Ski Resort Jobs In Park City – Deer Valley Resort Jobs For Ski Season 09/10!

With skiing and snow never far from the minds of ski town locals and ski resorts, August is starting to see more ski resort jobs posted around the web with resorts getting ready for the upcoming 2009/10 ski season. Here is a look at some of the latest available jobs at Deer Valley Resort located in Park City, Utah.
Seasonal

* Ski Instructor
If you enjoy working with children and families we want you! Preferably you will have certification or have knowledge of ISIA/PSIA teaching methodology. You should be an advanced skier that can ski beginner through advanced terrain in variable conditions and would like to teach group or private lessons.

* Ski Patrol
EMT Certification or National Ski Patrol OEC required. Must have a current CPR card and be an expert skier in all conditions and terrain. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills. Must provide own ski equipment. Prior ski patrol experience helpful. This position requires an interview with the Ski Patrol Manager.

* Child Care Teacher
Creative and enthusiastic teachers wanted to work with children ranging in ages from 6 weeks to 12 years old in our beautiful state licensed child care facility. Organize daytime educational and recreational activities as well as lunch.

* Cook
Depending upon experience you may be preparing a’la carte menus, buffet style set-ups and service, line cook, line set-ups and serving Deer Valley Guests. Accepting applications for all levels of experience. Variety of day and night shifts available including full and part-time hours.

* Lift Operator
Responsible for the safe loading and unloading of our 21 ski lifts, check for valid lift tickets and provide well organized lift lines. Other duties include shoveling snow giving directions and providing other information to our guests. Applicants must be outgoing and physically fit. Skiing ability preferred but not required.

Full-time Year Round

* Building Maintenance Tech II
Staff/Year-round position responsible for maintenance and repair of Deer Valley Resort’s three beautiful day lodges. Mechanical, carpentry, HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing skills helpful

To view full descriptions and apply, see Utah Jobs

What’s new this year at Deer Valley Resort? They have expanded their operations to include a new division for property management.

Deer Valley Resort has been named the #1 ski resort in North America by the readers of Ski Magazine for the last two seasons, and has held a position in the top three for the past eight years. Best known for their excellence in customer service and of course their location, the popular Park City, Utah which is only 36 miles from the SLC International Airport. And not to forget to mention Park City’s latest claim to fame, rated best ski town for singles!

Choosing To Live In Park City, Utah!

Park City, Utah, clearly one of the most accessible ski towns around. It’s a small paradise tucked away from the hustle and bustle, but near enough to it if you want to keep the urban pace close at hand.

I just came across 14 Reasons to Live In Park City, a good list to have by your side when you are doing your pros and cons of which ski town to choose. I have pulled out my top five on the list (and made a few comments), which I believe will appeal to the professional single, couple or family seeking out the mountain lifestyle.

#1 Park City Utah is a short 30-40 minute drive to the Salt Lake City International Airport. No other ski town offers this close proximity to an international airport which happens to have numerous non-stop flights from all over the U.S.

Huge benefit for those who travel for work, have extended family across the country and/or love to travel without always making 2-3 stops along the way.

#4 Park City offers great schools which are considered the best in Utah and highly ranked nationally. It’s a great place to raise a family.

This is not always so easy to find in a small town. Great for young families looking to settle down in ski country.

#5 Three Great Ski Resorts (Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons Resort) as well as seven other ski resorts within a 60 minute drive. Deer Valley Resort Rated #1 by Ski Magazine (October 2007). Park City Mountain Resort Rated #1 Terrain Park for two years running by Transworld Snowboarding (January 2006). Canyons Ski Resort which is Utah’s largest ski resort.

Utah, excellent skiing in and around Park City (can’t forget Alta and Snowbird close by).

#6 Great trail system with over 300 miles of improved trails for mountain biking, hiking or horse back riding.

Plenty of trails for the outdoor recreationist.

#9 A variety of cultural events throughout the year including the famous Sundance Film Festival.

