Winter Employment


Very few jobs include an “Experience of a Lifetime!”

Work & Play this Winter at the Biggest and Best Ski Resort in the Northwest!
Crystal Mountain has employment opportunities available for friendly, hard-working, guest service oriented individuals who like to have fun while delivering exceptional customer service to our guests.  We pay employees well above the industry average. No experience necessary.

Our guests come here to have fun so whether it’s loading chairlifts, teaching skiing, serving food or fitting rental equipment there’s no shortage of excitement buzzing around you throughout the work day.  Not to mention you’ll be working in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  So what are you waiting for?  Join our team and get ready for some serious fun, not to mention you’ll get to ski and snowboard for next to nothing all winter long!

2016-17 Winter Job Fair

Join us October 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Crystal Mountain Day Lodge.  Learn more about the job opportunities and meet with department managers.  We suggest filling out an online application in advance.

Job Opportunities Include

  • Food Service
  • Lift Operations
  • Snowsports Instructors
  • Rental Technicians
  • Retail
  • Cashiers
  • Custodial
  • Shuttle Drivers
  • Parking Attendants

Employee Appearance & Conduct

The impression that you make on our guests is a very important and integral part of our ongoing success. Remember, you may be the first contact that a guest has with our ski area, therefore, we want to make sure that it is a good and lasting impression. We do require that all employees maintain a clean, well groomed appearance and conduct themselves in a reasonable and considerate manner while on duty. Some departments require specific clothing or uniforms, part or all of which will be supplied by Crystal Mountain.


Federal law requires all employees to provide eligibility for employment in the United States. Prior to your first day of employment, an employee must provide & complete the following documentation:

Employee application
W-4-Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate
I-9-Employment Eligibility Verification (requires two of the following: Picture ID, social security card, passport, original birth certificate)
Employees under the age of 18 must also fill out Parent/School Authorization form

No person will be employed without the proper documentation!

Direct Deposit

All Crystal Mountain employees are required to have direct deposit for their paychecks. Routing and account numbers must be entered during the online onboarding process.


On Mountain Employee Housing is limited and assigned to employees based on department and job. All housed employees must be 18 years or older. We offer dormitory style housing (1-4 people per room). A deposit of $300.00 is REQUIRED and can be paid upon arrival or may be taken out of your first two paychecks. You will be required to sign a housing agreement before moving in. Rental fee will be deducted from employee’s paycheck biweekly.

Drug & Alcohol Policy

Crystal Mountain is committed to providing work conditions free from the effects of drug and alcohol use. Employees who work under the influence of drugs or alcohol present a safety hazard to themselves, their co-workers and our guests and these actions will not be tolerated. Employees are expected and required to report to work in a suitable mental and physical condition.

Employee Grooming Policy

As members of the Crystal Mountain team, it is your duty to present both a professional and approachable appearance to ensure that our guests have a great experience. Specific standards are outlined in the Employee Handbook. There may be special requirements dictated by the County Health Department or for safety reasons.

Employee Conduct

Mother Nature has provided us just about everything we could want in a workplace: an amazing mountain surrounded by beauty! The final element needed to make Crystal Mountain the most amazing employment experience ever is to ensure the respectful treatment of all employees and guests. We want our employees to work in an environment free from harassment and hostility of any kind. Remember to be respectful of others and maintain respectful and appropriate workplace conduct.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)