Crested Butte Mountain Resort - Summer Jobs in Colorado

Summer time in Crested Butte!

At CBMR we live Our Dream of being “Colorado’s authentic four season mountain resort where guests connect with the land and each other.” We are passionate about this place, the land around us and our community, where we live, work and play. Find a Job, Join Our Team, Live Your Dream!

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is located in southwest Colorado, within the Gunnison National Forest and Elk Mountain Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The resort lies in the town of Mt. Crested Butte, there miles from the town of Crested Butte.

About Crested Butte Mountain Resort - Summer Jobs in Colorado

Our friendly 1880’s Western and Victorian mountain towns are off the beaten path. We like that and so will you, if you are looking for something unpretentious, authentic and a stark contrast from the ordinary. You'll be happy you joined us in Crested Butte!

Crested Butte is best known for its historic town, nightlife, amazing restaurants, parades and welcoming locals. When people think of Crested Butte words like: authentic, exciting, genuine, unpretentious, and fun come to mind over and over.  Bustling with action, but laid back in attitude, Crested Butte is the perfect place to disconnect and reconnect with friends and family.

The Employee Experience

Meet Ellie! >> Ellie grew up in Boulder, Colorado and would come to Crested Butte every summer to race mountain bikes. During college she transferred to Western State in Gunnison, CO and graduated with a degree in business.  Ellie realized she'd rather spend her time outdoors and knew that she didn't want to leave the Gunnison Valley.  It was time to find a job that fit into her lifestyle.  Ellie comes from a long line of ski patrollers, and after applying for a patrol job at CBMR, found herself continuing the legacy. Now Ellie works Ski Patrol in the winter and Bike Patrol in the summer. She says "I love working for Crested Butte because it gives me the work life balance I was looking for. My favorite parts of my jobs ae the skiing, biking and the team I work with... Every day is a great experience, every day I learn something new and every day is different."

Meet Greg! >> Greg is originally from Fort Collins, Colorado.  He grew up skiing, biking, and loving the outdoors.  After graduating college a CSU, Greg knew he wanted to move to Crested butte and spend his free time skiing the steeps.  He applied for a job as a lift operator, packed his bags, and drove out.  He loves his job because it lets him share his passion for the outdoors with not only guests, but  with people just like him who decided to pursue their passion by working at CBMR. Nowadays, when Greg isn't on the clock, working as a lift operations supervisor, you can catch him skiing big lines, riding his mountain bike, fishing his personal sweet spots, or having dance parties with the rest of the lift ops crew because, "Every time I get off work it's like I'm on vacation."

Meet Caroline! >> After visiting Crested Butte in college, Caroline knew she had found a special place.  From skiing with friends to taking in the ambiance of downtown, the trip was memorable and life changing.  While working in Colorado Springs, Caroline realized she had a passion for the hospitality industry and when it came time to choose a place to start her career, the fond memories of Crested Butte influenced her decision to make a move.  Once here, she worked her way up to front office manager at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square.  She loves that CBMR attracts individuals who want to do something different with their lives other than the status quo.  "Priorities are different here" Caroline muses, "people don't care about labels, what you drive, or what school you went to.  Here, we care about what you hiked, what you skied and what adventures you've experienced."  Working here allows Caroline the freedom to participate in daily outdoor activities that most people have to travel hours to enjoy.  She's turned a dream vacation into a lifestyle of adventure!

Ideal Candidate

We're looking for guest-focused employees who share our passions and want to work as a team, both in the resort and the community.

It is important that our team members exude professionalism.  Professionalism at Crested Butte means being a role model for fellow staff and exhibiting qualities like reliability, punctuality, and teamwork.Professionalism includes the Team Look, which is tremendously important and encompasses both cleanliness and appearance.  All employees are expected to be groomed and dressed in a neat and clean manner appropriate to their job. More details on this can be found on our website and in our employee handbook.

Find the Best Fit! Read about the different divisions that comprise our workforce:

Resort Services: This division encompasses ticket sales, rentals, retail, our on mountain adventure park, guest services, mountain adventures summer camp, mountain sports team, and events.  If you are looking to share your passion for mountain life with guests, this may be where you belong!

Culinary: With dinging outlets like the Woodstone Grille, Butte 66, and Coal Breaker Coffee Co., CBMR's dining options run the gamete from quick and casual to elegant and elaborate.  Our talented chefs, bartenders, wait staff and management team members make it all possible. If you are looking for a fast paced position with opportunities to learn and develop your skills, this may be the place for you!

Mountain Operations: The Mountain Operations division is the structural backbone of the Crested Butte Mountain experience.  From lift operations, lift maintenance and bike patrol to vehicle maintenance and clean team, these employees spend their time ensuring we give the best on mountain product to our guests.

Marketing and Sales: Getting the word out about all CB has to offer is what these folks to best! Our marketing team handles snow reporting, social media content, advertising and much more.  Our Sales team has specialists devoted to weddings, groups and key geographical regions.  Our Crested Butte Vacation Team makes travel dreams come true! Devoted, knowledgeable agents work hard to match all our amazing products with our guests to create memories that will last a lifetime!

Lodging: With three beautiful properties, The lodge at Mountaineer Square, the Grand Lodge and the Plaza, CBMR, runs a bustling lodging division.  Frontline positions such as bellmen, front desk agents and supervisors work to provide excellence in accommodation from the moment our guest arrive.  Behind the scenes, our diligent housekeeping, laundry and maintenance staffs keep things running smoothly and looking sharp throughout the year!

Room and Board

Many housing options are available in Mt. Crested Butte, Crested Butte, Crested Butte South, and Gunnison. The local newspaper classifieds (Crested Butte News and Gunnison Country Shopper) are a great place to start and there are also several long-term rental companies in the Gunnison Valley.   

Employee Perks

  • Summer Lift Pass
  • 30-50% off CBMR culinary outlets *See employee handbook for percentage by outlet.
  • 20% off at CBMR retail outlets
  • Access to pro-deals with Experticity and Outdoor Pro-link.
  • Lodging discounts.
  • 401k retirement savings plan (must have worked 1,000 hours within the year). 

Getting Here and Getting Around

The Gunnison Valley is one of the most beautiful, unspoiled rural areas in Colorado.  However, that also means that it is a bit out of the way. We think the trade-off is worth it, but make sure you are prepared to get here.

Distance from major centers:

  • 30 miles/48 km North of Gunnison
  • 230 miles/368 km southwest of Denver
  • 90 miles/ 114 km northeast of Montrose
  • 197 miles/315 km West of Colorado Springs

Nearest Airport

  • Gunnison/Crested Butt Airport (GUC) (31 miles)
  • Montrose Airport (MTJ) (96 miles)
  • Denver International Airport (250 miles- bus service available from Gunnison to Denver once a day)

Getting Around Once Here:

  • A free bus service is available throughout the valley!
  • The Mountain Express also offers a free shuttle between the Mountain and the town of Crested Butte

For Fun

Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley are home to exciting events, intense skiing and boarding, challenging biking, and raging river rapids. Summer time brings the Wildflower Rush and Pinnacle Bike Races, as well as kayaking competitions.  Our legendary steeps and awesome flats make outdoor adventures possible all year!

Summer activities include:

  • Bicycling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • River Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming at local watering holes
  • 4-wheeling
  • Dirt Biking
  • Wildflower Viewing

How to Apply

You can learn more about us on our website, as well as view our complete list of job openings and apply online.

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