You are in luck if you are a US Citizen. Most Colorado ski resorts are having a hard time getting H2B visas for their returning certified instructors for the 2011-12 ski season. Many resorts are hiring inexperienced or uncertified snowboard instructors right now.
Want to know who is hiring? Go to the resorts website and look at the bottom of the page. You'll find 'Get a Job', 'Employment', 'Jobs', or just visit the Vail/Beaver Creek Ski & Ride School website. Don't worry, they are all hiring.
Before applying, you'll need a resume, references/letters of recommendation, expect a background check, and have interview answers ready. Some great articles to read before applying are:
The Skills Ski Schools Want when Hiring Inexperienced Ski Instructors in the USA
Where to Find Snowboard Instructor Jobs in the USA
How to Find the Best Ski School Instructor Jobs
Before accepting any position, find out the pay rate, incentives, and if the clients tip at that particular resort. You'll find that tips will dictate whether you can eat and pay rent.