Monarch Mountain

Sunset on the Mountain
Come check out our terrain parks!
Jolly Old Saint Nick
Uphill skiing
Monarch Mountain Sign
One of Monarch's Snowcats
Our newest avalanche rescue pup, Glen!
Ski Monarch's fresh powder!

The mountains are calling! Come live and work in beautiful Colorado.

Monarch Mountain is a privately owned ski area in Monarch, Colorado. Our annual snowfall is about 350 inches of all natural snow. The base elevation at Monarch is 10,790 feet and the summit elevation is 11,952 feet. Monarch Mountain is truly a special place. It’s been said that “it takes a village” to achieve greatness, but here we believe “it takes a family.”

We are located 20 miles west of Salida, CO in the San Isabel National Forest on the continental divide.

About Monarch Mountain

Monarch Mountain is a privately owned ski area 20 minutes west of Salida, Colorado on the continental divide. Monarch is all natural, we do not use artificial snow and our annual snowfall averages 350 inches. There are six lifts and two terrain parks open during the winter. The base elevation at Monarch is 10,790 feet and the summit elevation is 11,952 feet. We pride ourselves on hiring the friendliest employees and providing an outstanding experience for our staff and guests alike. Working at Monarch Mountain can be the most rewarding seasonal experience. 

The Employee Experience

Working at Monarch Mountain gives you the opportunity to live where people vacation! We have an incredible community filled with a vast array of outdoor recreation options, hot springs, shopping, restaurants, and breweries. There is something here for everyone! Being an employee at Monarch Mountain allows you discounts at many locations and experiences in the area. Come find out why people come for a season and stay for a lifetime!

Ideal Candidate

Our company culture promotes a hardworking, fun, supportive, committed, and passionate environment.  We are looking for individuals that value these qualities, cares about our guests and coworkers, and stands with our mission and values.  Our one-of-a-kind staff is passionate, authentic, and has a vibe that is unmatched in the ski industry.  If you are looking to meet new people, learn new skills and work in an environment you love, we are looking for you!   With 18 different departments, we have flexible job opportunities in a plethora of fields. Come join our family!

Room and Board

Most employees live in the town of Salida or Buena Vista. There are local resources we can offer to assist in finding housing. At this time, Monarch Mountain does not offer employee housing. 

Employee Perks

At Monarch, our most important asset is our employees. Employees receive discounts on food, retail items, rentals, and you get ride breaks. 

Employee perks include:

  • Free Monarch Season Pass (+Family Pass for full-time employees)
  • Complimentary Monarch Lift Tickets for friends/family
  • Free and discounted lift tickets to other Colorado ski areas
  • Local medical option for seasonal employees
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Awesome work environment
  • Discounts for Rentals, Tubing Park, Food & Beverage, and Retail
  • 1 Free Ski or Snowboard Lesson, any level
  • 1 Free Ski or Snowboard Lesson for Beginners
  • Free Employee Shuttle to/from Salida, Buena Vista and Poncha Springs
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and Resources
  • Eligibility to apply for emergency financial assistance from Monarch Coummunity Outreach
  • Season Pass discounts at local businesses
  • Full-time, year-round employees receive additional insurance and paid time off benefits

Getting Here and Getting Around

Monarch provides an Employee Shuttle to work during the winter season. Please ask about pickup locations and times. Monarch is located 3 hours southwest from the Denver International Airport.

For Fun

Come work at Monarch Mountain and take advantage of the number of cool things to do here all year!

  • For fun, you can take advantage of your ride breaks in the wintertime. 
  • A lot of employee's who work here in the winter hold rafting jobs in the summer and live here year-round.
  • The valley in the wintertime is very dry, so there is mountain biking year-round! 
  • There are a number of great places to eat in the town of Salida as well as a number of great bars to hang out at after work with friends. 
  • The Mount Princeton Hot Springs is about a 20-minute drive from Downtown Salida and is a great place to keep warm in the winter.
  • Use one of your days off to ski the freshest terrain with one of Monarch's Cat Skiing Tours!
  • For more information about our community, click here

How to Apply

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