Big Sky Resort

The Biggest Skiing in America. This is where you come to Live Big.

At Big Sky Resort, we strive to create exceptional experiences for our guests. It takes a dedicated, talented team to pull this off at an elite ski resort, and we're always looking for good folks to help us take our game to the next level. At the fastest growing ski resort in North America, employees benefit from perks like ski passes, lift tickets, discounts and access to employee housing.

Big Sky is a small town located in Southwest Montana with a permanent population of about 3,000 people. Big Sky is about half way between West Yellowstone and Bozeman. Bozeman, a mid-size college town, which has major shopping centers, great downtown area and a Wal-Mart (very important!) is approximately 50 miles from Big Sky Resort.

About Big Sky Resort

Welcome to Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana, where an average of 400 inches of powder fall on 5,850+ skiable acres and 4,350 vertical feet. Our lift lines are small to non-existent. While we are renowned for our Big Mountain terrain and tram access to the top of Lone Peak, this resort has something for everyone. No matter if you are learning how to ski for the very first time, or consider yourself the best skier on the mountain, Big Sky Resort promises to leave you with a perma-grin and memories to last a lifetime. Check some videos here to learn more. 

Big Sky is considered "The Biggest Skiing in America" due to the combination of these factors: 

  • Unfathomable Space to Ski - A combination of massive terrain and vertical drop that no mountain can rival.  Seamless skiing between 4 mountains, 36 lifts, and more than 300 runs.
  • The Most Consistent Snowfall in the Northern Rockies:  Based on historical weather patterns, total snowfall deviation at Big Sky is the lowest in the Northern Rockies, driving an average annual snowfall of 400" which fluctuates very little from year to year.  
  • The World's Most Technologically-Innovative Lift System:

    • The Ramcharger 8 chairlift -- the most technologically-advanced lift ever built, this modern marvel whisks guests from the base of Mountain Village to the top of Andesite Mountain. Take a whisper-quiet ride to Everett's 8800 on North America's first eight-seat, D-line lift, and enjoy ergonomically-shaped, heated seats and a weather-proof bubble. Learn about how it was built by our team members. 
    • Shedhorn 4 High Speed - New for the 18-19 ski season, this high-speed quad takes you rapidly up the Shedhorn side of the mountain, allowing for more laps on some of the best terrain at Big Sky. 
    • Powder Seeker 6 High Speed - Installed in 2016, this speedy 6-pack chair serves above-treeline terrain in the Bowl and is a skier's favorite for its weatherproof "Big Sky blue" bubbles, heated seats, and headrests. 

 No Lift Lines = More Slope Time


Big Sky Resort is home to the Yellowstone Conference Center, one of the largest convention centers in Montana, and can host up to 750 guests in different venue spaces. Our professional event staff manages these functions with impeccable attention to detail, providing distinctive food and beverage offerings, state-of-the-art AV services and an intention to surprise and delight.


Big Sky Resort operates a variety of hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants, and bars - so guests have lots of choices on where to stay, eat and drink. Our employees welcome guests from around the country for their special trip to Big Sky and shine in many roles -- both front and back of house. 


Big Sky Resort's opening and closing dates follow. Employees may be expected to arrive earlier for training and stay later for cleaning and closing the resort.

Winter 2020/2021: 11/26/20- 4/2021. Lifts always start spinning on Thanksgiving Day. Hotel Operations and the last day of the ski season operate are TBD at this time but generally mid-April.  

Summer 2021:  Applications for the summer season will be available in February 2021.

The Employee Experience

Big Sky Resort offers Seasonal employment as well as Full-Time Year-Round opportunities. 

Winter season:1800 employees on staff. 

Summer season: 700-800 employees on staff. 

Full-Time Year-Round employees are eligible for Health Insurance, Vision, Dental and Paid Time Off.

Seasonal employees can become eligible for Health Benefits depending on hours work over a one year time period. 

Ideal Candidate

A fun and rewarding work experience in one of the most naturally beautiful areas of the country awaits you. 

Our ideal candidate is a friendly and adventurous individual that is ready to learn, grow, and share what they know. Many of our positions provide guest service at an entry-level. While previous guest service experience is not required, we do ask our candidates to be dedicated to creating exceptional experiences for our guests, seek to learn new skills, and be motivated to perform at their best on a consistent basis. 

Get ready to strap on your ski boots or hiking shoes, learn some new skills, and join the fastest growing ski resort in North America. 

Room and Board

Big Sky Resort is proud to offer employee housing to full time seasonal and year-round employees. Think of it as a 'landing pad' before you find your own accommodations in the surrounding areas. Housing is offered only in Big Sky during the summer season, and in both Big Sky and Bozeman during the winter season.

