Snowbird, UT Seeking Employees for Oktoberfest: Free 2021-22 Season Pass or $1,000 Bonus Offered as Incentives

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Snowbird is hiring for Oktoberfest and is offering employees a season pass for the upcoming winter or a $1,000 bonus if they work at least 18 of the 21 Oktoberfest shifts. Oktoberfest positions are all part-time, and employees would work weekends between August 14 and October 17, including Labor Day.

Meanwhile, nearby ski area Snowbasin canceled its classic Blues, Brews, and BBQ Concert Series due to staffing shortages prevalent throughout the hospitality industry because of the pandemic. Snowbird may be offering these incentives to prevent its own staffing shortages.

Free 2021-22 Season Pass

“Join the Snowbird team for Oktoberfest this summer and receive a FREE season pass for the winter season on top of competitive wages. Employees who work 18 or more of the 21 days of Oktoberfest will be eligible to choose either a Snowbird Season Pass for the 2021-22 ski season or a $1000 bonus. Oktoberfest employees who work less than 18 Oktoberfest shifts will continue to be eligible for 1 winter lift ticket for the 2021-22 ski season or a $50 bonus for every 4 shifts worked.” – Snowbird

To apply to work at Snowbird’s Oktoberfest or view available jobs at the resort, click here.

About Oktoberfest at Snowbird

It’s about more than just bending elbows. Oktoberfest at Snowbird is a family-friendly affair with activities, food, and, of course, brews for days — weeks actually. The highly-anticipated festival begins late August and lasts through mid-October, taking place every Saturday and Sunday, along with Labor Day.

Snowbird’s Oktoberfest attracts thousands of visitors each year making it one of the largest festivals in Utah. Admission to Oktoberfest is free and the event runs from Noon – 6 pm.

The origins of Oktoberfest date back to 19th-century Bavaria, when King Ludwig called for a state fair in Munich to celebrate his autumn marriage. Here in Utah, it wasn’t until 1972 — 1 year after Snowbird opened — when the festival took root.

The annual festival includes a Biergarten offering more than 50 varieties of beer. This includes traditional German-style beers and those made by Utah breweries, including Moab Brewery, Bohemian, Uinta, and Squatters. Save a few dollars on beers by reusing your previously-purchased, 1-liter Snowbird Oktoberfest beer stein or mug. Or buy a new mug, keep coming back every year and start a collection — either way. For other libation options, visit the outdoor bar at The Forklift. Oktoberfest food choices include select German favorites, such as bratwurst, weisswurst, sauerkraut, apple strudel, spaetzle, beef rouladen, pretzels and Bavarian roasted almonds. Beer and food are purchased a la carte.

Special Note: Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event and limited parking at the resort, we strongly encourage guests to consider carpooling. To that end, during these event days, Snowbird will be charging a fee of $10 for parking in lots accessed via Entries 1, 2, and 4. There is no Oktoberfest parking at Entry 3.

No pets are allowed in the canyon, in the lodges or kept in vehicles during your visit, except by special permit (canyon residents, rescue, and service dogs). Little Cottonwood Canyon is part of the Salt Lake City Protected Watershed. For more information, visit

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