If you get the “job”, you and your family will get a rental car, accommodation, necessary equipment – and a GoPro camera. The tasks are to test the new flow trail and other bicycle facilities at Trysil, which at winter is Norway’s largest ski resort.
Do you think the major ski resorts are deserted during the summer? Think again. Trysil is one of several destinations that are going big on bicycle facilities and trail riding. They have miles of newly constructed courses, exercise areas, pump tracks, flow trails, jumps and obstacles, in addition to 100 kilometres of marked nature trails for all levels. “This year we are opening one of Europe’s longest flow trails. You take the chairlift to the top of the mountain, and then ride the 7,5-kilometre trail back down again,” says Gro Bruksås, PR manager at Destination Trysil.
“It’s appropriate from age six and upwards, so this is going to be perfect for families,” she adds.
To test and promote the new facilities they have just posted a job advertisement that is somewhat out of the ordinary. They seek adventurous families to be “test pilots”. Those lucky enough to get the job, will get a rental car from Avis, accommodation and bikes at Trysil, a guide and teacher, as well as the opportunity to try activities like rafting, golf and horseback riding.
The tasks are described as follows:
• Testing and providing feedback on Trysils bike facilities (Trysil Bike Arena)
• Documenting the stay on film (you lend a GoPro camera)
• Pose with big smiles on photos and movies organized by Destination Trysil
• Restaurant visits (with a responsibility to give feedback)
• Mattress testing the hotel or apartment
• Measure the temperature in our spa and adventure pool
• Driving a rental car from your nearest Avis office
The “position” has already been advertised in Denmark, where it got over 2,400 applicants. Now, it’s Norway and Sweden’s turn. The ad is posted on Finn.no and Blocket.se.
Active families with kids from six to sixteen are at an advantage. “Trysil Bike Arena has kid-friendly trails. The whole family has the opportunity to get on a bike and have quality time out in the woods, and just enjoy themselves,” says Bruksås. “But wee see that even ‘hardcore’ mountain bikers also love it, they think it’s a ton of fun. The difficulty depends on how fast you go.”
The summer job will last for three days. More information and application forms can be found at Trysil.no (in Norwegian or Swedish).
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