Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Increases Starting Wages, Offers Enhanced Employee Benefits for 2015-16 Ski Season

Category: Press Release

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:

Liesl Kenney

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

530-452-7111 or lkenney@squawalpine.com

Increases in base pay, generous family passes and free transportation offered to employees; winter job fairs scheduled on Saturday, October 24 and Saturday, November 7, 2015

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] October 8, 2015Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced it will host two winter job fairs this fall, increase rates of pay, and has introduced new benefits for seasonal employees at the ski resort this winter. Applicants are encouraged to view open positions and apply online in advance, then participate in either the October 24 or November 7 job fair prepared to interview for available positions.  

Open positions include kids ski school instructors, lift operators, ticket sellers, culinary staff, groomers with experience, rental technicians, and snowmakers, with all positions offering competitive compensation. The resort has increased the starting wage for its entry-level kids ski school instructors, with wages now starting at $12 per hour, plus incentives. This increase means Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will offer the highest pay rates for that position in Lake Tahoe. The resort is also offering complimentary fast track Ski Instructor certifications, which upon completion, increases an employee’s wage further - to $14 per hour.

Along with a flexible scheduling system and a variety of indoor and outdoor positions, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadow provides free, unrestricted season passes to all part-time, full-time and holiday seasonal employees and their dependents, a 50% discount on food at the resort, and 25% off retail items. Employees are also extended discounts for local yoga, golf and bike rentals, and deep lodging discounts at several resorts including The Village at Squaw Valley and Hotel Del Coronado.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is making commuting to work easier for employees this winter by providing free bus passes to those who use the Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) services within the North Lake Tahoe community. This year, the resort will also offer a free weekend shuttle bus from Reno to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows with two convenient pick up locations in Northwest Reno.

The resort is also committed to helping seasonal employees find housing in the Reno/Tahoe area. Local homeowners who have space for employees can earn season passes by extending their space to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows employees. Homeowners are encouraged to contact Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Human Resources at 530-452-7112 and speak to any representative for more information. 

Each year, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows hires more than 1,800 part- and full-time seasonal employees for a variety of positions. The resort plans to increase permanent employment opportunities in the future with the completion of the Village at Squaw Valley. Once approved, the project will create over 570 new full-time, year-round jobs that will protect the local economy and offer local families job stability, as well as more than 845 construction-related jobs.

Prospective employees are encouraged to apply online and to attend one of the two jobs fairs to meet hiring managers and interview for open positions. The job fairs will be held at Olympic House at 1901 Chamonix Place in Olympic Valley on October 24 and November 7, 2015. 

For more information about Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, to purchase a season pass or to make lodging reservations, visit www.squawalpine.com

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned ski resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features 42 lifts and 270 trails, as well as the European-inspired Village at Squaw Valley featuring nearly 60 bars, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. Snowfall averages 450 inches, providing one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe, and establishing Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as a top destination for spring skiing and boarding. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows also boasts one of the region’s only mountain-top beginner areas and several intermediate skier havens including Shirley Lake and the newly renamed Pacific Crest Bowls.