FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Vail Resorts reopening approach

Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz sent an email to employees on May 21 regarding the company’s approach to reopening its resorts and businesses in this new environment. Please click here to read the message.

Our commitment to safety

Be Safe has always been one of our core values and we have re-imagined the resort experience to further prioritize the health and safety of employees and guests. In addition to complying with local orders, we are enforcing our own safety measures to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the mountains this winter. This will require all of us to adapt to new ways of working and take on a new level of personal accountability to ensure the safety of each other, our guests and our mountain communities.  

When will winter jobs be posted?

Winter Seasonal postings should go live in early July. Our high volume positions go up first (ski school, lift operations, guest services, retail/rental) followed by all others. Vailresortscareers.com always has the most updated list of positions. Check this regularly for new openings.

How do I secure employee housing?

For resorts that do have employee housing, please be aware that it is extremely limited and usually only offered to first year employees. If you are interested in employee housing, please indicate that in your interview. If you are offered a position, your department manager will discuss housing options with you. It is best to start looking in the area as soon as possible, early and often.

Applying to Whistler Blackcomb

To apply for a job at Whistler Blackcomb, you must be eligible to work in Canada. You must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or hold a valid open work permit to work in Canada. Although Whistler Blackcomb is part of the Vail family, it is a Canadian-based business that can only employ those eligible to work in Canada.

What VISAS do you U.S. Resorts accept?

Most of our Resorts only accept work and travel J1 visas. If you are planning to visit the United States on a J1 visa we ask that you do not submit an application through jobs.vailresorts.com. We will only make offers to individuals we meet in person during onsite recruiting events that are arranged by our J1 sponsor companies (CIEE, CCUSA, Global WAT, USE Peru).  Vail Resorts hires candidates with an H2B visa on a very limited basis. If we are actively hiring for H2B visa holders, it will be within the job title of the job we are hiring for. Vail Resorts hires H2B visa holders for the following roles when available; Advanced Housekeeper, Advanced Cook, and Level 3 Certified Ski/Snowboard Instructors and above. If you have any questions about international hiring for Vail Resorts, please reach out to intlrecruting@vailresorts.com.

Can I start work early?

We cannot guarantee any work before the agreed start date with your manager. If interested in starting work early, please contact one of our recruiters first by phone/email before traveling to the resort to inquire about work available before your start date.

Can I apply to more than one job?

We encourage you to apply to the job you are most passionate about. Please also note that you will only be considered for 2 or 3 jobs at a time.

I have applied, what are my next steps?

Once you submit an application it will be sent directly to a recruiter.  They will  review your qualifications and experience.  You will be contacted by phone and/or email should there be a match.  Please be checking both diligently, and ensure you have a voicemail that is set up and able to receive new messages

Can I send my resume directly to a recruiter?

All our applications are done online. Please visit vailresortscareers.com to explore available opportunities and apply.

What is your uniform & presentation policy?

To view our presentation policy please click here.