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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Using CoolWorks.com

Job Seekers Guide

Applying for a job on CoolWorks.com is a bit different than a typical job application process. Seasonal employers recruit and make hiring decisions months in advance of a job or operating season start dates, and each employer has their own unique application process.

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…

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…