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 below to see which of our teams are hiring and the skills they are seeking. We update our list on a daily basis but if you are having trouble deciding which position to apply to, feel free to fill out our General Application.
Before you Apply+
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!
If you are interested in multiple positions, you only need to apply for the one you believe is the best fit for you. You will be able to list the others in the application.
After you Apply+
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.
International Job Seekers+
We typically only work with the Summer Work and Travel Program and Intern/Trainee programs under the J1 type visa.
Please only apply online if you have done the program before and would like to work with us again. If you have not, you will need to follow the Direct Placement protocol. Please visit the Department of State website to find a list of approved Sponsors. We recommend that you contact one of them 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.
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!
New Employee Housing
The Sun Valley Employee Housing Project takes a significant step in the quality of employee housing. Affordable places 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 are constructing two new well-appointed employee residences, with completion slated for winter 2018-2019 for building one and the spring of 2019 for building two. Upon completion, 178 rooms will accommodate over 575 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.
Building 1 [Aspen] - Dorm-style
Beds per room: 3-4
# of Employees: 348-464
Amenities and Features: Fitness room-gym, multi-purpose room (lounge), lockers/storage, and a free employee laundry facility. High-speed internet with wifi in the common areas and some individual rooms.
Projected Completion: early December 2018
Building 2 [Alpine] - Apartment-style
Beds per room: 1-2
# of Employees: up to 124
Projected Completion: April 2019
Solar panels are being 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!
Our current accommodations will still be available until the completion of our new housing.
We currently have 325 bed spaces on property as an option for year round or seasonal full time employees. Our main units consist of double and triple dorm rooms. Our facilities also have a limited amount of couple rooms upon request and availability. Rooms are small, designed primarily for sleeping and storing a limited amount of personal items. Most have two or three beds per room, 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 is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 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 email@example.com
Please check out our FAQ section for moore specific directions
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.
We provide towels, washcloths, blankets, pillow/pillowcase, and sheets. There is also an Employee Dining Room for those who live on property with a low fee for your meals. Rooms either have twin or extra-long twin beds, free Wi-Fi, Cable Connection, and phone lines. We also provide you with free laundry facilities and Employee Fitness Center. We also have several communal television rooms if you do not have one to bring.
You are welcome to bring a small TV and a clock. There is no cooking allowed in the dorm rooms. Please remember there is limited extra storage space.
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 (32 hours/wk average) year roound. 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 60 days of continuous employment. Match will only be met when 1,000 hours a year has been acquired.
Uniforms: Two uniforms will be issued for some jobs. Laundering is provided free to employees.
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.
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.
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.
Employees are expected to be neat and clean at all times. This includes clean fingernails, teeth, and daily bathing.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Human Resources will begin to process winter applications on August 1st.
Downloadable Information Packet for Employees
Applicant Employment Info (.pdf)
New Employee Orientation (.pdf)
Employee Guidebook - eBook
Q. What is the pay range for this position?
A. Most entry level positions fall somewhere between $9-$12/hr. Exceptions include tipped positions. To see if a position is considered entry level, expand the details of the job and Min. Experience is listed nest to the Type and Location.
Q. Can I get passes for my family and friends?
A. While your employee ID doubles as your ski pass (free for full time employees), we offer 50% off vouchers for friends and family. Please consult your manager for these vouchers.
Q. How often do we get paid?
A. Paychecks are issued biweekly.
Q. Do you have an Employee Dining Room (EDR)? Do you have a meal plan?
A. 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.
Q. How do I get there? Can I arrive any time?
A. 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. Here is the link: https://www.ctcbus.com/sun-valley-express-powered-ctc2
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.
Q. Where do I get my paycheck?
A. 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.
Q. Where is the cafeteria? How much does it cost?
A. The cafeteria is located behind the Village Station restaurant.
Q. Do I need a car? How do I get around?
A. 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.
Q. 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!
For additional information, please contact the People Operations Department.
The History and Drama of the Fabled Warm Springs Lodge
By Karen Bossick
Scotty McGrew likens the Warm Springs scene at Sun Valley to Maui’s North Shore.
“It has a lot of character, a strong local presence. And it’s fun to watch everything that happens there,” said McGrew, who grew up ski racing on the Warm Springs side of Bald Mountain. He now oversees hundreds of youngsters who train in that area with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation.
Indeed, the relentless pitch of the Greyhawk race course kicked the butt of America’s best skiers...