Killington/Pico Ski Resort Partners Appearance/Dress Code
Killington's Appearance/Dress Code has been established to present the image of friendly, service oriented staff that is committed to providing the guests with a rewarding vacation experience. Your appearance and behavior are an integral part of the success of our mission. Killington’s standards for casual professionalism are listed below. Some departments may have a more restrictive policy for safety and operational reasons, but the following standards cannot be relaxed.
- Good personal hygiene must be practiced daily.
- Hair must be clean, neatly trimmed and groomed. Excessive or fad hairstyles (e.g., unnatural hair coloring, partially shaven head, Mohawks, dreadlocks, etc.) will not be permitted. Hair that is not neatly trimmed must be tied back in areas where safety or sanitation conditions require it. Certain departments may have additional policies for safety and/or health department reasons. Hair of an otherwise unacceptable style or length may not be hidden underneath a hat to avoid this policy.
- Mustaches and beards must be neatly trimmed daily. Staff without beards or mustaches must be clean-shaven. If a staff member does not have a beard and/or mustache at the time of hire, he must be clean-shaven at the start of his work shift each day. Beards and/or mustaches may be grown during time off from work and must be completely grown in upon return to work.
- Sideburns must be neatly trimmed and are not permitted to be longer than the bottom of the earlobe.
- Jewelry and Piercing: Jewelry and piercing of an excessive, offensive or fad nature will not be worn. The amount, size and type of jewelry may be restricted in your department due to operational requirements. In general, staff will be allowed to wear a maximum of two earrings in each/either ear during work hours. Ear gauges/plugs must be limited in size to 6.4 millimeters (2G, ¼ inch) and must be appropriate in design and in keeping with a professional image. Piercing of the tongue and nose must meet management’s expectation of a conservative and professional image. As examples of what may constitute this image, small tongue studs that do not affect speech and small studs no larger than 1/16 inch in diameter pierced through the side of the nose and flush to the skin may be acceptable in some departments. Any other type of visual piercing (i.e., eyebrow, lip, etc.), is not allowed. In the event that your department has more stringent requirements, or if management determines that your appearance does not meet these general guidelines, you will be required to remove the jewelry or piercing in question to remain in the workplace.
- Tattoos: The company reserves the right to ask staff with excessive and/or offensive tattoos to cover them during work hours.
- Name tags (your own) are to be worn at all times. *See Name Tags policy.
- Blue Jeans or blue denim pants or skirts. are not allowed in any areas except construction, summer mountain maintenance, a non-uniformed maintenance area, and in areas where soiling is of issue only (these areas must be approved by a senior level manager). When colored jeans are worn they must be in good condition (not patched, torn, faded or bleached).
- Shorts in summer are considered acceptable attire (no gym or running shorts, no cut-offs and no excessively short or excessively long "Jam" style or excessively tight shorts). Safety concerns in some areas may prohibit wearing shorts.
- Sagging of slacks, shorts, pants or jeans is not allowed. Sagging is a manner of wearing clothing below the waist, hanging below the waist area and therefore revealing much of the underwear and dropping the crotch of the pants very low.
- Low-rise slacks, shorts, pants or jeans that expose underwear or skin are not allowed.
- Proper footwear with proper treads appropriate for your job and conditions is required at all times. No worn or dirty sneakers are allowed.
- Promotional clothing and hats from other companies may not be worn at work unless they have been authorized by a senior level manager. Clothing from other Powdr resorts or from sponsors of Killington/Pico events are acceptable with authorization of the appropriate supervisor/event coordinator.
Staff whose appearance is in any manner not consistent with these guidelines or is considered offensive to our guest will be given the opportunity to correct their appearance (e.g. shave, change clothes, etc.) before reporting to their shift. Management reserves the right to determine what constitutes excessive or offensive appearance. Repeated disregard for these guidelines will be considered insubordination and will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
If you are issued a uniform, it must be worn while at work. If you are not issued a uniform, you may be directed to wear clothing of a certain style and color. Please refer to your department's uniform policy. Otherwise, you may dress casually in accordance with our mountain environment. In all cases, you should strive for the appearance of "casual professionalism."
KPSRP does not discriminate based on religious beliefs. If a religious belief conflicts with an individual’s ability to conform to any provision of this policy, that individual should apply for an exemption to that provision through the Human Resources department and KPSRP will use its best efforts to accommodate the request.