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Experience Togwotee Mountain Lodge, Sands Whitewater, and Teton Tour Company!
Nestled high in the mountains, Togwotee Mountain Lodge has earned its reputation as the World's Premier Snowmobile destination. In the summer, Togwotee is the perfect place to be for exploring both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We offer additional guiding opportunities in Jackson, WY for rafting and snowmobile guides. Togwotee offers something for everyone!
Togwotee Mountain Lodge is located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest – 16 miles from Grand Teton National Park and 47 miles from the South Gate of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Sand Whitewater Rafting and Teton Tour Company are located in Jackson, WY.
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About Togwotee Mountain Lodge
Located at the base of Angle Mountain and spread over 88 acres, Togwotee Mountain Lodge (TML) offers 88 guest rooms (54 cabins, 28 lodge rooms, and 6 suites), casual dining experiences at the Red Fox Saloon or Grizzly Grill, a Fireside Lounge that includes a fireplace and pool table, and stunning views of the Teton Mountain Range from the property! We also offer rafting guide opportunities with Sand Whitewater Rafting in Jackson, WY.
:::FREE HOUSING for SUMMER 2022!:::
- Optional meal program of 3 meals a day for $50/week
- Season Completion Bonus for both summer and winter seasons!
In the summer season (May - October), we take advantage of the warmer weather with all types of outdoor activities, for guests and employees alike. TML provides horseback riding on site, ranging from one hour to overnight beginner rides. During your time off, there is plenty to do in the Jackson Hole valley such as fishing, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, float trips, and covered wagon cookouts. Hiking opportunities are endless in this region with the Bridger Teton National Forest and Wind River Mountains out our front door, the Teton Wilderness out our back door, Grand Teton National Park located 20 minutes west, and Yellowstone about an hour from our location.
In the winter season (December - April), we offer extensive snowmobiling, including extreme riding in the 2.5 million acres of land surrounding us with over 600 miles of groomed trails. We also offer dog sledding onsite! Several employees bring equipment to enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding in the National Forest. Additionally, we have opportunities out of Jackson, WY with the Teton Tour Company.
Between our seasons – April to November – we continue to employ a few housekeepers, maintenance, and our management staff.
Aramark Destinations is committed to the safety of our teams, clients, and customers. We continue to implement procedures and policies across our locations to keep everyone safe and healthy. From operations, and employee communities we are redefining the experience to meet safety guidelines while maximizing the seasonal experience. Aramark will continue to monitor available information and resources regarding COVID-19, including state and local law, and the following guidance may be modified as new information becomes available.
Here are a few things you can expect as a team member:
- Contactless Interviews: Virtual and phone interviews are available with all our locations.
- Housing and Employee Communities: We have implemented enhanced sanitation practices to keep our team members safe within all Employee Community Facilities.
- Employee Training: Extensive and detailed training on all safety policies and procedures for each team member during their onboarding and throughout the season.
- Personal Protective Equipment: Facial coverings and additional personal protective equipment are provided to associates, based on your position.
- Vaccination Status: Some of our locations require all individuals working on-site to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. Please review job descriptions for further information.
The Employee Experience
Being an employee at Togwotee Mountain Lodge is unlike any experience you have had so far – guaranteed! Our commitment to service and the friendliness of our staff, combined with the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, ensures that your time at Togwotee will be unmatched.
Our staff size varies from season to season – 80 employees in the summer and 120 employees in the winter. Although we are considered a seasonal operation, staying for more than one season is easy to accomplish, and you will still get the off-season to travel before the next season begins.
Togwotee is a "gateway to adventure." You can easily be surrounded by nature with no other person in sight. There are some nearby spectacular scenic roads that allow you to be secluded without the fear of getting lost, and you can't forget that two of the best national parks in the country are a stone's throw away!
Our ideal candidate has a strong customer service attitude, positive mindset, welcoming energy, and a desire to learn and grow. An ideal candidate is comfortable living and working in our remote location. In addition, they are willing to embrace the essence Togwotee Mountain Lodge and strive to provide a memorable experience for all guests, coworkers, and clients.
