Come join a team where you'll feel like family. At Donner Ski Ranch you'll never be a number. We care about our employees and offer competitive pay and benefits, including wages starting at $12/hour, a fun, positive work environment, and free skiing at some of the Tahoe area's best resorts, including Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Soda Springs.
Donner ski ranch is currently hiring for all winter positions, as well as year-round management positions. Apply today!
Terrain Park Crew (seasonal)
The terrain park crew is the backbone of the department and is responsible for everything functioning properly on a daily basis. They provide a presence in the park, educating riders on etiquette and safety while maintaining and inspecting features. Shaping with shovels and other tools, as well as adjusting rope lines and signage and inspecting features are on a typical day’s agenda.
Open and inspect park every day.
Repair any downed roping or signage.
Provide feature maintenance as needed or directed throughout the day.
Be warm and welcoming to guests.
Have a presence in the park and advocate safe riding and etiquette.
Maintain a neat and safe work environment.
Cooperate well with other departments and provide a helping hand.
Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
While performing the duties of this Job, the Team Member is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; extreme cold. The Team Member is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
groomer / snowcat operator
We are currently seeking intermediate and highly experienced Groomers/Snowcat Operators to join the Donner Ski Ranch team.
As Groomer, you will work evenings and nights in the serene wilderness, safely operating a snowcat to provide smooth, reliable skiing surfaces. You will meticulously prepare and maintain skiing surfaces around the mountain, preparing snowpark features and mountain elements. Additional responsibilities include operating other heavy equipment, such as a snowplow or loader to remove snow from the parking lot, as needed.
The position is seasonal, ending in April or May, depending on snowfall.
Valid driver’s license
Experience operating a snowcat (highly desirable)
Experience with other heavy equipment, such as a loader or blower, a plus
Willing to work overtime, early morning, late evening, overnight, holiday, and weekend shifts, as required
Understand grooming patterns and methods
Ability to detect problems with equipment
Understand and comply with safety guidelines
snow removal / heavy equipment operator
Operates heavy equipment including backhoe loader, front end loader, dozers, blowers, and other heavy equipment and/or operates light equipment, such as a hand operated snow blower. Previous training and experience in equipment operation is required.
Responsible for the snow plowing and snow removal operations at the resort
Provide the safest possible surfaces for our guests and employees to drive and walk on
Safely and efficiently operate all equipment, including but not limited to, skid steers, snow blowers, plow trucks, backhoe, and front end loader
Monitor all equipment and make sure that all issues are addressed promptly and communicated with Vehicle Maintenance
Responsible for routine vehicle checks daily and minor repairs
Ability to work unsupervised with a task list required.
Must have valid driver's license and clean driving record
Must have the ability to lift 75lbs
Must have the ability to perform manual, vigorous labor in varying weather conditions, including snow, ice, wind and rain
Previous heavy equipment experience required
Must have a flexible schedule which would include the ability to work early mornings, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays
The Lift Operator is responsible for the safety of our guests while loading and unloading the chairlift, ensuring excellent customer service, efficient processes, and safe operations. Reporting to the Lift Operations Supervisors, this person will promote stellar service, ensuring that guests and employees have a fun and safe experience.
The position is seasonal, ending in April or May, depending on snowfall.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Learns all chairlift safety and operations protocol
Provides excellent service to customers, employees, and business partners
Assists with snow removal including shoveling snow on ramps and directing employees to shovel snow
Exhibits excellent customer service, communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining a high level of accuracy and courtesy
18 years of age or older
Literate and fluent in English
Intermediate to advanced level skiing or snowboarding ability highly desirable
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
Ability to write simple correspondence
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in oral, mathematical, or diagram form
Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or 1-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Prior ski resort or hospitality experience highly desirable
Donner Ski Ranch is looking for candidates to join its Ski Patrol team to work Monday-Friday during the winter season. Ski Patrol will oversee a variety of guest service and risk management functions, providing hands-on execution of accident handling, first aid, trail maintenance, mountain sweeps, avalanche control, opening and closing procedures, lift evacuation, and search and rescue, promoting and creating a safe environment for guests and staff.