Arts and Culture, ski town benefits in places such as Park City go far beyond skiing, mountain culture is quite unique offering entertainment and events that you generally won’t find moving to just any small town!

Utah And Wyoming Receive Top Ratings In Happiness Survey

Results from the latest well-being, happiness poll suggest that Utah and Wyoming are two of the “happiest” states to live in. Utah came in first and Wyoming took third!

”Looking for happiness — it’s family-friendly communities for some, tropical paradise or the rugged West for others. A survey of Americans’ well-being, conducted by Gallup in partnership with Healthways and America’s Health Insurance Plans, gives high marks to Utah, which boasts lots of outdoor recreation for its youthful population.”

The survey rated places for their overall mental, physical and economic health.

”The survey attempts to measure people’s well-being. It examines their eating and exercise habits, work environment and access to basic necessities, just to name some of the criteria.”

”It’s not just about physical health,” said Eric Nielsen, a spokesman for Gallup. “It’s about their ability to contribute at work and be more productive, and it’s about feeling engaged in a community and wanting to improve that community.”

They also noted that they ” hope the findings will help employers better understand what they can do to create more productive workers.”

Complete article, Utah, Hawaii, Wyoming top ‘happiness’ poll

Successful companies in the mountain towns tend to acknowledge why their employees are living in the mountains and encourage them to get outside during their breaks, whether it is to ski, bike or just take a walk on a trail. Allowing workers to get out and enjoy the natural surroundings often makes them more productive when they are back at work doing their job. As far as community, residents living in a small mountain resort town have everything to do with the success of the town and getting involved not only helps the community thrive, it can be personally rewarding as well.

There may not have been a huge difference in scores between the best and worse states, but the point that outdoor recreation and community can add to a person’s happiness factor, well-being is a valid point in my opinion. If I was to rate my happiness, well-being level while living and/or spending time in all the different states, Wyoming and Utah would definitely rate in my top five!

Winter Jobs In Utah – Deer Valley Resort Is Hiring!

Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah is hiring for the 2008/2009 winter season. Thirteen ski resorts bless this state with the slogan, “The Greatest Snow on Earth”. This is your opportunity to check it out for yourself. Here are the latest winter jobs available at Deer Valley Resort.

Cook
Accepting applications for all levels of experience. Variety of day and night shifts available including full and part-time hours.

Child Care Teacher
Creative and enthusiastic teachers wanted to work with children ranging in ages from 6 weeks to 12 years old

Ski Rental Tech
Flexible and customer driven state of the art Rental Shop seeks employees for outfitting guests with rental equipment and providing information on equipment and safety.

Children’s Program Supervisor
Creative and enthusiastic leaders wanted to supervise daily lesson organization and operations including lunch. Assist Ski Instructors on snow as needed. Coach and mentor Children’s Programs Ski Instructors and support staff. Full-time, salary, 40-45 hours per week.

Building Maintenance Tech I
Staff/Year-round position responsible for maintenance and repair of Deer Valley Resort’s three beautiful day lodges. Mechanical, carpentry, HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing skills helpful.

Also hiring for Ski Patrol, Ski Instructors, Lift Operators, Lift Maintenance, Race Crew and Bakers!

To view winter jobs at Deer Valley and full job descriptions, see Utah jobs

Utah Job Market, Housing And Great Skiing (even In May)

I was reminded once again of all the benefits Utah has to offer for the career minded job seeker looking for quality of life, work-life balance, a full-time job and endless outdoor recreation after reading Snowbird: still skiing.

Not only is Utah absolutely beautiful, downtown Salt Lake has been going through a revitalization since the Winter Olympics in 2002, their unemployment rate (even if it has risen in the last few months) is significantly lower than the national average, the real estate market is softening (may get a buy), and of course Utah’s top ski resorts are based 30 to 40 minutes from the center of the city.

If you were living in Park City or close by right now, going into the second week in May, and you were looking for some fun, you could go ski at Snowbird Resort (Snowbird still reporting a base of over 130” of snow), forget about skiing and go hang out in Salt Lake City for a quick city fix (Sugar House is a cool little area), drive a few hours to Moab to enjoy the desert, or pop on a direct flight to one of the many fine beach destinations that are easily accessible from the SLC Airport.

