Unsurprisingly, we’ve been receiving a ton of inquiries about the nuts and bolts of the ultimate on-mountain gig of 2020. Thousands of passionate skiers and snowboarders have been checking out the application page and we’ve received hundreds of chats and emails asking about The Ski.com Dream Job. To help anyone considering applying suss out what’s what, we’ve collected a list of questions you might have.
What do I need to do to apply?
Create a video that showcases in 90 seconds or less:
- Why you should be hired (talk about your passion for ski travel)
- Why you want to visit one of the following resorts: Aspen Snowmass, Banff & Lake Louise, Big Sky Resort, Chamonix, Jackson Hole or Niseko. Note: you can apply to more than one, but to be considered, please create a new video that addresses your reasons for wanting to visit that destination.
- Your content-capturing experience
Next, upload it to your video hosting channel of choice: YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram. Finally, copy the video URL into the form field and complete the rest of the form.
For inspiration, check out video applications from our last year’s Dream Job finalists:
How long is The Ski.com Dream Job?
Hires will experience the destination for four to six nights during the 2020 winter. The tentative schedule is as follows:
- Aspen Snowmass, week of Jan. 6
- Big Sky, week of Jan. 13
- Jackson Hole, week of Jan. 27
- Niseko, week of Feb. 3
- Banff & Lake Louise, week of Feb. 24
- Chamonix, week of Mar. 1
I applied last year, and I didn’t get picked, so why should I apply again?
Last year, we received nearly 1,200 one-minute video applications, but there was only one position to fill. This year, we’ve expanded the job search to 12 open positions for a couple reasons: 1.) we received so many high-quality videos last fall that we wanted to provide more opportunities to more enthusiastic ski travelers and talented content creators and 2.) we learned that having more than one person in destination led to the best video content, so that’s why we’re hiring two people for six destinations.
Can I apply with an old video?
We’re looking for video applications that explain why you should be hired, why you want visit the specific destination you’re applying to and shows off your content capturing skills. That said, we doubt that an old ski vacation video really does that. We recommend recording yourself explaining this stuff and editing some clips of your ski or travel experience.
Do I have to live in the United States to apply?
No. We’re accepting applications from around the globe. We do require that applicants have a strong command of English.
Can I apply with a friend, family member or significant other?
Yes. We welcome teams of two to apply. We do require that both team members be able to ski or snowboard at an advanced intermediate level and be able to shoot and edit a travel documentary about their time in destination. Each team member will need to create their own videos.
How old do I have to be to apply?
Best of luck to all applicants!
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