We're excited that you are interested in employment with Aspen Skiing Company. It is important that you read the information for international applicants very carefully. Our J1 Visa partners are USE, GroupoLive, GoWex, IEP, CCUSA Australia, and CCUSA New Zealand.

Information you must consider before you decide to accept a position with Aspen Skiing Company:

  • US Visa approval: US visa approval is conditional and does not guarantee that your local consulate or embassy will issue a visa.
  • 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.

International employees at aspen snowmass
International employees at aspen snowmass

  • 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. If you are interested in employee housing, you should discuss this with the department manager that you are applying with after you have completed the applicant process.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • At this time we are not accepting H2B Visa Applications.

  • New J-1 applicants will be considered through USE, GroupoLive and GoWex. 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.
  • 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.

The typical winter season in Aspen requires J-1 Visa applicants to work from mid-December through early-April. Generally J1 Visas are valid for 5 months (November-April), 4 months of work and 1 month of traveling.

The majority of our J-1 VIsa holders work in positions that require conversational english, a good attitude and resilience to cold weather.
International employees at aspen snowmass
International employees at aspen snowmass

We asked some of our previous J-1 VIsa Work and Travel participants a few questions about their time at Aspen Skiing Company. Here’s what they had to say;

What did you like most about your Work and Travel experience with Aspen Skiing Company?
  • “Meeting new people, learning from different cultures, being able to work in a different country, and also getting to improve my skiing.”
  • “Being able to meet so many cool people from fellow latin American countries, having a great team of coworkers and spending most of my free time exploring a new sport on the mountain with the help of people who have been here multiple seasons”
  • “Meeting the amazing people that formed part of my crew and getting to work with children.”

What advice would you give to future Work and Travel participants?
  • “Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work in Aspen because it is one of the best companies in the world”
  • “Just do it”

Our J1 Visa partners are USE, GroupoLive, GoWex, IEP, CCUSA Australia, and CCUSA New Zealand.

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