• Food & Beverage
  • Vail, CO, USA
  • DOE
  • Year-Round - Full Time

The Sonnenalp Hotel is one of the Leading Hotels of the World, recognized for service excellence, community contributions, Green leadership and a diverse and welcoming staff. Our 4th generation family-owned Bavarian style hotel has been THE place to stay in Vail for the past 35 years. Join our exceptional team committed to creating a world class resort experience for each and every Guest!

Why join our Hotel?

  • Family owned and operated (the owners are actually on site and know each and every employee by name!).
  • An elite member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
  • We emphasize Quality over Quantity - "Small is Beautiful".
  • Well-established reputation with our track record of service excellence and financial success.
  • Loyal and happy quests that have been visiting since inception in 1979.
  • We care about the Vail community and contributing our time to enhancing it with various company volunteer events.
  • We value diversity, professionalism, integrity and leadership.
  • Work with like-minded genuine people who take pride in their role.
  • Have the freedom and autonomy to help guide our future success.

What are we seeking for?

The Sonnenalp in Vail Colorado is looking for Food and Beverage staff to join our premier Hotel. The purpose of this position is to interact with our guests and ensure they have a great experience when dining at our five F&B establishments. Servers will work in either fine dining, casual dining, or our events/banquets  settings. Restaurant Servers are responsible for positive guest interactions and serving guests in a friendly and efficient manner. At all times, servers are expected to be attentive to our guest needs and making them feel welcome, comfortable, important and relaxed.

We offer positions for both J1 and Q1 visa candidates.

  • The J1 positions are 12 months in length and are open to everyone that qualifies. 
  • The Q1 positions are 15 months in length and are available to candidates from Germany, Austria or Switzerland only.


  • Apprenticeship in a Hotel or Restaurant required OR equal education
  • College degree in hospitality related field preferred
  • Serving experience required, preferably in an up-scale restaurant

Special Skills/Equipment

  • Basic understanding of wine and cocktails required
  • Personable disposition which is maintained in high pressure situations
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Excellent oral communication skills required

We are looking for outstanding staff to create an exceptional guest experience. If you are looking to work and live in America, with our European culture and beautiful mountain valley, we could be the perfect place for you to call home.

Your benefits?

  • Hotel & Resort Discounts
  • Employee Appreciation
  • Ski pass discounts
  • Housing
  • ....and much more!

We are offering J1 Trainee/Internship (12 months)  and Q1 (15 months) visa's for our candidates! Apply online here or send an email with your informative application (in English) as pdf file.

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