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You will be working in a mountain environment. Weather conditions throughout the season range from blizzard conditions to driving rain to some sunshine now and then. Mt. Baker gets an average of 701 inches of snowfall per winter – the most of any ski area in North America….this means it snows A LOT. In fact, we are the location of World Record Snowfall. These rugged and sometimes trying conditions can be very challenging to work in. However, working at Mt. Baker can be a uniquely rewarding experience given the awe-inspiring landscape, incredible terrain, and friendly and professional atmosphere.


The season usually begins around the middle of November, but this is entirely dependent on when we get enough snow to open. The season usually lasts through the end of April. Most of the ski area jobs require employees to be available to work on weekends in January and February and all winter holidays including, but not limited to, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Winter Break, New Year’s Eve Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Spring Break, etc. 


Preparation for each day of operation usually begins between 7 and 8 am. Employees must be prepared to wake up early and be at work on time everyday that they are scheduled to work. The operation of the ski area depends on it.


On-Mountain Employee Lodge housing is available for a limited number of full-time employees only. All other employees must rent their own housing off the mountain. Check with a supervisor at the time of interview for more information.


If you will be living off the mountain, it is helpful to have a reliable means of transportation.  Mt. Baker Ski Area offers 15-passenger employee shuttles that leave from Bellingham, Maple Falls, and Glacier 7 days per week for employees who live in these areas to transport them on their scheduled work days only. Check with a supervisor at the time of the interview for more information.  Instruction department employees are generally not eligible for transportation.