Work at Sun Valley Resort

At Sun Valley Resort we have a wide range of seasonal, part-time and full-time employment positions across our mountain, retail, food & beverage, recreation and administrative locations. Please take a look at the positions listed to see which of our teams are hiring and the skills they are seeking. We update our list on a daily basis so please continue to check back to see what is new. 

We look forward to receiving your application and hope that you can join our team in this beautiful year-round mountain location! So you too can take advantage of our benefits and numerous winter and summer recreation opportunities!

Search For Jobs

  • Make sure your resume is up to date, properly formatted, and ready to upload.
  • Have your cover letter ready to go or be prepared to write one!
  • You will receive a confirmation email that we have received your application.
  • We review and process applications each business day.
  • We strive to have a hiring manager follow up with you as soon as possible. Please be aware that this may take several days as schedules can change quickly and without warning. It does not mean we are not interested in speaking with you, it simply means that business needs fluctuate at times will little or no warning.
  • Please make sure to check your email and make sure your voicemail is not full. Some managers will follow up via email while others will call.

Sun Valley works with the Summer Work and Travel Program and Intern/Trainee programs under the J1 type visa. We use InterExchange, CIEE, Intrax, and Greenheart as sponsors. If you are new to the program you will need to follow the Direct Placement protocol. We recommend that you contact one of the approved Sponsors and inquire about which local agencies they work with in your area. They will be able to help you get the process started and assist with the various steps in the process.

If you have completed at least one season with us, you will receive an email with directions on how to return. You should receive this email approximately 5 months before the start of your program. You will need to follow all directions in the email to be considered.

New Employee Housing

The Sun Valley Employee Housing Project makes a significant leap in the quality of our employee housing. An affordable place to live is an increasing challenge for most mountain and resort towns as long-term rentals are taken off the market, making it increasingly more difficult to live and work in these communities.

Sun Valley Resort is committed to our most valuable investment – our people. We have constructed two new well-appointed employee residences. We now have the ability to house over 520 employees living and working at Sun Valley Resort.

Location: The southwest corner of a 16-acre parcel next to the Horseman’s Center, a short walk to the Sun Valley village and public transportation. There is a paved walkway from the edge of the Sun Valley Village, beginning at Dollar Road, directly across the street from the indoor ice skating rink parking lot.

#8 Horseman’s Center Road
Sun Valley, ID 83353

Aspen Building: Community-style

Rooms: 112
Layout: 92 Quads (2 bunk beds) 20 Doubles (2 single beds)
Amenities and Features: Each residential wing has a communal bathroom and the building features; a Fitness Center, multi-purpose room (lounge), TV lounges, lockers, ski/snowboard storage, vending machines, microwaves and toasters, and a free employee laundry facility. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the building.

Alpine Building: Traditional-style

Rooms: 60
Layout: 32 Doubles (single beds) 28 Couples (Queen bed)
Amenities and Features: Each room has a private bathroom and the building features; TV lounges, lockers, ski/snowboard storage, cleaning supplies, free laundry facility, and free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Solar Panels

Solar panels have been installed to make the buildings more environmentally-friendly and efficient. It’s sunny over 200 days of the year in Sun Valley – let’s use it!
Architect: Ruscitto Latham Blanton / www.rlb-sv.com

Housing Requests

The Housing Request form and Questionnaire will be sent to you shortly after you are hired.

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 we will try to place you with somebody who is in the same age bracket as you are.

Housing Check-in

Housing check in is available 7 days a week in HR located in the main lobby of the Aspen Building. If you will be arriving outside of normal business hours or weekends, please make sure you let us know in advance. We understand that plans may change last minute and we will do our best to accommodate, but please understand if you are unable to notify us of an early arrival, your room may not be ready. Please contact us at housing@sunvalley.com or call (208) 622-2091 or 208-622-2986 if you have any questions or your plans change. You are allowed to check in two days prior to your start date.

Don’t forget to check out our FAQ section before you arrive!

Housing Amenities

We provide towels, washcloths, blankets, pillow/pillowcase, and sheets. While we do not allow cooking in rooms, we have grills in the courtyard for residents to use and there is an Employee Dining Room as well. Meals are extremely affordable. Rooms either have extra-long twin beds or extra-long twin bunk beds, free Wi-Fi, Cable Connection, and phone lines. We also provide you with free laundry facilities, an Employee Fitness Center, and several communal television rooms. We even have several gaming consoles you can check out and play.

You are welcome to bring a small TV and a clock. Please remember there is limited extra storage space.

Other Housing Options

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) 622-2072, (800) 894-9946 or svpersonnel@sunvalley.com.

