Deadline extended for America’s Best Summer Job |

Deadline extended for America’s Best Summer Job

VAIL — The search for an adventure-minded mountain enthusiast continues as the video submission deadline for America’s Best Summer Job extends to April 7. The online contest to find a candidate 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 is available at

More than 60 video submissions already have been received for the contest. The submissions have racked up more than 43,000 online votes.

America’s Best Summer Job runs June 2 through Aug. 10. The winner of America’s Best Summer Job will be paid $1,000 weekly to experience all of Vail 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 Vail Village, as well as host happy hour events, work in the Welcome Center and more. In addition to the weekly $1,000 stipend, the winner of America’s Best Summer Job will receive a GoPro camera and a swag bag filled with Vail gear.

Vail’s inaugural America’s Best Summer Job search kicked off on Wednesday, March 5 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 April 7 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 and 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 April 21 via Skype. The winner of the contest will be announced on April 30.

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