March 5, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- This summer America's Best Summer Job is in
The community is seeking an adventure-minded mountain enthusiast who wants to bike, hike, go to concerts, participate in events, dine in great restaurants, stay in five-star hotels and get paid for it. The online contest to find the America's Best Summer Job winner kicks off this week at
and the 10-week program begins on
is truly a destination like nothing on earth," said
, chair of the Vail Local Marketing District Advisory Council, which is responsible for creating economic vitality in
during the spring, summer and fall. "We wanted to create a program that enlivens the special experience guests have when they visit our community. Having the winner work, live and play in our mountain playground is just our way of bringing the destination to life."
America's Best Summer Job runs
June 2 through Aug. 10
. The winner of America's Best Summer Job will be paid
weekly to experience all of
in the summertime while simply sharing his/her experiences by blogging, interacting on social media, capturing videos and more. The winner will stay in a different luxury lodging property each week, participate in events such as the GoPro Mountain Games and KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race, zipline down Vail Mountain, review restaurants throughout Lionshead and
, as well as host happy hour events, work in the Welcome Center and more. In addition to the weekly
stipend, the winner of America's Best Summer Job will receive a GoPro camera and a swag bag filled with
inaugural America's Best Summer Job search kicks off on
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
with an online contest at
. Contestants must submit a one-minute video illustrating why they should be selected for America's Best Summer Job. The top 10 contestants with the most online votes by midnight on
March 31, 2014
will be invited to participate in a final round of interviews where the winner will be selected. Contestants must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Please visit the Rules & Regulations section of the contest for more details.
America's Best Summer Job submissions are designed to be shared via email and social media to encourage contestants to utilize their networks to garner votes. A panel of community representatives will conduct the final round of interviews the week of
via Skype. The winner of the contest will be announced on
There's no place like
for year-round recreation, outdoor pursuits and cultural activities in the heart of the Rockies. Located just two hours west of
fresh air, rugged beauty and charming pedestrian village await guests. Discover a quaint mountain town where outdoor activities abound and the performing arts flourish. Matching the incredible winter mountain experience,
from May through October is characterized by a rich culinary scene, family activities, a world-class events schedule and everything in between. This summer guests can experience events like the new Vail Summer Bluegrass Series, GoPro Mountain Games, Vail Jazz Festival, the Vail International Festival of Dance, BRAVO!
Pro Challenge, Gourmet on Gore culinary festival and much more.
offers a diverse range of lodging options from luxury brands to boutique hotels, condominiums and vacation rentals. For more information on a
vacation, please visit