Ski Resort Job Fairs

Company-sponsored Job Fairs

Of the ski resort employers listed on our site a healthy percentage of them host job fairs every fall. These events provide an opportunity for those interested in getting a job to learn about the company, meet many of the year-round staff, apply for a position, interview, and sometimes even get offered a job on the spot.

Human resources personnel at these companies say job fairs are the best way to get hired for the winter. It is a chance to meet and impress your future boss.

Job Fair Sign

We strongly suggest attending job fairs at any of these ski resorts. Attending will help you find a job easier than if you arrive during the ski season when there are often very few jobs available. Having a resume to give to potential employers when handing in an application is also a smart idea.

Before you attend any job fair, be sure to look at the ski resort’s website. Many resorts don’t hold job fairs because they get so many applications they don’t need to meet any more applicants. Other companies require applicants to submit a formal application before the fair and then only the prospective candidates are invited to the job fair. Each company is different. Be sure to do your research first.

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After doing research online, job fairs are valuable for compiling information on ski resorts and their employment opportunities. Representatives from ski companies are on hand at the fairs to answer questions, direct you to your area of interest, and help you through the application process.

The job fairs are typically scheduled on a weekend, about two to three weeks before the resort plans to open for the season.

All day Saturday (8am-4pm) is usually reserved for the overall introduction to the resort, review of company policies, and scheduling of interview.

In case you can’t schedule an interview until Wednesday or Thursday, it is a good idea to stay near the resort for at least a few days (and hopefully the entire season!).
Find out in advance where the economical hotels or campgrounds are before you trek to your destination.

The days between the fair and your appointment are a good time to get to know the general area and to scope out housing possibilities, especially at resorts where housing is noted as being scarce.

Keep in mind that many resorts nowadays conduct drug tests. It would be wise to call ahead to find out which companies have this practice. Remember, it takes several weeks for drugs to leave your system.

A last helpful hint: call the resort to confirm job fair dates and times before departing. Dates have been known to change, and some resorts might not know the exact times until a couple of weeks before the actual event.

Each year is different. It is always a good idea to check the resort’s website for the most up-to-date information. Feel free to email human resources if you cannot find the information you need.

The following list indicates job fair dates for those resorts that hold them. If a resort does not hold a job fair, or it was not listed when this list was compiled, check out their Employment Pages. Not all resorts hire exclusively through job fairs, so consult the company information in the Regions/Employers section for more information.

Western States Skiing (Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington)

Alaska

Alyeska
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.alyeskaresort.com/info/jobs.aspx

California

Alpine Meadows
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skialpine.com/alpine-employment/

Heavenly Mountain Resort
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.vailresortscareers.com/

Homewood
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skihomewood.com/homewood-employment

Kirkwood
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.kirkwood.com/site/employment

Mammoth
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://jobs.mammothmountain.com/

Mountain High Ski Resort
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.mthigh.com/employment-0

Northstar-at-Tahoe
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: https://apply.coolworks.com/northstar-at-tahoe/job-app.asp

Sierra-at-Tahoe
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.sierraattahoe.com/employment

Snow Summit
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com/employment.php

Squaw Valley
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.squaw.com/employment

Sugar Bowl
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.sugarbowl.com/employment

Oregon

Mt. Bachelor
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Apply here: www.mtbachelor.com/site/info/employment/jobfairs/index.html
Employment Info: www.mtbachelor.com/site/info/employment

Mt. Hood Meadows
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skihood.com/Jobs-at-Meadows

Mt. Hood Ski Bowl
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skibowl.com/summer/about-us/employment/

Timberline
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.timberlinelodge.com/jobs

Washington

Crystal Mountain
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website for Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skicrystal.com/Employment

Mission Ridge
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.missionridge.com/about-mission-ridge/employment.html

Mt. Baker
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://jobs.mtbaker.us/

Stevens Pass
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.stevenspass.com/Stevens/employment/employment.aspx

Summit at Snoqualmie
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.summitatsnoqualmie.com/Employment

Northern States Skiing (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming)

Idaho

Bogus Basin
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=BOGUSBASIN&cws=1

Brundage Mountain
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.brundage.com/about-brundage/employment/

Schweitzer Mountain
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.schweitzer.com/jobs/index/

Silver Mountain
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.silvermt.com/site_Global/Global.aspx?page=GL-Job-Postings

Sun Valley
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.sunvalley.com/footer/employment/

Montana

Big Sky
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.bigskyresort.com/employment

Bridger Bowl
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://bridgerbowl.com/extras/employment/

Moonlight Basin
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.moonlightbasin.com/careers-employment/

Whitefish Mountain Resort (Big Mountain)
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: skiwhitefish.com/jobs.php

Wyoming

Grand Targhee
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.grandtarghee.com/employment/index.php

Jackson Hole
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.jacksonhole.com/mountain-info/employment.html

Southwestern Skiing (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah)

Arizona

Arizona Snowbowl
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.arizonasnowbowl.com/resort/employee_opportunities.php

Colorado

Arapahoe Basin
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/employment/default.aspx

Aspen Skiing Company
Resorts: Aspen Mountain, Highlands, Snowmass, Buttermilk
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.aspensnowmass.com/we-are-different/employment

Beaver Creek
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.vailresortscareers.com/

Breckenridge
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.vailresortscareers.com/

Copper Mountain
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.coppercolorado.com/winter/jobs/index.html

Crested Butte
Job Fair Dates: None Scheduled
Employment Info: www.skicb.com/cbmr/info/employment.aspx

