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Downloadable Information Packet for Employees

Applicant Employment Info (.pdf)
New Employee Orientation (.pdf)
General Standards of Conduct (.pdf)
Employee Orientation Acknowledgement (.doc)(.pdf)
Dorm Bed Request (.doc)(.pdf)
Housing Agreement (.doc)(.pdf)

Important Employment Information

Drug Testing: Includes pre-employment and random.

Grooming and Conduct Standard: Call to request a copy of employment information or download info packet

Wages (Entry-level): Most positions begin above minimum wage.

Work Hours: Schedule may fall on any day during the week including holidays. Some seasonal recreational positions qualify for overtime exception (allowing employees to work 56 hours per week at regular wage).

Jobs: Many jobs are physically demanding and may require lifting, bending, standing and kneeling.


Information about International job openings.

International Applicants

All international applicants must fill out an application and mail in a hard copy or e-mail format using Rich-Text format. Applications should also be typed, NOT HANDWRITTEN, and include a cover letter stating the following: Which type visa you are applying for, what position(s) you are interested in, and your available dates. We must also have a legible e-mail to contact.



Interested J1 Visa Applicants

In order to be eligible for a J1 Visa, you must currently be a University student between the ages of 19 and 35.

J1 Visas are generally good for 5 months (December-April, June-October), 4 months of work and 1 month of traveling. The positions are variable and require entry level work. Potential candidates must be dedicated and have an ability and desire to work hard. Employee housing is available for full-time employees. Please visit the Employee Housing Section for further information.


Attention all H-2B applicants for Sun Valley Company

At this time Sun Valley Company is not accepting any H-2B program application for the upcoming seasons.

Please check back periodically for updates on the application process.


Sun Valley Human Resources

Employee Benefits

We are pleased to offer our employees a wide rage of benefits.

Group Medical/Life Coverage: Eligibility requires employee works full-time (at least 32 hours/wk) continuously for 90 days and then becomes eligible on the first day of the next month. After 90 days of full time employment, employees only have 31 days to apply for Group Medical/Life Coverage.

Flex-Spending Plan: Eligible at same time employee becomes eligible for Group Medical/Life coverage and during annual Open Enrollment.

Dental Coverage: Eligible at same time employee becomes eligible for Group Medical/Life coverage.

Vision Coverage: Eligible at same time employee becomes eligible for Group Medical/Life coverage.

Long Term Disability Insurance: Eligible after 1 year of continuous active full time employment. This is a onetime offer and will not be available during open enrollments.

Sick Time: After six months of continuous full-time employment employees accrue 40 hours of sick time. At your first year you will receive and additional 40 hours and then you will receive 80 hours on each anniversary date from then on. Sick time is capped at 120 hours.

Vacation Time: After one year of continuous full-time employment employees accrue 40 hours of vacation time, after two years 80 hours, after five years 120 hours and 160 hours after 15 years. Your vacation caps at 160 hours.

Capital Accumulation: Eligible after one year of continuous full-time employment with 1,000 hours.

Uniforms: Two uniforms will be issued for some jobs. Laundering is provided free to employees.


Winter Employee Recreational Benefits/Discounts Include but are not limited to the following:
Full -Time Employees only)

  • Ski & Snowboard Free - Full-Time Employees only
  • Alpine Ski/Board Group Lesson (50% discount – gratuity not included)
  • Nordic Center Lesson (50% discount – gratuity not included)
  • 50% off ski & snowboard rental from Pete Lane's
  • Unlimited free cross-country skiing plus one rental per week at the Nordic Center
  • Free Snowshoe Rentals
  • Free Ice Skating-General Sessions (Full price skate rentals)
  • Resort Swimming Pool Access (availability varies by month)
  • Access to "The Place," employee cafeteria (employees only)
  • 20% Discounts at select Sun Valley Restaurants (exclusions: alcohol, bar food, gratuity, and mountain restaurants)
  • Ski Pass Discounts for Part-Time Employees are as follows::
    • Baldy Season Pass $239 (also valid at Dollar Mtn.)
    • Baldy Day Ticket $18
    • Dollar Day Ticket $15


Summer Employee Recreational Benefits/Discounts Include but are not limited to the following
Full -Time Employees only)

