Utah's Solitude Mountain Resort Raises Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour

Utah's Solitude Mountain Resort Raises Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour

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Utah's Solitude Mountain Resort Raises Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour

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“I am proud to announce that this is by far the largest single investment Solitude has ever made in its most important asset – its staff. The passion and dedication our employees bring to Solitude every day allow us to create the high-quality mountain experiences we are known for. In order to recruit and retain the best workers, and to pursue our goal of ranking among Utah’s most-preferred employers, we are thrilled to increase our starting wages and continue offering industry-leading benefits.” Solitude President & COO Amber Broadaway

Solitude Mountain Resort has announced it will be bumping up their paychecks to almost all company employees. ABC4 reports the Utah ski resort will be raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour starting August 14th. This applies to all positions that are non-tipped. Utah currently meets the basic federal minimum wage at $7.25 per hour but according to MIT’s Living Wage Calculator, a single person in Utah needs to make at least $14.52 per hour in order to live. Will still be tough to squeak out a comfortable existence on a lifty’s wages but at least they’re moving in the right direction. 

In addition to the $15 an hour Solitude offers these perks to winter employees:

  • Free season pass
  • Free Nordic ski and snowshoe pass for the Solitude Nordic Center
  • Free parking pass
  • Complimentary UTA Ski Bus pass
  • Complimentary hot breakfast each workday
  • Discounts on ski lessons
  • Discounts on ski and snowboard rentals
  • Discounts at Solitude restaurants and retail shops
  • 50% off spa treatments at Solitude Mountain Spa
  • Ski and ride perks at other local resorts
  • Spouse and dependent ski privileges, depending on status
  • Complimentary Solitude ski pass and discount ski pass to give to family and friends, depending on status and hours worked
  • Complimentary lift tickets for friends and family, depending on status and hours worked
  • Alterra Mountain Company ski privileges for full-time and part-time staff
  • Pro deals with current resort partners
  • Discounts on gym memberships
  • Group health insurance – Solitude shares in the cost of premiums (year-round and season-to-season full-time employees only)
  • 401K benefit and match for ALL staff members
  • Free counseling service through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Free avalanche and backcountry safety course offered once a season

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