Western Region Ski Resort Jobs
The Western United States is a magnificent place loaded with cool ski resorts, glorious mountains, picturesque lakes, towering volcanoes, and a laid back lifestyle. It is a wonderful place to visit, live, and work. There are world-class resorts up and down the Pacific Coast that offer exceptional skiing and riding, along with lots of employment opportunities.
The Western Region includes the states of Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. These five states are known for their abundant snowfall that covers all of their resorts in a deep, white blanket of fun and attracts skiers and snowboarders from around the world.
There are roughly 70 resorts in the Western Region that you can choose to apply to. They range from Mammoth Mountain in Southern California all the way to Alyeska in the great state of Alaska and include all the amazing regions in between such as world famous Lake Tahoe, the endless winters of Mt. Hood, and the record-breaking snow of Washington State. The West Coast is an exciting place to be a part of the ski industry. It’s hard to pick the best resort because there are so many great options. Good Luck!
Below is a list of some of the big ski resorts and employers in the Western region. Scroll through the list and click on any employer to learn more about them. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in this list, you can also visit our Ski Areas page to find more resorts that you’ll be stoked to work at.
Alternatively, if you already know where you want to work, search for ski industry jobs at JobMonkey’s Job Center.
- Alyeska – Yes, you can ski in Alaska during the winter. And it’s awesome. Deep snow, steep lines, and few crowds make Alyeska a sweet place to work.
- Lake Tahoe Area – One of the most scenic ski destinations anywhere in the world. Bordering Nevada and California, there are numerous ski resorts scattered around the lake that offer breathtaking views, enchanting panoramas, and unreal terrain.
- Alpine Meadows – A beautiful gem near Lake Tahoe that neighbors Squaw Valley and the terrain is jaw dropping.
- Heavenly Mountain Resort – This is the only ski resort where you can ski between two states. Start the day skiing in California then ski over to Nevada for some lunch and gambling. Now it’s owned by ski resort powerhouse Vail Resorts.
- Homewood – A great place for skiing and snowboarding, plus some good old-fashioned family fun.
- Kirkwood – Located near Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood is a big resort with a hardcore reputation. Host of extreme competitions and deep snow, this a great place for the hard charging skier.
- Mt. Rose
- Northstar-at-Tahoe – This high end Vail Resort is a lovely and fancy family focused ski hill.
- Squaw Valley – First made famous by the 1960 Olympics and deserving of McConkey’s game of GNAR, Squaw is known for its crazy terrain and go big attitude.
- Sugar Bowl
- Mammoth Lakes
- June Mountain
- Mammoth Mountain – Located only 325 miles from Los Angeles, Mammoth is a mountain paradise. Late seasons, great snow, and plenty of crowds make Mammoth Mountain a superb place to work.
- Sierra Summit
Southern California Areas – Close to major metropolitan areas and not far from great surfing spots, southern California has several resorts close to urban areas that are great places to work weekends, holidays, or seasons.
- Bear Mountain
- Mt. Baldy
- Mountain High
- Snow Summit
- Snow Valley
- Mt. Bachelor
- Mt. Hood Meadows – The Mount Hood Ski Areas are open for summer skiing and are excellent places to wear your ski boots in July while you hit the park to train.
- Mt. Hood Ski Bowl
- Crystal Mountain – Only a short drive from Seattle at the base of the iconic Mt. Rainier, is a fun all season resort that looks great on any resume.
- Mission Ridge
- Mt. Baker – If you want deep powder go here. Mt Baker holds the world record for the most snow in one year – 1140 inches or 95 feet.
- The Summit At Snoqualmie – With four ski resorts – Alpental, Summit Central, Summit East, Summit West – located at Snoqualmie, it makes it the perfect destination for everyone. You’ll never get bored working here and you’re close to Seattle too.