Volunteering At Winter Park

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.

Our team has a passion for service – assisting guests with exceptional and enthusiastic service is our primary goal.

Volunteer tasks include greeting and assisting guests, on-mountain tours, lift-line organization, market research, trail map and brochure distribution, guest contact and service, and end of day farewell. Strong intermediate ski or snowboard ability is necessary for on-mountain participation. New Volunteer hosts complete a mixture of training and independent hosting days on the mountain for a total of 10 volunteer days throughout the season. New hosts must also be able to make our kickoff orientation on Saturday, December 2nd in order to participate in the program. In exchange for their service, volunteer hosts are given a Winter Park season pass, and are eligible for other retail and food and beverage benefits on the mountain.

Our recruitment period for the 2017/18 winter season has concluded. If you're interested in joining the Volunteer Host team for next season, please check back next August. If you have any questions regarding the Volunteer Host team, email us at vhost@winterparkresort.com.

Competition Center
  • Beginner to Advanced Skiers, Snowboarders, or Telemarkers
  • Gate Judge
  • Hand Time
  • Time Record
  • Maintain Courses and more!

Volunteers would help with Local, Regional, National & International Alpine Races.

The Part-Time Volunteer Program provides an opportunity to earn coupons redeemable for 1 lift ticket per 5 hours of work, lunch, and lift access if needed for the day of the race.

The Full-Time Volunteer Program provides an opportunity to earn a season pass in exchange for helping at races, plus lunch for each race day and more.

Volunteers are also needed for bike races during our summer season. Volunteers earn 1 lift ticket per 5 hours of work plus lunch.

For additional information, contact the Competition Center at (970) 726-1590

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:
  • 16 days – 1 refresher
  • $90 annual dues
  • Expert alpine or telemark skiing ability required (sorry, no snowboarding)

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

*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.

For additional information, contact Ski Patrol Director, Geoff Anders (ganders@winterparkresort.com).

National Sports Center for the Disabled
Founded in 1970, the National Sports Center for the Disabled positively impacts the lives of people with any physical or mental challenge through quality adaptive recreation programs in over 20 sports.

For more information, visit NSCD's website at nscd.org or visit the NSCD at the base of Winter Park Resort.