Employment

Cascade Mountain is in the FUN business! We are interested in hiring exceptional people who are: hardworking, friendly, enthusiastic, excited about winter sports, and LOVE serving our guests. Smiles are essential!

We offer our employees:

  • A season pass 
  • Use of our rental equipment
  • Ski and Board lessons
  • Food discounts
  • Sports shop discounts
  • The chance to work along side some pretty awesome co-workers

New applicants and Rehire applicants between the ages of 14 and 17: Please print the Parental Consent Form and return it along with your completed application. NO APPLICATION will be accepted from a minor without a signed parental consent form! 

New Applicants: For anyone who has not worked here before, or has not worked here for more than two years. Click to download the Website Employment Application, complete and return to Cascade Mountain.

Past Employees: For anyone who has worked here one of the last two seasons. This does not automatically qualify you for re-employment; you will still need to be interviewed by your supervisor and receive a job offer. Click to download the Website Employment Re-Applicationcomplete and return this form to Cascade Mountain Human Resources by October 11th, 2017.

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Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

OFFICE STAFF

Essential Job Functions: - Knowledge of phone etiquette required - Experience on a multi-line switchboard preferred - Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment - Minimum age is 18 Position Overview: As an office employee, you will be trained to answer calls at the switchboard, fielding calls and answering general information questions. You are also responsible for handling the office window: greeting employees, guests, vendors and visitors; answering questions; and announcing visitors by phone or two-way radio communication. Good customer service skills are necessary. You must possess a pleasant and professional manner and work well with others. Office staff will be responsible for daily mailings. Some data entry will be required and attention to detail is essential. You will be answering email so you will need to become knowledgeable about all aspects of Cascade Mountain. You may be cross-trained in ticket sales or other areas. Uniform and dress code required. Wage: $8.25/hour starting

SPORTS SHOP SALES CLERK

Essential Job Functions:
- Cashier experience required
- Retail experience helpful
- Accuracy and honesty essential
- Able to be on your feet for the entire shift
- Able to work independently
- Minimum age is 16

Position Overview: Cascade Sports Shop employees are responsible for all aspects of selling goods to our guests: ringing up sales and making correct change as well as displaying and organizing the merchandise. You will assist guests find the merchandise they are looking for and answer any questions they have about the items for sale or about Cascade Mountain in general. Inventory management is very important and you may be asked to assist with or conduct an inventory of the merchandise. Uniform and dress code required. Wage: $8.25/hour

SNOW SPORTS SCHOOL

Essential Job Functions:
- Good skiing and/or snowboarding ability required
- Outside work frequently in extreme weather conditions
- Teaching skills for all levels and ages necessary
- Commitment to improving skills and teaching techniques through practice and clinics
- Some clinics mandatory
- Excellent customer services skills necessary
- Minimum age requirement is 16

Position Overview:

Beginning as well as experienced instructors are encouraged to apply. There will be a required Instructor Training Clinic for all PSIA non-certified new instructors – usually the first two weekends in December. The cost covers lift tickets and training for the four days.

Instructors work in high visibility positions and are expected to be particularly friendly, courteous and patient at all times. Instructors may be teaching at any level from beginner to racer. You may be asked to work at times other than your regularly scheduled shifts, and will be expected to do so as much as possible. You may also be asked to help out in the Cascade Kids program if needed. You may be assigned desk time. Uniform and dress code required. Uniform jackets are available for purchase upon successful completion of the training clinic.

CASCADE KIDS STAFF

Essential Job Functions:
- Must love children; babysitting experience preferred
- Good skiing and/or snowboarding ability required
- Outside work frequently in extreme weather conditions
- Ability to teach children basic skills necessary
- Commitment to improving skills and teaching techniques through practice and clinics
- Some clinics mandatory
- Excellent customer services skills necessary
- Some positions available for ages 14 and 15

Position Overview:

There will be a required Instructor Training Clinic for all PSIA non-certified new instructors – usually the first two weekends in December. The cost covers lift tickets and training for the four days.

