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, 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 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 22/23 winter season. If you are interested in joining the host program in a future season, please check back next fall. 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!!

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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, Brendan Irving (birving@winterparkresort.com) or Ski Patrol Manager, Zackary Akselrad (zakselrad@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.