Sun Valley

Sun Valley - America's Original Destination Resort

Founded in 1936, Sun Valley Resort is America’s oldest year-round destination resort. With two ski mountains, three golf courses (45 holes), two hotels (over 500 guest rooms), a Convention Center and fourteen restaurants, outdoor ice skating rink, movie theater, 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.

About Sun Valley

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!

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!

Ideal Candidate

We look for folks who are HUNGRY, HUMBLE, and SMART. 

HUNGRY: Are you happy where you are, or do you push yourself outside of your comfort zone to improve?

HUMBLE: Are you a team player willing to jump in and help with any position in your department when necessary, or is that "not your job"?

SMART: Do you educate yourself and keep up on the trends in your industry? Do you recognize and appreciate the talents, skills, and abilities of your co-workers and team members?

Additionally, 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.

Sun Valley Resort is in the process of building brand new employee housing!

Anticipated opening is mid-December. We will utilize our existing housing until we can make the full transition to the new buildings.


  • Free Wifi
  • Utilities included in rent
  • Access to brand new employee gym
  • Access to free Washer and Dryer
  • Linens, pillows, and towels provided
  • Access to our Employee Dining Room

Pricing: All fees are deducted directly from paychecks. A portion of the deposit will be deducted from your first few checks.

  • $10/day
  • $250 deposit

Employee Perks

For Information on Additional Employee Perks Please Visit our Website:

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 and upload a resume in order to be considered for employment. Please be sure to follow the directions and answer all questions to the best of your ability or your application may not be considered.

Contact Sun Valley