Nordic Center Staff
YMCA of the Rockies

Hike on property

Experience world-class Nordic terrain every day by working at the Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center!

Between Rocky Mountain National Park and Winter Park Resort on over 5,100 acres of mountain terrain.


Nordic Center Staff

YMCA of the Rockies
Granby, Colorado
$12.56 - $13.61 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 1 month. (Nov 04, 2022)

Position Summary: As a Nordic Center Staff member you will be an integral member of the Nordic Center team which conducts the daily operations of SMR's Nordic Center. Our award winning center offers over 100kms of groomed ski trails and provides guest a world class Nordic experience in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Duties include opening and closing the Center, fitting and recording ski rentals and sales of equipment, issuing trail passes, ensuring the cleanliness and upkeep of the Center and its immediate surroundings, assisting on race days, answering phones and resolving questions about the trail system.

Dates Needed: November 2022 - April 2023

Essential Functions

  • Required to open the ski shop promptly at 8:00 AM when scheduled and to ensure that there is coverage until the ski shop closes at 5:00 PM.
  • Responsible for handling all opening and closing procedures, when scheduled to work in the ski shop.
  • Develop knowledge of Nordic Center retail items, rental equipment, and service options available to guests (Requires general product knowledge).
  • Provide accurate information to guests regarding the Nordic Center and other Snow Mountain Ranch activities.
  • Complete all required paperwork correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate records of all ski lessons.

Requirements. Qualifications: 

  • Ability to fluently read, write and speak English.
  • Current Certifications in First Aid and CPR.
  • Demonstrate proficiency as a Nordic skier using both classical and skating techniques.
  • Ability to teach beginner to intermediate level students in classical and skate techniques.
  • Knowledge of techniques following, but not limited to, the guidelines for USSA Level 100 in addition to the guidelines set in place by the Nordic Center Director or the Assistant Director.
  • Practical working knowledge of both classical and skate waxing techniques.
  • Possess knowledge of the trail system and express a genuine enthusiasm for Nordic skiing.
  • Exhibit polite and proper etiquette when dealing with customers, co-workers or other SMR employees.

Compensation Package & Employee Perks:
This position pays $12.32 - $13.61/hour with access to Rocky Mountain Living Package which includes

  • Heavily discounted lodging and food packages on-site at Snow Mountain Ranch
  • Private access to hiking, fat biking, and Nordic skiing trails right outside your room and work!
  • Free or discounted gear rentals for outdoor adventures
  • Daily wildlife viewing 
  • Opportunity to live next to Rocky Mountain National Park and Winter Park Resort
  • Ski passes to Winter Park Resort & Ski Granby Ranch
  • Employee programming
  • Shuttles into Winter Park from RA Office

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