Cascade Kids Instructors will be working with children ages 4 – 12, must enjoy working and playing with kids and possess a lot of patience. Kids Instructors are under the direct supervision of the Snow Sports School Director and will be required to attend many of the same meetings and clinics as full instructors. This position provides a good opportunity to advance to full instructor status. Some instructors may be asked to work the Cascade Kids or the Snow Sports desk and may be asked to help teach other classes. Uniform and dress code required. Uniform jackets are available for purchase upon successful completion of the training clinic.

Hourly wages while teaching lessons or leading clinics are:
$9.00 Not PSIA/AASI Certified
$10.00 PSIA or AASI Level 1 Certified
$10.50 PSIA Level 1 and AASI Level 1
$12.00 PSIA or AASI Level 2 Certified
$12.50 PSIA or AASI Level 3 Certified

BARTENDER

Essential Job Functions: - Experience preferred - Able to be on your feet for the entire shift - Ability to work at a very fast pace - Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds - Must have current Bartender/Server training certificate - Minimum age requirement is 21 Position Overview: Bartenders are responsible for the setup, cleanup, maintenance and operation of the bar. You take orders from patrons and prepare and serve drinks in accordance with standard recipes. Bartenders mix cocktails and serve wine and bottled or draft beer. You ring drink orders into the cash register, collect payment and make change; check ID’s of guests to determine age. Bartenders also wash and sterilize glassware, prepare garnishes for drinks and stock all bar supplies. You must have schedule flexibility. Uniform and dress code required. Wage: $8.25/hour plus tips

CASHIER & COUNTER PERSON

Essential Job Functions: - Able to be on your feet for entire shift - Flexibility and willingness to perform various duties - Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds - Some positions available for ages 14 and 15 Position Overview: CASHIER: Cashiers ensure an accurate accounting of all transactions, collections and disbursements. Cashiers itemize and ring food and beverage items into register, collect payment from all food service guests and make accurate change for the transaction assuring that everyone pays correct price for all food. Other responsibilities may include greeting guests and taking and serving food and beverage orders. Uniform and dress code required. COUNTER PERSON: Counter persons perform a variety of duties relating to cafeteria style service including greeting and serving guests, cold food preparation, stocking counters, condiments and food items, and maintaining a clean working area at all times. You are also responsible for cleaning tables in the dining area as customers come and go. Uniform and dress code required. Wage: $8.25/Hour starting

COFFEE SHOP BARISTA

Essential Job Functions: - Will be on your feet for the entire shift - Ability to work at a very fast pace - Must be able to work independently Position Overview: Baristas will be working in the Coffee Shop. You are responsible for the setup, cleanup, maintenance and operation of the coffee shop. You take orders from patrons and prepare coffee and coffee drinks in accordance with standard recipes. Some food items are also sold in the Coffee Shop. Baristas need to become familiar with the recipes and techniques used in preparation of these beverages. You ring orders into the cash register, collect payment and make change. Baristas also wash and sterilize glassware and stock all supplies. You must have schedule flexibility. Uniform and dress code required. Wage: $8.25/hour plus tips

MECHANIC

Essential Job Function: - Experience in heavy equipment operation, maintenance and repair - Diesel and gas engine repair and troubleshooting experience - Efficiency in troubleshooting of electrical ac & dc, electronics and hydraulics - Attention to detail is mandatory - Must be able to lift and pull a minimum of 50 pounds - Minimum age requirement is 18 Job Overview: Mechanics service and preventative maintenance of all heavy equipment, snowplowing equipment, snowmaking production equipment, small engine, chair and surface lifts systems and snow grooming vehicles and implements. Experience in working in harsh weather conditions useful as hours may be long and weather unpredictable. Job duties include the operation of all equipment in all areas of Cascade Mountain. Wage: Dependent upon experience and job performance

SNOWMAKER

Essential Job Functions:
- 12 hour day or night shifts in extreme weather conditions
- Must be able to frequently lift and pull a minimum of 50 pounds
- Must be able to pull heavy hoses or other equipment on hard packed or soft snow and icy surfaces
- Must be safety conscious and aware of changing conditions - Must be able to work long and irregular hours
- Minimum age is 18

