Sun Valley Resort

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Hiring Now for SUMMER!

Founded in 1936, Sun Valley Resort is America’s oldest ski destination and the West's No. 3 Ski Resort. However, Sun Valley has more than skiing, flaunting three golf courses, two ice rinks, a movie theater, a bowling alley, and 14 world-class restaurants. Sun Valley's Bald Mountain also boasts over 3,100 vertical feet of trails.

Sun Valley is nestled in the Wood River Valley which is located in the mountainous heart of central Idaho. It is a 26-mile-long valley with access to 5 different mountain ranges. With 4 towns located throughout the valley and approximately 12,000 year-round residents you get the serenity of the mountains without feeling isolated.

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About Sun Valley Resort

Voted the top ski resort for three years in a row (2021, 2022, 2023), Sun Valley is located in the western United States and is the premier year-round resort with two high seasons, summer and winter. The resort and its employees are highly regarded for consistently providing excellent service, hiof guest courtesy, and attention to quality and fine details. Sun Valley’s reputation as a world-class operation comes from its commitment to quality. Professional employees deliver first-class accommodations, cuisine, comfort, personal service, and courtesy to guests and visitors.

While the resort is fully operational year-round, we have two peak seasons. Our summer season typically begins early to mid-June. It runs through the beginning of October, while our winter season kicks off at the end of November and continues through the beginning of April. So, regardless of whether you are just looking for a seasonal job or you are looking for a place to put down roots, we have opportunities for you!

Since 1936, Sun Valley has captured the imaginations and spurred the adventures of employees and guests alike. Be careful because many come for a season but stay for a lifetime!

The Employee Experience

"The 2019-2020 season was my second time in Sun Valley. Without a doubt, it is still one of the best experiences in my life, which I already consider my second home. I feel very comfortable working there, with incredible people. The work environment is very nice." -Steffany.

"It was an amazing experience; I think it was the best four months of my life. I loved the town and the wonderful landscapes; it was like a dream. I loved the housing because I met a lot of people from different countries and cultures. I think all the people of sun valley were like a family to me. I felt like home." -G. Dover

"It is a beautiful place and an amazing work environment, where you can always learn and improve your abilities, surrounded by the best coworkers." -Luz.

" I really like the work environment with my colleagues and with the guests too. I felt very comfortable as if I were at home." -Lucia.

Ideal Candidate

If you value:

  • Fun 
  • Pride
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to Safety

Then a position with us at Sun Valley may be a perfect fit!

Room and Board

The Sun Valley offers dormitory accommodation for full-time employees on-site at a very low rate (approximately $210/month).

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  • Free Wifi
  • Utilities included in rent
  • Employee Fitness Center
  • Free Washer and Dryer
  • Linens, pillows, and towels provided
  • Access to our Employee Dining Room

Employee Perks

Seasonal Benefits:

All Employees:

  • Lift (Mountain Bike, Hike, Sightsee) Passes for you & your dependents (Free for full-time employees; discounted passes for part-time )
  • Free access to the employee fitness center
  • Affordable employee dorm-style housing (approximately $280/month)

Sun Valley Resort Employee Discounts:

  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning
  • Hotel Discounts for all Grand America Hotel & Resort properties
  • Opera House Shows and Movies
  • Retail
  • Spa & Salon
  • 10+ Restaurants
  • Ice Rink 
  • Bowling
  • Bike Rentals 
  • Tuning Services
  • Wagon Rides


Pro Deals, Discounts at other properties, and Local Discounts

Full-Time Year-Round Employees:

  • 401K (Capital Accumulation)
  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Flex-Spending Plan
  • St. Luke’s Air Discount
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Education Assistance
  • Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Birthday Dinner Voucher
  • Years of Service Program

Getting Here and Getting Around

While getting here can be challenging sometimes, it is well worth the effort!

Depending upon where you are located, your options include driving, flying, or taking the bus.

  • Driving:  Look up Sun Valley Resort on your favorite navigation platform, and you are on your way!
  • Flying: There are only two destination options:
    • Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN): Send us your flight information, and our Bell Service will pick you up and bring you to the resort!
    • Boise Airport (BOI): You must either book a shuttle ( to the resort or drive a car. 
  • Bus: Book your ticket for Boise and catch the shuttle mentioned above. 

Once you are here, though, no car? No problem! Our excellent local bus system is completely free throughout the Ketchum/Sun Valley areas. Additional routes offer access to the rest of the Valley for a reasonable fare. 

Prefer to get around on your own two feet? We also have an excellent bike path that will get you anywhere you need to go without sharing the road!

For Fun

Here you will find the perfect balance between living in the mountains and staying connected. While you can be out of town and in the mountains with no one else in sight in less than half an hour, there is always something going on throughout the community. Whether it is a free community concert, lecture series, art walk featuring local artists, holiday celebration, or festival, there is something for everyone. 

How to Apply

To be considered for employment, the Sun Valley Company requires you to complete an online application through our website via the link below. Please follow the directions and answer all questions to the best of your ability. For more information, go to

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