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Killington Resort recruits locals to help instruct during President’s Day rush

Resorts offers hourly pay, tickets, discounts and raffle incentives

KILLINGTON - Killington Resort plans for demand to exceed norms over President's Day week, Feb. 15-20 this season. During that time, in addition to normally high volumes, hundreds of British students will make their annual trip to the resort.
Because Easter is late this year, their trip is coinciding with a very busy time here, Rob Megnin director of sales, marketing and reservations for Killington explained.
"Our greatest needs are from Tuesday the 18th through Friday, Feb. 21st," added Dave Beckwith, director of golf and snow sports for Killington and Pico. "Staff do not need to be available for the entire timeframe, but if they can be available for a minimum of a couple of consecutive days, that would be helpful," he added.
The resort is hoping to hire about 60 temporary instructors to help teach. Those who work will receive benefits including: Hourly pay (rate will be commiserate with experience, certification, etc. in the range of $9-$15/hour, Beckwith noted), one lift ticket voucher for every day worked (valid through the end of the 2014-15 season), 50% food discount and eligibility to win raffle prizes.
"These programs are a lot of fun to teach and can be very rewarding for the coach," said Beckwith. "We're not looking for a hardcore instructor but more of a guide to help them experience as much of the mountain as they can in a safe environment while improving their skills along the way."
The hours are roughly from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and locals will mostly be working with groups that are already skiing/riding green or above terrain. The resort plans to hire the group of temporary instructors well in advance of the work date to complete paperwork and orientation.
Anyone interested is asked to contact Dave Beckwith at 802-422-6853 or Dan Bergeron at 422-6735.