Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Work for the Best & Ski the Rest! A-Basin has been voted Best Place to Work in Summit County & in Outside Magazine for 2016! Ski for free at 24/25 resorts in CO!

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.

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.

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Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Work for the Best and Ski the Rest!


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!

The Employee Experience

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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!

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, 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

Our Jobs

You'll find up to date information regarding current job openings and job descriptions on our Job Openings page. 


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

Guest Services/Ticket 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/Ticket Scanner

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.

Rental Shop Attendant

Assists customers with renting ski and snowboard equipment including boot fitting, filling out rental agreements, processing returns and providing friendly, efficient customer service. Bi-lingual applicants could have higher compensation.


Provide a day worth repeating with responsible alcohol service, accurate financial accounting, restaurant cleanliness, maintaining a successful work environment with kitchen and bar staff, and ensuring fast, friendly guest service in a full service restaurant.

Sous Chef

Oversee back of house operations in A Frame Lodge Kitchen / 6th Alley Restaurant Daily tasks and responsibilities: Train and supervise all kitchen staff Responsible for managing personnel labor dollars and COS food. Must be able to follow, write and enforce recipe standards. Responsible for cleanliness, safety and sanitation for all areas of the kitchen. Responsible for monthly inventory Assist in ordering product. Minimum 3 year kitchen management experience - Required Culinary degree - Preferred.

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.