International Staff

Big Sky Resort employs summer and winter university students on J1 cultural exchange visas. Watch for our schedule of J1 Job Fairs.

J1 Students

  • New J1 Visa team members must be hired through an Agency Job Fair.
  • All new J1 hires must be hired at a job fair. View summer Job Fair schedules.
  • We only hire under the independent option if you are a return Big Sky team members or participating in a Trainee program.

Contact Ashley Harmer at for more information and to confirm dates on J1 Visas.

H2B Team Members

We currently do not accept H2B applications. This is subject to change.

Social Security Cards

Activate your SEVIS account immediately upon arrival in the United States. New J1 visa team members must apply for a social security card, 10 days after activating SEVIS.

Please have your card mailed directly to Big Sky Resort. Upon receiving your Social Security Card, it must be signed and brought to Human Resources.

View Social Security Application Instructions. More information about Social Security Cards is available at

Opening a US Bank Account

You will need to bring the following to a US bank to open an account: Passport and DS 2019.

We recommend starting Direct Deposit to enable your paycheck to go directly to your bank account for immediate access. Please sign up with Payroll. It takes one full pay cycle to verify Direct Deposit.