  • Free Ice Skating-General Sessions (Full price skate rentals). Call for general admission sessions
  • Discounted group golf clinics
  • Unlimited use of the Golf Driving Range, Putting Course & loaner clubs
  • Free access to Olympic Pool - limited hours
  • Free daily access to Bald Mountain lifts
  • Discounted rates for Ice Shows - as determined by the Recreation Department
  • Discounted Tennis Court rentals, racquet rentals are $5.00 (based on availability, this also includes dependents)
  • Access to "The Place," employee cafeteria (employees only)
  • 20% Discounts at select Sun Valley Restaurants (exclusions: alcohol, bar food, gratuity, and mountain restaurants)



  • 50% off for all full time employees and their dependants.
  • Discount prices only available 3 days prior to event and subject to ticket availability.
  • Full time employees and their valid dependants under 19 are eligible for one ticket with a valid ID; however, purchases must be made by the employee. Purchases will be made at the Recreation Office.
  • Full time employees with no eligible dependants may purchase one ticket at the discounted prices in addition to their own ticket.

This is a partial listing and description of enrollment-eligibility information. For additional information, please contact the Human Resources department at (208) 622-2061, 800-894-9946 or

Grooming Standards

Sun Valley's commitment to quality and excellence is translated through its employees. Your dress and personal appearance is important to the image we present to our guests.

Male Employees
Hair must be clean and tapered at or above the collar line of a standard dress shirt. Hair should not cover the bottom half of the ear, and shoulder length is not permitted. Inappropriate examples include unnatural color and/or disproportionate cut. No beards or goatees will be worn; men must be clean-shaven every day. Sideburns should not extend below the earlobe. Moustaches are acceptable if trimmed and neat. Earrings or any body piercing are not to be worn while on duty.

Female Employees
Hair styles must be clean and not interfere with job duties. Inappropriate examples include unnatural color and/or disproportionate cut. Earrings and jewelry must be modest and not interfere with job duties. Earrings are allowed in ear lobes ONLY (no nose piercing, etc.). Cosmetics should be consistent with a natural appearance.
NOTE: Employees who handle food must
wear hair pulled back and up.

Tennis shoes are not permitted in high-profile areas (i.e., restaurants, bars, front desk, bell service, concierge, etc.) or as determined by department management. Some departments require certain shoes for safety reasons.

Personal Hygiene
Employees are expected to be neat and clean at all times. This includes clean fingernails, teeth, and daily bathing.

Work Environment
Employees are required to keep a clean and orderly work environment. Before departure each day, employees are expected to clean their personal or assigned work areas.

Uniformed Employees
Many employees are required to wear Company-issued uniforms which should be kept clean and changed daily. These are cleaned or laundered at no cost to employees.

Name tags are part of the uniform and
dress code, and are to be worn at all times.

Employee Housing

The Company offers dormitory accommodation for full time employees.

Sun Valley Resort has the ability to provide 325 bed spaces on property as an option for year round or seasonal full time employees. Our main dorm units will consist of singles, doubles, and triples dorm rooms. These basic dorms rent on a day to day rental fee ranging from Single $7.21, Double $4.85, and Triple $3.92 per day. Our facilities also have a limited amount of couple dorm rooms upon request and availability. Dorm rooms are small, designed primarily for sleeping and storing a limited amount of personal items. Most rooms have one or two beds, a few dresser drawers, small closets for each person, sink with a medicine cabinet and a shared bathroom/shower area per floor.

Housing Check-in

Housing check in is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the H.R. office building. If you must check in during closed hours or weekends, please make sure you e-mail or call the Housing Department. Alternative housing arrangement must be made 3 days prior to your arrival date. You are allowed to check in two days prior to your starting date. 208-622-2986 office or e-mail

Housing Requests

Requests for your specific housing needs may be done on line .
You are welcome to fill in the blanks for your choice of roommates; however employee housing accommodations are first come first served. We will try to place you with your choice of roommates upon arrival. If you do not have any choices listed I will try to place you with somebody who is in the same age bracket as you are.

Housing Amenities

Our housing provides you with towels, washcloths, blankets, pillow/pillowcase, and sheets. We also provide an employee cafeteria for those who live on property with a low fee for your meals. Your dorm rooms have twin beds free Wi-Fi, Cable Connection, and phone lines. We also provide you with free laundry facilities and gym room. Some buildings have a communal television rooms if you do not have one to bring.
You are welcome to bring a small fridge, small microwave, small TV, and a clock. There is no cooking allowed in the dorm rooms. Please remember these rooms are small.

