Ski Utah 2023-24 Ski Resort Winter Hiring Guide

By Local Lexi Sep 26, 2023
Utah ski resorts are hiring! From glassblowers to a new VP of marketing to winch cat operators, career opportunities at Utah's 15 ski areas abound!
Ski Utah 2023-24 Ski Resort Winter Hiring Guide

A job in the ski industry is pretty rad (though I may be a little biased). With perks like a free ski pass, gear discounts, and working alongside people as passionate about the outdoors as you, it's a recipe for a pretty sweet life.

You might be as surprised as I was to learn that within Utah's ski industry, there are open positions for glassblowers, an AIRE avalanche safety educator, Halloween Lift Ride attendants, graphic designers, master plumbers, and more for the upcoming 2023–24 winter season. There's a multitude of options and directions you could take your career by stepping into the $2.54 billion dollar ski industry in Utah. For a brief overview of open positions and job benefits at each of Utah's 15 ski areas, read on...

Alta Ski Area

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Experience the true meaning of "Alta Magic" by joining Alta Ski Area's team. Alta began advertising ski jobs in late August and it appears most departments are hiring. From food and bev to ski instructors to snowcat drivers, join the team that successfully battled a 903-inch record-breaking winter in 2022–23. Benefits include an employee ski pass with friends and family benefits, ski school discounts, food and beverage discounts, a UTA ski bus pass, health insurance, and a 401K program, in addition to ski industry benefits, tickets, and discounts. 

Beaver Mountain

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Become a part of the family at Beaver Mountain, the longest, continually family-owned and operated ski resort in America. Beaver is for locals and the enthusiasm of the community that fiercely loves the place is a testament to the amazing Seeholzer family that keeps the tradition alive.

Beaver Mountain is seeking fun and friendly ski and snowboard instructors; interviews will commence on Monday, October 16. Beaver Mountain is also seeking seasonal help in the rental department. Visit the link above for additional job openings in the coming months. 

Benefits at the beav include a season pass for employees (at 20+ hours per week) and their spouse, performance-based ticket vouchers, bonuses, transit to the mountain, discounts in the ski shop, cafeteria, and Snowsports School, and discounted tickets to other Intermountain resorts.

Brian Head Resort

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Brian Head Ski Resort, located near Cedar City, Utah, strives to start its season early and end late. It's a great option for seasonal employees looking to juice their winter. With a projected open date of November 10, Brian Head is already well into listing open positions for the upcoming season. The ski area is looking for snowmakers, fall trail maintenance workers, terrain park crew, a ski school director, lift operators, housekeepers, cooks, ski patrollers, ski instructors, rental techs, groomers, parking attendants, maintenance workers, HR personnel, a graphic designer and more.

It's a great time to join the Brian Head team and there's a ton of employee benefits as well. In addition to the benefits listed below, full-time, year-round employees are also eligible for health benefits, FSA/HSA (plus employer contributions), a 401k with employer contributions, PTO/Holiday, a performance-based annual bonus, and paid time off.

  • A Season Pass to all the resorts in our collective
  • Discounted Buddy pass for returning employees
  • Free access to other MCP-owned resorts for you & your dependents 
  • Buddy passes for your friends & family 
  • Three free tickets to partner resorts: Monarch, Loveland, Sundance and Copper
  • Discounts on lodging 
  • Discounts on retail purchases
  • Discounts on food 
  • Access to free rentals
  • Free employee shuttle for scheduled shifts
  • Referral bonuses >> See HR for details 
  • Free ski and snowboard lessons (Winter only)
  • Carpool incentive program (during peak periods.)
  • Helmet subsidies (for helmet-requiring positions only) 
  • Yeti, Spy Optics & Burton discount codes
  • Pro-deals through Expert Voice & Outdoor ProLink 
  • Free telehealth
  • Affordable housing options
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Employee appreciation events with gifts & prizes 
  • Employee assistance program – counseling, legal advice, etc.

Brighton Resort

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Brighton is one of Utah's oldest ski resorts. It's a place where tradition and heaps of keen snowboarders reign supreme. Brighton is looking for ticket sellers, parking attendants, bussers/dishwashers, lift operators, line cooks, retail attendants, rental techs, professional ski patrollers, experienced snowboard instructors, new or experienced ski instructors, terrain park crew, snowcat operators, and vehicle maintenance mechanics. Don't miss this neat article I wrote about a night in the life of a Brighton snowcat operator. What a cool job! 

Benefits at Brighton include a host of discounts and access provided by Boyne Resorts in addition to competitive wages, an employee assistance program, a 401(k) with discretionary company match (for ages 21 and up), and seasonal health insurance options (for full-time seasonal workers with 3 or more consecutive seasons of service). Full-time, year-round employees are given a comprehensive health insurance package, short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid time off and bereavement and parental leave. 

