Steamboat Ski Resort Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
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  1. I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO

    I have been working at Steamboat Ski Resort full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I am on snow nearly every day, learning, and helping others learn, how to enjoy the time spent on the ski hill even more! There is paid and unpaid training available to me to help improve my own skills regarding skiing, and to help improve my skills as an instructor. I am fortunate to get my ski pass for free, as well as passes for my children and additional comps and half-price lift tickets to share with friends and family when they visit.

    Cons

    Lack of health insurance coverage for seasonal employees is terrible. Sometimes, during really bad storms, it can get very cold and nasty out. I have to be out, with my guests, no matter what. That can be no fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer health insurance benefits to seasonal staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Steamboat Grand Hotel is not so Grand!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Steamboat Springs, CO

    I worked at Steamboat Ski Resort full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Making new friends and co-workers, Free ski pass, only good if you have time to ski most people work 2 or 3 jobs.
    Meeting interesting people from all over the US.

    Cons

    Low pay, no breaks, pay below minimum wage, and no benefits.
    Most employees qualify for Medicaid so Intrawest does not have to pay for health Insurance the citizens of Colorado do!
    Cost of housing is extremely high most they all require First, Last and Security deposit before you move in , even employee housing to expensive.
    Cost of living in Steamboat is high closest town with any decent services or shopping is 2 hours away in Sliverthorne/Dillon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wrong people in charge of the wrong depts.
    Hire an outside consultant or someone with experience to update uniforms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Guest Services Agent

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    Current Employee - Guest Services Agent in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Guest Services Agent in Steamboat Springs, CO

    I have been working at Steamboat Ski Resort full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ski pass benefit, food/beverage discounts around town, high PTO

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunities, high turn over rates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better health insurance coverage

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steamboat Ski Resort

    Pros

    The people you work with. I loved working at Steamboat because I worked with amazing people from all over the world. It was an experience of a lifetime!

    Cons

    Seasonal work, but that can also be a pro. Some people like the change each summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the environment fun!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Fun time in Steamboat

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Steamboat Springs, CO

    I worked at Steamboat Ski Resort full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great work/life balance. plenty of time to go enjoy the outdoors

    Cons

    pay wasn't great. town is pretty expensive to live in, pretty much need two jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. A great place to spend a ski season

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    Former Employee - Ticket Office in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Ticket Office in Steamboat Springs, CO

    I worked at Steamboat Ski Resort full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Skied 80 days, met great people. Had to have 2 jobs to make ends meet, but we are talking about working at a ski resort. This is the norm for the industry.

    Cons

    Low pay. No big surprise there. Advancement requires time, patience and more low pay. If you can make it work, do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks due to low pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. restaurant manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steamboat Ski Resort full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with. Great town, free buss, free ski pass, remote location, great downtown area.

    Cons

    Asked to work a 6 day a week schedule. I have paid time off, but never a chance to use it. Expensive town to live in, salary does not meet min. for the town. Job is always on the line due to weather conditions. (not enough snow, too hot of a summer, Colorado fires effect tourism)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Want to ski or get into the ski industry? Good choice.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steamboat Ski Resort

    Pros

    Beautiful location. Good and sometimes great team mates. Tons of snow. The town is very livable, and if you like snow sports the mountain and nearby opportunities are boundless.

    Cons

    Not viable as a long term career for most people due to limited opportunities for advancement coupled with low pay scale as compared with non resort jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on year-round activities, it'll help people have year-round employment which will help the community and the resort. Trust your good employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Steamboat doesn't care too much about employees or locals.

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    Current Employee - SKi School in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Current Employee - SKi School in Steamboat Springs, CO

    I have been working at Steamboat Ski Resort full-time

    Pros

    on the mountain everyday, on snow.

    Cons

    Outdated marketing, No free passes, make the locals pay way too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give season pass holders more incentives to pay 1200 for a pass. Give each employee and pass holder multiple free day tickets for guest who want to try steamboat. Get a new marketing product and let that old Billy skier guy go and live his last days in peace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Teaching snowboarding, I improved my riding and my service soft-skills. Fun, but not a way to make a living.

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    Current Employee - Snowboard Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Snowboard Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO

    I have been working at Steamboat Ski Resort part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free ski pass, lots of perks & deals, amazing training for ski/snowboard instructors (as good as or better than PSIA/AASI cert 1), free ride & teaching improvement clinics, fun atmosphere & peers, open-door management.

    Cons

    Pay rate is low and it's hard to earn more as a newbie (almost everyone has a second job in this town)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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