Position Overview: Snowmakers need to be genuinely interested in working outside in challenging and changing weather conditions. You will be involved in the operation of snowmaking equipment whenever weather permits to meet the needs as determined by the Director of Mountain Operations. When possible and needed, you might be working seven days per week, and at other times, you may be working in another area or called off. Day shift snowmakers may be assigned to direct traffic in the parking lot on weekends and holidays when not needed for daytime snowmaking and may be kept busy doing other duties. Uniform pants and jacket provided by Cascade Mountain, warm and waterproof boots and gloves are essential. Dress code required. Wage: $11/hour. Wage increase provided following passage of Snowmaking Skills Test

WAREHOUSE ATTENDANT

Essential Job Functions: - Warehouse or parts room organization experience preferred - Able to be on your feet for the entire shift - Ability to maintain a fast pace - Requires constant heavy lifting, minimum of 50 pounds, sometimes above shoulder level - Minimum age requirement is 18 Position Overview: A warehouse attendant is responsible for the receipt and storage of all food items and equipment received, counting all boxes upon delivery before signing for them. The inventory and security of the stored items is under the supervision of this individual. You ensure an orderly flow of supplies so that all items are on hand when needed. Warehouse personnel maintain recyclable areas and keep an orderly and clean storeroom, coolers, and freezers. You ensure proper rotation of products, inform appropriate personnel about special delivery items (UPS, FedEx, etc.) and maintain a Delivery Log. You are also responsible for delivery of most items to various departments. Uniform and dress code required. Wage: $8.25/hour starting

COOK

Essential Job Functions: - Experience preferred - Able to be on your feet for the entire shift - Flexibility and willingness to perform various duties - Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds - Minimum age requirement is 16 Position Overview: Positions include: grill and fry cooks for fast food operations; prep cooks; outdoor food stands. Some supervisory positions are available to qualified applicants. Uniform and dress code required. Wage: Dependent upon experience. $8.25/hour starting. Non-tipped position.

GROUP SALES STAFF

Essential Job Functions: - Customer Service experience a plus, but not required - polite phone etiquette required - Friendly and outgoing personality with the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment - Ability to perform cashier and basic computer operations or tasks - Minimum age is 16. Position Overview: This position answers directly to the Group Sales Manager. Staff members are involved in all aspects of the sales of group reservations including but not limited to: providing information to anyone requesting it by phone, email, or at the front desk; booking reservations; referring anyone interested in lodging to our Lodging Partners and to our website for information on packages; following up on reservations; greeting guests and group leader upon arrival; sales of tickets at the Groups desk; and collecting payment. You may be cross-trained in office or ticket sales and may be asked to assist in other areas. Uniform and dress code required. Wage: $8.25/hour

GUEST SERVICES STAFF

Essential Job Functions:
- Will be on your feet for the entire shift
- Will be working in all weather for long periods of time and frequently in extreme weather conditions
- Will need to learn proper radio etiquette
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds
- Some positions available for ages 16 and 17. You may be greeting people at the walkway, operating the Ski Corral and checking tickets and controlling lift lines at the base of the slopes. These positions are frequently interchangeable and you may find yourself rotating from one to another.

Position Overview: Greeters are usually the first employee a guest meets and the last ones they see upon departure and you must be friendly and willing to dispense information and answer questions. Eye contact is very important. You are to be in position at the top of the walkway and acknowledge each guest with a smile and a greeting upon arrival and a smile and friendly farewell upon departure. You will be responsible for overseeing the safety conditions of the walkways, outside stairs and to a certain extent the parking lot. This may involve snow shoveling and/or notifying management of potentially dangerous conditions in the parking lot, walkways or stairs. You may be asked to help our guests search for lost or stolen equipment. If you are operating the Ski Corral you will be responsible for accepting skis and snowboards from, and returning them to, the guests. Accuracy is vital to ensure that the correct checked equipment is returned to the proper individual. You will need to be extremely courteous and able to work at a fast pace. You will also have to be able to answer questions and give directions to the guests. Ticket checking requires a friendly and courteous personality to physically check tickets that the guests are wearing. You will also be directing and controlling the lift lines by instructing guests where to wait, how and when to load and answering their questions and concerns. Uniform and dress code required. Uniform jacket provided. Wage: $8.25/Hour starting

