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J1 Visa Work and Travel Program
Winter: The typical winter season in Aspen requires J-1 Visa applicants to work from mid-December through early-April. The majority of our J-1 Visa holders work in positions that require conversational English, a good attitude and resilience to cold weather.
Our J1 Visa partners are USE, GrupoLive, GoWex, CCUSA Australia, and CCUSA New Zealand.
Summer: Summer seasonal applicants will be considered for hospitality-based positions with The Little Nell and Limelight Hotels.
Ski & Snowboard School
The Ski & Snowboard School participates in the J-1 Work and Travel Visa program. We work with USE, Hub Work & Travel, and CCUSA as our sponsor agencies. Interested candidates must travel through one of these sponsor agencies to complete the process. We do not offer independent job offers for candidates who have not worked for the Ski & Snowboard School previously. The minimum requirements to be considered for a ski or snowboard Pro position are a level 1 certification and 200 documented teaching hours.
South American Candidates
Do not apply via aspensnowmass.com. Please register with one of our J1 Visa Partners, the J1 Visa partner will then set up your interview.
Our J1 Visa partners are USE, GrupoLive, GoWex, and Hub Work & Travel.
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Australian and New Zealand Candidates
Send an email indicating your interest directly to one of our Talent Acquisition team members: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Australia: Australians are eligible for the "Work Travel Pilot Program" (1 year Visa) more info here travel.state.gov AUS
New Zealand: New Zealanders are eligible for the "Work Travel Pilot Program" (1 year Visa) more info here travel.state.gov NZ
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Interested J-1 Visa Applicants
Returning J-1 applicants are considered if you are a returning employee with the Aspen Skiing Company and have contacted your current manager to let them know if you are interested in returning.
Walk-In applicants are not considered at Aspen Skiing Company. Please do not arrive without securing a position with the Aspen Skiing Company before your departure from your home country.
Interested J-1 Trainee or Intern Visa Applicants
Our J1 Trainee or Intern Visa partners are: Alliance Abroad, Placement International.
Please contact one of these visa companies and they will help you apply for a job with us, there is no need to apply on our website first. This is for hospitality job seekers ONLY. On-mountain operations do not participate in J1 trainee or internship programs due to seasonal closures.
Interested TN Visa Applicants
Interested H2B Visa Applicants
H2B applicants are considered on a yearly basis for winter season only.
The Ski & Snowboard School does not sponsor H2B visas. Candidates who require sponsorship must note this when applying. If offered a position, a visa specialist will contact you to discuss your case.
All Visa Candidates
• Housing in Aspen: Housing is scarce and may be expensive. You should inquire in advance to determine whether you can find housing acceptable to you. For additional housing resources please visit Life in Aspen and Snowmass.
• Weather Risk: The winter resort industry is snow-dependent. While Colorado usually enjoys excellent snow conditions, sometimes snow comes late. If we experience low or delayed snow, we may be unable to open all or part of the ski area as scheduled. In that event, work may not be available to you.
• US Visa approval: US visa approval is conditional and does not guarantee that your local consulate or embassy will issue a visa.
• Working in a foreign country: While in the U.S., you must be prepared to be self-sufficient. If you have substantial personal, family, or financial commitments that cannot tolerate uncertainty, our seasonal work may not be appropriate for your circumstances.
• Embassy and Consulate procedures and policies: The policies for issuance of visas for foreign work and travel vary widely from country to country and from embassy/consulate to embassy/consulate. These procedures may also change from day-to-day. You should check with your consulate or embassy on a regular basis.
• Timing of Visa approval and issuance: The timing for Visa approvals and issuance is beyond the control of ASC. We will make all reasonable efforts to help expedite the process, but we make no guarantees. You should carefully weigh the financial consequences to you that may result from visa delays and plan accordingly.
• Travel arrangements: In making travel arrangements, you should consider the possibility that visa issuance maybe delayed. We strongly recommend that you not make any reservations that are non-refundable.