Get Paid to Ski—but Only If You're 'Mediocre'

Sportswear company has a dream job listing
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2019 11:10 AM CST
Skiers take to the slopes in Big Bear Lake, Calif., on Friday.   (AP Photo/Christopher Weber)

(Newser) – If you love to ski but you're not all that excellent at it, pay attention: Sportswear company Tenson is looking for you. The company advertised two positions testing out its ski gear, but it doesn't want expert skiers doing the job. No, it wants "two truly enthusiastic yet mediocre skiers," and it wants them to do all the things they typically would during a day on the slopes (including fall). That way, the company can find out how the skiwear holds up under normal circumstances, including things like getting caught in a chair lift, the Local reports. "For over six decades, we've been making innovative, functional clothing ... worn by the most savage skiers," the job listing states, per CNBC. "Being serious about our vision to enable the outdoors and making garments for everyone, it's now time to thoroughly test our gears on the Average Joe skier. And that's where you come in."

The job, for which applications are open through Monday, includes round-trip tickets to Sweden's Idre Fjall ski resort, accommodations in a cabin within walking distance of the slopes, meals, and ski rentals. Testers can each bring a friend whose expenses will also be paid, and they get to keep the ski gear they test out. As for the job portion of the deal, it pays about $28 per hour, and skiers will get a four-day SkiPass and ski from 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm each day. Just "enjoy your time in the mountains" and give Tenson feedback on how its products worked for you, the company says. Eight hours of private skiing lessons are also included. If it sounds like a dream, you can apply here. (Get paid six figures to live, work on this island.)

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