Job Seekers Guide

Oxbow Bend, Snake River

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

When you’re thinking about embarking on a most excellent adventure, you’re bound to have some questions. We’ve compiled these resources to help you plan, prepare, and daydream. There’s a little bit of everything – from a first-hand account of what it’s like to work for a ski resort to tips on when where and how to score that great gig.

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If You Can’t Commit to a Full Season

Job Seekers Guide

Employers need staff to cover their entire season, so many will hire a combination of full season staff, early season staff and late season staff. In our experience, preference is given to those who can work the entire season – but there are plenty of short season opportunities out there as well.

Ski Life – Working at a Ski Resort

Job Seekers Guide

Seeking that 100+ day season? Short of not working at all, to maximize your on-snow days, working at a ski resort is the gig for you. Some resorts also have relationships with nearby ski areas to offer reciprocal lift ticket benefits to their employees, allowing opportunities to visit multiple resorts over the season.

Thoughts on Camp

Job Seekers Guide

If there is any desire to work with children in your heart, then don’t pass up the opportunity to go to CAMP! Don’t just sit at home this summer – look for a camp that interests you, and get ready for a summer of significance!