Some general qualifications include:
- A customer service attitude and a desire to learn
- Must be willing to relocate to Togwotee Mountain Lodge
- Previous experience in the desired position is preferred
- Must be willing to work a flexible schedule for the season including weekends, holidays, overtime, and varied days off
- Must be 18 or older to work in any of the positions unless otherwise noted
- Snowmobile and groomers must be 21 or older, comfortable working in the snow and snowy conditions; as well as working outdoors for long hours in all weather conditions
- Servers must meet the state legal age requirements to serve alcohol
- Strong English communication skills are required
- Must hold a valid US driver’s license to operate company vehicles, carts, etc.
- Understands there is no cell phone reception (Wi-Fi available)
Room and Board
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Togwotee offers room and board for our staff at a nominal cost, however, room including utilities are FREE this season. Board is $100/pay period (bi-weekly) which includes three meals a day in our Employee Dining Room.
Employee housing is dorm-style: two individuals per room with a bathroom in each room. Some rooms have a chair, a small table/counter space, and possibly a microwave and TV. In an attempt to pair individuals with similar interests, a Housing Questionnaire is sent to each employee before the season begins. Once the season begins there is little to no swapping rooms. Employees are expected to live in a hospitable manner with their roommate(s).
A $125 cash deposit is due at the time of their check-in. The rooms are inspected mid-season as well as check-out. The employee will be refunded their full deposit, minus any housing damages when they check out of their room.
Employees of Teton Tour Company and Sands Whitewater Rafting are not eligible for housing at Togwotee Mountain Lodge and will need to secure their own living arrangements in or near Jackson, WY.
Employees receive a 30% discount on meals in both the restaurant and saloon. You’ll also receive 30% off all gift shop items that display a Togwotee logo; all other gift shop items are 20% off. Convenience store items are 20% off except for alcohol and tobacco; discounts on gas are also given. Summer activities like horseback rides, cookouts, whitewater rafting, and float trips are discounted; more information is given at orientation. Employees also receive discounts on lodging at certain times; please see the Director of Lodging for details.
An end of season monetary bonus is given to hourly employees who exemplify the Togwotee standards. To be eligible for the bonus, employees must complete the entire season or their agreed upon employment date. Your bonus is dependent on resort financial performance throughout the season, length of employment, and managerial discretion.
In the winter, snowmobile rentals are discounted.
Full Time Year-round employees can choose to sign up for health benefits and 401K investments. There is a required waiting period for the benefits and will be covered in more detail during the hiring process.
Getting Here and Getting Around
TML will provide transportation from the town of Jackson or the Jackson Hole Airport to Togwotee Mountain Lodge to begin the season and at the completion of employment contract date.
Jackson Hole Airport is located 40 miles from us. The airport code is JAC. Idaho Falls (IDA) is the next closest airport, then Salt Lake City (SLC).
The Salt Lake Express is a shuttle service from Salt Lake City though Idaho Falls and into Jackson daily. Check their website for current rates and schedules. Please note that this may be the cheapest option for getting to Jackson.
No major bus line stops in Jackson Hole. Greyhound can get you to the Salt Lake Express in Salt Lake City or Idaho Falls. Plan accordingly if you are changing bus lines to get to Jackson Hole on the express.
Employee trips, with transportation, are provided by the lodge; we go to Yellowstone, Jackson, and various remote points of interest in the National Forest for fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and relaxing.
- Dog Sledding
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hiking (Wind River, Teton, Absaroka & Gros Ventre Ranges)
- Whitewater rafting
- Scenic Float Trips
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Rodeos in Jackson and Dubois
How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in Togwotee Mountain Lodge, Sands Whitewater Rafting and Teton Tour Company. Please carefully review all the information about living and working at Togwotee Mountain Lodge. If TML sounds like a match to your qualifications and current employment goals then we look forward to receiving your application. You must apply HERE to be considered for a position.
International Applicants: We partner with CIEE for J1 Visa Sponsorship. Please contact an in country agent to begin the process.
Aramark is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.