Copper Mountain job fair planned for this weekend |

Copper Mountain job fair planned for this weekend

COPPER MOUNTAIN – Copper Mountain is gearing up for the rapidly approaching winter season with its annual job fair.

For four days – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday through Sunday – representatives from departments including food and beverage, rental/retail, base operations, nursery operations, housekeeping and youth ski and snowboard school will be available for questions and interviews.

The resort plans to employ approximately 2,200 people this winter, including about 800 new hires, said Beth Jahnigen, Copper’s communication coordinator.

Copper officials encourage those planning on attending the job fair first to fill out a job application on-line and to schedule an interview, though there will be some on-the-spot interviews, she said.

The job fair will be held at the new employment headquarters, the Extraordinary Development of Great Employees (EDGE), which was formerly the Club Med building, Jahnigen said. The EDGE will be a campus of sorts for Copper employees.

Three-hundred and sixty employees already have reserved rooms, and 17 currently are living in the building, which will house up to 500 employees. The building also includes a full-service cafeteria serving employees affordable meals three times a day, a theater, night club, employee lounge and an Internet cafe – all just a short walk from the lifts, she said.

Prospective employees will be able to tour the building during the job fair.

“It will give potential employees a taste of what that facility is like,” Jahnigen said.

“The EDGE is a first of its kind in our industry,” said David Barry, Copper Mountain’s chief operating officer. “Copper has always been renowned for its dedication to the employee experience. This facility will make the resort an even cooler work environment.”

In addition to access to the EDGE facilities, Copper Mountain employees also are entitled to a number of benefits, including a free Copper Mountain season pass, discounted lift tickets for friends and family, employee parties, discounts at several Copper retail and food outlets and “The Real Deal” – an exchange program that enables an employee to ski or ride free at a total of 23 resorts. The Real Deal resorts include all four Aspen mountains, Loveland, A-Basin, Winter Park, Steamboat, Durango Mountain Resort, Berthoud, Telluride and others; plus five free days at each Intrawest-owned resort, including Whistler/Blackcomb, Mont Tremblant, Mammoth, Stratton.

Those unable to attend this weekend’s job fair may visit the EDGE another time, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week, or visit Copper’s Web site at

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