Sun Valley Resort

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Hiring Now for WINTER!

#1 Ski Resort In The West for three years running! Founded in 1936, Sun Valley is America’s oldest destination resort. With two ski mountains, three golf courses (45 holes), two hotels (over 500 guest rooms), a Convention Center and 14 restaurants, an outdoor ice skating rink, a movie theater, a bowling alley, and virtual golf, Sun Valley truly has something for everyone regardless of the season.

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, 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, high levels of 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 distinct peak seasons. Our summer season typically begins early to mid-June and 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 the 1930's Sun Valley has captured the imaginations and spurred the adventures of employees and guests alike, be careful, though, because many come for a season but stay for a lifetime!

Safety in the time of COVID is very important to us. Please follow this link to see our full safety measures.

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 as 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 really loved the housing because I met a lot of people from different countries and cultures. I think that all the persons of sun valley were like a family with 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 just be a perfect fit!

Room and Board

The Company offers dormitory accommodation for full-time employees on site at a very low rate.

See more at Sun Valley Employee Site Link


  • Free Wifi
  • Utilities included in rent
  • Employee gym
  • 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 to all GAHR 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 at times, 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 really 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 will either need to book a shuttle ( to the resort or rent a car and drive. 
  • Bus: Book your ticket for Boise and catch the shuttle mentioned above. 

Once you are here though, no car? No problem! We have an awesome local bus system that 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 with your own two feet? We also have an awesome bike path will get you pretty much anywhere you need to go without you having to share 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 literally something for everyone. 

How to Apply

The Sun Valley Company requires you to complete an online application through our website via the link below in order to be considered for employment. Please be sure to follow the directions and answer all questions to the best of your ability. 

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