International Applicants

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Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort hires both J1 and H2B Visa participants. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort will work again with CIEE to hire J1 visa applicants for the 2014-15 winter season from Argentina, and The Working Holiday Club from New Zealand and Australia. If you are interested in applying with us as a J1, please contact CIEE or The Working Holiday Club to secure your interview for the 2014-15 season.

Check out the Job Fairs that we will be attending. All J1 Visa applicants will be 'locked in' to the contract dates. Please be aware of this prior to completing your application.



J-1 Visa

H2B Visa


  • To qualify you must be a registered student, between 18-30 years old.
  • Apply for J1 Visa through a Work & Travel program. Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resort attends Job Fairs and makes offers to applicants. Find out if you qualify for a J1 Visa at
  • Qualifications & experience required are outlined on the job posting.
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe will only be hiring H2B visa applicants for Ski School. To obtain a position in Ski School, the applicant must be a level 2 or level 3 certified instructor. Must have current passport valid through November 1, 2015


  • The J-1 Visa is granted through an International Work & Travel program. Restrictions are subject to approval from work and travel program.
  • Employees with a J-1 Visa are allowed to work in multiple jobs; there are no job restrictions apart from domestic work.
  • Students must work until the expiration of their Visa, or Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort will “withdraw” their J1 Visa via the Work and Travel company.  All J1 job offers will be “locked in” to their Visa dates.
  • The H2B Visa is subject to USCIS approval and consulate approval.
  • H2B employees are only permitted to work at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort (Visa sponsor) while in the United States.
  • In the event that an employee on an H2B is terminated he/she will be required to leave the country.
  • H2B applicants should not purchase airline tickets until the Visa has been approved. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort will update all applicants as to when their Visa has been approved.


  • J-1 applicants may apply for any open position at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.
  • Visit us at a Job Fair at a city near you. 
  • J1 applicants must work for at least 30 days in the position they were offered prior to requesting a position transfer. 
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort designates what positions will be petitioned with USCIS. It is based on seasonal demand based on our business trends. This season Sierra-at-Tahoe will only be hiring H2B visa applicants for Ski School. These candidates must be instructors with a level 2 or level 3 certification.


  • The J-1 Visa allows you to work for a four month period, with a 30 day grace period for travel.
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort requires all J-1 Visa employees to work the entire duration of their Visa.   
  • If the Visa is approved it will be valid from November 28, 2014 to April 19, 2015 (subject to USCIS approval process). 
  • Employees on an H2B must commit to working for the duration of their Visa.
  • This Visa holder is required to leave the US immediately following the expiration date indicated on the Visa.


  • No cost outside of the fee required by the Work and Travel Company you choose.
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe will not be charging processing fees to the employee.