• Private Ski Lesson at Alpine Meadows
  • All smiles on the chairlift at Alpine Meadows
  • View of Lake Tahoe from Granite Peak at Squaw Valley
  • Squaw Valley ski school group gets ready to shred!
  • Ski Team huddle at Squaw Valley
  • Watching the Sunrise over Lake Tahoe from Squaw Valley

Working at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows means you’ll be surrounded by people who share the “work hard, play hard” mentality. Work where you are surrounded by vibrant blue skies, endless sunshine, warm summer air, and an unforgettable mountain adventure. Get paid to work and live in beautiful Lake Tahoe. 

Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows is an adventure beyond ordinary. Individuals will experience endless opportunities to mix fun with recreation, all while creating lifetime friendships. We are looking for motivated individuals who can help provide an unforgettable experience for our customers. Check out our opportunities and apply for your dream Lake Tahoe job.

Winter Job Fair

Mark your calendars! The Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows 2014-15 Winter Job Fair is November 1

  • Location: Olympic House (Village at Squaw Valley)
  • Time: 8am-2pm
  • Winter jobs will be posted August 1. Check back and submit your application early!

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Learn to be an Instructor

We offer innovative terrain based beginner programs and an incredible playground for all levels of skiers, taught by industry leaders. We are hiring people with a passion for snowsports; someone who counts the number of days they ski on more than two hands. If this sounds like you, come join our team.

  • No prior teaching experience needed
  • Intermediate skiers and above welcome
  • Desire to work with kids (ages 3 yrs and older) in small groups
  • Enjoys working outdoors on the snow for 6-8 hours a day; standing, walking; skiing
  • Communicates a passion for the sport
  • Available to work a minimum of 21 days for the winter season, including Holidays and weekends
  • Indoor/outdoor support staff positions available. Duties include rental shop tech, boot fitting, operating Magic Carpets, supervising children, on-snow support, set-up and tear down, and chairlift riding support. 
  • The extraordinary experience you will have while working in our renowned Squaw Kids/ Alpine Kids Ski and Snowboard School! This exciting and energetic team is made up of diverse fun-loving people from all over the world!
  • The feeling of satisfaction as you watch your students learn, progress, and develop a passion for the sport!
  • Working in a beautiful outdoor environment with lake views, fresh power, and crisp blue skies… it beats an office job any day!
  • Free ski pass for you and your legal dependents at Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows. You may be teaching on beginner terrain, but you have access to over 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts, 270+ trails to explore and enjoy!
  • Take your skiing to the next level.  We offer riding, teaching and technical training to those that want to earn PSIA & AASI certifications. (www.psia-w.org) Our clinics include PSIA/AASI Level 1, 2, 3, Children’s Specialist, Senior Specialist and Avalanche & Freestyle accreditations.
  • Daily skiing/riding/teaching clinics include topics for Alpine, Nordic, and Snowboard disciplines.

Interested? Apply Now for Non-Certified Instructor!

  • Send a one page resume & letter of reference to Karen Roske, at kroske@squaw.com
  • Hiring managers will contact applicants throughout the summer.
  • Positions will be posted on our website June 16 so make sure to check back to apply!
  • Learn from the experts at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, and experience extraordinary.

For information on relocating to the area, please check out our first timer's guide.

H2B Seasonal Work Visa:

We are accepting applications for H2B workers for ski instructors, snowboard crossover instructors, and lift operators. In order to apply you must meet the following requirements:

Ski Instructors: We are full for our H2B ski intstructor positions. Please email Karen Roske with your C.V. if you would like to be placed on a wait list. 

  • Must be a certified level 1 or level 2 Ski Instructor interested in working in our Children’s Ski and Snowboard Schools.
  • Must possess a passion for working with children ages 3 to 13, especially beginners.
  • Must be dedicated to creating lifelong skiers and riders who will thrive under your guidance at our World Class Resort.

Snowboard Crossover Instructors: We are full for our H2B snowboard crossover instructor positions and are no longer accepting a wait list.

  • Must be a certified level 1 or 2 Snowboard Crossover Instructors interested in working in our Children’s Ski and Snowboard Schools.
  • Must know how to ski up to an intermediate level.
  • Must possess a passion for working with children ages 3 to 13, especially beginners.
  • Must be dedicated to creating lifelong skiers and riders who will thrive under your guidance at our World Class Resort.

Lift Operators: We are full for our H2B Lift Operator positions. Please email Karen Roske with your CV if you would like to be placed on a wait list.

  • Must have at least 3 months experience in lift operations or equivalent.  

If you are interested and meet the qualifications listed above please send your C.V. and a letter of reference verifying your employment to Karen Roske at kroske@squaw.com. Applications must be submitted before August 20, 2014.

*Please note that the H-2B visa is not available for applicants from every country. Please go to www.uscis.gov and type in eligible countries list H-2B to make sure your home country is on the list.

J1 Work & Travel Visa:

We are hiring a very limited number of students on the J1 visa. We will only be hiring at the CCUSA job fairs in South America, if interested, please contact CCUSA at www.ccusa.com and make your plans to attend one of the following job fairs:

  • August 19- Lima, Peru
  • August 21- Santiago, Chile
  • August 23- Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • August 25- Florianopolis, Brazil

Positions Hiring For:

  • Children's Ski Instructor
  • Ski School Rental Staff/Support Staff
  • Recreation Attendant
  • Lift Operator
  • Dishwasher
  • Cashier
  • Cook
  • Parking Attendant

For information on relocating to the area, please check out our First Timer’s Guide.

