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Heavenly Lake Tahoe Employment

Heavenly Ski and Ride School

Heavenly Seasonal and Year-Round Employment

Have you ever wondered what it is like to ski or ride in fresh powder thousands of feet above one of the most pristine alpine lakes in the world? Do you like meeting new people from all over the world? How about sunshine? Would you like to live, work and play in a state that averages over 300 days of sunshine per year?

Well if you answered yes to any of these questions, then welcome to Heavenly, Lake Tahoe's premier winter playground! Jaw-dropping views of Lake Tahoe, combined with enthusiastic and dependable employees, makes Heavenly one of the greatest places to work in the world. Our guests consistently rank Heavenly as having some of the most helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and customer-oriented employees in the resort industry.

Here at Heavenly the only thing deeper than our snow is our commitment to our guests and your work experience, so come join us this winter and help make our ski resort a destination like no other. Please take time to explore our employment website and see what Heavenly has to offer!

And did we mention the location? Well South Lake is located only 180 miles (290 km) east of San Francisco, 140 miles (225 km) north of Yosemite National Park and 60 miles (95 km) west of Reno.

View our most recent HOT JOBS:
Entry level cook
Mountain Dining Support Staff

Lift Operator

Contact Info

For general questions regarding employment opportunities at Heavenly Mountain Resort, feel free to use any of the options listed below:

We can be reached at 530-542-5180 Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM during the summer months.

Feel free to write to with any employment related questions.

Heavenly Mountain Resort
Human Resources
PO Box 2180
Stateline, NV 89449

Heavenly Mountain Resort
Human Resources
3860 Saddle Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

How to Apply

Log onto or click here to apply online.

If you are in the Lake Tahoe area, stop in and fill out an application online in person. The Human Resources office is located in the California Base Lodge, at the top of Ski Run Blvd, in South Lake Tahoe. We are open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

We are hiring for a number of positions including Food and Beverage, Retail/Rentals, Lift Operations and more!

When: November 5th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: California Main Lodge
3860 Saddle Road
South Lake Tahoe, Ca. 96150
Details: Walk-ins only, no appointment needed. 

Please apply online prior to attending the job fair. 

Employee Housing

Our housing complex is located near the California Base Lodge and is apartment style living in either five or seven person units. Housing is assigned based on availability to persons who have been formally offered a position at Heavenly and complete a formal housing application.

Employee housing is located at 1100 Keller Road in South Lake Tahoe, near Heavenly's California Main Lodge.
  • Housing consists of two-bedroom, and three-bedroom, apartments with a kitchen and bathroom, either two or three people per bedroom.
  • There is a $250 deposit per person and rent is $11.50 per day per person. Prices are subject to change.
  • Kitchen utensils are provided, however residents must provide their own bed linens, towels, and cleaning supplies.
  • There is no housekeeping service.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to live in employee housing. Any employee between the age of 18 and 21 must sign a "non-drinking" agreement.
Important: To be considered for an allocation, you must give a commitment of at least three months. Housing is a benefit of continuing employment.

Community Housing

The majority of our employees live outside of employee housing. Unique amongst ski resorts, Heavenly is located in its local community - the cities of South Lake Tahoe, CA and Stateline, NV. There is a public bus service that runs through South Lake Tahoe that is free for Heavenly employees. The bus system also runs between our Nevada base lodges and various California locations.

Because of our unique location there are generally more housing options available as an employee of Heavenly than in most other resort locations. As a general rule expect to pay $300 - $500 per person a month for rent. It is common to have to pay the first month's rent and a security deposit upon signing. 

There are a number of resources available to help you find housing. Our local newspaper, the Tahoe Daily Tribune, has houses and apartments for rent listed in their classified advertisement section. Go to and click on classifieds. Searches under "rentals", "South Lake Tahoe" and "Stateline" through most search engines will bring up good listings of available accommodation in this area.

