Getting Paid to Test Free Ski Gear? A Dream Job with a Twist from Tenson

Adrian Dolatschko | | Industry NewsIndustry News


Tenson is Looking to Pay You to Test Their Products Image: SkiVelo & Tenson


Calling all self-described average skiers! Tenson, a Swedish outerwear company is looking to send you and a friend to Sweden on a paid trip to test their newest gear. But the application may have a catch for some.

The position from Tenson is open for applications until February 11th. The apparel company with a heritage since 1951 aims to test its newest ski apparel as comprehensively as possible. The company is looking for applicants to test gear made to “withstand 50-meter long tumble against an icy slope, going all in (and beyond) on the after-ski party and getting caught in the t-bar ski lift.” Tenson makes it very clear that they are looking for an “Average Joe” Skier with limited experience. A positive/productive attitude and a passion for the outdoors are primary qualifications.

With a rate of approximately $30 per hour and all expenses including food, travel, and lodging paid for, Tenson is offering a huge opportunity. Whoever is chosen for the position will be skiing 4 days at Idre Fjäll, Sweeden, a mountain known for its World Cup ski racing heritage. In addition to the 6 hour work day, the trip will include 8 hours of private ski lessons and free equipment rentals. Truly, all expenses are paid.

Tenson Might Send You and a Friend to Idre Fjäll Ski Area, Sweden
Image: OnTheSnow

Tenson has a history of making sportswear with the ethos of being “committed to the idea of making clothes for outdoor adventures.“ Among hiking, lifestyle, and ski equipment, Tenson is now specifically looking to address the wants and needs of everyone using their gear. As a result, the message that beginning skiers are desired is very strong. Specifically, the job posting goes so far as to state that “A tendency to fall is seen as competitive merit” and “You should have no idea what “pow”, “ripper”, “glades” or “poaching” means”.

Traditionally companies primarily use professionals to test their equipment to the extreme. Although other companies have offered testing opportunities for average skiers, explicitly focusing on inexperienced individuals is a new strategy. The rationale of making ski gear comfortable, effective, and usable for all market segments makes sense.

If you think you have what it takes or don’t, this opportunity from Tenson might be interesting. Apply before February 11th for your chance to have the experience of a lifetime, with free gear to keep.

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