Employment at Wolf Creek Ski Area

Thank You for Your Interest in Employment at Wolf Creek!

Current Job Openings

Winter Seasonal Employment:
Wolf Creek Ski Area is now looking for both full and part-time/holiday position in all departments including lifts, ticket office, sport shops, food and beverage, rental, snow removal, base operations and grooming. Please call 970-264-5639 or download the Application and send to Wolf Creek Ski Area; P.O. Box 2800, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.

Ski School: Part-time/holiday and Full-time Help:
Wolf Creek Ski School is looking for part-time/holiday, full-time and Holiday help. Please see our Hiring Poster.

Professional Ski Patroller:

Full-time paid positions are available for the 2015-2016 ski season. Starting pay is $11-14/hour depending on experience, with considerations for merit-based wage increases. Primary duties include maintaining a safe skiing environment in accordance with the Colorado Ski Safety Act, providing guests with medical assistance, performing mountain rescue and conducting Avalanche Hazard Reduction operations. Qualified individuals must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and possess current Colorado EMT and CPR certificates. Previous patrolling experience, while beneficial, is not required. All applicants must show a strong skiing ability, the desire to work in a dynamic and often stressful environment and a willingness to learn through our established training program. Upon receipt of an application, the evaluation process consists of a personal interview and an assessment of EMT skills with written and practical examinations. Applicants are encouraged to visit Wolf Creek during the ski season to meet the patrolling team and to demonstrate skiing ability. Please direct any inquiries to patrol@wolfcreekski.com

The employment application is used as the primary means of recruiting new staff. Applications are accepted for all departments, all season long. When a department has an opening, the department supervisors select candidates from the applications on file. Therefore, completing and submitting an application is crucial. Please list by number (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) choices next to the departments. This helps us in choosing outside jobs for people who enjoy being outside or inside jobs for those who prefer working indoors.

Work at Wolf Creek Ski Area

Download and complete the application and mail to Wolf Creek Ski Area; P.O. Box 2800, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Download Application


Ticket Sales Janitorial Maintenance
Ski Lift Operations Equipment Maintenance
Food Service/Bar Trail Grooming
Cashier Food and Beverage Snow Removal
Ski/Snowboard School Ticket Checking/Parking
Wolf Pups Attendant Ski Patrol*
Retail Sport Shop *requires current CPR and EMT certifications and strong skiing ability
Snow Reporting/Office Administration


After completing two weeks of satisfactory work, an employee season pass may be issued, enabling use of the ski area lifts. Full-time employees can use their pass whenever not scheduled for work, while part-time/holiday employees must obtain consent from their supervisor before using their pass. Full-time employees may also be issued one complimentary lift ticket for use by family or friends, after February 1st, of their first season. A full-time employee must be working a minimum of 3 days a week to qualify for this privilege. All full-time employees receive a 25% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages while in uniform. All full-time employees will also receive a 25% discount in Treasure Sports on select items. Part-time/holiday employees must commit to working holiday periods including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, Presidentsí Day weekend and MLK, Jr. weekend.

Housing and Transportation

Prospective employees are responsible for securing their own housing and reliable transportation. The nearest housing sits at the base of Wolf Creek Pass either in Pagosa Springs (23 miles to the West) or South Fork (18 miles to the East). Over peak periods, Wolf Creek does offer an employee shuttle system in which the employee is paid for a half hour to ride the shuttle each direction.

International Applicants

Wolf Creek cannot currently sponsor any work visas for foreign applicants. If you are already authorized to work in the U.S. and feel you can secure your own housing and transportation, we encourage you to apply via our application process.