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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. Some of our departments include recreation/programs, hospitality/guest services, buildings & grounds, philanthropy, 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. While we do not provide college credit, we can work with you to make sure our positions meet your school’s requirements. For more information on internship opportunities for school or resume building, please contact our Association Internship Coordinator, Jessika Brown, at or 970-887-2152 ext. 4005. Start your journey with us and see what’s possible with an internship at YMCA of the Rockies!

Rocky Mountain Living Package:

All seasonal employees receive the option to opt-in to our exclusive Rocky Mountain Living Package! YMCA of the Rockies strives to offer an unforgettable staff experience for people who dream of working and living in the Rocky Mountains. We offer incredible perks that can’t be matched.
Proximity to Colorado Mountain Adventures
  • Both centers are close to Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Access to a variety of terrain for outdoor activities (trails, National Forest, alpine lakes).
  • Both centers offer walkability between housing, dining, work sites, and fun.
Lifelong Friendships
  • Our experienced year-round staff and hundreds of seasonal employees offer great networking opportunities and friendships.
Meeting People From All Around the World
  • We host staff from over 25 different countries and celebrate each other’s heritage through engaging cultural events.
Inclusive Environment to Grow Professionally and Personally
  • YMCA of the Rockies is a place where all are welcome and can be their best selves. We welcome and support all staff who are looking to grow and expand their horizons.
  • Professional growth opportunities are available through YMCA of the USA trainings.
Wildlife Viewing
  • Our proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park means we have a lot of wildlife in our backyard! This includes elk, moose, deer, and bear.
Serve the YMCA Mission
  • The work you do here matters! As a non-profit organization with a mission to build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, staff have the opportunity to play a key-role in helping cultivate our impact.
Hassle-Free Living

YMCA of the Rockies seasonal employees live on-grounds for a base-fee per week. No credit check or rental agreement required. This includes:

  • Housing in dormitory style rooms
  • Utilities (electric, heat, water)
  • Internet
  • Laundry
  • Cleaning supplies and vacuums
  • Housing lobbies with refrigerators, microwaves, Keurig’s, large screen TV’s, and cable
  • 3 buffet style meals daily – option to eat-in dining room or take meals to-go.
  • Access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities, free gear rentals, free or discounted tickets to local attractions, and the ability to sign-up for ski passes, indoor climbing, or golf.

Access to the Staff Experience Team who provide:

  • Individual support to you
  • Daily activity options
  • Excursions like hikes, concerts, sport games, cultural experiences, seasonal adventures, and more!

Ready to start the application process?

That’s great! Here’s what you need to know in order to prepare for your employment with us.

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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