Employment at Wolf Creek Ski Area

Thank You for Your Interest in Employment at Wolf Creek!  Click to download an application.

Current Job Openings

Wolf Creek Ski Area is seeking full-time, part-time & holiday positions in the following departments:

*All positions require providing positive contact with guests, balancing team and individual responsibilities and meeting physical demands of standing throughout the workday. All positions offer skiing privileges and competitive wages starting at $17/hour.

Accounting Assistant – Full-time, year round position.  Duties include clerical tasks, processing reports, recording transactions and typical Accounts Payable and Payroll duties. Experience with Microsoft Office products is required.  Attention to detail and organizational skills are important.  Those with bookkeeping, human resources, or administrative assistance experience are encouraged to apply. Compensation is hourly and negotiable based on skill set. Reliable transportation and ability to commute to/from Wolf Creek Ski Area throughout the Winter is required.   Year round position with longer hours during the ski season, and a shorter workweek in the off-season. Would report to Accounting Supervisor as well as CEO/President.  Please email resume to AP@WOLFCREEKSKI.COM or call 970-264-5487.

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 and snow removal.

Ski School Instructor – Full and part-time, seasonal positions available. Job duties include teaching guests in a group setting, customer service and other duties assigned by supervisor/company management.

Food & Beverage Employees – Full and part-time, seasonal positions available. Managers, assistant managers, line/grill cooks, bakers and baristas.

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.

Shuttle Bus Drivers – Part-time and holiday, seasonal positions available.  Experienced driver looking to make extra money during peak dates/holidays.  A Commercial Drivers License is not required, however pay is commensurate with professional experience and licensing.

Ski/Snowboard Rental Tech – Full and part-time, seasonal positions available. Job duties include proper selection of equipment, fitting ski/snowboard equipment and adjusting bindings.

Treasure Sports – Part-time and holiday, seasonal 23 hours weekly. Must have prior experience in POS system. Friendly, hard working, flexible, organized with good communication skills.

Ticket Office Cashiers – Full and part-time, seasonal positions available. Job duties include assessing guests requirements/needs, operating a point-of-sale system, selling tickets, customer service, cashiering in restaurants and balance daily transactions.

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.

Vehicle Maintenance – Experienced mechanic needed for snowcats, heavy equipment, diesel engines, trucks and buses.  Full or part-time positions available.  Prior work experience as a mechanic is a plus; pay based on experience.  Ability to properly diagnose, troubleshoot and repair diesel and gas engines and hydrostatics systems.  Job includes lifting and carrying of heavy objects, as well as working during winter storms.  Full qualifications, responsibilities and duties here.

Snow Removal – Full and part-time seasonal positions available.  Duties include but are not limited to operating heavy equipment to clear snow from parking lots, working in winter storm conditions, having a positive attitude and ability to work effectively in a team setting.  Heavy equipment experience and mechanical knowledge is a plus with pay based on experience. Work shifts generally include midnight to mid-morning hours.

Snow Reporter – Full or part-time desk position, from 6am to 3pm; must have interactive web experience, command of Microsoft office, and strong organizational & communication skills.

Snow Cat Groomer – Full and part-time, seasonal positions available.  Duties include but are not limited to operating snow cat machines, grooming and trail maintenance, working in adverse conditions, having a positive attitude and ability to work effectively in a team setting. Heavy equipment experience and mechanical knowledge is a plus with pay based on experience. Work shifts generally include midnight to mid-morning hours.

Custodian – Full and part-time, seasonal positions available. Job duties include cleaning restaurant facilities, restrooms and vacuuming.

Freelance photographer and videographer – Specialize in action shots to explore the ski area and capture scenes, skiers and terrain during weekdays, weekends and holidays. Ability to be available on short notice required. You will need your own suitable equipment (camera and lenses) and be proficient with Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Strong skier or snowboarder preferred.

Applications can be downloaded from this 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/Customer Service



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.