Employment

At Cypress, you can WORK where you LOVE to PLAY!

Join the dynamic team at Cypress Mountain, work in world-class facilities and enjoy our awesome terrain!

To apply for any of our Team Member positions email your resume and application form to jobs@cypressmountain.com

We are already recruiting for a few roles for the upcoming 2015/16 winter season. Below is a list of some of the 'Featured Positions’ but be sure to check out the other employment opportunities that will be posted in the Fall.

Don't forget to check out our Facts and Question's page for any and all employment related questions! Click HERE...

THE PEAK PERKS - What's in it for you?

Skiing and Snowboarding Privileges:

  • FT Staff receive a full privilege Pass.
  • PT Staff receive one lift pass for every shift worked

Food & Beverage

  • 40% off (Does not apply for Crazy Raven Bar & Grill and does not apply to alcoholic beverages. Some exceptions may apply.)

Ski & Snowboard School

Complimentary Group Lessons drop-in only (advance booking required)
20% off other selected Ski & Snowboard School programs

Retail & Rental

  • 25% off general retail. 40% off Logowear! (Applies to most stock items) Some exceptions may apply
  • 50% off Rental Shop

Corporate Partners

  • Special offers from our Corporate Partners are listed every week in our company Newsletter.

Season Pass Interchange

  • This great feature provides Full Privilege Downhill Season Passholders with a 25%-50% discount at participating ski areas. More areas may join and participating areas
Featured Positions

SKI and or/SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS

Come and work with us in a fun and rewarding environment!

We are now accepting applications for both full time and part time ski and snowboard instructors for the 2015.16 winter season. As an instructor you will be responsible for teaching fun ski and snowboard lessons to all ages and abilities, providing great customer service, and for helping out with school tasks and special events.

Instructor Qualifications Required:
    • Minimum CSIA/CASI Level 1 Instructor Certification (or foreign
      equivalent)
    • Previous teaching experience is an asset
    • Previous teaching experience is an asset
    • Additional instructing certifications are an asset eg. Park,
      Adaptive, Coaching
    • Positive, professional, and energetic attitude
    • Outstanding customer service and leadership skills
    • Reliable and punctual

Full Time: Availability on weekends and evening is required
Part Time: Availability for one day or evening shift per week + extra days over the Christmas holidays

Availability over the Christmas Holidays is mandatory for both full time and part time employment

Compensation:
Level 1 Ski or Snowboard                 $11.75 - $13.00/hour
Level 2 Ski or Snowboard                 $13.00 - $15.30/hour
Level 3 Ski or Snowboard                 $16.00 - $17.64/hour
Level 4 Ski or Snowboard                 $19.00 - $21.00/hour
Dual Ski & Snowboard                      + $.50/hour
Select other certifications                 + $0.25 - $0.50/hour
Competitive Private Lesson Commission rates

Staff Perks & Privileges:
    • Staff Season Pass       
    • Cafeteria & Retail discounts
    • Family Season Pass discounts
    • Discount Reciprocal program with other mountains in BC and
      in the USA
    • Free Instructor Training program

To apply please submit the following items:
Cover letter & Resume
Copies of Certifications
Two References

Contact Details:
jobs@cypressmountain.com
Ph: 604-926-5612
Fax: 604-926-9441
www.cypressmountain.com

Mailing Address:
Cypress Mountain
PO Box 91252
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 3N9

Location:
Top of Cypress Bowl Road
West Vancouver, BC
Canada

 

LEAD TERRAIN PARK GROOMER

Cypress Mountain is currently seeking a Lead Terrain Park Groomer to join our dynamic team.  This person will work closely with our Terrain Park Crew to design and build multiple parks that encourage and meet the needs of a diverse range of ridership. This is a leadership role and provides a bridge between the grooming and terrain park departments.

Excellent communication skills along with a desire to work in an efficient, productive manner are crucial to the success of the park program. Candidates must have minimum 3 years of park building experience with varying types of features and be well versed in safe work methods. This position reports to the Grooming shift supervisor and Terrain Park Manager. Experience in PB 400 Park Bully/winch an asset. This is a seasonal position from mid-Nov until April. Wage is DOE.

