When it comes to working in a resort town, there are endless job opportunities available. From lifites to instructors and servers to snowmakers, the toughest part of the application process is deciding which position you’d prefer the most. Today, we caught up with Craig Burley, the Terrain Park Manager at Mount St. Louis Moonstone.
How many years have you worked at Mount St. Louis Moonstone? I’ve been working at Louis for 12 years.
What made you want to work in a terrain park? I started as a weekend park ranger while going to college for marketing.
Did you need any specific schooling to get your job? I was a competitive snowboarder in my early years, and was lucky enough to see a lot of great parks, halfpipes and snowboardcross tracks, so my experiences plus some marketing was a good combo.
What’s the best part of your job? The best part of my job is giving all the local rippers the best park experience I can.
What are some of the downsides? No real downsides; I like all the stages of the season.
Is your job seasonal? Yes.
What do you do in the off-season? In the summer, I work construction and teach a little wakeboarding in the evenings, which is a great way to recharge for the next season.