Volunteering At Winter Park

Our volunteer teams have a passion for service - assisting guests with exceptional and enthusiastic service is our primary goal.

Volunteer Host Team

Winter Park Volunteer Hosts are an outgoing, enthusiastic team of skiers and snowboarders, who enhance our guests' vacation experience with their extensive knowledge of Winter Park Resort.

Volunteer tasks include greeting and assisting guests, on-mountain tours, guest contact and service, and end of day farewell. Strong intermediate ski or snowboard ability is necessary for on-mountain participation. New volunteer hosts will complete a mixture of training and independent hosting days on the mountain. In exchange for their service, volunteer hosts are given a Winter Park season pass, and are eligible for other benefits on the mountain.

We have concluded our new host intake for the 23/24 season. If you are interested in joining the team in a future season, check back here next fall for our application. For any additional information regarding the Volunteer host program, please contact vhost@winterparkresort.com

Competition Center
The Winter Park Competition Center relies on great event volunteers to consistently produce the best mountain biking events in the summer and the best ski and snowboard events in the winter. Many of our volunteers keep coming back year after year to take advantage of the benefits, like front row seats for some of the most exciting competitions anywhere, with competitors ranging from blossoming juniors and seasoned masters, to world-class athletes, and of course...the free lift tickets!!Learn More about the Competition Center

Ski Patrol

Winter Park Resort Ski Patrol hosts a ski ability assessment in March for applicants interested in joining the Professional, Volunteer, and Junior Patrol. Visit the jobs and applications page for more information regarding the assessment dates, requirements, and costs.

Minimum requirements as a Patroller include 16 days on-mountain, 1 refresher day, $90 annual dues, and expert alpine or telemark skiing ability required (sorry, no snowboarding).

Benefits*: Free ski pass, locker, discounts at cafeterias and other benefits / memberships are available.

For additional information, contact Ski Patrol Director, Brendan Irving (birving@winterparkresort.com) or Ski Patrol Manager, Zackary Akselrad (zakselrad@winterparkresort.com).

*All benefits and memberships are contingent upon fulfilling requirements and paying patrol dues. An individual is not eligible to receive the full benefit package until a year of training and a year of probation are completed.

Winter Park Mountain Safety Team *New*
We are excited to roll-out this winter the new Winter Park Resort Mountain Safety Team (MST)! We are looking for enthusiastic guest experience-focuses and safety-minded volunteers to assist the Ski Patrol with increased mountain presence so we can provide our guests the greatest experience through more promotion, education, and enforcement of mountain safety. This is especially a great volunteer opportunity for team members with future Ski Patrol aspirations.

Tasks include, but are not limited to: maintaining a presence in Slow Skiing Zones, educating our guests about and enforcing the Skier Safety Act and the Skier Responsibility Code, assisting Ski Patrol during Trail Checks and Sweeps and by maintaining banners, nets, and signs, and being a professional, approachable representative of Winter Park Resort.

Requirements include being a strong intermediate skier or snowboarder; Winter Park ski trail knowledge is recommended. New MST Volunteers will attend a pre-season orientation, several on-hill trainings, and a daily morning meetings on volunteer days. We expect a 20 day on-hill commitment. Available volunteer days include most Saturdays and Sundays, some weekdays, and all holidays and school breaks, and are first-come, first-served based on the Slow Skiing Zones needing coverage per day.

Benefits include a Winter Park Season Pass, limited discount and comp tickets; and MST Volunteers are eligible for other discounts and benefits such as Base Area ski storage. A discounted DEpendent Pass is offered during your 2nd year of service.

If you are interested in joining the MST program for the 23/24 winter season, please complete our Mountain Safety Team Application. For any additional information regarding the Mountain Safety Team, please contact Zachary Akselrad, Assistant Patrol Director, at zaksekrad@winterparkresort.com.

National Sports Center for The Disabled (NSCD)
Founded in 1970, the NSCD positively impacts the lives of people with any physical or mental challenge through quality adaptive recreation programs in over 20 sports. For more information, including how to volunteer, please visit the NSCD's website at nscd.org or visit in person at the base of Winter Park Resort.