Last winter I moved to Keystone from CT and worked in the ski and ride school there. I lived in the employee housing right across the st and had an awesome time. The cool thing about working for vail is all of the resorts you can ski any day (a-basin, key, breck, vail, beaver all right there).
To get started with this i went to www.skijobs1.com.
This is a site that lets you browse jobs for all of the vail resorts, even the ones in CA and UT. It was a pretty smooth and easy process, mostly just sending e mails.
If you have questions feel free to shoot me a pm and ill give you as much help as i can. Dont hesitate to go out west man, I did it and it was the best year of my life, cant wait to go back in just a few weeks! good luck brotha