YMCA of the Rockies

Hike on property
Staff Members Playing Volleyball on Admin Field
Outdoor basketball courts on property
Estes Park Center property
Cabin on Property
Estes Park Center
Program and Recreation Staff
Snow Mountain Ranch
Mountain Center for Programs and Recreation
Walking trails on property
Snow Mountain Ranch Reservoir
Snow Mountain Ranch deer
Estes Park Center
Amazing views for employees at YMCA of the Rockies
Snow Mountain Ranch hammocks
Indoor rock climbing
Snowshoeing at Snow Mountain Ranch
Winter Hiking in RMNP
YMCA Staff Members
Horseback Riding at Snow Mountain Ranch
Seasonal Staff
Craft and Design Center
Gap Program Participants

Paid airfare, train tickets, and mileage reimbursement, and bonuses up to $1,000 for Housekeeping, Food Service, & Maintenance staff.

YMCA of the Rockies operates two family resorts, residential camps for kids, and conference centers located on both sides of Rocky Mountain National Park. We offer 2 to 8 month work agreements for short-term and seasonal positions. We also offer volunteer opportunities, gap year programs, and year-round careers. Hiring now and for every season across all departments.

Our two centers are located on both the eastern and western slope of the Continental Divide. Estes Park Center lives on the eastern slope and is only an hour from Boulder and 1.5 hours from Denver. Snow Mountain Ranch is located on the western side and resides in a more remote area known as the Fraser Valley, near Winter Park. Help needed now in Housekeeping! Apply today and start your adventure.

Jobs in the Spotlight

Housekeeping Staff

YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado
Granby, Colorado

YMCA covers your travel expenses, cash bonuses up to $1,000, single room, and more!

Seasonal

Food Service Staff

YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado
Granby, Colorado

YMCA covers your travel expenses, cash bonuses up to $1,000, single room, and more!

Seasonal

Lifeguard

YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado
Granby, Colorado

Get certified for free while living next to Rocky Mountain National Park!

Seasonal

Craft Shop Instructor

YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado
Granby, Colorado

Calling all creative minds! Showcase and share your passions in Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park!

Seasonal

About YMCA of the Rockies

YMCA of the Rockies operates two globally-known conference & family centers that serve more than 250,000 guests annually. Our centers are located on both sides of the continental divide, with YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center being on the eastern slope, and Snow Mountain Ranch being on the western slope. 

Estes Park Center has over 860 acres of mountain terrain for outdoor recreation and relaxation, while Snow Mountain Ranch sits on over 5,100 acres. In the winter, Snow Mountain Ranch is home to one of the largest Nordic ski areas in the country - with over 100 km of trails!

The Employee Experience

Experience the dream of working and living next to Rocky Mountain National Park, while experiencing an abundance of employee perks for free.

YMCA of the Rockies seasonal employees receive pay, access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities, free gear rentals, free or discounted staff trips, discounts at local merchants, and free passes for skiing. 

Our facilities and activities:

  • Axe-throwing
  • Biking, Hiking, and Skiing Trails
  • Mini-Golf
  • Disc-Golf (18-course)
  • Yoga
  • Library
  • Craft & Design Center
  • Ice Skating & Pond Hockey
  • Fly Fishing
  • Archery
  • Dog Sledding
  • Basketball Gymnasium
  • Outdoor Fitness Track
  • Tennis Courts
  • Campfire Rings
  • Indoor & Outdoor Climbing Walls
  • Sand Volleyball and Indoor Volleyball
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Zipline (*Snow Mountain Ranch Only)
  • Reservoir (*Snow Mountain Ranch Only)

CoolWorks celebrity, Tim Ward, listed YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center as his number one spot to work for seasonal employment! Watch Tim's video here:  My Top 3 Seasonal Jobs by Tim Ward

Priceless perks - moments money can't buy:

  • Proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park
    • Located only a few miles from the park, both centers offer 360-views of the Rocky Mountains!
  • Lifelong Friendships
    • Our experienced year-round staff and hundreds of seasonal employees offer great networking opportunities and friendships.
  • Meeting People from All Around the World
    • We host students from over 25 different countries and celebrate each other's heritage through engaging cultural events.
  • Experience New Types of Adventure
    • Interested in a new type of outdoor adventure, but don't have the resources? Our location and facilities are here to help.
  • Safe Space to Grow Professionally and Personally
    • We welcome and support all staff who are looking to grow and expand their horizons.
  • Wildlife Viewing
    • Our proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park means we have a lot of wildlife in our backyard! This includes elk, moose, deer, and bear.
  • Serve the YMCA Mission
    • The work you do here matters! Join us - we could use someone like you. 

Room and Board

We offer room and board to those who are interested in living on-grounds during their employment with us. This option includes onsite lodging, three meals a day, all utilities, uniforms, laundry facilities, internet, and an abundance of employee perks. Room and board charges are taken as a payroll deduction every other Friday. Seasonal staff live in dormitory style housing.

If seasonal staff elect to live off-grounds, they will be in charge of finding their own housing.

We have a strict policy for alcohol or drugs on property; in addition, no drug use is tolerated (including marijuana) during your employment with us whether on- or off-duty. 

Employee Perks

ESTES PARK CENTER

  • Proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder, and Fort Collins
  • Appreciation Fund for employees who complete their work agreement
  • Cleaning materials for your dormitory
  • Discounted nights in our lodges
  • YMCA of the Rockies Guest Membership while you're employed
  • Access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities

SNOW MOUNTAIN RANCH

  • Proximity to Grand Lake, Lake Granby, Winter Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Appreciation Fund for employees who complete their work agreement
  • Corporate ski passes to Winter Park Resort, Steamboat Springs, Copper Mountain, and Ski Granby Ranch. (View all benefits of the Grand Pass here)
  • Free gear rentals and access to all our Nordic trails - over 5,000 acres!
  • Cleaning materials for your dormitory
  • Discounted nights in our lodges
  • YMCA of the Rockies family membership access while you’re employed
  • Access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities

Getting Here and Getting Around

Estes Park Center is located 65 miles northwest of Denver and sits at an elevation of 8,010 feet. The Center is just outside the quaint town of Estes Park, where there is fine shopping and entertainment. We are within walking distance to the spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park, so bring your hiking boots and camera!

Snow Mountain Ranch is located approximately 90 miles west of Denver and is located between Winter Park Resort, Grand Lake, and Rocky Mountain National Park. While Estes Park Center sits on 800 acres of land, Snow Mountain Ranch sits on over 5,000 acres! Moose are popular visitors throughout the year. 

Flying into Denver International Airport (DIA) is the best option for those traveling by air. Direct shuttles to YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center are available from the airport. For Snow Mountain Ranch, there are a few options for those without a car. An Amtrak service from Union Station in Denver to Fraser, CO and Granby, CO, is available. There is also the Winter Park Express between January – March, and the Greyhound Bus is available in Winter Park, CO. YMCA staff will pick you up from the Amtrak station, Winter Park Express, and Greyhound Station upon request. Lastly, there is an airport shuttle service between the airport to Snow Mountain Ranch through Home James Shuttle (800)-359-7536. The service will be available after November 19, 2020.