Parks & Pipe
STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT TERRAIN PARKS PHILOSPHY
Terrain Parks are important components of Stowe’s mountain operations and overall guest experience. They play an essential role in the growth and evolution of winter sports. Our Terrain Parks are designed for freestyle skiers and snowboarders of varying abilities. Each area is created to offer challenging and fun features for all those who choose to use them conscientiously. All guests should always observe the Smart Style program and Stowe’s Triple A’s when in Terrain Parks and all around the resort.
Attitude – Respect for others and our environment
Awareness – Sensitivity of everyone’s needs and surroundings
Accountability – Ownership of individual actions and the preservation of Stowe’s unique qualities.
All 5 of our Terrain Parks and full 18-foot half pipe require a 24 hour effort. We require that members be both physically and mentally versatile, we operate in all weather conditions from November to April.
Stowe Terrain Parks has positions available for Volunteer park staff to perform daytime park maintenance. Requirements for the job include; ski or snowboard freestyle proficiency, reliable transportation to work, working in inclement weather conditions, raking and shoveling, lifting and feature setup. A typical day starts anywhere from 6:30am- 7am (depending on the day) and ends at 4:30pm, duties include, opening parks, setting fences, feature marking and hand grooming, guest interaction/education, regular maintenance runs, closing parks and removing fences.
If you are interested in a Volunteer position, there is a full season commitment of 28 full work days. Which breaks down to one day a week along with training, park setup and event support days over the entire season.
For experienced Snowcat Operators looking to join our Terrain Park grooming fleet, we do require at least 2 years of Park grooming experience, winch and half pipe cutting experience is a plus along with a freestyle background. A valid driver’s license and flexibility with hours is also required. We run 3 shifts every night and operate 2- 400 Park Bully with switch blade, 400 winch and a Zaugg Pipe Monster. Some of your time will be spent on the training required to maintain Stowe’s Terrain Park standards.
The level and quality of work expectation is the same for both Paid and Volunteer Park Staff, it takes hard work and dedication to provide the best parks we can. We all love to ski and ride Stowe because it has some of the world’s best terrain. Know why you want to be here and help make the Terrain Park experience better for the guests and yourselves. Joining the park crew means joining a team and a family. Only those with a willingness to contribute and desire to be a part of our growing sport tend to stay. Ride on!
If you are interested, please click here and tell us a bit about yourself and which position you are applying for.