Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gearing up for the 2014 Season

Spring is in the air and it's time to get WET!  After a long, cold, hard winter, all of us here at Ohiopyle Trading Post and River Tours are gearing up for the 2014 season.  Since the snow started flying, we have been thinking about the upcoming rafting season.  

It is also that time of year again where we are looking to add some new people to our group of fun-loving outdoor-oriented staff.  If you think you  have what it takes to join our professional team, please fill out an application and send it to our office.  We will have our staff contact you.

Just a quick run-down for those of you wanting to become riverguides: Training begins April 5th at 9:00 AM at our Outfitter Store located at 4 Negley St.  Training will continue every weekend (except Easter Weekend) until mid-May.  We run training as if every new candidate is new to rafting, so if you have experience, please expect to learn something new.  If you have no experience, get ready for a wild ride.  We will pair our guide candidates with our seasoned river staff to teach you the in's and out's of what being a Lower Yough Guide is all about.   We provide all the necessary gear, lunch, and place to stay for all of our guide trainees. 

If river work does not sound like your cup of tea, we are currently looking to fill a few other positions.  We are looking for a full-time bicycle mechanic who is responsible for maintaining our fleet of Gary Fisher and Trek Bicycles.  We also need a base staff who are responsible for taking reservations, selling retail items, checking in trips, taking trip photos and renting out equipment.  There are plenty of positions available, please phone us for more information. 

With breaks in the weather, our existing staff has already been on the water honing their skills for the upcoming season.  We need our faithful guests to give these guys some folks to take down the river!  Give us a call to book your 2014 rafting trip today!

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