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.

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, three 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 Caroline! She grew up visiting CB, and after college ended up moving. When she first arrived here, she started working as a hotel receptionist at the front desk of the Lodge at Mountaineer Square.  Recently she was promoted to Front Office Manager.   She takes care of all the odds and ends around the hotel, but the best part is the chance to play a part in guest's vacations in Crested Butte.  From Recommending restaurants to helping plan out proposals.  "We had a crazy proposal one spring," Caroline dishes.  "we set up hot chocolate, candles, and rose pedals for a couple, but it ended up blizzarding!" Seeing the newly engage couple blissfully happy gave her a great feeling because she knew she played a part in that special moment.

Meet Dan! He comes from the small town of Westford, Massachusetts.  When he was six years old, he got a pair of skis for Christmas. It was the beginning of an era in the ski world.

Dan is the Director of Children's Programs at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  In one sentence, he calls it "the director of fun, exciting children's activities." Dan has a lot of pride in his job, and in the success of the programs that he runs.  He says for him, working with kids, an being able to share with them a passion for skiing and outdoor adventure is extremely fulfilling.

In both summer and winter you'll find Dan around the mountain working with the kid's camps.  One of his favorite camp traditions is the July 4th parade.  Every year he drives the "Camp CB" float through town, with all the campers in tow.  The kids love it, Dan has fun, and its a lively experience for everyone.  From a kid's perspective, being at Camp CB is an endless 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.  At Crested Butte Mountain Resort, we work together to inspire a passion for adventure in our guests.  We rely on each and every employee to make genuine, fulfilling connections with our guests by sharing our mountain lifestyle. 

All employees are expected to be groomed and dressed in and neat and clean manner appropriate to their job.  The following are some general guidelines; certain departments may have additional policies, or more restrictive policies than stated below.  Feel free to visit our “Stuff to Know” page on our website for more information. 

  • Small nose studs may be acceptable in some departments, but no other piercings should be visible.
  • Tattoos should not be visible to our guests.
  • Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable, including but not limited to: mohawks, dreadlocks and unnaturally dyed hair.

CBMR has many functions – In the summer, we operate a lift to access biking trails that our talented trail and bike crews maintain.  We run restaurants - both on-mountain and in our hotels, fine dining, casual dining, and specialty banquets.  Additionally, we operate three full-service hotels and a property management business.  Then, we have all of the behind-the-scenes functions of administration, vehicle maintenance, lift maintenance, property maintenance, housekeeping and laundry, to name a few.  When applying for jobs, consider some of the following so that we end up with the best fit for both you and CBMR:

  • Do you enjoy being outside or inside?
  • Do you enjoy interacting with people, or prefer to work alone?
  • Do you want to work days?  Nights?  Swing shift?  Full-time or part-time?
  • Do you have specific skills or talents you hope to use?

If you believe you are the ideal candidate for CBMR, visit our website for more information. 

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% off CBMR culinary outlets
  • 20% off at CBMR retail outlets
  • Access to pro-deals with Experticity and Outdoor Pro-link.
  • Lodging discounts.
  • Summer Bike Park Exchange- Employees can ride for free at Angel Fire in New Mexico, Winter Park, Aspen, and Telluride.
  • 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

Our Jobs

  • Housekeeping
  • Front Desk
  • Hotel Operations
  • Mountain Operations
  • Food and Beverage
  • Retail

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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