Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is now hiring for the 20-21 Winter season. Come be part of the Legend!

Arapahoe Basin’s legendary terrain and long season have made it a favorite among locals and visitors alike. We believe in working hard and playing hard, while 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.

Arapahoe Basin is located 68 miles west of Denver on Loveland Pass (US Highway 6) in Summit County, Colorado. Arapahoe Basin is five miles from Keystone Resort, 11 miles from the Town of Dillon, 13 miles from the town of Silverthorne, 15 miles from the Town of Frisco, and 24 miles from the Town of Breckenridge.

About Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Arapahoe Basin boasts 1,428 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!

The Employee Experience

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. Arapahoe Basin employees enjoy free skiing/riding at 20+ colorado ski areas. You also get access to free Snow Sports lessons, food & beverage discounts, retail shop discounts, and employee events and giveaways. The best on-mountain benefits and opportunities can be found right here in the heart of Colorado’s playground at Arapahoe Basin.

See what our employees have to say! 

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 the bus is not available). We have single rooms and shared bedrooms with a locking door and shared 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 20+ Colorado ski areas including Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Loveland, Steamboat, Winter Park, Telluride, Aspen and more!

  • A-Basin season pass and "Real Deal" vouchers to 20 other Colorado ski areas
  • Vacation time for all full-time seasonal employees!
  • 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 Snow Sports lessons
  • Unlimited ½ price A-Basin lift tickets for family and friends

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

Getting Here and Getting Around

By car from Denver: The resort is 96-miles from Denver International Airport via I-70 west. If going directly to the Basin, take exit 216 (Loveland Pass) and proceed west on U.S. Highway 6 for eight miles. If going into the towns of Frisco, Dillon or Silverthorne, take I-70 west to Silverthorne (exit 205); A-Basin can be reached from there by traveling 12 miles east on U.S. Highway 6 past Keystone.

For current road conditions, please visit the Colorado Department of Transportation website at or call 303-639-1111.

By air: Denver International Airport (DIA) has daily flights to and from most major U.S. cities. The Colorado Springs and Vail/Eagle airports also receive incoming flights from cities all across the country. Employees who are not planning on bringing a vehicle to Summit County will need to arrange their own transportation from the airport to Summit County. Options include many shuttle services (SuperShuttle, Colorado Mountain Express, etc.) and bus services via Greyhound

Local Transportation:
Since A-Basin is 5 miles from most services, it can be helpful to have a personal vehicle while you are here. If you do not have a car, Summit County provides FREE bus service via the Summit Stage. Summit Stage service reaches throughout the county, including on-the-hour stops at The Basin from mid-November through late May. Winter schedules are typically not posted until October and can be viewed at

How to Apply

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

Please apply online or contact us via Email

We look forward to hearing from you!

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