Snow Mountain Ranch is located in rural Colorado, near Winter Park ski area, with easy access to recreation and back country wilderness. The atmosphere is genuine “Colorado Rockies” with lots of outdoor activities year-round. We have mountain biking, cross country skiing, back country camping and much more right on property. Snow Mountain Ranch sits on 5,000 acres of land surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forests and pristine rivers. We’re also miles away from two ski resorts and not far from the Denver area. Here are eight reasons to come work at Snow Mountain Ranch.
It’s an experience that will change your life.
Working at Snow Mountain Ranch provides experiences you can’t get anywhere else. Once you are here you’ll find that you’re part of a mountain family where people are excited to be outdoors, and you’ll find that your days off often become an adventure.
Be a part of the history
The YMCA of the Rockies has been serving guests and staff from around the world since 1907. Snow Mountain Ranch was founded almost 50 years ago, and the property is made up of two historical homesteads. As the years go by, we preserve the history of the homesteads, and share the stories with our guests and staff. We are lucky to have the privilege of serving our local community along with communities from around the world. The YMCA of the Rockies has been designated as a Global Center of Excellence by the YMCA of the USA International Group, and we continuously strive to maintain that designation.
Scenery and Views
When you are at Snow Mountain Ranch, you can look in any direction for a breathtaking view. Snow Mountain Ranch is located in the Fraser Valley and is surrounded by mountains. To the East is the Continental Divide, which holds snow most of the year and provides and amazing backdrop for all the outdoor fun here at the Y.
Rocky Mountain National Park and National Forest Land
At the horizon of the Continental Divide is Rocky Mountain National Park. RMNP is one of the most visited National Parks in our country, and provides great opportunities to see Rocky Mountain wilderness. There are great opportunities to view wildlife, hike on seemingly endless trails, and fish in streams throughout the park. Outside the park, there are thousands of acres for free access to the mountains. Climbing, camping, biking, hunting and off-roading are just a few things to do in the national forests.
Ski and Snowboard
Snow Mountain Ranch provides passes for local and regional ski resorts that staff are able to check out for no cost. Some of the resorts included are Winter Park Resort, Steamboat and Copper Mountain. We also have a partnership with nearby Granby Ranch that allows YMCA of the Rockies staff to purchase season passes for $30.
We’re like family
We have staff and volunteers who have been working for us for dozens of years, and they’re here every year because of the great relationships that come from working here. If you join our staff, you’ll have the opportunity to create lasting relationships with people from around the world.
We provide opportunities to grow professionally.
We work to provide service and training to our employees at all levels. We want you to get the most out of your experience with us, and that’s why we offer experiences that will help you to gain skills that you’ll be able to use throughout your professional career. We also provide trainings and workshops focused on community, diversity and personal well-being. We want to invest in your well-being, so that you can get the most out of your experience working with us.
We do work with a purpose.
The YMCA is for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Many of the jobs here at the YMCA of the Rockies have a direct impact on people’s lives, and others are the support groups that make it happen. Either way, the Y provides our staff with a meaningful work experiences. If you want to serve in your own capacity, we’ll make it a staff trip so that you and your fellow staff can volunteer for your cause.
View our job openings and apply here: www.WorkInTheRockies.org
Blog post by Ben Koenig, Association Recruiter for the YMCA of the Rockies.