Looking for a job, eh? Well, if you want to work at Cooper, you have to meet a few important requirements, namely, you have to be (1) epic; (2) awesome; (3) friendly; (4) fun; (5) hard working; (6) willing to take on any task you’re needed for, no matter how menial. If that’s you, then check out our job openings below and fill out an application!

When you come to work for Cooper, you’re not just getting a job, you’re joining a family. That’s one of the many advantages of a ski resort of our size: we all get to know each other, we’re not just cogs in a wheel! We’re all in it for the same reason: because we LOVE the authentic skiing/riding experience of The Heart of Skiing in the Heart of the Rockies, and we want to share it with others. We go out of our way each and every day to provide the best skiing and the best service in the business, all at a price that is accessible to families and average hard-working people.

As part of the Cooper work family, you get all kinds of epic benefits, including free skiing at tons of the great Colorado ski resorts. Plus, you get your free season pass to Cooper, so you get to enjoy the best snow in the state combined with our pretension-free, condo-free, liftline-free atmosphere whenever you want!

What are you waiting for??? Find a position that suits your aptitudes, and join the Cooper family!

J-1 Visa Applicants:
J-1 visa applicants must be able to meet our winter seasonal commitment date of December 10, 2016 to March 31, 2017.  Some department requirements may vary slightly.  Cooper Hill Ski Area, Inc. is not a sponsoring agency for J-1 visas.  We recommend contacting a J-1 visa sponsoring agency if you wish to obtain a J-1 visa.  Furthermore, we do not have employee housing of any kind.

Appearance Policy
Click here to view Cooper’s Employee Appearance Policy

Equal Opportunity
Cooper Hill Ski Area, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.  All applicants are reminded that Cooper Hill Ski Area, Inc. adheres to Federal Immigration Law requiring all employees to prove their identity and eligibility to work in the United States within 3 days of employment.  Such proof may be satisfied by the presentation of a U.S. Passport, or the combination of a Driver’s License and Social Security Card.  Certain other documents are also acceptable by law – please contact the HR Department for a complete list.

2016 Winter Season Job Fair:  Saturday, October 22nd, 9am – 12pm at the Cooper Base Lodge – Come see the mountain, meet the management, and interview for jobs!

Questions? Contact HR:

TonyRisk & HR Manager
Questions? Send me an email, and I'll be glad to help you out!

Current Openings:

All Categories  .  Administration  .  Chicago Ridge  .  Facilities  .  Food Service  .  Guest Services  .  Lift Ops  .  Mountain Ops  .  Rental Shop  .  Ski Patrol  .  Ski School 

Volunteer Ambassadors

Job Title: Volunteer Ambassador            Type: Volunteer            Reports to: Guest Services Coordinator

Duties and Responsibilities
Welcoming guests from the parking lot and the unloading area, while giving direction and assisting directly when the opportunity arises.
Assist guests in the Plaza with direction to the Ticket Windows, Ski School, Rental, Retail and Panda Room locations.
Direct guests through the ticket, ski school, rental process as needed.
Be aware of the day’s race events and able to direct racers, coaches and parents to the area where their day’s event will begin.
Offer guests the day’s snow report, forecast, and be able to answer questions and direct them to terrain they may most enjoy.
Direct guests toward Guest Services, the locker/restroom area, and toward the dining areas on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the lodge
Keep an eye out and give necessary advice to those who may be subject to environmental conditions.
Assist guests in lift areas to help them enjoy their day while expediting crowd control.
Work with guests to ensure that Guest Services and Ski Patrol is notified in the case of a lost skier/rider and stay with this guest/s until found or directed otherwise.
Speak with, ride with, and get feedback from guests while on the mountain to let them know we care and that their opinions and concerns will be relayed to Guest Services.
Offer to carry equipment to the parking area, assist with bags, gear, etc.
Assist Parking Staff with signs and cones if asked, and getting sand to slippery spots when necessary.
Assist Facilities Staff with Plaza area when asked and to keep an eye out for slippery spots where sand can be applied. (This is especially pertinent to the Lodge entrance.)
Assist staff and race crew with racing events, Course Marshaling, and/or registration when needed.
Assist Guest Services and Ticketing as needed.
Act as a host when necessary to direct and assist those in the cafeteria. (Not Katie O’Rourke’s.)
Help anyone who may need assistance in the lift areas.
Assist Ski Patrol, Mtn. Management, and Guest Services in the event of a lost skier.
Help keep the mountain clean, pick up trash, and cover slippery spots with sand.
Assist Base Mountain Facilities to shovel snow when asked.
Direct and assist at those going off-mountain, while leaving a positive last impression for the day.
Always leave a smile!!!

Perks & Benefits of Volunteering
Whether you are strictly working the BoarderCross races as a Course Marshal, or a died in the wool Ambassador, we want you to know that you are an integral part of the Cooper Team. Regardless of being a volunteer or how many days you put in during the season, you are part of this family and we want you to feel it! This is why we offer all volunteers many of the same benefits employees receive. This includes rentals, retail, food and beverage, and lesson discounts. Please take advantage of these. You are a part of the Cooper family!

Working Conditions
The Volunteer Ambassador position is based both inside and outside, and is exposed to temperature extremes (above 85 degrees and below 20 degrees), sun and wind exposure, inclement weather (rain, snow, ice) and high altitudes (10,500+ feet).

Physical Requirements
Must be able to walk on even/uneven/slippery terrain, climb/descend even/uneven/slippery terrain, climb/descend stairs, stand and/or sit for long periods of time, bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, lift objects which may be heavy, etc.

Direct Reports

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Have you ever filed an application with us before?

Have you ever been employed with us before?

Are you currently employed?

May we contact your employer?

Are you prevented from lawfully becoming employed in this country because of Visa or Immigration Status?

What date would you be available to start work?

Are you available to work:
Full Time?
Part Time?
Shift Work?

Are you available to travel if the job requires it?

Have you been convicted of a felony within the last 7 years? (Note:Conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment)

If yes, please explain:

Please attach your resume/CV detailing your education and work experience.

Attach your cover letter.

Applicant's statement:
I certify that answers given herein are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in the application for employment as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision.


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