SPOKANE, Wash.--Ski resort leaders are looking forward to the ski season. Lookout Pass kicked off its job fair on Saturday. They are looking to hire new employees.
"Hopefully getting a job as a ski instructor or a bartender or something like that,” said applicant Ian Wolford.
The applicants are hoping they are one of the lucky ones to get a job at the mountain.
"I get to be in the snow and what better view can you have than this?” said Worlford.
Lookout leaders are planning on making changes to the resort and making the ski park more accessible to beginners.
"Add about 10 new intro level features to intermediate park stuff so people can get in at ages at the park,” said Marketing Director at Lookout Pass, Christopher Barrett.
Barrett said Lookout often gets snow before other resorts. He is expecting to open around Thanksgiving.
"We're one of the fewest resorts that gets to open as early as we do with no man made snow and that's key because there is nothing like real snow,” said Barrett.
Businesses in downtown Wallace, Idaho are also waiting for snow. The owner of the Smoke House Restaurant said nearby resorts bring him more and more business each year.
“We have the snow skiers and snow mobiles that come to silver valley in the winter time,” said restaurant owner Max Storch.
Storch said he is also looking for more help as employees get ready for the winter crowds.
"The help I need increases, so we employ more people,” said Storch.
Storch plans to hire at least three new people.
Lookout Pass leaders plan to hire people for all of their departments by November 1, 2013. You can find more information here: https://skilookout.com/news/job-opportunities/