Job Openings

Join our team!

Arctic Valley Ski Area hires a small staff of paid summer and winter seasonal employees so we can provide a consistent experience to our guests. Please note that some of these positions are weekend-only, some full-time, and all are based at Arctic Valley Ski Area.

Reliable, winter-conditions-ready transportation is a must – it isn’t always easy to get to the hill!  For directions to Arctic Valley Ski Area, follow this link.

Arctic Valley Ski Area is owned and operated by the Anchorage Ski Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are a membership-based, community organization made up largely of volunteers. Our passion is for skiing and providing a low-cost, high quality ski experience for southcentral Alaskans.

To apply for one of the positions below, please email a resume and statement of interest to John at

Ski/Snowboard Instructors

Arctic Valley Ski Area is hiring part-time ski and snowboard instructors for winter 2021-22. This is a unique opportunity: our lessons will be focused on off-trail riding, and backcountry riding skills, not your typical beginners on the rope tow (though there will probably be a little of that, as well). If you have a strong backcountry riding background, and PSIA-AASI certification, we want to talk to you! We may also work with folks who have worked professionally in the backcountry, but do not have PSIA-AASI certifications.

These positions are winter part-time seasonal, beginning when Arctic Valley opens (targeted for 2nd week of December), working Saturdays & Sundays through closing (targeted for mid-April). Opportunities may exist for additional hours on Thursday & Friday beginning in March.

We’re excited to offer lessons targeting those who want to become better off-trail and backcountry skiers! Our occasional backcountry travel and skills clinics the past few years have pointed to a need for regular lessons targeting this demographic.

Arctic Valley is a non-profit, equal opportunity employer. We do not offer housing, transportation, or sponsor work visas. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Summer Lift Operator

Arctic Valley Ski Area needs occasional help during the summer with lift operations. Most shifts are weekends and weekday evenings, with some daytime shifts available. All shifts are on-call, and no firm commitment is required due to the occasional nature of the work.

Duties consist of assisting foot passenger guests loading and unloading from the chairlift, and occasionally running the lift for maintenance staff.

Employees must be friendly, personable, and have previous lift operations experience.

Pay is $12/hr, with food and refreshments provided each shift. Minimum pay is 6 hours per day, but most shifts last 2-3 hours.