Seasonal Jobs with YMCA of the Rockies

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Snow Mountain Ranch is located in Grand County, Colorado.

Are you between jobs, want to take time off from school, looking to gain job experience, or would like to work in one of the most beautiful places on earth? Spend a season (or two) working as a seasonal at YMCA of the Rockies! We hire on an ongoing basis and are open year-round. Work agreements range from 1 to 8 months.  Live the dream of working and living next to Rocky Mountain National Park and wake up to unparalleled views of the mountains and an abundance of wildlife. Opportunities for growth into year-round employment.

Looking for a job in the outdoor recreation industry? Our Programs Department is hiring for a variety of positions. All jobs include training for Adult & Pediatric First Aid and CPR/AED certifications, as well as great employee perks like free golf, skiing, and gear rentals. This is a great position for someone who enjoys connecting people to the outdoors. Whether you’re a novice in the recreation industry or an expert, we have a position for you.


Grow your professional skills in the Rocky Mountains! We offer internships at both of our centers; Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch. In addition, almost all of our seasonal jobs can be tailored to become an internship. Some of our departments include programs, guest services, buildings & grounds, philanthropy, media/videography, conference services, museum/cultural heritage, accounting, human resources, and ministry. Interns receive on-the-job training and opportunities to network with people from all around the world On-site lodging and meals are available to all interns and seasonal employees. More information on housing and compensation is available further down this page. Please e-mail or call or call 970-586-3341 ext. 1084 to make sure we can meet your schools requirements. We do not provide college credit. Start your journey with us and see what’s possible with an internship at YMCA of the Rockies!

How do I apply for a job?
Search our current opportunities and complete our online application (please include your resume if you have one). While applying, you’ll need to provide contact information for three references in order to complete your application. Check out our reference section for more information. If you need assistance or have questions with the application process, please contact us at
What is the standard seasonal wage?
All seasonal employees are paid a base wage of $12.56/hour.
What housing is provided?
We offer room and board to those who are interested in living on-grounds during their employment with us. This option includes onsite lodging, three meals a day, all utilities, uniforms, laundry facilities, internet, and an abundance of employee perks. Room and board charges are taken as a payroll deduction every other Friday. Some employee perks include access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities, free and discounted gear rentals, and the opportunity to live right next to Rocky Mountain National Park.

If seasonal staff elect to live off-grounds, they will be in charge of finding their own housing.
What is the Appreciation Fund?
The YMCA of the Rockies Appreciation Fund is a fund consisting of tips given by guests throughout the year. Three times a year, the fund is pooled together and distributed evenly to eligible YMCA of the Rockies staff who did not break their work agreements.
What employee perks are offered to staff?
Estes Park Center:
  • Appreciation Fund for employees who complete their work agreement
  • Corporate ski passes to Loveland Ski Area
  • Discounted nights in our lodges
  • Free and discounted gear rentals for outdoor recreation
  • Proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park Center is surrounded on 3-sides by Rocky Mountain National Park. The Beaver Meadows entrance to the park is less than 3 miles from our property.
  • Access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities which includes: An indoor pool, fitness track, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, tennis courts, mini-golf, hiking and biking trails, roller rink, library, craft & design center, climbing wall, bonfire rings, ping pong and pool tables, baseball field, 18-hole disc golf course, summer concert series, and pond for fishing and ice skating.
Snow Mountain Ranch:
  • Corporate ski passes to Winter Park Resort, Steamboat Springs, Copper Mountain, and Ski Granby Ranch. (View all benefits of the Grand Pass here)
  • Free gear rentals for outdoor recreation and access to all our Nordic trails - over 5,000 acres of world-class terrain
  • Appreciation Fund for employees who complete their work agreement
  • Discounted nights in our lodges
  • Proximity to Grand Lake, Lake Granby, Winter Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities which includes: A reservoir for canoeing and fishing, hiking, biking, skiing trails, an indoor pool, zipline, basketball gymnasium, tennis courts, mini-golf, library, art center, climbing wall, bonfire rings, ping pong tables, and baseball field.
Do I get time off?
Absolutely! We want you to explore the beautiful surroundings and take advantage of the Y’s amenities and staff discounts at various local attractions. We believe in building healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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