JANITORIAL STAFF

Essential Job Functions: - Able to be on your feet for the entire shift - Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds on a frequent basis - Ability to work independently - Some positions available for ages 14 and 15 Position Overview: Janitorial staff is responsible for ensuring clean and sanitary conditions of overall area. Your duties include but are not limited to: cleaning, disinfecting and stocking restrooms, mopping and vacuuming all floors, removal of trash and recyclables from common areas, and clearing cafeteria tables. There may be minimal sweeping and trash removal required outside. Uniform and dress code required. Wage: $8.75/Hour starting

LIFT ATTENDANT

Essential Job Functions:
- Working outside, frequently in extreme weather conditions
- Physically holding chairs while guests load and unload chairlifts
- Physically swinging loaded chairs
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
- Snow shoveling required
- May be on your feet for the entire shift
- Minimum age is 18

Position Overview: Lift attendants and operators are in constant contact with our guests and must be friendly and helpful when greeting and assisting them. You will be outside, sometimes for your entire shift, in all types of weather. You must be agile on soft and hard packed snow surfaces and able to walk safely down the slopes. You may be performing lift maintenance or de-icing towers and clearing snow. You may be assigned to work the Magic Carpet lift in the Tube Park. Uniform and dress code required. Uniform jacket provided. Wage: $8.25/Hour starting $8.75/Hour after training and passing a test to qualify as a Lift Operator

RENTAL ATTENDANT

Essential Job Functions: - Able to be on your feet for the entire shift - Able to handle a fast paced job - Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds - Binding certification required (training provided) - Minimum age is 16 Position Overview: Rental attendants are responsible for the distribution and collection of ski/snowboard equipment from our guests. Some positions will require the ability to set bindings according to manufacturer’s specifications. Others will involve assisting guests with boot fitting and providing instruction on the equipment and its use. Rental shop employees must be outgoing and courteously assist our guests with renting and using ski or snowboard equipment. Data entry is required for some positions. Physically active, mature individuals are encouraged to apply. You may be cross-trained in other areas. Uniform and dress code required. Wage: $8.25/hour

TICKET SELLER

Essential Job Functions: - Cashier experience required - Able to be on your feet for the entire shift - Minimum age is 16 Position Overview: Ticket sellers are among the first employees a guest talks to, so this position requires friendly and helpful people with the ability to handle money in a fast paced environment. A ticket seller’s primary responsibility will be to knowledgeably and accurately sell tickets and packages. You must become familiar with all products for sale. You will need to familiarize yourself with all aspects of Cascade Mountain and be able to answer questions and provide information about all departments. You will be working at one of several locations including Tube Town and Cascade Express. You may be cross-trained in other office duties. Some data entry is required. Uniform and dress code required. Wage: $8.25/hour

TERRAIN PARK STAFF

Essential Job Functions: - Strong skiing and/or snowboarding skills required - Able to shovel snow - Friendly and outgoing personality - Safety conscious - Minimum age requirement is 16 Job Overview: Terrain park staff members are mature individuals responsible for the maintenance and patrolling of the terrain parks. As part of the terrain park staff you will have constant interaction with the customers and must be friendly and helpful when assisting them. You will need to be aware of hazards and will be responsible for notifying management and/or grooming staff of areas that need attention. Part of the maintenance will be to frequently inspect the rails and jumps both in regards to safety and to protecting skis and snowboards from damage. You will be required to work park events including helping to set up and tear down. You will be involved in accident investigation/documentation including pictures and measurements of features, witness statements and assisting Ski Patrol when requested. Uniform and dress code required. Uniform jackets will be provided and returned on a daily basis. Wage: $8.25/Hour starting

TUBE TOWN LIFT ATTENDANT

Essential Job Functions: - Working outside, at times, in extreme weather conditions - Able to be on your feet for the entire shift - Must be able to physically pull loaded snow tubes across the snow - Snow shoveling required - Minimum age is 18 for lift operation Position Overview: Tube Park employees are in constant contact with our guests and must possess friendly and helpful personalities. Your duties will include but are not limited to: greeting the guests and giving instructions, assisting them on and off the surface lift, operating the lifts and helping the tubers to get out of the way of others. You must be agile on soft and hard packed snow surfaces. You may be cross-trained in ski lift operations. Uniform and dress code required. Uniform jacket provided. Wage: $8.25/Hour starting. $8.75/hour after training and passage of Lift Operator Skills Test