Below is non-exclusive list of agencies, individuals and lodging properties that may have housing available. There is also more information located in the Human Resources department at the California Main Lodge.
(Heavenly is not responsible for incorrect phone numbers)

Realtors Near Lake Tahoe
Accomodation Station: 530-542-5850
South Lake Tahoe Realty: 530-541-5900
Tahoe Sierra Rentals: 530-542-5548
Tiger Realty: 530-541-9343
Rentals of Tahoe: 530-544-2736
Tamarack Rentals: 530-541-2595
Coldwell Banker Rentals: 530-542-0557
Mountain View Management: 530-544-4153
Selective Properties: 775-588-8258
Alpine Realty & Rentals: 530-544-6979
Lakeside Rentals: 775-586-0082

Lodging Near Lake Tahoe
C&M Lodge: 530-544-5303
Blackjack Inn: 530-544-3902
Budget Inn: 530-544-2834
Value Inn: 530-544-3959
Monaco Motel: 530-544-4300
Highland Inn: 530-544-3862
Chateau Inn: 530-541-2363
Best Choice Inn: 530-544-4114
Beverly Lodge: 530-544-2857
Budget Inn: 530-544-2834
Tahoe Mountain Lodge: 530-541-6380
Tahoe Queen Motel: 530-544-2291
Thunderchief Inn: 530-541-6231
Pinewood Inn: 530-544-3319
Midway Motel: 530-544-4397
National 9 Motel: 530-541-2119
Knights Inn: 530-544-2956
Roadside Inn: 530-544-3369
Travel Inn: 530-544-2036

Employee Benefits

As if working in one of the most beautiful places in the world wasn't enough, Heavenly is proud to make a great opportunity even better with one of the most competitive employee benefits packages around.

Skiing & Snowboarding Benefits

- Free Ski Pass for all employees:

- A Vail Resorts Epic Pass for all full-time and part-time employees (Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and A-Basin).

- A Vail Resorts Epic Pass for all eligible dependents of full-time employees

- Gondola summer access for all summer employees and their eligible dependents (also offered to employees who work up until the end of the previous winter season)

- Free ski & snowboard lessons

- Discount tickets to neighboring ski resorts for all full-time staff

- Discount Heavenly tickets for Family & Friends

- Free work related ski loan program

Resort Discounts

- 50% resort food discount program (25% for summer)

- 50% discount on work-related equipment, 40% for work-related snowboarding equipment

- 20% retail discount to all employees

- 50% off ski and snowboard rentals for employees (based on availability)

- Rental discounts for employee family and friends

Medical Benefits

- Accident Medical Insurance available to all seasonal staff for employees with less than 750 service hours

- Comprehensive Medical Insurance available to all full-time seasonal employees with 750 or more service hours

*See Below For More Year Round Medical Benefits

Other Benefits

- 401K available to all employees:

- Eligible immediately upon hire

- Must be 21 years of age

- 50% match of the first 2% contributed for full-time staff after 12 consecutive months of service and 1000 service hours or 12 non-consecutive months and 1500 service hours

- Personal Time Off (PTO) - available to year-round staff and seasonal salaried staff

- Direct deposit is available to all employees

- Employee Assistance Program

- Stars+ Guest Service Employee Incentive Program

- $85 / night rate at RockResorts properties for full-time staff (with total 750+ hours worked)

- Employee events & parties

- Winter uniform provided

Year Round Benefits

- All seasonal employee benefits listed above.

- Medical/Dental/Life Insurance available to employee and dependents

- Personal Time Off (PTO) and sick time accrue based on years of service

- 4 Holiday paid days off (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, +1 Floating Holiday)

- Flexible Spending Account (health care, dependent care)

- Employee Educational Assistance - to increase job knowledge

**Benefits subject to change from season to season.

Starting Work

Employee Orientation

All employees, whether they've worked at Heavenly before or not, must attend orientation before beginning work. You will be paid for your time at orientation. You must bring valid identification to orientation, establishing authorization to work in the United States. A list of acceptable documentation can be found here.

Employee Ski Passes

Your season pass will be issued to you 1-2 days after you attend orientation. Your season pass is also your employee ID which you will use to clock in and out of work. You will not be able to begin work until you attend orientation, and you will not be able to ski or snowboard until you receive your season pass.


Employees are paid every other Friday. On payday, you can pick up your paycheck in person from your manager after 2:00 pm. Bring enough money with you from home to cover your expenses for your first month in Lake Tahoe.

