Even though we might still be a few months away from snow, the top ski resorts are beginning to hire now. There are thousands of ski resorts hiring workers in the United States, but by working at one of the more popular and high-end resorts, you can make more money, since top ski resorts usually pay a better base salary and there’s the opportunity to make more in tips.
What can you do at a ski resort? Consider working in a ski shop, finding a ski instructor job, or getting a ski patrol position. You can find more information about the types of ski resort jobs available at JobMonkey’s Guide to Ski Jobs.
Need even more reasons why a ski resort job might be right for you? Consider the following:
- Many ski resort jobs allow you to work outside, instead of being stuck indoors all day.
- Ski resort jobs offer a flexible schedule in many cases.
- Working seasonally means your summers are free to travel and enjoy the warm weather.
- Ski resort employees usually get free ski passes and discounts on ski equipment.
- Ski resorts are populated by tourists, which means you get to meet new people every week.
- There’s a sense of camaraderie among resort employees, much like you’d find at a summer camp.
- A seasonal ski resort job can lead to a full time position.
So where are some of the top ski resorts? Here are some of the best in North America:
- Snowboard-Alta, Utah
Ranked as best for powder by Telegraph, Snowboard and Alta are two linked ski resorts less than a mile from one another that average over 40 feet of snow a year, meaning that there will by fresh powder for skiers every day. Alta and Snowboard seasonal jobs start in November and last until May. If you want an outdoor job, Alta is the place for you, and if you want a resort job, Snowboard is where you should start your search.
- Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole is a top ski resorts for experts on the slopes. Working at Jackson Hole ski resort is great if you also are very comfortable as a skier, though there are also other seasonal job options available in this area, including working at Granite Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, or National Elk Refuge. As an added bonus, if you want to stay in the area after the winter ends, you can work as river guide along the Snake River or find other summer employment working with hikers, campers, and tourists.
- Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
AskMen.com ranks Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia as the world’s top ski resort, and it’s easy to see why, since this quaint village offers not only great slopes, but also shopping, restaurants, and lots of other things to do. Working at Whistler Blackcomb gives you tons of options, from everything to working in retail to finding a ski resort operations job.
Of course, there are tons of other ski resorts and areas you can also consider if you want to find a seasonal job this winter. If you know where you want to work, head to JobMonkey’s Ski Resort Employer Directory to search by region or state. Open for an adventure, no matter where the path leads? Head to the JobMonkey JobCenter to check out all the open ski/winter jobs available!