Main Duties:
    • Perform pre start-up inspections as per established checklists
    • Perform shut down and post operations procedures including
      documentation regarding machine maintenance
    • Observe carefully and adhere to all company safety, operating
      and maintenance procedures
    • Maintain a positive working relationship with all staff and
      assist other departments as required
    • Have an eye for risk management issues
    • Construction of all Terrain Park snow features and regular trail
      grooming as required
    • Work closely with the Terrain Park manager in enhancing and
      innovating Terrain Park design to meet the needs of all guests
    • Reshaping and rebuilding trails

Working Conditions:
    • Aiding Terrain Park ground crews when required
    • Graveyard shift work
    • Overtime may be required (must be approved)

Employment Requirements:
    • Minimum 3 years Park building experience
    • Mechanically inclined
    • Valid drivers license + insured/reliable vehicle
    • Ability to work alone or with others
    • Ability to work graveyard and/or odd hours

To Apply:
Qualified candidates, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@cypressmountain.com with position title in the subject line.

We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

 

GROOMING/SNOWCAT OPERATOR


Join our team as a Snowcat Operator/Groomer! Groomers spend their nights farming the snow for the following days guests. They also spend their time taming new snowfalls, rebuilding ski runs, building and maintaining terrain park features and generally creating awesome skiing/boarding experience for guests.

Main Duties:

    Create high quality sliding conditions
    Keep buildings, lift terminals and so on, clear of hazards and snow
    Perform pre start-up inspections of the snowcat, as per established checklists
    Perform shut down and post operations procedures including documentation regarding machine maintenance
    Observe carefully and adhere to all company safety, operating and maintenance procedures
    Maintain a positive working relationship with all team members and assist other departments as required
    Have an eye for risk management issues
    Smoothing out bumps and moguls
    Maintaining snow depth in high traffic areas
    Construction of competition mogul courses and race courses
    Reshaping and rebuilding trails
    Pushing out snow from snow fences and snow drifts
    Removing excess snow from around lift stations
    Covering creeks, rocks and other obstacles
    Spreading man-made snow
    Packing fresh snow

Working Conditions:

    Working in the confined space of a snowcat
    Working outside in all weather conditions
    Shift work is required, days and evenings, seven days a week
    Some shifts may be on an on call basis and contingent on snow, weather conditions and ticket sales levels
    Overtime may be required (must be approved)

Requirements:

    Mountain operations experience and/or heavy equipment operating experience
    Mechanically inclined
    Valid drivers license + insured/reliable vehicle
    Ability to work alone or with others
    Ability to work graveyard and/or odd hours

To Apply:

Qualified candidates, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@cypressmountain.com with position title in the subject line.

We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

 

JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN

Join our team as a full-time, year round Journeyman Electrician!  Work in a busy and energetic operation with a competitive wage and excellent benefits.

Skill Requirements:
•  Thorough knowledge of the Canadian Electric Code & Z98
•  Minimum 5 years experience with industrial controls and motors
•  Experience with Doppelmayr, Mueller and Poma lifts
•  Experience with PILZ PSS systems, including ability to read  F-stack codes
•  Solid understanding of various motor types, including wound rotor, AC and DC motors
•  Trouble shooting and preventative maintenance on drives and motors up to 600hp
•  AC & DC Control circuit and sensor trouble-shooting skills
•  Ability to read North American and European electrical schematics
•  Understanding of automated snowmaking systems (pumps, compressors, fans, PLCs, etc.)
•  Experience with HVAC, Radio and repeater systems, Battery backups, Generators and transfer switches an asset
•  High Voltage switching
•  Testing (insulation resistance, etc.)
•  Data/communication installations and repairs
•  Phone system programming
•  Transformer Installation, testing and maintenance
•  PVC and metal conduit bending, BX, teck, and loomex wiring
•  Concrete, steel stud and wood frame installations
•  Retrofitting installations including fishing or neat surface wiring
•  Contracting experience an asset

