You have questions, we have answers 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. That includes a requirement for our employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Find out more here + COVID-19 Operating Procedures
Q: How does COVID-19 impact me whilst working for Aspen Skiing Company?
A: All Aspen Skiing Company, The Little Nell and Limelight Hotel employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 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: Is it required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work at Aspen Skiing Company, The Little Nell and Limelight Hotels?
A: Yes, all employees that work for Aspen Skiing Company, The Little Nell and Limelight Hotel must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with any of the vaccines fully approved or approved under Emergency Authorization by the FDA.
Q: How do I qualify for an exemption from the vaccinate mandate?
A: Exemptions will only be granted for medical reasons pursuant to the Americans with Disability Act and religious reasons pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This process will be managed by our human resources team.
Q: What does fully vaccinated mean?
A: People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose of a 2-dose type vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or 2 weeks after a single dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson.) Employees should plan to have their second shot completed in time to allow for the 2 week period before they start work. Be aware the Pfizer vaccine has 21 days between shots. The Moderna vaccine has a 28-day interval. The J&J shot is single dose.
Q: What vaccines are accepted?
A: All vaccines fully approved or approved under Emergency Authorization by the FDA are accepted. International employees can show proof of vaccination for vaccines approved by their home country.
Q: What kind of proof do I need to show?
A: You will need to provide your vaccine card, properly filled out and initialed by the provider. A picture of the card is acceptable. An acceptable alternative is a State COVID Vaccine mobile application proof of vaccine. Handmade cards will not be accepted. Falsified vaccine cards will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Q: Who pays for the vaccine?
A: Vaccines are free at public health clinics.
Q: Where can I get the vaccine?
A: You can go to the +Pitkin County (CO), +Eagle County (CO), +Garfield County (CO) and +Blaine County (ID) web sites and find dates, times and locations of existing vaccine clinics. Aspen Skiing Company will also work with local health care providers to offer employee vaccine clinics at a variety of locations and dates prior to the November 15 2021 deadline.
Q: What about booster shots?
A: Given the quickly developing nature of the booster discussion, we will hold on a booster requirement until there is firm direction for the CDC on booster vaccines.
Q: Is this a one-time deal for the coming season?
A: No one has a crystal COVID ball but we feel that COVID is likely to be an ongoing issue for the foreseeable future. We will continue to monitor the situation, watch as the CDC develops new recommendations and adjust our policies as needed.
Q: What if I had COVID in the past and was not vaccinated. Do I still need to be vaccinated to work at ASC?
A: Yes, the medical data indicates that being vaccinated provides better protection even if you have had the infection.
Q: Do I still need to wear a mask once we are all vaccinated?
A: Current CDC recommendations are for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status to wear masks in indoor locations where virus spread is “substantial” or “high”. All ASC locations currently fall into one of these categories.
Q: I have concerns about the safety of the vaccines. Where can I find more information?
A: You can contact your primary care physician or County Health Department web site. Pitkin County created a number of videos with local physicians answering most of the common questions. You can find them here: +Vaccine Myth Busting with local doctors
Q: Does Aspen Skiing Company provide employee housing?A: Yes, however housing is limited and preference is given to first season employees. An up to date vaccination against COIVD-19 is required to live in ASC's employee housing. 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 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?
nce 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?
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?
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.