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Other Housing Options

The dorms are on a first-come first-serve basis. Many employees locate their own accommodations through our local newspaper The Idaho Mountain Express.

This is a partial listing and description of enrollment-eligibility information. For additional information, please contact the Human Resources department at (208) 622-2061, 1-800-894-9946 or

Current Year-Round Openings


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Candidates must be skilled and able to exhibit capabilities working with a wide assortment of vehicles. Examples are construction equipment, grounds maintenance equipment and automotive vehicles.

    Preferred skills:
  • Welding
  • Fabrication
  • Class A or B Commercial Driver's License
Food & Beverage

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Catering Administrative Assistant

    Job Description:
  • Print and distribute weekly Banquet Event Orders to various service departments
  • Generate various daily, weekly and monthly departmental reports as required and scheduled
  • Meet all internal deadlines for completion of paperwork and reporting
  • Create and post meeting room signs for all groups and events
  • Answer incoming calls in a friendly and professional manner, providing information, taking accurate messages or routing calls accordingly
  • Responsible for creating daily banquet checks for all events
  • Greet visitors, ascertain nature of business and direct to appropriate person
  • Prepare new client files and maintain existing files
  • Enter client information in Opera
  • Assist Catering Managers with clerical duties
  • Distribute and retrieve departmental mail
  • Perform mail-out duties, such as thank you letters, comment letters, invitations, etc.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required


    Job Requirements:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Professional phone etiquette
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) with a typing speed of at least 55wpm
  • Must speak, read and write English fluently
  • Opera experience a plus
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule
  • High school diploma required
  • Experience in an Administrative Assistant role preferred
  • Occasionally lift/carry up to 6 pounds

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Lift Technician, Level 3

This full-time position is for applicants with five or more years of experience. Candidates must have an ability to work with minimal supervision. Welding experience is a plus. Applicants should possess an understanding of heavy rigging, NDT, line work and an ability to perform all lift-related maintenance functions. Starting wage will depend on experience.



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PM Security Guard - candidates will be working from 11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. including weekends and holidays.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ability to back a trailer
  • Ability to lift at least 55 lbs
  • Excellent customer service skills

For additional information, please contact the Human Resources Department at (208) 622-2061, 800-894-9946 or

Seasonal Openings

Summer 2014


  • Bell Service


For additional information, please contact the Human Resources Department at (208) 622-2061, 800-894-9946 or

Job Fairs

Glacier National Park – August 26 - 28


If you've been considering opportunities to enrich your life by working in a beautiful setting with other workers from all over the world, Sun Valley is the right place! Check us out! For additional information, contact our Human Resources Department at (208) 622-2061, toll free at (800) 894-9946, fax at (208) 622-2082 or e-mail at

Application Forms

The Sun Valley Company requires you to complete a company application in order to be considered for employment. Resumes will only be accepted to compliment a company application. Please be sure to sign and initial all specified areas on your application or it will not be considered.

Application tip:

Please be sure to include the dates you are available to work, and be sure to list all (you may list up to three) positions that you are applying for. Please note that the seasonal positions usually require a commitment through summer or winter (June 15-September 15 and December-April) to be considered.

Application Process:

All applications are received and reviewed by HR. Applications meeting the necessary qualifications will be forwarded along to the hiring managers. Over the phone or face to face interviews will be conducted if applicant meets all qualifications and/or if the job is still available. If applicant is hired for position, dorm housing and work schedule will be discussed with manager. If applicant is not hired, the applicant's application will be routed back to the HR department where the application will be held for up to 3 months.

Click on the links below to download an application form in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf). Applicants should print the form and mail it to:

Sun Valley Company
Human Resources
P.O. Box 10
Sun Valley, ID 83353

Human Resources will begin to process winter applications on August 1st. Please mail to the address above or email all applications and inquiries directly to

Please print or type your application. Applications that are not legible will not be accepted .

Microsoft Word Format (.doc)
Adobe Acrobat Format (.pdf)

Before you apply, please take a look at our Equal Opportunity Employer Clause.

For additional information, please contact the Human Resources Department at (208) 622-2061, 800-894-9946 or .