Winter Park Resort

Grow Your Career in the Rocky Mountains!

Venture Out and join USA Today's Top Ski Resort! Ski + Ride in the Winter. Mountain Bike in the Summer. Perks extend far beyond a free season pass and industry discounts! We provide more than happy hours and thrilling employee events. As a Winter Park family member, you'll receive the experience of a lifetime.

Winter Park Resort is located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains!

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Winter Park Resort

Winter Park, Colorado

Elevate your Culinary Career at 9000 Feet ~ Private Housing Available!

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About Winter Park Resort

Who We Are: At just 67 miles away, Winter Park is the closest major mountain destination to Denver. Don’t be fooled by our convenient location, though… you’ll feel remotely tucked away in our high-country corner of the Rockies. With easy access to 765,000 acres of public land, Winter Park is home to endless adventures and an unparalleled and unfiltered Colorado experience. Whether you are fulfilling a lifelong dream to work at a ski resort or you are just wanting a change of scene, we have great jobs and an awesome experience waiting for you!

Who We Are Looking For: Winter Park Resort is a place for mountain lovers, adventure seekers, and outdoor explorers. A place to chase new experiences, marvel at the unexpected, and discover the adventure that will keep you coming back for more. Whether you are looking to have your first taste of a winter season in the Rockies or to build a long-term career, we have something for everyone.  We work to play... Are you in?

Perks & Benefits: There’s more than a free season pass waiting for you! You don’t just get a job at Winter Park, you get an experience and a lifestyle. As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy a variety of perks and benefits that are available to our year-round and seasonal employees. Some examples include:

  • Free season pass to Winter Park Season and free access to all fifteen Alterra Resorts throughout North America.
  • Discounted tickets for your friends & family
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs for eligible employees
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match for all employees
  • Paid parental leave of up to 6 weeks for eligible employees
  • Generous food & beverage and retail discounts, 
  • Onsite employee childcare based on availability, discounted equipment rentals and plenty of opportunities for growth, advancement & year-round employment! Don't worry the uniforms are provided!

The Employee Experience

From the Winter snow-covered mountains to the pristine Summer sunsets, at Winter Park Resort you'll be surrounded by great activities, and even greater people. We are a community of explorers and adrenaline junkies; sight seers and nature lovers; lifelong skiers and fly fishing fanatics; bikers and peak hikers… The opportunities for mountain adventure are endless, but we all share one common appreciation for our gorgeous Colorado community! 

Ideal Candidate

Winter Park Resort is a place for mountain lovers, adventure seekers, and outdoor explorers. A place to chase new experiences, marvel at the unexpected, and discover the experiences that will keep you coming back for more. We work to play... Are you in? 

Room and Board

Employee Housing is available near Winter Park Resort in the Grandy County area. Employee housing is not guaranteed but rather on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We encourage you to visit our employee housing webpage for further information.

If you would prefer to find your own accommodations, the best sources to find housing in the area are Grand County Online Garage Sale Facebook Page,, or Be sure to check the towns of Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash, and Granby, which are within 20 minutes of Winter Park Resort. 

Employee Perks

Summer Perks and Benefits 2024

All active employees are entitled to the following benefits at Winter Park Resort with the presentation of their valid summer employee pass. Unless noted, discounts are for the employee only, not dependents.

Activities and Lifts:

  • FREE access to the following for employees (and eligible dependents with dependent pass):
  • Alpine Slide
  • Gondola (Mountain Bike or Foot Access), Gemini, & Explorer Chair Lift (Mountain Bike Access only)
  • Outdoor Climbing Wall
  • Ropes Course
  • 18 Hole Putting Course
  • Guided hikes and E-bike tours based on availability.

Friends and Family can use discount vouchers (limit 10 vouchers per employee loaded on to your Winter Park pass). Activity day passes and trestle tickets are $20 and scenic gondola/putting course are $5.

Season Pass Benefits:

  • FREE direct to lift and activity access to Winter Park Resort
    • Dependent Passes: $0 fee for Full Time status employees
    • Dependent Passes: $25 fee for Part Time status employees
    • Dependent Passes: $50 fee for Temporary or Occasional employees
  • There are currently no summer programs for discounted/free tickets to any Alterra or IKON Resorts for seasonal employees.

Food & Beverage Discounts:

  • 50% discount at the Bradley’s, and Sunspot. 25% discount at Doc’s Roadhouse and Starbucks.
  • Does not include alcoholic beverages.


  • Discounts available at Zephyr Mountain Lodge, The Vintage Hotel, Fraser Crossing and Founder’s Pointe. Contact Winter Park Lodging Reservations at (866) 260-6303 for current rates and availability.  Some restrictions apply.