Employee Perks
  • Free pass to access our mountain for you and your legal dependents (age 18 yrs old)
  • Free group ski/snowboard lessons (based on availability, for employees only)
  • 50% discount on private ski/snowboard (non-peak periods only)
  • Free sport rentals Monday-Friday for team members (some restrictions apply)
  • Complimentary lift tickets based on years of service; plus 8 half off lift tickets
  • Free bus passes to get to and from work
  • 20% discount at Squaw Valley owned & operated retail outlets
  • 50% off Food and Beverage (no discounts on alcohol) at all Squaw Valley owned & operated restaurants
  • Access to Mountain Collective Discounts
  • Employee discount lift tickets to other ski resorts
  • Free golf at participating courses with restrictions
  • Discounted health club memberships
  • ProMotive Membership - www.proMotive.com
  • Community discounts – See HR for more details
  • Ski School and Race Team discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
Benefits for Full Time Year Round Employees
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) and Savings plans
  • Paid holidays, time off, and sick pay

For information on relocating to the area, please check out our first timer's guide

Finding housing in North Lake Tahoe requires advance planning. We recommend that you exhaust all resources. Check out our recommended housing resources:

Distance from Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows to:
  • Tahoe City 7.7 mi
  • Sunnyside 9.7 mi
  • Dollar Point 10.8 mi
  • Truckee 11.7 mi
  • Carnelian Bay 11.9 mi
  • Homewood 13.6 mi
  • Tahoe Vista 15.6 mi
  • Tahoma 16 mi
  • Kings Beach 17 mi
  • Incline Village 22.4 mi
  • South Lake Tahoe 37 mi 
Things You Should Know
  • Deposits: It is common practice to pay a deposit when moving in.  You will receive the money back at the end of the lease ONLY if the property is in the same condition as the start of the lease. Security deposits will be provided AFTER participants have left for the season. They will assess housing damage before returning any money! Remember: Clean your rental completely before move out or you can be charged. Remove clothing, food and anything else you may have bought during your stay that was not there when you moved in
  • Rent: Paid monthly, ranging from $400 to $500 per person to share a bedroom
  • Utilities: Landlords may or may not include utilities (water, sewer, heat, trash removal) in the total price of your rent. This is a question you should ask before signing a lease.  It may be your responsibility to sign up for your own utilities.
  • Internet: Most landlords will not provide internet service. If you want to set up internet service, you will need to arrange on your own.
  • Phone Service: It is your responsibility to establish home phone or landline service. Most individuals use their personal cell phone.  Be aware cell service is not 100% reliable in all locations.
Can I get a second job?

Yes. Employees are welcome to seek additional employment.  There are several options within The Village at Squaw Valley, Truckee, CA, and Tahoe City, Ca. We ask that employees work with their managers to make sure a second job does not interfere with their current work schedule.   

What kind of work schedule can I expect?

Work schedules vary by department, but almost every position will require you to work weekends and Holidays. Please communicate any schedule requirements, or requests for time off as early as possible or at your time of hire.

Do Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows require a pre-employment drug screen?

Yes, all employees are required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen prior to beginning work. The drug screen can be completed at the following locations, and you must bring your receipt into Human Resources when completing new hire paperwork.

  • TTMG (Truckee Tahoe Medical Group)- 10956 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee- Tues-Sat 8:30am-5pm
  • TTMG (Truckee Tahoe Medical Group)- 945 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe City- Tues-Sat 8:30am-5pm
What is the grooming and appearance policy?

Creating good memories for our guests involves projecting a positive image. A professional and well-groomed appearance is an essential ingredient to our success. We are here for our guests and it is absolutely necessary to create a safe, warm and welcoming environment at all times. Team Members should dress according to their department uniform guidelines. If a Team Member fails to dress appropriately, the Team Member may be asked to leave for the day or to return home, change into suitable clothing, and report back to work. If you have any questions about the proper attire for your work area, ask your manager.

Men can wear small rings such as class rings and wedding bands are permitted but should not be worn while performing work where they might present a safety hazard. No pins or other articles are allowed on uniforms with the exception of certification pins (P.S.I.A., Far West, Squaw related etc.). One small earring is allowed.
Hair must be of a natural haircut, neat and tidy at all times. Well groomed hair is essential. Sideburns must be neatly trimmed and may extend to a half inch below the ear. Full beards, mustaches, or goatees are permitted if fully grown at the time an individual is hired and cannot be started during the active season (June 1st through October 1st and November 1st through May 15th ). All beards, mustaches, and goatees must be neatly trimmed daily and of a conservative nature. Beards may not extend onto the neck area, or more than one-half inch in fullness.

Women must present a neat, natural hairstyle. Long hair may need confinement in areas where it is a health or safety hazard. Jewelry should be worn in moderation. Small rings, wedding bands, bracelets, and earrings (two) are permitted, but should not be worn while performing work where they might present a safety hazard. No pins or other articles are allowed on uniforms with the exception of certification pins (P.S.I.A., Far West, Squaw related etc.).

Radical hairstyles or colors (bleached OK) do not meet our standards. Exposed body piercing and excessive exposed tattoos are not acceptable on the job with the exception of one small facial stud smaller than 1/16 of an inch with only one end exposed.

Tattoos may be required to be covered depending on location and content of the tattoo. See your manager for clarifications.

Do you provide housing?

No, we do not provide employee housing, however we do offer housing resources and a first timer's guide for those relocating to the area. It can be a challenge to find housing in this area so we suggest you research housing options well in advance of moving here.

What kind of perks will I receive?

There are many benefits to working for Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows! You can review a list of perks & benefits here, and we will provide you will a full list of perks/benefits upon hire.