That’s what is nice about living in the Salt Lake City area … it is a mountain paradise and it is extremely accessible. This crosses my mind every so often living in Jackson Hole when I am experiencing a bit of cabin fever in the off-season, usually in April or May. Ironically speaking, for a state that is not often noted for its diversity, a career minded, outdoor enthusiast looking to settle in a ski town close to a major city will find just that … more diversity and accessibility than most of the popular ski towns located throughout the U.S. Definitely worth a look!

Finding Big City Culture In A Small Ski Town – Park City, Utah’s Sundance Film Festival Begins

One of the joys of living in a ski town (besides the obvious) are the cultural benefits that usually only come along with big city living.

Ski town film festivals have become very popular throughout the years, especially Park City, Utah’s Sundance Film Festival which starts tomorrow and will continue for the next ten days. Park City, Utah is probably one of the most accessible ski towns around with its close proximity to Salt Lake City, but even with its location being so close to a city, once you are there surrounded by those mountains … thoughts of a big city become far, far away.

The festivals … It is true that your much-loved small community gets a bit on the overcrowded side for short sprints of time when these events hit town, but it is only temporary. Class “A” entertainment in your small ski town … not such a bad thing. Hope everyone out that way is set out to have a great time!

Utah Resort Jobs – Taking A Look At Park City

Heading out to ski country this season?
The resort hiring season has begun, and there are a variety of job options to choose from. Where to go? To tell you the truth, I don’t think you can really make a poor choice anywhere in the Rocky Mountain West. Montana, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming are the ski town areas that I have explored throughout the years, and can honestly say that I have liked each and every one.

Before making the move to Jackson, what intrigued me the most beyond the obvious mountain appeal was the unique laid-back feel that each ski town had and the strong sense of community that was apparent wherever I would go. The locals always seemed to project this “I love being here” kind of attitude and I can remember thinking about how much I wanted to feel that same way.

Considering Park City, Utah?
Great town. Besides the fact that there are 13 ski resorts in Utah, there is another unique benefit for local residents. It is only about a 30 minute drive to Salt Lake City. The mountain lifestyle with modern convenience; If you are seeking a place where you can enjoy mountain solitude and world class skiing without giving up modern convenience, Park City might just be your place.

Deer Valley Resort jobs?
After looking at the new SKI Magazine Top 10 Resorts for 2007 article with Deer Valley ranking #1 for the third time highlighting their superior customer service, I thought from a staffing perspective, how does this tie into the fact that they are a top employer to work for? Excellent customer service is generally a direct result of high-quality employee training, a positive company environment and a cohesive team extending from top management to temporary seasonal employees.

Having recently begun to question ski town employers about their company culture, I asked Jeannie at Deer Valley Resort in Park City what makes their company a stand out place to work. For those of you considering employment at this resort, Jeannie really had some great insight to share. First noting the lack of a corporate feel and hierarchy as a major plus, she went on to say,

“For instance, Our General Manager, Bob Wheaton, is one of the first people to pitch in and help out when we are very busy. That may include bussing tables in our restaurants, storing and handing out skis each morning in our ski corrals. He is open to suggestions from employees and takes walks thought the resort talking to staff. That philosophy trickles down to our Directors, who are all hands on. You will see Julie Wilson our Food and Beverage Director in the restaurants at all hours helping out and talking to guests. Employees of Deer Valley feel valued and become a part of a family. We have a very large number of employees with consecutive seasons at the resort. In addition, our turnover is extremely low. We have employees that have been here since the beginning, I myself am going on my 19th year with Deer Valley. I think our culture, combined with training, benefits and the example set by management is why our employees care about their performance and want to do a good job.”

Whether short term or long term employment, finding the company culture that is the best fit for you will only enhance your ski town experience … no matter which wonderful place that you decide to choose.