Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Reach Your Peak at Kirkwood!


Kirkwood is for those who embrace the big mountain lifestyle and are as passionate about skiing and riding as creating amazing experiences for our guests. Magical, raw, expansive and remote…Kirkwood is the stuff of legend.


We’re famous for incredible snowfall, challenging inbounds terrain, backcountry guided tours and premier avalanche education programs. Those who come to Kirkwood come for adventure, and it’s second to none.

Our unique location atop the Sierra Crest combined with elevations ranging 7,800 to 9,800 feet create a little something we like to call the K-Factor – a geographical predisposition to receive the lightest, the driest, and the most plentiful snow in the Tahoe region.  With 2000 feet of vertical drop, and over 2300 acres of terrain from calm groomed beginner runs to hair raising cornices, cliffs and the most high angle grooming around, there’s something for everyone at the 'Wood.”

Join our close-knit team working at one of the most stunning alpine resorts in the country. Come work and play in Kirkwood!

Our Jobs

Food and Beverage including managers, assistant managers, cooks & cleaning attendants. Lift Operations, Retail & Rental Shop Staff, Ticket Sellers, Parking Attendants, Base Area, Ski & Snowboard Instructors, Lodging/Housekeeping, and Guest Services and more!

Room and Board

Employee housing is available and is based on the hiring department’s discretion. Many employees also live in South Lake Tahoe and take advantage of our FREE daily employee shuttle from town to the mountain!

Employee Perks

  • Ski passes for employees and dependents
  • Discount ski coupons for extended family and friends
  • Ski lessons
  • Discounted lodging starting at $85/night
  • Colorado Mountain Express transportation
  • Discounted bike haul
  • Discounted golf
  • Discounted sporting events tickets
  • Food and beverage discounts at mountain dining
  • Free wellness screenings
  • Health club discounts
  • Retail discounts at Specialty Sports Venture stores
  • Starbucks discounts

How to Apply

Winter is right around the corner, and there are currently several employment opportunities for the winter season. Jobs can be applied for online, or in person at the Kirkwood Resort Human Resources office.

For more information, call: 866-681-5455

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Season: Winter

Housing: *All staff members who choose to reside on property will reside in Shared Housing at each location., Apartment Rental Program, Apartments, Furnished Apartments, Limited Onsite Housing, and Private Room/Shared Bath

Staff Size: 600 winter/130 year-round

Age Requirement: 16+ (Varies by role)

Location: California