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Bogus Basin to host 2017-18 winter season job fair; expects to hire 500 workers in 30 days

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Posted at 10:50 AM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 12:50:55-04

Bogus Basin expects to hire some 500 employees for the 2017-18 ski/snowboard season over the next thirty days. The nonprofit recreation area north of Boise has scheduled a job fair this Saturday, October 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its downtown sales office, 2600 North Bogus Basin Road.    

“We have a range of opportunities available that will appeal to potential employees of all experience levels," said Bogus Basin General Manager Brad Wilson. “This year, we have openings for everyone from skilled professionals to first-time job seekers."  Benefits include a season pass and transportation to the mountain.  

A range of full and part-time, weekend and holiday-only opportunities are available, including ski and snowboard instructors, ski lift operators, mountain coaster operators, food and beverage personnel, chair riders, daycare attendants, rental shop employees, an auditor and more. A few full-time, year-round opportunities are available as well, including Director of Nordic Operations, Accounting Manager, and Director of Ski Patrol and Risk Management.  

Bogus Basin, billed as the largest nonprofit ski/snowboard area in the nation, offers its employees free transportation to the mountain, food and beverage discounts, free season passes for employees, and more.  

Job postings are available for viewing at its website, bogusbasin.org. Last year, over 340,000 people visited the mountain, according to a Bogus Basin news release.

Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain, and 165 acres for night skiing; seven lifts and three people-mover carpets; and an 800-foot tubing hill. A mountain coaster will open in fall 2017. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Summer activities include mountain biking and hiking, concerts and a fun zone.