Cherry Peak Resort

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Cherry Peak is one of Utah's youngest ski areas, in operation in Cache Valley since 2015. This small but mighty resort serves the local community and the many university students who live in the region. Known for great powder, uncrowded slopes, and friendly faces, Cherry Peak is a great time! Cherry Peak will host a job fair at their main lodge in November. Keep an eye on their Instagram account and their Employment Webpage for updates. 

Deer Valley Resort

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Deer Valley Resort has positively HUGE plans for the future so there's no better time to join their crew, especially with plans to massively increase their ski school! With award-winning customer service, Deer Valley prides itself on being one of the best in the biz.

Deer Valley is looking for experienced groomers, housekeeping supervisor, ski patrollers, maintenance techs, housekeepers, chefs, skier services team members, ski instructors, and more. Deer Valley has in-person hiring events, so check the link above for details.

Benefits of working at Deer Valley include: healthcare options, vision and dental benefits, 125(k) Cafeteria Plan, 401(k) Savings Plan, and optional life insurance are available. A complimentary Employee Assistance Program is provided for staff members in addition to a ski pass, discounts for friends and family, free staff ski lessons and rental discounts. Employees can enjoy free skiing and riding at Alterra-owned properties and select Utah resorts. Meals are offered for employees while on shift and a variety of discounts are on offer from Deer Valley businesses, restaurants and shops. Uniforms are provided for most positions. 


Eagle Point Resort

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Eagle Point is located in central Utah and is famous for its eponymous "Powder Fridays." They don't yet have any job listings posted for the upcoming winter season, but check their Instagram and website for updates.

Nordic Valley

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Nordic Valley is another gem of a resort with an amazing family feel and community. The season at Nordic typically begins in December and the resort is looking for a number of management positions so it's a great time to apply for a career at Nordic. Open positions include Ski Patrol Manager, a Lift Maintenance Manager and a Lift Maintenance Mechanic. Nordic will be hiring for all positions in the coming months. 

Part-time/seasonal employee benefits include: 

  • Free season pass for you
  • Dependents and spouses will qualify for $50 season passes
  • Free access to other MCP owned resorts for you & your dependents
  • 6 Buddy passes for your friends & family
  • 50% off meals and drinks when working
  • Pro-deals through Expert Voice & Outdoor ProLink 
  • Discounts on retail purchases – 40% off Nordic Valley branded, 25% off other items
  • Free daily rentals during non-peak times, (no weekends or Holidays)
  • Discounted membership at The Front Climbing Gym – $55 with paystub proof

Full-time employee benefits include:

  • Free season pass for you, your significant other and your dependents

Park City Mountain

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Park City Mountain is an enormous resort requiring large amounts of employees and dedicated staff members to keep the mountain humming. With multiple base areas, numerous restaurants 7,300 acres, over 330 trails, and a whopping 43 lifts, Park City is a major employer in Summit County.

Park City and Vail Resorts offers a starting wage of $20 per hour, a free ski pass, and a 40% discount on retail goods. Currently, Park City is hiring boot fitters, bell valets, food and beverage workers, warehouse crew members, activities attendants, housekeepers, retail workers, dishwashers, experienced cooks/chefs, baristas, massage therapists, ski patrollers, experienced snowcat operators, lift maintenance, fleet maintenance and ski and snowboard instructors of all levels. 

Powder Mountain

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Powder Mountain Ski Patrol:

Big changes are afoot at Powder Mountain including lift upgrades and lodge renovations. Catch a job with the largest resort in North America! Powder Mountain is looking for Nordic trail groomers, winch cat operators, sous chef, tour guides, an experienced facilities technician, snow shovelers, ski patrollers, an IT Support Technician and more.

Job benefits are as follows: 

  • Based on different factors such as full or part-time and years of service
  • 30% off food while working
  • Buddy Tickets for friends and family
  • Retail/Rental/Ski lesson discounts
  • Industry deals
  • Free UTA Snowbus Pass
  • Other Utah ski area discounted passes
  • Free meal on Christmas day for those working

Snowbasin Resort 

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Snowbasin Resort is adding a new lift this summer to make its already stellar terrain even more fun and accessible. Near Ogden and Huntsville, this resort prides itself on customer service and a stellar guest experience. Snowbasin is looking for ticket checkers, Ski & Ride School administrators, lift operators, hosts in Guest Services, shuttle drivers, snow removers, parking attendants, mountain safety hosts, Ski & Ride School instructors, ski patrollers, dishwashers, and more. 

Employee benefits at Snowbasin include:

  • Lift Tickets - Lift tickets are available for friends and family based on employee status and length of employment
  • Season Pass - All employees are eligible for a Snowbasin Resort Season Pass! Plus, you receive a pass for all dependents
  • Food - 65% off food while on duty
  • Life/Health/Dental Insurance - Comprehensive coverage eligibility requires that employees work full-time (at least 32 hours) per week continuously for 60 days 
  • Sick Time - Eligibility after six months of continuous full-time employment.
  • Vacation Time - Eligibility after one year of continuous full-time employment.
  • Uniforms - Uniforms will be issued for some jobs.
  • Additional Discounts - At all lodges and retail shop.


