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Employment at Wolf Creek Ski Area

Accepting applications for the 2023-24 Ski Season

Thanks for Your Interest in Employment!

Wolf Creek Ski Area is seeking full-time, part-time & holiday positions in many departments.
Full-time positions are scheduled for a minimum of 3 days a week while part-time positions must commit to all holiday periods. Positions are winter seasonal - November thru April.

Positions require positive contact with guests, being able to balance both team and individual responsibilities, meet the physical demand of standing throughout the workday, working in adverse conditions, having a positive attitude and ability to work effectively in a team setting. All positions offer skiing privileges and competitive wages starting at $18/hour.  Merit increases based on performance and experience.

Available Positions

Food & Beverage

Hiring full and part-time positions for all positions including mid-level management.
- Baker
- Barista
- Front of House
- Grill Cook
- Fry Cook
- Dishwasher
- Cashier
- Bartender


Ski School

Full & part-time, seasonal positions available. Job duties include teaching guests in a group setting, customer service and other duties assigned by supervisor and management. 
- Ski & Snowboard Instructors for all ages
- Wolf Pup Building Attendant (Wolf Pup & Wolf Rider Programs are for children ages 8 and under)
--> Job duties include meeting and greeting the Wolf Pups & Wolf Riders and families, supervise the check in process, set wolf pup skis and provide assistance to Wolf Pups with a friendly and professional attitude.
- Lynx Building Attendant (Lynx Learning Center is for beginner skiers ages 9 and older)
--> Responsibilities include opening, maintain and closing the Lynx Center as a one stop shop for beginner skiers and private lessons. Attendants will also fit boots and skis for guests, book and manage reservations and provide customer service to guests.
Ski School Hiring Interview PosterApplication

Lift Department

Full & 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.
- Ticket checkers
- Top/Bottom Terminal Attendants
- Operators


Treasure Sports - Retail

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


Base Operations

Full & part-time, seasonal positions available.  Duties involved in the daily operations of the base area include basic maintenance, parking guests and snow removal.
- Parking Attendant/Base Operations Employee


Professional Ski Patroller

Minimum qualifications include strong skiing ability. Snow science background, explosives experience, avalanche safety training is a plus. Pay based on experience. Requires current CPR and EMT certification.


Ski & Snowboard Rental

Full & part-time, seasonal positions available. Job duties include proper selection of equipment, fitting ski/snowboard equipment and adjusting bindings.
- Rental Technician
- Repair and Tune Technician
- Cashier
- Customer Service Call Center Representative


Ticket Office

Job duties include assessing guests requirements and needs, operating point-of-sale system, selling tickets, customer service, cashiering in restaurants and balance daily transactions.


Snow Reporter/Guest Services

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 Reporter will communicate with Patrol each morning to create ski report that lists weather, snow conditions and events/happenings. Snow Reporter will then update snow reporting websites and recordings. After snow reporting portion of the job is completed, the snow reporter transitions to guests services which entails answering phone calls and emails with general guests inquires. 


Custodial Building Maintenance

Wolf Creek Ski Area is hiring full and part-time positions in the janitorial maintenance department. Job duties include cleaning restaurant facilities, restrooms and vacuuming.


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 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.


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.


Freelance Photographer & 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.


Vehicle Maintenance

Full-time, year-round positions available.  Our team has open positions for lead mechanics who are willing to learn as well as expand their skills and abilities.  Applicants need to be positive, team oriented, self-motivated and must posses their own tools/tool box.  Knowledge of gasoline and diesel engines required.  Mechanical and operational understanding of heavy equipment, snow cats, automotive electrical systems, hydraulics/hydrostatic drive systems, transport buses and metal fabrication are all a major plus. WCSA offers competitive wages along with career building opportunities. Starting pay between 50-100k, with benefits, depending on experience and physical ability.



Employee Perks & Benefits
Employee Season Pass – after two weeks of satisfactory work
25% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages while in uniform
25% discount on select soft good in retail shop (Treasure Sports)

Full-time employees receive one complimentary lift ticket for friend or family after February 1st of first season
Application Information
Download an Application
Applications are the primary means of recruiting staff and are accepted for all departments, all season long.  When positions become available the department supervisor selects candidates from the applications on file.
When completing the application please list department preferences numerically (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)

Submit applications to:
Wolf Creek Ski Area
P.O. Box 2800
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Housing & Transportation
Prospective employees are responsible for securing their own housing and reliable transportation.  Housing is located at the base of Wolf Creek Pass in either Pagosa Springs (23 mi. to the West) or South Fork (18 mi. to the East).

International Applicants
Wolf Creek Ski Area currently cannot 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, please apply via our application process.

Contact & Hours

General Contact Info

P.O. BOX 2800
(970) 264-5639
Snow Report
Ski Patrol Dispatch - FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY
(970) 264-4325
Social Media


Normally lifts are open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; however there are periods of time when this schedule does not apply. The public may see lifts opening at 9:00 a.m. early season or during a big storm cycle.
Please check the conditions page to confirm lift hours
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
8:15 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
12:30 P.M.
7:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
9:00 A.M - 4:00 P.M.
8:30 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
8:30 A.M - 2:45 P.M.
11:00 A.M - 3:15 P.M.
11:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.