Colorado skiers and snowboarders are buzzing with the announcements of Wolf Creek and A-Basin opening up over the weekend but the folks that staff Colorado’s ski resorts are scrambling in an effort to fill thousands of unfilled jobs.

“Just like every business and every industry across America, the ski industry is looking really hard to find employees to hire, and we’re no exception.” –Eldora Marketing Director Sam Bass

The problem has gotten so bad that ski towns are teaming up to bring workers in. In a push to fill more than 8,000 open positions, 113 companies hosted a virtual jobs fair on Thursday.

Eldora has come up with strategies of its own, including raising all starting position wages to $15 per hour and holding multiple job fairs. The company is also reaching out to Boulder residents in flyers and advertising.

Times running short for understaffed resorts as cold temperatures and snow fall rolls through Colorado. Might have to sweeten the deal to get those positions filled?