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.

Interested hosts can submit the application for the 2017/18 winter season by the deadline of October 7th, 2017 to be considered for inclusion on this upcoming season’s team. If you have any questions regarding the Volunteer Host team, email us at vhost@winterparkresort.com.

College Ambassador
We would like to extend an exclusive opportunity to you, to become a Winter Park College Ambassador. All we ask is that you continue to do what you may already be doing - sharing your Winter Park ski and ride experiences with your friends via your social media channels! We are looking for up to 20 great social media users with lots of fans and followers who love to ski and ride at Winter Park Resort.

Our Ambassador exchange is based on a volunteer application, you do not have to worry about becoming an employee at Winter Park Resort. However, we are looking for our Ambassadors to be enrolled in Colorado colleges and universities. For your efforts, you will receive Winter Park Resort swag along with up to 6 free transferable single day lift tickets you can give to your friends or family, tickets may not be re-sold.

Interested in becoming a Winter Park College Ambassador? You can read more guidelines and expectations, as well as fill out your application here.

Applications are still being accepted. There aren’t enough positions for everyone, so act fast! If we miss you this year, thank you for skiing and riding at Winter Park Resort, we’ll see you on the slopes and enjoy the white stuff!

Thanks and can’t wait to see you on the slopes!

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 including NASTAR.

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.