Abilities:
•  Work safely in high pressure, time critical situations
•  Ability to work around the public in a safe, respectable and courteous manner
•  Organized and capable keeping track of hours, materials used, and materials required to complete job
•  Work independently or on a small team
•  Pole/tower climbing
•  Ability to work at heights in all weather conditions
•  Mechanical aptitude
•  Be a team player
•  Valid driver’s license
•  Strong communication skills, record keeping and report writing
•  Reliable and capable of working shift work, weekends, evenings and holidays
•  Ski or snowboard
•  Operate a snowmobile and ATV

Qualifications:
•  Trade certification or Inter-provincial trade certification (Red Seal)
•  Any applicable safety training an asset (Lift self evac. / fallen work rescue)
•  Reliable transportation required

To Apply:
Qualified candidates, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@cypressmountain.com with indication the position title in the subject line.

We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

 

Mountain Operations

LIFT ATTENDANT: Assisting our skiing/snowboarding guests on and off of the lifts in a safe and courteous manner is the essence of the lift attendant.  All work is outside and you must be 18 years of age and training will be provided.

SNOW REMOVAL/GROOMER: Operating heavy equipment such as Bombardier snow cats, snow plow trucks, snowblowers, graders or loaders.  You must have related equipment operating experience and proper BC Driver's License.  Shift work is required.

PRO-PATROL: Administering First Aid to injured skiers and snowboarders and maintaining safe conditions of the ski trails and base area.  Must be an advanced level skier or snowboarder and have your OFA Level III or equivalent 90 hour First Aid certificate.  You must also have patrol experience or First Aid attendant experience and be able to ski “t-bogs” down icy black diamond runs.

TERRAIN PARK: Working outdoors maintaining and operating Cypress’s three terrain parks plus our air bag site. Must be an advanced level skier/snowboarder with an enjoyment of riding park features who is in excellent physical condition and not afraid to work hard.

Alpine Snow School
SKI/SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR: Supervise and instruct classes on the ski hill as well as assist with School events and operations. Must have CSIA/CASI level 1 certification or equivalent. Individuals with Level 2 and/or dual certification will be given preference.  Part time & full time positions available for Ski Instructors.  Part time positions available for Snowboard Instructors.
 
SNOW SCHOOL SALES: Selling lesson packages to our Guests. Strong customer service skills are essential, and administrative skills are mandatory.
SNOW SCHOOL TRAINERS: Provide ongoing training and development for instructors.  Ambassadors to the mountain, always ensuring that both staff and Guests are having a positive experience.  Part time positions are available.
Guest Relations
GUEST EXPERIENCE REPRESENTATIVE: Selling and processing a variety of seasons passes. Answering phones, general Guest inquiries. Administrative skills and strong customer service background essential.
 
TICKET OFFICE CASHIER: Must be bondable, reliable and able to handle transactions quickly with excellent customer service skills. Mountain and product knowledge required.
Base Area Operations

PARKING ATTENDANT: Directing traffic in the parking lots, ensuring safety of guests and staff. Position is outside, working in all weather conditions.

TICKET CHECKER:
Verifying the validity of our lift tickets & passes outdoors and in all weather conditions.  Exceptional customer service and problem resolution skills a must.

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WORKER: Snow shoveling and maintaining the base area for guest safety. Must be physically fit and enjoy working outdoors.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE: A variety of indoor janitorial duties to keep common areas, including washrooms, clean and functional.

Cross Country

NORDIC SKI HOST: Ensure that all skiers on trails have a valid day ticket or season pass, while also establishing positive public relations.

NORDIC MAINTENANCE: A variety of outdoor maintenance and minor construction duties to keep base area facilities safe, clean and functional (includes snow shoveling).

NORDIC FOOD SERVICES: Enjoy working in a rustic cabin in the cross country area.  Just a 10 minute walk or ski in to historic Hollyburn Lodge. Base area food service positions also available.
    
NORDIC ADMINISTRATION: Daily operations of the Ski School Office, Guest Services and Ticket sales, including lesson bookings and group arrivals.  Must have strong customer service skills, the ability to multi-task and handle transitions quickly and accurately.

SNOW PLAY AREA ATTENDANT: Assisting guests in the snow tubing park, which may involve operating the ‘tube tow’.  

