Stratton Mountain Resort
The Stratton Way is Work & Play!
Top five reasons to work at Stratton Mountain Resort
5. Because at Stratton we understand what it is like to have the heart of a ski bum.
4. Free access to the best snow in the East!
3. Stratton's the family you don't have to worry about inviting over for the holidays.
2. Incredible Perks & Benefits
1. Every outdoor enthusiast needs a mountain to call home!
Stratton was established in 1961, and expanded rapidly into one of Vermont's largest ski areas. Stratton sits at 3,875 feet and offers a beautiful view on the Green Mountains. Its ski area covers 624 acres and includes 94 ski trails for the enjoyment of skiers and snowboarders of all levels. One of the most powerful snowmaking systems in Southern Vermont, Stratton has snow guns on 93% of the mountain allowing us to offer impeccable snow conditions.
Stratton is less than 4 hours from NYC, 3 hours from Boston, 2 hours from Burlington, VT and about 4 hours from Montreal.
- Elevation at the summit: 1,181 meters / 3,875 feet
- Vertical drop: 611 meters / 2,003 feet
- Number of trails: 94
- Average annual snowfall: 460 cm / 180 in
Working for Stratton Mountain Ski Resort
One of the many great things about working at Stratton is that your days off fall on week days when the mountain’s pretty much just employees and locals. It’s awesome and not uncommon to find yourself on a trail all by yourself or just with the friends you’re riding with!
Check out the video below for a glimpse of Stratton's 2013/14 winter.
(video thanks to one of our employees, Matt McKinnon)
We have many job opportunities, including:
- Child Care Providers
- Front Desk Agents
- Kitchen Staff: Cooks & Dishwashers
- Hairdressers and Massage Therapists
- Servers & Bartenders
- Ski and Snowboard Instructors & Coaches
- Ski Valets
- Supervisors in various departments including Retail and Food & Beverage
- Snowmakers & Trail Groomers
- Shuttle Drivers
- Parking Lot Attendants
- Lift Operators and Tube Park Attendants
- And More...!
Check out our job list for all our open positions.
We really care about the kind of people we’re hiring. We take pride in what makes our work place unique… it’s all about the employees. We want our customers to really notice the awesome people who are running the lifts, serving the hot chocolate, shoveling the walkways, grooming the trails, making the snow… you get it, right?
We look for people who we think will mesh well with the culture we promote – people who are excited and passionate about life! We look for people who are positive, motivated, and know how to have fun while working hard!
Room and Board
Stratton Mountain Resort does not provide employee housing. Craigslist, real estate websites, and local newspapers are a great resource. Towns to look for that are within a reasonable driving distance are: Bondville, Winhall, Manchester, Jamaica, Rawsonville, Townshend, Newfane, Londonderry, South Londonderry, Chester, and Peru. There are plenty of seasonal rooms and houses to rent for the winter, you just have to do some research.
Housing is cheaper when you share – so convince your best friends to join you!
There's always something happening at Stratton Mountain. Winter brings parties and races, snowshoe hikes, snowmobile tours, snow tubing, fireworks, Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer, the new 24 Hours of Stratton, plus snowboard and freestyle events, boarder-cross camps and so much more. After work or a day off on the slopes, hang out on the deck at Grizzly’s – the hottest spot for après ski drinks and finger food! The fun continues at various restaurants throughout the village, including The Sushi Bar, Bentley’s, Mulligan’s (home of the Green Door Pub) and more!
Summer and fall events include free concerts, live music in the Village, brewfest and chili cook-off, Wanderlust music and yoga, a Farm to Table Food Festival, kayaking, hiking, and that's just the beginning!
Stratton is committed to the Employee Experience, and we dedicate ourselves to the active pursuit of health, well-being, and work/life balance. Every employee receives a freee season's pass!
Full time Stratton employees get free day tickets to Magic and Bromley Mountains (within 30 minutes of us), and receive industry rates at all other ski areas (except for weekends and holidays). Full time employees are also eligible to receive 5 free consecutive days and lodging discounts at other Intrawest resorts: Steamboat, Winter Park, Tremblant, and Snowshoe. All employees get retail and food and beverage discounts at most locations on the mountain.
All employees get retail and F&B discounts at most locations on the mountain.
Getting Here and Getting Around
This part of southern Vermont does not have public transportation. The village of Stratton is at the very top of a long and winding access road, so we recommend that you bring your own transportation or make arrangements with friends or family for rides to and from work. If you do have your own vehicle, be sure to invest in some good snow tires, and make sure you have an emergency kit in your car at all times in case you get stuck somewhere.
How to Apply
There’s only one way to apply…. online. Click on a job to read more about it. If you like what you see, apply. If you want to keep looking, you can do that too. Just apply for ONE job, and mention in your cover letter that you’re open to other jobs also.
We’re looking for people that are passionate about life and what they do. Creativity and humor is always welcome, especially after looking at hundreds of applications, but please keep it professional.
Tell the truth. We’re going to find out who you are eventually, so just be yourself.
Sure, everyone likes to brag from time to time, but we don’t need to know your GPA or what sports you played in high school (unless you’re in high school…). Keep it simple.
Include a work reference or two. A short and sincere cover letter is ALWAYS a nice touch!
And check out our prospective employee FAQ page; It will answer many of your questions.