Group Medical/Life Coverage: Eligibility requires employee works full-time (at least 30 hours/wk) continuously for 60 days and then becomes eligible on the first day of the next month. After 60 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 60 days of continuous active full time employment. This is a onetime offer and will not be available during open enrollments.

Sick Time: Eligibility requires employee to work full time (30 hours/week average) year-round. After six months of continuous full-time employment employees accrue 40 hours of sick time. At your first year you will receive an 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 (401k): Certain positions are eligible to contribute to a 401(k) retirement plan after one year of continuous employment.

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

Educational Assistance: After three months of employment, regular, full-time employees are eligible to enroll in pre-approved education courses and receive financial assistance from Sun Valley Company. Such courses, as well as books and eligible fees, will be reimbursed at 75% upon successful completion of the course.

Employee Wellness Program: This program helps you to find solutions for the everyday challenges of work and home as well as for more serious issues involving emotional and physical well-being.

Leave of Absence (FMLA): In compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, twelve (12) weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave is provided to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons. Employees are eligible if they have worked for at least one year and 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months.

Employee Summer & Winter Recreation and Discount Package: As an employee of Sun Valley Company in good standing, you are eligible for recreation benefits and discounts on company services. Please see the handout provided at orientation, or contact the People Operations office for further information. Your Sun Valley Company Photo ID Card MUST be presented to receive ANY discount or recreation benefits.

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

Company-Owned Hotels and Resorts: Room discounts are available to all employees at all company owned hotels and resorts. This is subject to availability and the employee must make reservations in advance

Employee Dining: All Sun Valley Company employees may purchase discounted meals in the employee dining area (The Place). The Place is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


What is the application process?

All applications meeting the necessary qualifications will be forwarded along to the appropriate hiring manager(s). 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, work schedule will be discussed with the manager.

What are the seasonal commitment dates?

Seasonal positions usually require a commitment through summer (June-September) or winter (December-April) for an applicant to be considered for the role.

What is the pay range for this position?

Most entry level positions fall somewhere between $9-$14/hr. Exceptions include tipped positions.

Can I get passes for my family and friends?

A. While your employee ID doubles as your ski pass (free for employees), we offer 50% off vouchers for friends and family. Please consult your manager for these vouchers.

How often do we get paid?

Paychecks are issued biweekly.

Do you have an Employee Dining Room (EDR)? Do you have a meal plan?

We do. Our EDR is conveniently called “The Place”. We serve three meals a day. However, hours are subject to change during the shoulder seasons and the average meal is $3.75. It is all a la carte so you only pay for what you eat. Vending Machines are located in various locations for afterhours/late night options.

How do I get there? Can I arrive any time?

Depending upon your mode of transportation, you have several options.

Flying: While it is more expensive, we recommend you fly into the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN). Send us a copy of your arrival information including your flight number and we will pick you up at the airport. You could also fly into the Boise Airport (BOI). If you fly into Boise, you will need to arrange your own shuttle.
Book a Shuttle 

Please contact People Operations for an employee discount code. As a last resort you could fly into Twin Falls (TWF) or Salt Lake City (SLC) and book a bus ticket with the Salt Lake Express.

Driving: If you have the means you are more than welcome to drive yourself. Please be aware that while we do have employee parking, it is limited. Also, please plan on arriving during normal business hours. If you will not be able to arrive during normal business hours it may be possible to arrange a late check in. Otherwise you will need to plan accordingly.

Please be aware that if you do not make arrangements in advance, we may not be able to accommodate an unexpected or a late check-in.

Where do I get my paycheck?

Managers distribute paychecks every two weeks unless you set up direct deposit. Please consult your manager with questions about your paycheck before going to payroll.

Where is the cafeteria? How much does it cost?

The cafeteria is located behind the Village Station restaurant.

Do I need a car? How do I get around?

As a matter of fact, you do not need a car. We have an awesome free local bus system [Mountain Rides] and we provide an employee shuttle for employees who need to get to work before the first bus of the day. Find more information on https://www.mountainrides.org/. We also encourage you to download Route Shout 2.0 mobile app in the App Store or Google Play to view schedules and see your bus in real time.

What do I do before I leave?

It is essential that you 1.) Check out of housing, and 2.) Complete the Final Paycheck Handling Form. Please visit People Operations for the appropriate forms and to complete check out.

Important Information: Employee IDs

Your Employee ID is your ticket to enjoy all that Sun Valley has to offer! It’s your ski pass, your tool for clocking in to work, and scans for 20% off our restaurants (and who doesn’t want a Village Station Pizza?!). You thus get the idea that your employee ID is very important. If you break your ID, please bring your broken ID to People Operations for a free replacement. If you lose your ID, it is $10 cash only to replace!