The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Providing medical care, and transporting sick and injured patients
Performing closing procedures at the end of the day to ensure that all guests are safely off the mountain
Set a positive example and provide top quality customer service in a friendly and positive manner
Mitigate skiing hazards through appropriate and consistent markings and signage
Investigate accidents and carefully document
Maintain and improve patrol skills
Transporting and setting up supplies and equipment on skis
Leading avalanche mitigation techniques as well as safe explosives handling practices
Chairlift guest evacuation
Trail maintenance including marking and mitigating hazards to skiing public
Completes accident, trail, lost person, dispatch, and other patrol paperwork
Leads weekly safety meetings
Participates in and supports mountain safety programs
Patrollers must have advanced skiing ability , and be able to expertly handle a toboggan and carry out avalanche control duties
Previous patrol experience
Basic emergency care credentials, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and/or Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) certified
Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment
Must be committed to providing excellent guest service
Must have strong communication skills
High School diploma or equivalent
Must work well in a team
Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 lbs
SKI / SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR
Donner Ski Ranch is hiring ski and snowboard instructors of varying experience levels. Qualified candidates must have deep enthusiasm for the sport. As an instructor, you will provide quality ski instruction to groups and individuals, adults and children, with a focus on fun and safety.
Provide superior ski / snowboard instruction to guests of all ages and in all programs
Create a fun environment that is conducive to learning by employing a variety of appropriate teaching strategies.
Encourage student enthusiasm for skiing / riding, the learning process, and the further development of good skiing / riding skills
Develop and foster group dynamics appropriate for the age, skill, and makeup of the students in the class.
Evaluate the accomplishments of students on a daily basis by using the appropriate and available methods developed for each Ski and Snowboard School program.
Follow The Resort’s etiquette guidelines while interacting with guests and respond to all guests in a courteous, professional manner. Maintain positive relations with students, parents, visitors, and general public at all times.
Confer regularly with immediate supervisor and other Company personnel to plan, coordinate and evaluate services / activities, exchange information and resolve problems.
Instruct all students on The Responsibility Code, and uphold the highest levels of guest safety in varying winter weather conditions.
Assist in operational responsibilities of Ski & Snowboard programs including but not limited to registration process, directing guests to appropriate equipment fitting source, upkeep of outdoor teaching areas and cleanliness of facilities
Actively and effectively communicate with guests to explain programs, services, policies, schedules and rates.
Attend all required training, safety and other meetings, required both by the department and company.
Demonstrate a commitment to improving personal skiing / riding and teaching abilities through attendance of supplementary training.
Perform other duties as required.
Must be at least 16 years of age
Strong intermediate skiing / snowboarding ability combined with the willingness and demonstrated aptitude to learn ski / snowboard instructing and work with guests of all ages.
Must be able to complete required training upon hire
Must be able to handle exposure to inclement weather; bending, lifting and squatting
Physical ability to respond appropriately to emergency and other unplanned situations
Must have Customer Service Skills
Must have Communication Skills
As a cashier, you will be responsible for providing friendly service to guests while handling guest purchases, accepting payment and counting change in the ticket office, retail shop and/or cafe. We are looking for individuals with a strong guest focus and upbeat attitude.
Provide friendly customer service, accurate information, and promote product through point of successful sale
Establish professional, yet personalized rapport with customer upon contact; by phone or in person
Answer all questions, providing detailed information, and establishing trust with the customer to close of sale
Stock shelves, counters, or tables with merchandise as needed
Other duties as assigned
Positive work ethic
Strong communication skills
Ability to accurately count change and manage a cash drawer
Ability to speak, read, and communicate in English
Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Ability to stand for up to 8 hours at a time.
Already has or has the ability to obtain a California Food Handlers Card
Previous retail sales experience a plus
Ability to gain and maintain a working knowledge of products
Ability to communicate fluently with co-workers and guests in accurate spoken and written English - required
Commitment to exceptional customer service
Basic computer skills - required
Ability to work a flexible schedule; including nights, holidays and weekends - required
line / prep cook
We are looking for both prep and line cooks to support our resort café business. The ideal individual has past experience working in a kitchen, either as a line or prep cook, and can thrive in a fast-paced environment.
As a line and/or prep cook, you will prepare customer orders with accuracy and efficiency
Provide quality service, taking pride in preparing quality products for customers
Contribute to an overall positive and collaborative environment
Prepare all food items to order
Preps assigned items by cutting, slicing, portioning, etc.
Maintains prep area in a clean, sanitary and safe manner
Cooks food to order using the grill, fryer and stove
Stocks and restocks items
Must have, or be able to obtain, a food safety handlers card
Prior kitchen experience a plus, but not mandatory
Attention to detail and customer service
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment