YMCA of the Rockies

Bible Point hike on property
Summit hike in Rocky Mountain National Park
Elk Next to Cabin on Property
Winter Hiking in RMNP
Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park
Hiking in RMNP
Cabin for Guests on Property
Hiking on Property
Overlooking Rocky Mountains
YMCA Staff Members
Fall foliage on property
Horseback Riding at Snow Mountain Ranch
Fall Foliage at Snow Mountain Ranch
Snowshoeing
Hiking on Property
Seasonal Staff
Craft and Design Center
Hiking on property
Seasonal Staff - Day Camp
Seasonal Staff
Food Service Workers
Elk Ecology Program

Live & work next to Rocky Mountain National Park and Winter Park Resort! Hiring for late winter and spring 2021. Please apply with your available dates!

Don't be deceived by our name! YMCA of the Rockies operates two family resorts, residential camps for kids, and conference centers located on both sides of Rocky Mountain National Park. View our fall incentives below!

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.

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YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado
Granby, Colorado

Escape to where the air is crisp and the stars are brighter! Live the mountain dream in the Rockies.

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 800 acres of mountain terrain for outdoor recreation and relaxation, while Snow Mountain Ranch sits on over 5,000 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

YMCA of the Rockies seasonal employees receive bi-weekly 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.

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

Room and Board

We offer room and board to those who are interested in living on-grounds during their employment with us. This option costs $34/day and 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 with 1-3 roommates. Some employee perks include corporate ski passes, access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities, free and discounted gear rentals, and the opportunity to live right next to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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

We have a zero-tolerance 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
  • Appreciation Fund for employees who complete their work agreement
  • Cleaning materials for your dormitory
  • Corporate ski passes to Loveland Ski Area
  • Discounted nights in our lodges
  • YMCA of the Rockies Guest Membership while you're employed
  • Access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities which includes:
    • An indoor pool, fitness track, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, tennis courts, mini-golf, hiking and biking trails, roller rink, library, craft & design center, climbing wall, bonfire rings, ping pong and pool tables, baseball field, 18-hole disc golf course, summer concert series, and fishing. 

SNOW MOUNTAIN RANCH

  • 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
  • Appreciation Fund for employees who complete their work agreement
  • Discounted nights in our lodges
  • YMCA of the Rockies family membership access while you’re employed
  • Proximity to Grand Lake, Lake Granby, Winter Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park 
  • Access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities which includes:
    • An indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, tennis courts, mini-golf, hiking/biking/skiing trails, library, art center, climbing wall, reservoir for canoeing and fishing, bonfire rings, ping pong tables, baseball field, and zipline. 

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.