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Furloughed? Hit the slopes

January 23, 2019
The 54th McCall Winter Carnival runs Jan. 25 through Feb. 3, featuring snow sculptures, fire works, a Mardi Gras Parade and more. This snow sculpture (in progress) is from the 2017 event.

Idaho ski resorts are inviting federal workers on furlough due to the government shutdown to hit the slopes. One resort is offering discounted ski lift tickets and several others have job openings.

Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg is offering $29 lift tickets for federal employees January 22 to the 25. Employees must bring a federal ID or proof of employment to the ticket window to receive the discounted lift ticket rate. Limit one ticket per person per day.

Furloughed workers can get some temp work at Bogus Basin and Tamarack ski resorts.

They can come on with us, work for us … and when they get called back to work, there is no need for a two-week notice, said Brad Larsen, general manager at Tamarack Ski Resort. “We’ll work with them on a schedule which allows them to make some money, then head right back to their core job when they get recalled,” he said.

“We are not offering any ticket discounts for furloughed workers at this time,” said Brundage Mountain communication director April Whitney, “but we do have several positions open and would love to have them join our team, even if it’s short term.”

For more information, visit the websites: silvermt.com; tamatackidaho.com/employment; brundage.com/employment.

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