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Steamboat Ski Resort Reviews

Updated October 25, 2017
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  1. "Snowboard Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steamboat Ski Resort part-time

    Pros

    Pow days, good perks, great camaraderie, free perks (as long as you meet your minimum days)

    Cons

    You're never guaranteed a lesson. Makes it hard to make a living and balancing three jobs living in a ski town. I'm also not a trust fund baby...


  2. "Worth the free ski pass"

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    Current Employee - Ticket Sales Representative in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Ticket Sales Representative in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, free ski pass

    Cons

    Lack of recognition for a job well done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep good people by raising salaries.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Steamboat Grand Restaurants"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Hostess in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a hostess I was able to be alone a lot.

    Cons

    I consider myself pretty intelligent. I am finishing my masters and starting my PhD next year. This summer I picked up 2 shifts a week at the Grand. One of my friends had worked there earlier in the summer and we both had nearly identical experiences. I lasted about 6 weeks because when I was hired management and I agreed I only had 2 specific nights a week. My friend had agreed she had 2 nights she would not be available, but open the rest of the week. The managers could not make it work, just like my friend had experienced. Each week, I would be scheduled random nights, neither of the nights that we had agreed on. My friend was scheduled both nights she had classes. We would have to get our shifts covered, try to switch shifts; and end up working one night if we were lucky. There was 3 mangers, and never really would I know who to communicate with about scheduling. I often would talk to whomever was there and I would hear that it was someone else who made the schedule. I could never really figured that out, who was my manager? I work and I am pursuing my masters program; these three managers there could not organize themselves to make a schedule or successfully communicate between themselves or with their staff about anything. Their department reflects the general lack of organization.

    That was just management; the staff and management in general can best be described as a “mean girls club”. If you fit in, good for you; if not they are out to get you. And they will. One girl bragged and discussed how she was able to have one of the managers fired because she did not like being told what to do (unfortunately he was the only one in management that had any professionalism or management skills), other managers would let her do what she wanted: “he thought he was smart because he has a degree, but I knew how to use Human Resources and I nailed him. It was too easy.” Right before I quit, they brought back another girl who had previously worked in the restaurant as a lead server, just as mean as the other. Honestly, I can only describe the main managers and servers (all females as well as I) that I worked with as mean, evil, or just outright miserable and hateful. There seems to be 3 or 4 girls that are free to bully and they are supported by management.

    As a side note: My mother works in HR for a fortune 500. When I described to her what I had heard and seen; she couldn’t believe it. “Just get out of that place. Fortunately, you do not have to have that job”.

    tl;dr: Management is chaos, staff are bullies. Don’t do go there.

    Advice to Management

    Work on morale, clean house; you have a direly toxic work place.


  4. "A++"

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    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


  5. "Snowboard Instructor"

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    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


  6. "Non-certified Ski Instructor"

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    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.


  7. "great people, better skiing"

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    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

  8. "Review Title"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get a free ski pass and get to work with cool people.

    Cons

    Low pay and minimum benefits. Corporate culture.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "slope maintance"

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    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Server Trainer
    Former Employee - Server Trainer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Steamboat Ski Resort (More than a year)

    Pros

    When business is good, money is too.

    Cons

    Management is completely unprofessional.


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