Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Work where you can ski at 24/25 Colorado Ski Resorts, have the longest season and some of the best employee perks around!

Arapahoe Basin’s legendary terrain and long season have made it a favorite among locals and visitors alike. We believe in working and playing hard, and sharing our enthusiasm for this special place with our guests and co-workers. Our ski area’s vibe is known for being authentic and friendly, with fun events, a generous benefits package and opportunities for personal growth.

A-Basin a small ski area that offers big-mountain challenges and life-changing experiences, whether you’re here for a season or a lifetime. We may not be your typical big-box resort, but that’s what makes the vibe here so awesome – we know you by name, and it’s a place where dedicated and hard-working employees have a chance to shine!

We value team players who can give our guests a day worth repeating. A-Basin is the only ski area in Colorado that offers FREE skiing and riding privileges at 24 out of 25 mountains in the state! You also get access to free snowsports lessons, food & beverage discounts, retail shop discounts, and employee events and give-aways. The best on-mountain benefits and opportunities can be found right here in the heart of Colorado’s playground at Arapahoe Basin.

Arapahoe Basin boasts 960 acres of terrain for all ability levels, from mellow learning areas to the steeps of Pallavicini. We’re consistently ranked in SKI magazine for our unique character, affordability, and challenging terrain. Sound good to you? Apply now to be part of what makes this place legendary!

Ideal Candidate

Arapahoe Basin team members are:

ENTHUSIASTIC about mountain life and winter sports

EXCITED to be a part of a close knit team

DEDICATED to providing memorable skiing and riding experiences worth repeating

TEAM PLAYERS ready to “jump in” whenever and wherever needed and work in an environment where no one is above lending a hand

Room and Board

Employee housing is LIMITED and therefore offered only to full time employees on a first come first serve basis in specified departments.  The housing is located 5 miles west of Arapahoe Basin at Keystone Resort.  Having your own transportation is helpful but not required, there is a free bus that runs approximately from Thanksgiving thru mid April (employees are responsible for their own transportation when bus is not available). Each employee will have a shared bedroom with locking door and shares the kitchen, living room and bathroom.  For more housing details including rent and deposit requirements please visit our housing page.

A-Basin Employee Housing does NOT include any food programs, please see our benefits page for our excellent food discounts for all employees.

Employee Perks

FREE unlimited skiing at 24 out of 25 Colorado ski areas including all Vail Resorts (Vail Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone), Copper Mountain, Loveland, Steamboat, Telluride and more!

  • Unlimited skiing at Canyons (Utah), Northstar, Kirkwood and Heavenly (Lake Tahoe)
  • Discounted skiing at Wolf Creek Ski Area in South Fork, Colorado
  • Three days at Taos Ski Valley in Taos, New Mexico
  • Dependent passes and discounts*
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage*
  • 401(k) savings plan*
  • Discounts for A-Basin dining, retail and snowsports lessons
  • Unlimited ½ price A-Basin lift tickets for family and friends

*for qualified employees
Please visit our Benefits Page for more info!

Our Jobs


Maintain the Restaurant or Cafeteria in a clean, sanitary and organized condition with attention to detail while interacting with guests and staff.


Maintains a clean and organized Dish Station and ensures clean dishes are properly and correctly put in their location.

Guest Services Sales Agent

Sales Agents will participate in all operations and sales within the Guest Services Building, Ticket and Season Pass Offices, Kids Center and the Winter Sports Building. They are expected to interact with all Arapahoe Basin guests and employees in a friendly and efficient manner.

Lift Operator

Do you enjoy working outside and interacting with people?? Lift Operator is for you!! Assist passengers safely in the loading and unloading of the ski lifts, and check lift ticket and pass validity while providing excellent customer service with all lift guests.

Line Cook

Prepares, cooks, and serves food to guests in a courteous manner with accuracy and efficiency while maintaining a sanitary work area, adhering to Serve-Safe and Health Department guidelines.

Parking Attendant

Facilitates organized, efficient parking in all ski area parking lots and directs traffic while providing friendly informative guest service.

Rental Tech

Assist and fit guests with selection of rental gear. Performs repairs on both ski and snowboard equipment.

How to Apply

If you are interested in any of our positions, please email for more information or visit our website.

Arapahoe Basin

Phone: (970) 513-5784 or (970) 513-5732


A phone interview or an in-person interview, if possible, can be scheduled once we receive your application.

Arapahoe Basin will not be sponsoring any H2B or J1 visas for the 2016/2017 season.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Females/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.