Durango Mountain Resort

Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.durangomountainresort.com/Careers/

Eldora
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
For More Information Visit: www.eldora.com/jobs.winter.html
Employment Info: www.eldora.com/jobs.about.html

Keystone
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://jobs.vailresorts.com/

Loveland
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skiloveland.com/employment/Employment.aspx

Ski Sunlight
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: [email protected]

Steamboat
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.steamboat.com/steamboat-life/employment/

Telluride
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://tellurideskiresort.com/TellSki/info/employment.aspx

Vail
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.vailresortscareers.com/

Winter Park
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.winterparkresort.com/employment/index.aspx

Wolf Creek
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.wolfcreekski.com/employment-at-wolf-creek.php

New Mexico

Ski Santa Fe
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: [email protected]

Taos
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skitaos.org/contents/view/jobs

Utah

Alta
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.alta.com/pages/employment.php

Brian Head
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.brianhead.com/winter/employment

Brighton
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.brightonresort.com/mountain.employinfo.html

Canyons
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.thecanyons.com/jobs.html

Deer Valley
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.deervalley.com/about_deervalley/employment.html

Park City
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.parkcitymountain.com/company

Powder Mountain
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.powdermountain.com/en/about-mountain/employment/

Snowbird
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.snowbird.com/employment/index.html

Solitude
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skisolitude.com/home/employment.php

Midwest Skiing (Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)

Illinois

Chesnut Mountain
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.chestnutmtn.com/about_employment.cfm

Michigan

Boyne
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.boyne.com/Employment/

Shanty Creek
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.shantycreek.com/employment.php

Mount Brighton
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.mtbrighton.com/employment.php

Minnesota

Buck Hill
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.buckhill.com/winter/employment.html

Lutsen
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.lutsen.com/winter/jobs/

Wisconsin

Alpine Valley
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.alpinevalleyresort.com/employment.php

Northeast Skiing (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)

Maine

Sugarloaf
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Job Fair Location: Base Lodge
Employment Info: www.sugarloaf.com/Corporate/Employment/

Sunday River
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.sundayriver.com/Corporate/Employment.html

Saddleback
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.saddlebackmaine.com/employment-opportunities-on-mountain-maine

New Hampshire

Attitash/Bear Peak
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.attitash.com/employment.html

Loon Mountain
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Information: www.loonmtn.com/info/winter/jobfestival.aspx

Ski Wildcat
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skiwildcat.com/employment.html

Vermont

Jay Peak
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.jaypeakresort.com/#/about_jay_peak/employment/

Killington/Pico
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Job Fair Location: Snowshed Lodge at Killington
Employment Info: www.killington.com/company/employment

Mad River Glen
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.madriverglen.com/?Page=employment.html

Mount Snow
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://mountsnow.com/employment/

Okemo
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Job Fair Location: Clock Tower Base Lodge
Employment Info: www.okemo.com/okemosummer/employment/index.asp

Stowe
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.stowe.com/about/employment/

Smuggler’s Notch
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.smuggs.com/pages/universal/jobs/index.php

Sugarbush
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.sugarbush.com/about-vermont-resort/employment-jobs

East Coast Skiing (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)

New York

Holiday Valley
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.holidayvalley.com/about-us/Employment#.UfLHTUp-R8E

Hunter
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/employment.aspx

Windham
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.windhammountain.com/about/employment/

Pennsylvania

Jack Frost Mountain   
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.jfbb.com/employment.html

Southeastern Skiing (Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia)

North Carolina

Beech
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skibeech.com/employment.html

Sugar
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skisugar.com/employment/

Virginia

Wintergreen
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.wintergreenresort.com/Wintergreen-Careers/

West Virginia

Snowshoe
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.snowshoemtn.com/jobs/index.htm

Canada Skiing (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec)

Alberta

Lake Louise
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skilouise.com/the-mountain/employment.php

Marmot Basin
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skimarmot.com/employment.html

Norquay
Job Fair Dates: Email Them For Latest Info
Employment Info: [email protected]

Sunshine Village
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.skibanff.com/employment

British Columbia

Apex
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.apexresort.com/mountain/employment.php

Cypress Mountain
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://cypressmountain.com/employment

Big White
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.bigwhite.com/index.php?fuseaction=home.showSection&ID=145

Fernie
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skifernie.com/the-mountain/employment.aspx

Kicking Horse
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.kickinghorseresort.com/information/information/employment/

Kimberley Alpine Resort
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skikimberley.com/the-mountain/employment.aspx

Panorama
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://www.panoramaresort.com/employment

Red Mountain
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.redresort.com/about/jobs/

Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.revelstokemountainresort.com/resort/employment

Silver Star 
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://winter.skisilverstar.com/job-opportunitites

Sun Peaks
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: http://sunpeaksresort.com/corporate/work-and-play/opportunities.aspx

Whistler/Blackcomb
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.whistlerblackcomb.com/employment/jobs/index.htm

Whitewater
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.skiwhitewater.com/employment.php

Quebec

Mont Tremblant
Job Fair Dates: Visit Website For Latest Info
Employment Info: www.tremblant.ca/jobs/index-e.htm

Other Resources:

PSIA – www.psia.org
Ski Town.com – www.skitown.com
SIA Snow Show – http://siasnowshow.snowsports.org/

Don’t think just because you’re heading to a resort to ski you have to work at the resort itself. A lot of “ski bums” get jobs at nearby hotels, bars, or restaurants other than those owned by the resorts.

In addition to less competition for jobs, employment at independent companies can sometimes mean better pay or benefits and more flexible schedules.

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