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Sierra-at-Tahoe hires both J1 and H2B Visa participants. Sierra-at-Tahoe will work with InterExchange to hire J1 visa applicants for the 2017-18 winter season from Argentina + Chile, and The Working Holiday Club from New Zealand and Australia. If you are interested in applying with us as a J1, please contact InterExchange or The Working Holiday Club to secure your interview for the 2017-18 season.

Check out the Job Fairs that we will be attending. 


J-1 Visah2B 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 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 3 certified instructor. Must have current passport valid through November 1, 2018
Visa Restrictions
  • 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.
  • Students must work until the expiration of their Visa, or provide a two week notice to Sierra-at-Tahoe if departing early.
  • The H2B Visa is subject to USCIS approval and consulate approval.
  • H2B employees are only permitted to work at Sierra-at-Tahoe (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 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.
  • 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 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 3 certification.
Visa Dates
  • The J-1 Visa allows you to work for a four month period, with a 30 day grace period for travel.
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe requires all J-1 Visa employees to work the entire duration of their Visa, or provide appropriate notice. 
  • If the Visa is approved it will be valid from December 7, 2017 to April 3, 2018 (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.
CostNo 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.