Other Useful Information


All employees are offered the option of "direct deposit" for their paychecks – this means having your paycheck deposited automatically into a local bank account, rather than having to cash your paycheck. Three local banks offer free checking accounts for Heavenly employees:

  • Bank of America
    3344 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • US Bank
    2850 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Wells Fargo Bank
    4010 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150


We will not accept employee mail or deliveries. Once you have arranged your accommodations, find out if your mail can be delivered to that address. If not, your mail can be sent to one of the following post offices, addressed in the following manner:

Your name
General Delivery
U.S. Post Office
1046 Al Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151


Your name
General Delivery
U.S. Post Office
223 Kingsbury Grade
Stateline, NV 89449


Heavenly offers two health insurance plans to full-time, seasonal employees. Additional information will be provided in your employee handbook, which you will receive at orientation. Regardless of whether or not you have health insurance, medical care is available at the following locations:

  • Barton Memorial Hospital
    2170 South Avenue
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Stateline Medical Center
    155 Highway 50
    Stateline, NV 89449
  • Barton Clinic at Heavenly
    Base of the Tram at the California Main Lodge

Internet Use

Heavenly does not provide computer or internet access to employees. Public internet access is available at:       

  • South Lake Tahoe Public Library
    1000 Rufus Allen Blvd
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150


Where is Heavenly located?

Heavenly is tucked in the heart of beautiful South Lake Tahoe. It is only blocks away from the Heavenly village, movie theaters, world-class casinos, an ice skating rink, shopping, gourmet restaurants, and of course, the lake! Its central location makes Heavenly the easiest resort for employees to access so finding a place to live and commuting to and from work should be of little concern.

Where am I going? How do I get there?

Reno/Lake Tahoe airport (RNO) is 55 miles (88km) from Heavenly. Visit for shuttle service information and driving directions.

Once in Reno, the South Tahoe Express will bring you from the airport to downtown South Lake Tahoe. Visit them at

San Francisco International airport (SFO) is 200 miles (321km) from Heavenly. Visit for more information.

Once in San Francisco, the easiest way to get to Lake Tahoe is via Amtrack or Greyhound. You can visit their websites at and

Once I am there, how will I get to work?

Heavenly has four base lodges with generous parking availability for employees. Don’t have a car? No need to worry. We have an excellent bus system that shuttles employees throughout the day to get you to and home from work on time. Employees may ride the Blue Go routes to and from work for free throughout the winter season.

Where is Human Resources and how do I get there?

Our Human Resources department is in the California Main Lodge at the top of Ski Run Boulevard. Ski Run Boulevard is located approximately 2 miles west of the Casinos off Lake Tahoe Boulevard (aka Route 50). Once you are on Ski Run, simply follow the signs up the hill and that will bring you to the California Main Lodge. Once you are at the lodge, enter the automatic doors on the right side of the building, and Human Resources is the first office on the right.

If you are looking to map out directions on the internet, our physical address is:
Human Resources
3860 Saddle Road
S. Lake Tahoe, CA

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What will I need to wear while working?

We will provide you with everything that you need while you are working. For the majority of the jobs here, Heavenly will equip you with a uniform complete with snow pants, a ski vest and jacket, beanie, hot chili undershirt and a button up shirt. For any other work-related equipment needs, you will receive a 50% discount from any of our Heavenly Sports retail shops.

Does Heavenly offer Direct Deposit?

Yes! Here at Heavenly you can have your paychecks directly deposited into your bank account. No more bank lines! Just bring a voided check into HR and your check will be deposited within 4 weeks.

Is there a College in Lake Tahoe?

Who says that you can't be a ski bum and further your education? Lake Tahoe Community college is only minutes from Heavenly and many employees take classes after taking turns on the hill. For full course offerings and schedules, visit the college online at

Once the lifts stop running and the sun goes down, is there anything else to do?

South Lake will keep everyone entertained with its legendary nightlife. There is never a dull moment here in town, just see for yourself at our Nightlife page.

As an employee should I care about the environment?

Of course you should! Heavenly and Vail Resorts are entrusted with the stewardship of lands in the beautiful Sierra Mountains and Lake Tahoe Basin. The Lake Tahoe Basin is one of the most spectacular and, at the same time most fragile, watersheds on earth. Everything that we do affects the lake, and as an employee you can make a difference!

In order to start working at Heavenly, what documentation will I need to show?

One form of identification that establishes both identity and employment eligibility (i.e., U.S. Passport, Certificate of Naturalization, Permanent Resident Card, etc.). Original documents only.


One form of identification that establishes identity (i.e., a Drivers License, School ID, US Military Card, etc); Originals only.
One form of identification that establishes employment eligibility (i.e., US Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, etc.). Original documents only.


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