Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: How should I prepare for an interview with Aspen Skiing Company?
A: We try to talk to as many people as possible who have shown an interest in working with us and we approach each conversation as a chance to get to know you as a person. However some inside tips and tricks about how that conversation will go are provided through our partnership with Mountain Careers job board + What Mountain Town Recruiters want you to know via Mountain Careers
Q: Does Aspen Skiing Company provide employee housing?
A: Yes, however housing is limited and preference is given to first season employees. If you are offered employee housing you will sign a lease and submit payment to hold your housing bed allocation. If your deposit and lease requirements are not fulfilled in a timely manner your bed is not secured. Leases are typically 5.5 months and not guaranteed for renewal. Employee housing is a temporary solution to help you feel acclimated to the Roaring Fork Valley. It is not intended to be a permanent solution to housing. Find out more here + Life in Aspen & Snowmass
Q: How early should I look for housing in Aspen / Roaring Fork Valley?
A: If you are lucky enough to know you’re moving to the Aspen area, or you receive a job offer. Start looking for housing immediately, helpful hints on ways to secure housing are outlined here + Life in Aspen & Snowmass
Q: How does COVID-19 impact me whilst working for Aspen Skiing Company?
A: We have put in place procedures that will keep our employees safe and healthy and help combat the spread of COVID-19. Find out more here + Employee Safety
Q: How does COVID-19 impact Aspen Skiing Company?
A: Social distancing is part of many jobs at Aspen Skiing Company. However in the best interests of our employees, guests and community we are also putting in place procedures that will keep everyone safe and healthy. Find out more here + COVID-19 Operating Procedures
Q: How do I become a Ski Instructor or Snowboard instructor for Aspen Snowmass?
A: The Ski School and Snowboard School of Aspen Snowmass is one of the top rated ski schools in the world. In order to secure a job within our school, applicants typically must already have PSIA Level 2 or 3 or higher and/or equivalent certification and 2,000 documented teaching hours. However we do hire a limited number of inexperienced instructors, child care, instructor assistants, indoor and outdoor support roles every year (positions typically posted in July). For more information click here + Ski and Snowboard School
Q: How do I become a Ski Patroller for Aspen Snowmass?
A: Ski Patrol at Aspen Snowmass is a highly sought after job, in order to qualify for our Basic Patroller you must be an expert skier in all conditions and weather. As well as having a current CPR certification and a minimum of Outdoor Emergency Care or Colorado EMT certification. To find out more about what our Ski Patrollers do, visit Ski Patrol HQ at Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands or Snowmass during the winter season. For more information about careers within Ski Patrol click here + Ski Patrol
Q: I don’t see the job that I want to apply for on aspensnowmass.com/jobs, what do I do?
A: If you don’t see a job that you are interested in applying for now, just perform a search for your desired job category and return often to perform the search. We will be setting up job alerts soon to allow us to email you as soon as the job is posted.
Q: I don’t have a VISA, can I work at Aspen Skiing Company?
A: Without permission to work within the USA we cannot offer you a job. Aspen Skiing Company participates in the J1 Work and Travel and various other VISA programs. Our J1 Visa partners change regularly check out our International Applicants page for more information + International Applicants
Q: How do I get my Aspen Snowmass Ski Pass?
A: Once you have successfully onboarded you will receive a voucher from the Human Resources team. Your pass type depends on your year-round or seasonal status with the company. Once you have received your voucher from Human Resources you will take it to any Aspen Snowmass Ticket Office to receive your Ski Pass. Your Ski Pass is also a perks card, it is how you receive discounts across Aspen Skiing Company at our restaurants and stores.
Q: How many hours do I have to work before I am eligible for the Aspen Snowmass Ski Pass?
A: In order to receive any pass benefits you must work a minimum of 100 hours during a winter season, these employees receive a 20 day flex pass. To get a full pass you must work a minimum of 20 hours a week.
Q: Can I park at employee housing or my place of work?
A: Parking at employee housing is not guaranteed. It is given out at a first come first served basis. Please check with the housing department to see if there is availability. Employee parking is not available at The Little Nell, Limelight Hotels for hourly staff, however limited employee parking is available at specific mountains for all roles. More information about transportation is located here + Life in Aspen & Snowmass
Q: What is the Aspen Skiing Company Grooming Policy?
A: Employees of Aspen Skiing Company Hospitality are asked to adhere to our personal grooming policy and maintain a neat and clean appearance. All hair must be a natural tone. It must be neatly trimmed and clean and without extreme variations in length or color. Male hair must be cut above the collar and above the ear. No more than one earring may be worn per ear. No other visible body piercing jewelry may be worn. Some grooming policies are specific to location so please check with manager prior to your arrival.
Q: Is my uniform provided?
A: Full or partial uniforms are provided to Aspen Skiing Company employees based on position. Please note you will be asked to provide certain aspects of your uniform including, but not limited to ski gear, warm weather gear, shoes, etc.
Q: I'm moving to Aspen for my first time. What do I need to bring with me?
A: Depending on the housing you've arranged (which we recommend arranging prior to your arrival), you may need to bring furnishings and kitchen supplies (i.e. bed sheets, bed, couch pots, pans, utensils). Additionally, it can be extremely cold in Aspen, so we recommend the following clothing items;
• Warm hat, mittens and scarves
• Winter coat and pants
• Warm waterproof snow boots and very warm socks
• Multiple layers (i.e., long underwear, sweaters)
• For hospitality roles - black pants and study non-slip footwear (depending on position; partial uniform is provided)
• For on-snow roles - Ski or snowboard equipment
Note: If needed, you can purchase everything in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Q: What happens to my data when I apply for a job at Aspen Skiing Company?