Winter Employment

Winter operations begin in early December with hiring typically starting in late-October or early-November. Winter positions are either part-time or full-time seasonally and include perks such as free skiing & riding!

With the exception of a Ski & Snowboard Instructor or National Ski Patroller, all positions may be applied for at any time. See applicable sections below for information on Instructor & Patroller positions.

We are a winter operations facility, which means  All applicants must be comfortable commuting in winter conditions as we operate during inclement weather including snowstorms unless extreme cases force us to close.

 Applications may now be submitted for winter 2021-2022, however, keep in mind that some departments do not start hiring until December.


Snow Sports School

Instructor & Apprentice Instructor

Yawgoo Valley is hiring SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. Applicants must be available to work weekends starting January 2022.

Applicants must be 16 years of age, have their own equipment, and be able to attend fall training sessions at Yawgoo. The instructor training course fee is $120, the fee may be waived for experienced instructors. SKI INSTRUCTOR applicants may still apply.

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The Yawgoo Valley Snow Sports Instructor Course (ITC) or Apprentice Training Course (ATC) is held in the fall prior to the start of each season. The course is an opportunity for you to gain the skills and an understanding of effectively delivering a lesson while improving your own skiing/riding. The instructor training course takes place during the season, candidates will not receive benefits until completion of course and schedule commitments.

Instructors: ** Must be at least 16 years old by 12/1/21   **

Apprentice Instructors: ** Must be at least 14 years old by 12/1/21    **

National Ski Patrol

Patroller Candidates

National Ski Patrol members have a strong desire to help others, learn emergency care techniques, improve their skiing and snowboarding skills, and enhance the safety and enjoyment of snow sports for all. First on. Last off.

Rental Shop


Assist guests to complete their purchase as well as answer questions about the gear or products. Ski & Snowboard experience a plus!

Ages 18+



Attend chair lifts, snow removal related to lifts or as assigned, customer service. Ages 18+, friendly, works well with others and independently, working in outdoor winter conditions.

Required: Ages 18+



Fit customers with skis, snowboards, and boots, maintaining clean gear and work area. Ages 18+, friendly & patient personality, attention to detail, customer service skills, able to handle fast-paced environment, prior knowledge of snow sports equipment is ideal.



Prep, prepare and serve food, customer service, stocking, cleanup, trash pickup, operate grill & fryers, etc.

Required: Ages 17+



Operate register, open and/or close food service areas, maintain, stock, and clean food service areas, provide customer service. Friendly & patient personality, accurate math skills, customer service skills, able to handle fast-paced environment.

Ages 17+



Serve guests food and beverage, maintain, stock, clean bar and upstairs area, cleaning, trash removal. Friendly & patient personality, accurate math skills, customer service skills, able to handle fast-paced environment, able to carry alcohol cases, trays, etc.,

Required: 18+ with alcohol server training (State of RI requirement).


Cashier/Customer Service

Sell tickets, season passes, gift cards, book/register guests for lessons, handle cash, provide great customer service, light cleaning. Friendly & patient personality, accurate math skills, customer service skills, attention to detail, able to handle fast-paced environment, knowledge of our products/services.

Required: Ages 17+




Assist guests with directions and safety, in/out of tubes, helping guests get started downhill. Friendly & patient personality, works well with others, responsible and reliable, must able to work in outdoor winter conditions, able to handle fast-paced environment

Required: Ages 17+


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