Rental and Retail Discounts:

  • 30% discount on regularly priced retail items, 20% off full priced hard goods (helmets, gear, etc.) and 10% discount on sale items.  10% on all used demo bikes. Discounts are not valid with other discounts/promotions; purchases must be for personal use or gifts. 
  • Employee Bike program will be available Mon-Thurs at Trestle Bike Shop. Come to HR for a rental voucher. Bikes are limited and may not be available at certain times.

Trestle Bike Park School:

  • 50% off one-day skills clinics, and 50% off afternoon private lessons. 
  • Free “Learn to Downhill” lessons. This is for beginners only and at no cost to employees if there is at least one paying guest.

Bike Park Resort Private Exchange:

Employees are eligible to access Bike Park Terrain for FREE, and dependents for ½ off at the following resorts through our Private Exchange Program. Must call or email HR prior to visiting.

1.ANGEL FIRE: (48-hour advance notice required)

DAILY: May 27 - September 5 | WEEKENDS: Friday – Sunday, September 9 – October 30

Website:  | Waivers need to be done prior to arrival, go to the AFR website to fill out the waiver.


DAILY: June 21 - September 4 | WEEKENDS: Friday – Sunday, September 8 – October 1


Elk Camp Gondola Hours: 10 am – 4:45 pm (sightseers - last ride down at 5 pm)

Elk Camp Gondola Hours: 10 am – 5:00pm (bikes)
Elk Camp Chairlift Hours: 10:30 am – 3:45 pm (sightseers - last ride down at 4 pm)

Elk Camp Chairlift Hours: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm (bikes)

Bonus Bike Nights (Tuesdays, July 11 - August 8) - On Tuesday nights, lift-served biking continues into the evening until dusk. Use your daily bike park ticket or purchase a Late Arrival ticket for just $44 and ride from 2 pm until dusk.


Chairlift and Bike Trails  9:30am-6pm | Thursday – Sunday | June 1 – Oct 1

Website: | $10 ticket until your home resort is open.

4. STEAMBOAT 48-hour advance notice or Summer AMC Pass required (email HR to get AMC promo code)

DAILY: 10am-4pm | June 16 – September 4 | WEEKENDS (Fri – Sun): 10am-4pm | September 8 – October 1


  • Steamboat Gondola or Christie Peak Express chairlift; Tickets are valid all day, weather permitting.
  • Waiver may be completed in advance to expedite process:
    •  Note: select “Summer Waiver”

Ticket Office’s summer location is inside the Sheraton Rental Shop


Other Benefits:

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Winter Park Resort has contracted with local Mental Health Professionals to provide up to 6 annual confidential counseling sessions to active employees and their immediate family members.

Employee Child Care Services

  • Child Care is available on a space available basis for infants, toddlers, and pre-school ages 2 months to 5 years through the Early Education Center (EEC).
  • Open Monday – Friday. 


  • 401(k) Savings Program with Fidelity with a dollar to dollar match up to 4%; all employees are eligible after 1st of the month following 1 month of employment – must be 21 years old

Pro Deals

  • Expert Voices
  • Smith - 60% off
  • The North Face - 50% off clothing, 40% off technical and footwear
  • Perkspot

Getting Here and Getting Around

Getting here:

  • Home James Shuttle:
    • Cost- Approximately $76
    • Departure from Denver International Airport
  • Bustang Outrider:
    • Cost- Approximately $20
    • 9:45 am from Denver Union Station
    • There is a shuttle that will bring you here from the airport for $9
    • Drops off in downtown Winter Park. 
  • Amtrak Train:
    • Cost- Approximately $46
    • 8:05 am departure from Denver Union Station
    • There is a shuttle that will bring you here from the airport for $9
    • Drops off in downtown Fraser. 
  • Uber:
    • Flat rate of roughly $130
    • Good option for multiple arrivals

Transportation once you arrive:

  • Free Shuttle:
    • In town, the free shuttle called "The Lift" provides transportation between Winter Park Resort and the town of Fraser, which includes stops along employee housing locations and businesses.

For Fun

No matter the season, America's top adventure town will always keep you busy!

Enjoy a variety of fun activities this summer such as:

  • Downhill Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Guided Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Rock Climbing
  • Alpine Slide
  • Mini Golf
  • Live Music
  • Mountaintop Après
  • Scenic Gondola Rides
  • Monthly Employee Gatherings

How to Apply

Are you Ready to Venture Out? Click here to view all of our vacancies and to complete an online application. 

Your dream job is waiting!

Contact Winter Park Resort