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 currently accepting applications for all positions!

We are hiring in most roles for 2015/16 winter season.

Swing by in person, to our Guest Relations Office between the hours of 10am - 3pm 7 days/week for an ON THE SPOT INTERVIEW and start working immediately! We are looking forward to meeting you and having you join our team!

Below is a list of some of the 'Featured Positions’ but be sure to check out all of our employment opportunities that are listed under each Department, below the Featured Jobs. 

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...
Featured Positions

Please see below for a brief summary of our 'Featured Posiitons'. These roles often carry more responsibility and will only have a few openings (except Snow School Instructors).

If a 'Featured Position' sounds right for you, don't delay and apply today! To apply for one of the positions below, email your resume to 'jobs@cypressmountain.com' with the Job Title in the Subject Line. For more information or a full job description, please email 'jobs@cypressmountain.com'.

 

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC

We are currently looking for a Heavy Duty Mechanic to join our team in the Mechanical Shop. This role is one that requires direct work and interaction with a number of key departments such as Snow Removal & Grooming as they require their vehicles in good working order to perform their mountain wide duties.

Main Duties:
- Perform scheduled service and maintenance on snowcats, plow trucks, loaders, graders, pick ups and other heavy construction equipment for proper performance and inspect equipment to detect faults and malfunctions
- Test and repair hydraulic and hydrostatic systems
- Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems, using hand and power tools
- Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturers specifications
- Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment
- Service attachments and working tools such as snowcats, blades, ploughs, winches and side booms; weld and fabricate attachments as required
- May perform repair work on heavy trucks
- May attach components and adjust new snow grooming equipment
- Perform field service in adverse weather conditions
- Operate snow removal equipment to maintain clear roads and parking areas
- Complete log books and service records
- Reorder parts and stock as needed
- Maintain a clean work environment

Working 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)

Employment Requirements:

- Completion of a 3 to 5 year apprenticeship program
Or combination of over 4 years of work experience in the trade and some college or industry courses in heavy equipment repair
- Heavy duty equipment or commercial transport trade certificate may be required
- Inter-provincial trade certification (Red Seal) preferred
- Previous experience with electrical and hydraulic troubleshooting and welding skills
- Clean drivers abstract
- Class 1 or 3 drivers license with air brake endorsement
- Reliable and insured vehicle to get to/from work
- Must supply own hand tools, weatherproof work safety boots and cold and wet weather clothing
- Some heavy lifting over 50 lbs required

 

LIFT MECHANIC - Helper
We are currently recruiting for a Lift Mechanic Helper to join our dynamic team! A Lift Mechanic Helper assists with the maintenance; repair and troubleshooting of lift equipment. They will also assist the Lift Operations Department with the daily operations including start up and shut down of the lifts. They read diagrams and manufacturers manuals and assist in performing mechanical procedures requiring specialized training. They work at great heights, in all weather conditions, and the shifts are from 10:30pm - 7am.

Main Duties:
Lift Maintenance
- Assists in all duties assigned by Lift Maintenance Manager
- Ensures all lifts are maintained to CSA Z-98 code and manufacturers recommendations
- Assists in maintenance activities and preventative repairs
- Reports and rectifies any unsafe situations
- Ensure maintenance activities are thoroughly documented

Other
- Follows all procedures as described in the Employee Handbook
- Maintains a neat and efficient work area
- Takes responsibility for his/her own safety and reports unsafe conditions to their Supervisor
- Follows new procedures as required
- Assists and supports all other Cypress Mountain staff in the performance of their job duties
- Performs other related duties as assigned
- Courteous towards co-workers and Guests

Working Conditions:
- Working outside in all weather conditions
- Working at heights on lift towers
- Work on multiple chair lifts, requiring ability to operate snowmobile (training provided)
- Overnight shift work is required (10:30pm - 7am)

Employment Requirements:
- Ski area experience preferred or combination of previous lift operations experience with mechanical aptitude
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and handle physical requirements
- Ability to remain organized and courteous when under pressure
- Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
- Ability to adapt to change
- Valid class 5 drivers license
- Reliable and insured transportation to and from the mountain (no public transit access)

 

SNOWSHOE GUIDES

We are currently looking for people that love the outdoors to join our fun Nordic Ski School team as P/T Snowshoe Guides!

If you enjoy wondering around the woods at night sharing the secrets of forest with guests and people who may never have been on snow before then this is the right fit for you! Your shifts would normally occur anytime between 4 and 10 PM and be about 3 hours long. They would include boy scouts, cubs, families, girl guides, brownies and the general public.

Come share the joys of being outdoor and the beauty of our mountain.

 

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

 

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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