If you'd like to make some money in a part-time job, and learn more about the operation of a ski area, consider working at one of the ski areas within the Twin Cities region. The ski areas need people to sell tickets, run chair lifts, cook and serve food, maintain skis and snowboards, and give lessons in skiing and snowboarding, among other tasks.
Buck Hill has yet to release information, but others are ready to go. Most have job fairs scheduled as a way to meet a lot of job candidates in a short time.
Welch Village says drop on in any time, but with two caveats. If the season hasn't started yet, call before you come. Also, it will give priority to candidates who attend one of its job affairs. The first will be on Tuesday, October 22 and the another on Thursday, October 24. Hours are 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day. Want to teach? Go to a hiring clinic on either Saturday, December 7, or Sunday, December 8. Hours are 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. either day. Welch is looking for people to work in all areas, including snowmaking and maintenance and the retail shop.
Afton Alps is looking for people to fill its "Extreme Clean Team," among other departments. Find out more at a job fair to be held at the Alps Chalet on Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29. Hours are 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. both days.
Trollhaugen has a job fair, too. It's on Saturday, October 26, running from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Wild Mountain has already had its jobs fair, but welcomes inquiries from prospective employees.
The Three Rivers Park District, which operates Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area, as well as Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area, is a unit of government, so its process is a bit more bureaucratic. Follow the link, clear all the fields on the screen, and do a search for "Parks and Recreation" to see what's open. Of particular note, the district is the only employer in the local ski industry that hires shuttle-bus drivers.