NORDIC SKI PATROL: Administering First Aid to injured skiers and maintaining safe conditions of ski trails.  You must have your OFA Level III or equivalent 80 hour First Aid certification.  Patrol experience or First Aid attendant experience required.

NORDIC SKI SNOW SCHOOL: Instructors are responsible for the supervision and instruction of classes and assisting with Snow School events and operations. CANSI certificate required. Snowshoe Guides are responsible for leading interpretive tours through the Nordic Area, with a focus on fun and safety.

NORDIC RENTALS: Handling cash transactions quickly and accurately as well as the maintenance and the signing in/out of equipment.

Food Services

In the Food & Beverage Department, we offer a variety of different positions , between our full service licensed Crazy Raven Bar & Grill, to our Cypress Creek Grill to our Gold Medal Cafe. Our work environment can provide shift work that works around your needs and ours. Shifts can start as early as 7:30am and others finish at 10:30pm.  Transportation is available.

EMAIL: jobs@cypressmountain.com to apply.

General Shift Supervisor: Energetic individuals with a minimum 2 years of management experience in a similar type of operation. Interpersonal skills and leadership abilities are necessary to fill this challenging, seasonal position. Serving it Right and Food Safe certification are required as well as knowledge of P.O.S. systems.

  • 1 F/T position available $15-26/hr depending on experience

CRAZY RAVEN BAR & GRILL OPPORTUNITIES

Line Cook:
Preparing a variety of 'pub style' menu items in a high volume, fast paced kitchen is the main focus of this position.  Food Safe and a minimum of 3 years experience is required.

  • 8 F/T positions available
  • 6P/T positions available
  • $10.25-13/hr depending on experience


Bartender: A Serving It Right certificate (available through any BC Liquor Store) is necessary and you must be 19 years of age or older. Previous experience required.

  • 3 P/T positions available 
  • $10.25-13/hr depending on experience


Server: Serving It Right certificate (available through any BC Liquor Store) is mandatory.  A fast paced 'pub style' atmosphere requiring experienced servers.  

  • 6 F/T positions available 
  • 4 P/T positions available
  • $9/hr + tips
  • 2 Lead Server positions available - $10.25-13/hr depending on experience


CYPRESS CREEK GRILL OPPORTUNITIES

Front Line Cooks & Front Line Service Attendants: Cooking a variety of cafeteria food items in a high volume, fast paced environment. Along with taking and filling food orders of our guests in the Cafeteria. 

  • 25 F/T positions available
  • 15 P/T positions available 
  • $10.25-13/hr depending on experience
  • 2 F/T Lead positions available $10.25-15/hr depending on experience


Prep Cook/Dishwasher: An entry-level position that consists of assisting cooks in preparation of all menu items, slicing and portioning of food.  Washing and sanitizing of kitchen small wares, dishes and equipment.

  • 2 F/T positions available
  • 2 P/T positons available
  • $10.25-13/hr depending on experience


Cashier: Pleasant, bondable mature individuals who are able to handle high volume sales. Cash handling experience preferred.

  • 4 F/T positions available 
  • $10.25-13/hr depending on experience


Busser:
Cleaning tables and trays, and disposing of waste in the cafeteria are your main responsibilities.

GOLD MEDAL CAFE OPPORTUNITIES   

Barista: This position requires a customer service savvy individual who enjoys a fast pace. Having the ability to also make a variety of coffee bar beverages would be an asset. Cash handling experience preferred.

Cashier:
Pleasant, bondable mature individuals who are able to handle high volume sales. Cash handling experience preferred.

EMAIL: jobs@cypressmountain.com to apply.

Rental Center

SKI & SNOWBOARD TECHNICIAN: Technical certification is provided for those with some mechanical aptitude and an ability to work quickly and efficiently setting the bindings on rental skis and boards.

CASHIER: Pleasant, bondable mature individuals who are able to handle high volume sales in a pleasant manner.

REPAIR TECH: Tuning and repairing of both skis and snowboards.  You will be working on both customer’s equipment and rental equipment.  Experience is necessary for this position.

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