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The Black Hills of South Dakota
Terry Peak Ski Area is in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, minutes from the historic cities of Deadwood and Lead. Deadwood is famous for an exciting wild west past and features museums presenting fascinating history. The fun never ends with a year-round list of events and entertainment venues. Lead boosts the bountiful history of the famous Homestake Gold Mine, now known as the Sandford Underground Research Lab for the study of Neutrinos.
If outdoor adventure is your thing, enjoy all those year-round activities out your back door. Skiing and snowboarding at Terry Peak, plus cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, mountain & road biking, four-wheeling, motorcycling, fishing, hiking, and camping, just for starters.
The Black Hills is full of rich culture, with Mount Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, and Devils Towers National Monument.
The Black Hills’ cost of living tends to be lower than other areas. So, stake your claim and make your future at Terry Peak in the Black Hills.
Terry Peak is hiring honest, hard-working individuals that exhibit a high level of integrity and demonstrate positive communication skills. Employees need to be willing to appear professional and adhere to uniform requirements. Be able to follow company procedures and policies and support core values. Terry Peak employees need to be able to handle a fast-paced work environment and exhibit a self-starter work ethic during slower days. Weekends and holidays are very high-traffic times for the ski industry; therefore, employees need to be willing to work during these times and be flexible to work irregular hours in specific departments. All Terry Peak employees are ambassadors for the ski area and must strive to exceed the guests’ expectations.
Compensation and Benefits
The compensation varies for each department and is based on the experience of the offered position. Compensation needs to be discussed with the potential supervisor.
All positions at Terry Peak are eligible for employee and dependent season pass privileges based on the Terry Peak Employee Handbook criteria. Employee season passes offer skiing privileges and discounts on food, retail, rentals, and lessons.
If you’re interested in working in a mountain environment and making a positive guest experience for those playing and working at Terry Peak, come to join our team.
If you purchase a season pass in October and then decide to work at Terry Peak, contact our team today to learn if you are eligible for a refund. *Some restrictions apply.
*Apply online by filling out our online application.
*Download the job application. After completing, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Terry Peak Ski Area 21120 Stewart Slope Rd. Lead, SD 57754
Terry Peak Ski Area is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment. No question on this application is used to limit or exclude any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Equal access to employment, services, and programs are available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations and an interview process should notify an organization representative.
Seasonal Positions Available
Ski School Sales Desk & Children’s Center
Administration / Guest Service
Food & Beverage – Cashier/Cooks/Dishwashers/Bartenders
Chairlift Operations – Lift Maintenance & Chairlift Operators
Mountain Operations – Snowmakers & Groomers
Ski Patrol – (EMT-B, OEC, higher or equivalent preferred; WFR considered)
Ski & Snowboard Instructors – (training provided)
Administration – Guest Service