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Snowbird is a dynamic resort with amazing terrain and a close-knit crew. Snowbird is currently seeking bakers, housekeepers, line cooks, a Director of Culinary, a business analyst, heavy equipment/snow removal operators, snowmakers, baristas, a master plumber, an AIRE avalanche course leader, banquet staff, part-time servers, a tram/lift mechanic and ski and snowboard instructors.

The resort offers great benefits including:

  • Discounted in-resort childcare for ages 6 weeks to 12 years old
  • Ski benefits during the current ski season (based on your work commitment)
  • Free season passes for spouse, legal dependents, and cohabitating partner (based on position)
  • All active employees and their dependents are eligible for reciprocal privileges at all other POWDR resorts including Woodward Park City.
  • Discounts at Ikon resorts. Discounts for other ISAA resorts are available for on-mountain employees. 
  • Employee-only ski days.


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Solitude Mountain Resort is a local favorite with fantastic terrain, blower powder, and a great crew of employees. Jobs abound at Solitude and include a bar back at the Thirsty Squirrel bar, restaurant hosts, banquet staff, an HR Manager, a snow reporter and marketing assistant, a VP of Mountain Resort Operations, lift operators, rental techs, parking attendants, shuttle drivers, snow removal, ski patrollers, admin and support staff for the Ski & Ride School, a Snowsports Director, and ski and snowboard instructors. 

Perks for seasonal winter workers at Solitude include: 

  • Solitude ski pass
  • Free Nordic ski and snowshoe pass at the Solitude Nordic Center
  • Lift tickets for Alterra resorts and other Utah ski areas
  • Discounts at Ikon Pass partner mountains
  • Discounted tickets for spouse and dependents
  • Solitude lift tickets for friends and family
  • UTA Ski Bus pass and employee UTA Van Pool 
  • Discounted ski lessons, spa treatments, lodging, rentals, and retail
  • Discount on a climbing gym membership
  • 401K benefit and match for ALL staff members over 21 years old
  • Free counseling service through our Employee Assistance Program

Sundance Mountain Resort

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Sundance Mountain Resort in the North Fork of Provo Canyon is a beautiful place nestled amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in Utah. With a focus on art and culture, this special resort is unlike any other. With many winter and summer activities onsite including an art studio, there are some unique employment opportunities on offer at Sundance.

The resort is currently hiring bellhops, banquet staff, glassblowers, a Beverage Manager, personnel for the Sundance Deli, housekeeping, lift maintenance experts, massage therapists, a Nordic Center Manager, an Executive Sous Chef, ski and snowboard instructors, lift operators and a VP of Marketing. 

All Employees (Seasonal, Year-Round, Full Time, Part Time) are eligible for the following benefits: 

  • Complimentary season pass (summer and winter)
  • Discounts on alpine/Nordic or group Snowsports Lessons
  • 50% discount rental equipment
  • 50% discount at Sundance restaurants
  • 25% discount at retail outlets (General Store, Deli, Sundance Mtn. Outfitters, Nordic Center, Sundance Spa, Art Studio) 
  • Lodging discounts (employee pricing based on availability)
  • 50% discount on activities (horseback riding, fly fishing, ZipTour)
  • 50% discount on massage, 40% discount on aesthetics at the Sundance Spa
  • Art Studio Classes – 2 participants for the price of 1
  • 30% Discount on products in the Sundance Catalog
  • Holiday Pay – time and a half on 6 designated holidays (effective after 90 days of employment)
  • Bereavement benefits
  • Workers’ compensation benefit
  • Ancillary insurance options – Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, Disability, MedicalBridge, Term Life

Woodward Park City  

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Woodward Park City is ground zero for the highest concentration of adrenaline action in the state of Utah. With nearly limitless options for activities, lessons, camps, and adventure, Woodward is the place for the child in all of us. Open positions at Woodward currently include a lift maintenance technician, line cooks, dishwashers, baristas, a retail & rental Team Lead, mountain patrollers, snowboard coaches, ski coaches, indoor Action Hub coaches, snowmakers, groomers, and a vehicle mechanic. 

Woodward Park City employees enjoy incredible perks! 

All-access wristband for full facility access throughout the year 
Free group lessons and classes
50% discounts on group lessons, classes, camps, and weekend programs for your dependents
Four free lift tickets and four 50%-off tubing or hub tickets for friends and family
Unlimited day passes to all POWDR resorts
Large discounts on food and beverages (excluding alcohol)
30% discount on retail and equipment
Rewards program for additional discounts. 
Great industry deals with up to 60% off gear and significant discounts on Subaru vehicles
Career development and on the job training
Competitive medical benefit options for qualified employees


Check out the TownLift Job Board! The TownLift is a digital news outlet providing Park City and Summit County, Utah with updates and info. The job board lists a ton of ski-industry specific jobs and opportunities and is a great place to start if you're hoping to work in Summit County. Find the TownLift job board here


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