
If you are interested in joining our staff.
Commuting from Westbank "West Kelowna"or Kelowna.
To begin we do not have on hill accommodation at the ski area at this time.
An option is to live in West Kelowna or Kelowna, with a population of 155,000 in the heart of one of Canada’s best wine and fruit growing areas. Excellent urban facilities, beautiful views of Lake Okanagan, and a great night life in Kelowna it makes it a perfect choice for those who cannot live without all of those city amenities.
Accommodation, Cost of Living and Wages
The fall and early ski season are very busy times at Crystal Mountain Resort. Many prospective employees are arriving for job interviews and work. Also everyone is looking for a place to stay during the winter. Currently Crystal Mountain does not provide staff accommodation. We recommend that you arrive with pre-booked accommodation.
The average entry level job at Crystal Mountain has a starting wage of $10.25 per hour and most staff work from 28 to 40 hours per week.
The average employee pays from $450 to $550 per month for shared accommodations. This ranges from several friends renting a house to two to four folks renting a one-bedroom condo. To help you in your search here are a couple of links for hostels Kelowna International Hostel or Same sun hostel .
Crystal’s winter season can start as early as mid November or as late as mid December. Because of this, some time can pass between your successful job interview and your employment start date. To deal with this time you should come with sufficient money to carry you for at least one month.
Employee Benefits and Discount Program
For all full time employees who commit to a full season at Crystal Mountain Resort, the skiing and riding is free. You'll receive a complimentary mountain staff season pass. This pass gives you access to great Canadian powder and terrain that varies from well groomed cruisers to some challenging winter terrain. The staff pass gives you deals that includes discounts on skis and snowboards, other retail items, rentals and great lessons.
In addition, Crystal Mountain employees are eligible to ski and ride for free or at great discounted rates at over twenty ski resorts spread across British Columbia, Alberta.
At Crystal Mountain Resort we always work to project a positive image for ourselves and for the resort. We welcome guests from all over the world and we rely on our team members to use good judgment and commit to their position at Crystal Mountain. To help accomplish this, all Crystal Mountain staff must maintain a professional, clean, crisp appearance.
To work at Crystal Mountain Resort, you must be a Canadian citizen or you must have a valid Canadian Visa and Work Permit. All foreign workers must present a Canadian Visa and Work Permit, a Canadian Social Insurance Number, or proof that you have already applied for your Canadian Social Insurance Number and a copy of your travel insurance.
Getting all of these items together can take some time; so start early. Here are some tips: To apply for your Canadian Visa and Work Permit, you must contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your country. Please remember that the application process can take several weeks or months. To help you, here are some links:
Please note that Crystal Mountain Ski Resort DOES NOT give letters of offer to foreign workers.
You should immediately apply for your Canadian Social Insurance Number upon your arrival in Canada. You can apply from your home country but it involves a lengthy process. To find the closest Human Resources Department of Canada office when you arrive in Canada and to understand the application process go to: http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca
All foreign applicants must provide proof of valid traveler’s insurance for the duration of your employment with Crystal Mountain. Medical coverage is an important consideration for all foreign travelers while in Canada.
How to Apply
Read through the descriptions (below) and choose the ones that look like a good match to your skills and personality. Please remember that a commitment to quality guest service and a welcoming smile are the cornerstones of every job at Crystal Mountain.
When you have selected the jobs that interest you go to the online application form. Please give us all the information that you think we need to understand what a great applicant you really are!
Please note that when job descriptions ask for specific experience or qualifications you must have those requirements to be considered for that specific job.
Crystal Mountain will contact all applicants who are selected to schedule an in-person job interview. If you apply early in the summer months, please be prepared for a little wait while our managers and supervisors review the many applications that come in.
OUR JOB FAIR WILL BE NOVEMBER 18TH, 2012 SUNDAY FROM 1-5 AT THE WESTBANK HOLIDAY INN.SEE YOU THEN. PLEASE BRING RESUME. Thanks to everyone who came out to our job fair. Only hired candideates will be contacted.
Job Description Summaries
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Food service staff: Will be responsible for the prep of food and serving. Individuals must possess a Food Safe certificate and those 19 and over must possess a Serve It Right certificate in order to serve alcohol. The schedules will vary from 4 to 28 Hrs.
|Guest service representatives: Responsible for front-line service i.e. day ticket sales, rental sales, snowsport sales, registration forms, answering phones and customer enquiries. Some cash register and cash handling will be required. Interested applicants should possess Super Host or equivalent certificate. Positions are part-time and from 4 to 12 hours per week |
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Lift operators: Operate lifts ensuring the safety of the riders; also involves shovelling snow and checking for valid passes. Individuals will be fully trained and schedules will vary from 4 to 28 Hrs, more during the holidays.
|Rental Shop Manager: As a rental manager you will be responsible to fit the ski or board equipment to customers. Individuals will be trained and receive a certificate from Salomon valid for 2 years. You will be responsible for scheduling the technicians. The schedules will vary from 16 to 40 Hrs. You MUST have knowledge of ski and snowboard equipment and be organized individual. |
|Rental technicians: As a rental tech you will be responsible to fit the ski or board equipment to customers. Individuals will be trained and receive a certificate from Salomon valid for 2 years. The schedules will vary from 4 to 28 Hrs.|
4-6 ski and
4-6 snowboard position available
Ski & snowboard instructors: Officially recognized by the Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance and the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors, our snowsports school only employs instructors certified by these organizations or from equivalent international organizations. If interested applicants are not certified but possess the skills to become certified, they are invited to attend a certification course. Details at: www.snowpro.com or www.casi-bc.com
Instructor positions are part time and can range from 4 hours to 20 hours per week teaching. These positions allow for additional hours in other departments such as rentals and lifts. Pay rates for teaching are commensurate on certification level.
0 snowhost coordinator position available and
0 snowhost positions available
|Snow hosts: A volunteer position that provides great assistance to the resort, mainly in the area of guest relations. The activities involve greeting guests during busy times to give directions and answer questions, provide mountain tours and assist management with several objectives such as lift ticket enforcement and customer surveys. |
The schedules are flexible depending on member availability. In return for the host’s time, the mountain provides a staff season pass and other benefits such as ski or snowboard improvement clinics.
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0 volunteer assistant positions available
|Terrain Park manager: As a Terrain Park manager you will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of the terrain park features, risk management and enforcement of the rules and regulation. Is also responsible for the coordination of volunteers.|
The schedule is 4 hrs a day and extra hrs can be done as a snowsport instructor.
Terrain park experience is a must
|0 positions available||Ticket checkers: A position that involves checking lift tickets at lift stations on weekends and holidays. |
|http://cspsoz.com/joinus.php||Ski patrol: Information Session: Wednesday September 5th , 2012 6:30 pm -9:00 pm : @ the Ramanda Lodge Hotel 2170 Harvey Ave, Kelowna BC|
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We are looking for an individual that is self motivated and a positive attitude with mecanical, electrical and hydrolic knowlage, willing to work at hights and outside.
Knowlage of ski area maintenance is an asset,
This is a seasonal full time employment
Please forward your completed application form, resume and cover letter, addressed to the persons above:
Box 26044, Westbank, BC V4T 2G3
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Crystal Mountain Team.