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Steamboat Ski Resort Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "A++"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ticket Agent in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Ticket Agent in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SSRC is a truly incredible place to work. It's less of a job and more of a lifestyle. They go above and beyond to make employees feel appreciated and everyone you meet is just happy to be there

    Cons

    There are none to speak of


  2. "Snowboard Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Snowboard Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Snowboard Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work with fantastic benefits that include:
    Free pass
    Free clinics from amazing professionals
    Food and beverage discount
    Great exposure to the industry
    Can ride everyday!!

    Cons

    Twenty days straight of working is really draining
    Not guaranteed work during off peak season


  3. "Non-certified Ski Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The management consistently shared important information in the morning meetings for the ski instructors such as trail conditions, stories of learning opportunities, positive feedback etc. They also made an effort to be fair in assigning group classes by alternating the teaching levels of the students on a regular basis and not to routinely assign the very beginner levels to first year instructors on a daily basis. The group training classes for ski instructors were excellent!

    Cons

    The hourly pay rate for a first year non-certified instructor.

    Advice to Management

    The management could have provided more observation of first year instructors coupled with positive and encouraging one-on-one coaching.


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  5. "great people, better skiing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steamboat Ski Resort part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its what you make of it- you can work the minimum 36 days for them (required for part time), or put yourself out there and work a ton and have them calling you in to work on off days
    Great community of instructors
    Potential to be promoted to full time part way through the season if you are interested
    Supervisors are very accessible and knowledgable
    Ski pass and days at other mountains

    Cons

    Nothing (including their training) can prepare you for teaching your first lesson of beginner skiers
    Work on holidays
    Low pay to start

    Advice to Management

    More training directly aimed at beginner progression


  6. Helpful (1)

    "slope maintance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Slope Maintenance in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Slope Maintenance in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    view of the mountain and working outside

    Cons

    pay sucks butt even if you work there 20 plus years, you are just a number to the big corporate you are all ways replaceable, they prefer to get rid of you how ever they can to pay a new guy less, no benefits except a season pass and you better be part of the good old guys club to protect your job

    Advice to Management

    care about your employees instead of just trying to keep your sweet office with over the top way to much paying job


  7. "Started as a ski tech & got promoted to retail manager of 3 stores after 2 seasons. Winter seasonal position."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steamboat Ski Resort full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    get to ski or snowboard as a part of my job in a beautiful location, summers are really nice here too.

    Cons

    Difficult to find affordable housing in town, no benefits or health insurance unless you are a full time year round employee

    Advice to Management

    They do a great job, keeping the focus on their employees.


  8. "Ticket Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people - the people you work with are the best part of working on the mountain. Many times the guests are wonderful, also.

    Cons

    The pay. Very low pay and zero benefits.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain valuable employees, pay them a reasonable salary and provide benefits.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Snow Sports School department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pros include getting paid to ski/ride, regular hours if you are dedicated.
    They do offer employees lots of discounts for businesses in the area, such as movie tickets. Employees are given cheap 2 dollar meals once a week to assist with low income or low work hours.
    Free Season Pass for working a certain amount of hours per season
    They hire hundreds of employees, great people and easy to make friends
    Learn the mountain and grow your skills in communication, lesson planning, and customer service
    Free Lessons to improve your riding/skiing

    Cons

    Do not respect employees at times, Favoritism is prominent, If you work hard you will be noticed and exemplified for a small amount of time, and promptly put back in your place by misguided supervisors.

    No benefits for full time employees unless employed year round or management.

    If you are planning on being there for multiple seasons, they will pressure/force/expect you to get certified as in instructor. The tests require time away from paid hours to train and will cost upwards of 500+ dollars. Membership fees total $111.00 per year, and each test cost $200 minimum, more if you have to travel to a different mountain and pay hotel/gas/lift tickets etc.

    Advice to Management

    Very difficult, requires full certification and years in the industry. Be ready to INVEST money into this to move up...NO OTHER OPTION.


  10. "Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Intrawest Steamboat Ski and Resort offers employees an opportunity to practice Skiing and Snowboarding daily. Steamboat is a beautiful mountain and there are a lot of recreational options available in area.

    Cons

    Pay is minimal and the benefits are limited to mountain access and food and beverage (non-alcoholic) discounts.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and offer returning employees health, PTO and health benefits.

    Steamboat Ski Resort Response

    Aug 13, 2015 – Recruiter

    Hi and thank you for your review. Steamboat is such a beautiful place and a great town to live and I’m happy that you know Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation employees have a great opportunity to ... More


  11. "I love my job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Offer health insurance benefits to seasonal staff.


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