So You Want to Be an Olympian – How About a Job?

FasterSkierOctober 14, 2007 reports that officials plan to hold a job fair this month.

“[Applicants] need to be adventuresome and reliable, of course,” said Craig Lehto, director of sliding sports for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Games.

The Whistler Nordic Centre in the Callaghan Valley opens to the public this December for cross-country skiing.

“We are hiring staff and we want . . . the local community to have an opportunity to be part of what we are doing at the venue,” said John Aalberg, director of Nordic sports for VANOC.

About 20 people will be hired, nine full-time, said Aalberg.

“There are going to be a lot of events this winter, so the staff will be part of managing and organizing and operating the events.”

This winter, there will be about 30 kilometres of track available for skiers. It will range from beginner to expert. There will also be five kilometres of lit trails for night skiing. Aalberg said tickets are likely to be about the same price as those at Lost Lake, where an adult pays $15 to ski for the day on 32 kilometres of trails.




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