It’s hiring season at Northwest ski areas

It’s not quite ski season, but hiring season is in full swing at Northwest ski areas.

Several ski areas are using their websites to ask people to apply for seasonal work. Many of these positions come with a serious perk: free or discounted lift tickets.

Crystal Mountain Resort’s website displays a pop-up "Now Hiring!!!" alert. The ski area is accepting applications via its website.

The Summit at Snoqualmie had a job fair in Ellensburg on Oct. 20 but has another planned for 11 a.m. Nov. 1 at the ski area’s Silver Fir Lodge. More information is posted on its website.

Mt. Baker is also accepting applications via its website. White Pass Ski Area held a job fair earlier this month.