Employment at Wolf Creek Ski Area

Thank You for Your Interest in Employment at Wolf Creek!

Current Job Openings

Wolf Creek Ski Area is seeking full and part time positions in the following departments:

Office Position/Early Morning Snow Reporter – Full or part-time seasonal position available.  Hours are 6am to 3 pm; must have interactive web experience, command of Microsoft Office, strong organizational and communication skills.  Skiing privileges with competitive wages.

Professional Ski Patroller – Minimum qualifications include strong skiing ability and EMT-Basic certification. Snow science background, explosives experience, avalanche safety training is a plus. Pay based on experience. Winter seasonal position.

Ski & Snowboard Instructors – Must be willing to share your passion for the sport!  Full, part-time and holiday positions available for both children and adult ski school.

Base Operations – Full and part-time seasonal positions available.  Duties involved in the daily operations of the base area include basic maintenance, parking guests and snow removal.  Skiing privileges with competitive wages.

Lift Operator – Full and part-time seasonal positions available.  Duties include assisting guests in loading, riding and unloading chairlifts, daily set up and routine maintenance of lift areas, snow removal and providing positive contact with guests.  Skiing privileges with competitive wages.

Treasure Sports – Seasonal, 40 hours per week. Must have prior experience in POS system. Friendly, hard working, organized with good communication skills.

Positions in lifts, ticket office, ski school and base ops. Must have reliable transportation and willing to work weekends/holidays. Winter seasonal positions with competitive wages and skiing privileges. Applications can be downloaded from WolfCreekSki.com employment page. Send resumes and applications to wolfcreekski@wolfcreekski.com or P.O. Box 2800, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.

About Applying: 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
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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. Employee passes and complimentary lift tickets are not valid December 27th – 31st. All employees receive a 25% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages while in uniform. All employees 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, Presidents’ 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.