Aramark Pikes Peak

Aerial View
PIkes Peak Train
The newly renovated Summit House opened summer of 2021
Rock "castles"
Spend your days meeting guests at Summit House gift shop and café at 14,115' at Summit House!
Summit House located at 14,115' elevation
Pikes Peak Staff
Summit - Top of the Peak
Pikes Peak Train
Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop just over 9000' in elevation
Crystal Reservoir with Pikes Peak in background
Winding road to PIkes Peak
Pikes Peak
Wildflower at Pikes Peak

Are you Colo-ready?! Rock it at Pikes Peak!

We operate all three stores on the Pikes Peak Highway year-round, including the newly rebuilt Summit House at 14,115' above sea level. Our busiest months are May through August. On the clearest days, you can see five states. Discover for yourself the mountain that inspired the song "America the Beautiful." If you love the outdoors and love a beautiful view, this is the place for you!

Located adjacent to Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak is named for explorer Lt. Zebulon Pike. Its striking beauty has helped shape our nation's history. Nearly six million people visit the Pikes Peak region each year to enjoy our world-famous donuts!

About Aramark Pikes Peak


How awesome would it be to tell all your friends and family members that you work on America's Mountain, Pikes Peak?!  Truly working in the clouds! On a clear day, you can have views as far as Kansas or New Mexico.  Even during the warm summer months, you have views of the beautiful snow-capped mountains of the Continental Divide. 

As one of our team members, you will make friends of a lifetime and meet people from all over the world. Pikes Peak is one of the most visited landmarks in Colorado. Experiences on the mountain provide you with a unique perspective that you will never find in all your future work environments.  

Aramark Destinations is committed to the safety of our teams, clients, and customers. We continue to implement procedures and policies across our locations to keep everyone safe and healthy. From operations, and employee communities we are redefining the experience to meet safety guidelines while maximizing the seasonal experience. Aramark will continue to monitor available information and resources regarding COVID-19, including state and local law, and the following guidance may be modified as new information becomes available.

Here are a few things you can expect as a team member:

  • Contactless Interviews: Virtual and phone interviews are available with all our locations.
  • Employee Training: Extensive and detailed training on all safety policies and procedures for each team member during their onboarding and throughout the season.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Facial coverings and additional personal protective equipment are provided to associates, based on your position.  
  • Vaccination Status: Some of our locations require all individuals working on-site to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. Please review job descriptions for further information.

The Employee Experience

A Job with Altitude... and Free Donuts!!!

Working on the mountain is truly one of the most special experiences ever! Many guests are in awe of how you make it to your spot on the mountain every day. One of your most frequently asked questions from guests is, "How do you get up here?" The elevation of 14,115 feet is certainly jaw-dropping. They will relish your stories of getting up and down, working in different capacities including food service, retail, custodial, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). 

The simple answer to the above? We transport you and all of our team up the mountain which takes about 60 to 75 minutes up a 19-mile road. All employees will be paid for transportation time. 

After working a season on Pikes Peak, many of our employees return the following season as the experience is truly unforgettable.  

Hours Expectations: Many of our roles are year-round positions with a fluctuation in hours. In the "off-season" of November through April you can expect to work around 30 hours a week. However, once peak season kicks off in May you will be working 40 hours a week with overtime available from time to time. Schedules are typically 3 to 4 days a week, with additional scheduled days if available!

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is one that enjoys working with others and can work in a team environment with a high volume of guests. Your customer service skills and ability to make our guests feel at home on this mountain is of the utmost importance.  You must be a self-starter and enjoy keeping busy. You must also possess excellent communication skills and be willing to go above and beyond to make all our guests feel comfortable.  

Additionally, the ideal candidate is one with flexibility, able to work long hours and comfortable working all day at  14,115 feet elevation. 

Room and Board

We do not provide room and board. The cities of Colorado Springs and Woodland Park Colorado are very close to the mountain. There are various facilities such as campgrounds for RV parking within 10 miles from the entrance of Pikes Peak. In Colorado Springs (a pickup point located between Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City) there are several apartment buildings or locations for rent. Our employees receive one free meal for each daily shift they work, plus our world-famous donuts will not disappoint!  

Employee Perks

  • One free meal when working a <10 hour shift and a second free meal when working +10 hour shift
  • Employees receive 40% off all retail merchandise and 50% off all food beyond your meals while on shift
  • Paid transportation time up and down the mountain on our Employee Shuttle
  • Free entry to Pikes Peak on your days off
  • An adventure lover's dream!
    • During the summer months, our facility is open and free to employees if they want to hike, bike, fish, or do some pedal boating at Crystal Reservoir, which is also one of our stores. 
BONUS: If employed by May 26, 2022 and still employed by July 28, 2022 associates will receive a $200 bonus. By completing an additional 13 additional weeks beyond July 28th, you will receive an additional $400 bonus. In addition, we offer a $100 referral bonus if the referred associate completes 90 days of employment.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Colorado Springs is a very bike-friendly city and public transportation has a drop-off point exactly where our employee van picks employees up. Therefore, there is no definite need for a car, but there is ample parking available if you do have a vehicle. Colorado Springs also has an airport served by most major airlines. 

For Fun

You can expect a fun-filled adventure living and working in this area.  You will have the opportunity to hike, bike, climb, raft, canoe, ride, photograph, stargaze, bird watch, dance, and attend music festivals – only to name a few of the activities that will be available to you during your time at Pikes Peak

How to Apply

We are now hiring and all jobs are now posted!

Please click on the APPLY HERE button.

If applying for EMT-Basic position, please have a valid Colorado EMT Certification.

If you have any questions please call 719-473-0208.

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