Welcome To Ski Jobs 411
What's the 411? It's Ski Job Information and Knowledge!
If you're looking for a job in the ski or snowboard industries, then you have come to the right place.
It's 7:00 in the morning and you've just plunged into bumper to bumper traffic that's going to consume the next hour of your morning. Mesmerized by the taillights ahead, you find yourself reminiscing about the blonde ski instructor that dragged you around Vail last week, through waist-deep powder. Now, that would be a job!
If you're one of the thousands of young (or not so young) men and women across the country who's thought about fleeing their high-stress, metropolitan career for a job at one of the nearly 500 ski resorts across the United States, then the following pages are for you. While working in a ski resort may not be how you envision climbing the corporate ladder, many avid skiers and snowboarders have discovered how rewarding a seasonal job or career can be while working in a resort community.
On the surface, ski resorts look like any other business with hundreds of people coming and going to work each day, performing their individual jobs, when in fact, most modern ski resorts are well-oiled, year-round recreational machines designed to provide the most fun for their visitors' buck.
Years ago, nearly all North American ski resorts depended on four or five months to generate over 70% of their annual revenue. Today, large-scale ski resorts like Aspen, Vail or Whistler-Blackcomb operate year round, offering seasonal attractions designed to keep their guests coming back.
Here's how you should use Ski Jobs 411. First of all, read through all the ski and snowboard industry information, which follows on the next few pages. Then learn about dozens of different ski industry jobs. They can be categorized like this more or less:
- Ski and Snowboard Instructor Jobs
- Ski Lodge Jobs
- Ski Area Operations Jobs
- Ski Patrol Jobs
- Ski and Snowboard Technician Jobs
- Food Service Positions
- Summer Resort Jobs and Year-Round Work
Each page, for example Summer Jobs, discusses pay, where the jobs are found, and what the work is like.
Navigate through the site using the navigation menu at left or with the links at the bottom of every page.
If you've ever thought about working a season or even beginning a career at a ski resort, an understanding of how winter resorts work will go a long way toward making your job search successful. If you're interested in a job in the winter sports industry then make time to read on. You'll learn about the ski and snowboard business, how to get work visas, different types of jobs in the industry, how to be a ski instructor and get killer deals on ski equipment (and have a great time!), and what you can expect to earn once you are hired.
We also have a list of additional ski resort jobs resources.