Living in employee housing offers a great opportunity to meet new people with shared interests from all over the United States and beyond.  Big Sky employee housing accommodations are designed for two people --  so expect to have a roommate in a dormitory-style building. All rooms include a private bathroom, two twin size beds, a microwave, refrigerator, television, and wireless internet.  

Cost per person is $10.00 to $12.00 per day with a $150.00 deposit. Rent is automatically deducted from paychecks. 

All housing options are located within walking distance to free transportation to Big Sky Resort --  either within Big Sky or from Bozeman to Big Sky. 

Employee Perks

When you join the Big Sky Resort team, you not only get to be part of the fastest growing ski resort in the country, you also get to benefit from lots of awesome perks -- like ski passes, lift tickets, discounts on gear, meals and more, plus access to  employee housing. You also get the benefit of a service-oriented and very friendly Human Resources Department to help you through your transition. 


  • Employee Ski Pass to The Biggest Skiing in America 
  • Free Ski Days at Montana Ski Areas and at Grand Targhee 
    • Enjoy up to 2 free days at all Montana Ski Areas
    • Enjoy up to 5 free days at Grand Targhee
  • 50% off Lift Tickets to all Mountain Collective resorts including:
    • Alta/Snowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Coronet Peak + the Remarkables, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Mammoth, Mt. Bueller, Niseko United, Revelstoke, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Sugarbush, Taos, Thredbo, Valle Nevado. 
  • Employee Ski / Snowboard Lessons - Free during ski season select dates, 50% off during busy times with a ski/snowboard instructor from our world class Mountain Sports team. 
  • Employee Ski/Snowboard Gear Rentals - 50% off guest prices 
  • Free Basecamp Activities including zipline and snowshoe tours, and scenic lift rides.
  • Discounted Health Club passes
  • Retail and Ski Shop Discounts 
  • Discounts on Meals and at Restaurants 
  • Spa Treatment and Salon Discounts at Solace Spa & Salon
  • Hotel Rooms for you and your family at special rates 
  • And much more!


  • Free Mountain Bike Season Pass for lift-accessed mountain biking on 40+ miles of trails. 
  • Mountain Bike Rental discounts 
  • Discounts on Golf at Big Sky Golf Course, an award-winning scenic 18 hole, par 72 course
  • Free Basecamp Activities including zipline tours, archery, Lone Peak Expedition,scenic lift rides, bungee trampoline, climbing wall and giant swing in the summer, and snowshoe tours in the winter time.
  • Employee lunch and other Restaurant discounts 
  • Health Club passes
  • Retail Discounts
  • Spa Treatment and Salon Discounts at Solace Spa & Salon
  • Hotel Rooms for you and your family at special rates 
  • And much more!

*This is a comprehensive list and benefits can be subject to change. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

It's easy to get to Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana, located midway between Bozeman and West Yellowstone, off US Highway 191.  


Getting to Big Sky from your home destination has never been easier.  There are now Non-stop, direct flights into Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) from 17 US Cities. Airlines include Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Jetblue, and United. 


Once you arrive, you will need to arrange transportation from the airport to Big Sky Resort. 

There is a $5.00 bus that travels from Bozeman to Big Sky Resort (Skyline Bus Service: Once you arrive at and are employed by Big Sky Resort we will be able to give you a complimentary Skyline Bus pass. Additional shuttle options are also available. 


Please note that at this time, rideshare apps are not a reliable mode of transportation in the Big Sky area due to a lack of drivers.


If you are driving, set your GPS for Big Sky Resort or the Huntley Lodge in the Big Sky Resort Mountain Village. You will enjoy a scenic 50 min drive up Gallatin Canyon, and cell service is not guaranteed. Coordinates are N45º 17'08.28" W111º 24'01.78"


First tome to Big Sky? Orient yourself to where everything is located with this interactive map. 

For Fun

Inside all of us, there lives a slightly larger version of ourselves.

On our best days, we can catch a glimpse of it. 

For some, it's about going higher, farther, or longer.

For others, it's about getting outside and trying something new, or raising their children under a giant blue sky.

But for everyone, it's about firing on all cylinders, and for that moment, feeling invincible and on top of the world.

Big Sky is a perfect place to unleash that big version of yourself.

A wide-open canvas for painting the biggest adventures, on and off the mountain.

On the snow, on the terrain, on the peak, in the Gallatin, at Yellowstone, and all the places in-between.

This is where the big you comes out to play.

This is where you come to live big. 

Apply now and be a part of it. 

How to Apply

Current job applications are located on our website.

All candidates must complete an online application to be considered for employment. 

Contact Big Sky Resort