Get the most out of your experience with us by being prepared – from the moment you apply through the interview and beyond.

Interview Process

International Applicants


With the federal visa suspension through the end of 2020, we will not be able to pursue J-1 or H-2B visas in time for the start of 2020/21 ski and ride season. We have a great base of seasonal employees and additional strategies in place to help staff our resorts appropriately for winter. If and when the restrictions are lifted, we will pursue a limited number of international visas to support the remainder of the season.

Vail Resorts offers a limited number of international employment opportunities per year, mostly in seasonal roles (some entry level and some skilled). Each year we hire hundreds of J1 Student Visas, which enable people from around the world to experience living and working at a mountain resort in another country. Most of the students accepted on J1 Visas partner with http://www.ccusa.com and and attend job fairs in their home country, where they can meet our hiring managers and sometimes receive a job offer on the spot. We would recommend this avenue for all new J1 Students. Are you a student who has previously worked for us and wants to return for another season? Work with your previous manager to see how you can start your next adventure with us. Most of our Resorts will not accept H2B Visas, however Park City Resort in Utah does! Please feel free to reach out to their HR for more information

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.

Domestic Applicants


Shortly after you apply – no matter the season – we’ll call or e-mail to schedule a phone interview. During that initial interview, we’ll start to identify the best roles to match your passions with our needs for the season. If you have already applied for one or more positions, and then apply for additional jobs, we may not email or call you for that initial phone interview. You’ll already be in our queue.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions about applying to Vail Resorts, contact us at