Mission: Creating the Best Memories... Again and Again.
With a 75-year history, Winter Park Resort is Colorado's longest continually operated ski resort. Over the years we've been known to be "Extremely Colorado," "Authentic Colorado," and "Colorado's Favorite." Regardless of what you know us as, rest assured we're More Than You Imagine!
More Than You Imagine
Grand County has a population of about 13,400 who live primarily in eight small towns in Colorado’s largest county. This creates a true small-town mountain experience, with local businesses including restaurants, a laid-back bar scene, retail shops, grocery stores, and a magnificent outdoor playground. Winter Park Resort receives an average of 350 inches of fresh snow each season and has consistent snow year after year. Winter Park Resort’s 26 lifts give access to the 3,081 skiable acres of dynamic terrain across seven different territories, 143 designated trails and another 1,212 acres of off-piste terrain such as glade tree skiing. The 3,060 foot vertical drop makes every run adrenaline packed! There are also shorter lifts and conveyor lifts at the base for beginners and those wishing for a mellower experience.
Winter Park Resort isn’t just for skiing!
When you’ve had enough of the cold and are ready to enjoy the warmth of summer, Winter Park knows how to do just that. With more than a hundred miles of hiking and biking trails, both at the resort and nearby, you can unleash your summer warrior in the great outdoors! Summer at the resort brings all sorts of attractions including Colorado's longest Alpine Slide, an outdoor climbing wall, putting course, and a selection of high speed chairlifts which carry mountain bikers, hikers, and view-seekers atop Winter Park Mountain. Check out www.winterparkresort.com/employment in March for the start of our summer recruiting season.
They don’t say, “Come for the winters but stay for the summers” for nothing’!
All paid employees are entitled to the following benefits at Winter Park Resort; you must present your employee pass to receive these deals! Unless noted, discounts are for the employee only, not dependents. All Perks and Benefits subject to change.
Season Pass Benefits:
Food & Beverage Discounts:
Rental and Retail Discounts:
Ski and Ride School:
VOLUNTEER HOST TEAM
Winter Park Volunteer Hosts are an outgoing, enthusiastic team of skiers and snowboarders, who enhance our guests' vacation experience with their extensive knowledge of Winter Park Resort.
Our team has a passion for service – assisting guests with exceptional and enthusiastic service is our primary goal.
Volunteer tasks include greeting and assisting guests, on-mountain tours, lift-line organization, market research, trail map and brochure distribution, guest contact & service and end of day farewell. Strong intermediate ski or snowboard ability is necessary for on-mountain participation. Volunteer hosts complete training days and a minimum of 10 volunteer days throughout the season.In exchange for their service, volunteer hosts are given a Winter Park season pass.
The deadline to submit your application to be part of our intake for the 2016-17 winter season was September 30th, 2016. Still interested in becoming a Winter Park Volunteer Host for next winter 2017-18? You can read general guidelines and expectations on the Application, and please contact us after the holidays at 970-726-1571 if you’d like to arrange a day to join us to learn even more.
We would like to extend an exclusive opportunity to you, to become a Winter Park College Ambassador. All we ask is that you continue to do what you may already be doing - sharing your Winter Park ski and ride experiences with your friends via your social media channels! We are looking for up to 20 great social media users with lots of fans and followers who love to ski and ride at Winter Park Resort.
Our Ambassador exchange is based on a volunteer application, you do not have to worry about becoming an employee at Winter Park Resort. However, we are looking for our Ambassadors to be enrolled in Colorado colleges and universities. For your efforts, you will receive Winter Park Resort swag along with up to 6 free transferable single day lift tickets you can give to your friends or family, tickets may not be re-sold.
Interested in becoming a Winter Park College Ambassador? You can read more guidelines and expectations, as well as fill out your application here.
Applications are still being accepted. There aren’t enough positions for everyone, so act fast! If we miss you this year, thank you for skiing and riding at Winter Park Resort, we’ll see you on the slopes and enjoy the white stuff!
Thanks and can’t wait to see you on the slopes!
Volunteers would help with Local, Regional, National & International Alpine Races including NASTAR.
The Part-Time Volunteer Program provides an opportunity to earn coupons redeemable for 1 lift ticket per 5 hours of work, lunch, and lift access if needed for the day of the race.
The Full-Time Volunteer Program provides an opportunity to earn a season pass in exchange for helping at races, plus lunch for each race day and more.
Volunteers are also needed for bike races during our summer season. Volunteers earn 1 lift ticket per 5 hours of work plus lunch.
For additional information, contact the Competition Center at (970) 726-1590
Winter Park Resort Ski Patrol hosts a ski ability assessment in March for applicants interested in joining the Professional, Volunteer, and Junior Patrol. Visit the jobs and applications page for more information regarding the assessment dates, requirements, and costs.
Minimum requirements as a Patroller:
Benefits*: Free ski pass, locker, discounts at cafeterias and other benefits / memberships are available.
*All benefits and memberships are contingent upon fulfilling requirements and paying patrol dues. An individual is not eligible to receive the full benefit package until a year of training and a year of probation are completed.
For additional information, contact Ski Patrol Director, Geoff Anders (email@example.com).
NATIONAL SPORTS CENTER FOR THE DISABLED
Founded in 1970, the National Sports Center for the Disabled positively impacts the lives of people with any physical or mental challenge through quality adaptive recreation programs in over 20 sports.
For more information, visit NSCD's website at nscd.org or visit the NSCD at the base of Winter Park Resort.
I have been working at Winter Park Resort full-time (More than 10 years)
What's not to love about working at a ski resort. Ski and Ride breaks all year long, fun adventurous co-workers, living in a resort town, escaping the entrapments of urban life, etc.
The nature of the resort business is that it is seasonal and only the best performers are able to link gainful summer and winter seasons together. Discipline, tenacity, hard work, and loyalty are rewarded as evidenced by much of management having started on the front lines. But patience is definitely required to climb the ranks. If you are looking to coast through work and life don't be fooled that a resort is the solution.
Advice to Management
Continue the long standing tradition of promotion from within when possible.
I applied online. I interviewed at Winter Park Resort.
Winter Park has a new screening process. Each applicant is first interviewed by a recruiter to see which job position will be the best fit. The recruiters also answer any questions you may have about the resort or jobs. After you complete the assessment with the recruiter you are then sent to the managers in different departments. The recruiter interview seems to really add a more personal touch compared to other interviews. Both interviews were phone interviews which is very normal since so many applicants are coming from far away.