As someone who deals with ski jobs, resort jobs, and mountain town jobs on a daily basis, one of the most common questions I get asked is “do ski resorts offer employee housing”? And the answer, of course is, it depends. Some resorts definitely do and some don’t. It also depends on when you apply. For resorts that do offer housing for their workers it’s best to apply early and before the housing has been reserved for other employees.
So here’s my list of ski resorts that offer employee housing, broken down by state:
A-Basin offers several housing options for first-year employees and resources for returning employees looking for a place to live in Summit and the surrounding counties. Employee housing is limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Employee housing is NOT guaranteed.
Full-time, first-season employees in eligible departments could receive employee housing. Applicants will be able to discuss housing at the end of the interview process. Cost is between $460 – $520 -per month. Deducted from paycheck.
Part of Aspen Snowmass network
Part of Aspen Snowmass network
11 mountain resort properties are owned or operated by Aspen Snowmass. They manage 800 beds for their employees. Summer housing is harder to get
Beaver Creek Resort
They have employee housing available for full-time winter employees on a limited basis.
Breckenridge Ski Resort
The Breckenridge housing complex is located near the town of Breckenridge or at Keystone resort and is apartment style living – most apartments are shared units. Housing is assigned based on availability to persons who have been formally offered a position at Breckenridge and complete a formal housing application.
Copper Mountain Resort
Yes. This season the EDGE is only offering double occupancy rooms. Cost is ~ $337 per person (per month).
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
No true employee housing. Here’s a list of options available in the area for prospective employees.
Eldora Mountain Resort
No. Employees that work at Eldora typically find housing in the nearby Nederland township and/or Boulder & Gilpin County region. To find housing opportunities, seek options via various classified sources, Craig’s list and local real estate agencies. It is possible to commute to Eldora via Boulder’s public bus system.
Yes. Their housing complex is located about a half mile away and is apartment or dorm style living – most apartments are shared units. Housing is assigned based on availability to persons who have been formally offered a position at Keystone and complete a formal housing application.
Loveland Ski Area
Monarch Ski Area
Steamboat Ski Resort
Yes. They maintain employee housing at The Ponds at Steamboat in two bedroom/two bath units located approximately one mile from the base area. These units are fully furnished. Rent is based on two or three people per room (total of four to five occupants in one unit). The local bus system operates on a regular schedule through the employee housing area to transport you to the mountain – and it’s free. Employee rates are $410 per month per person
Sunlight Ski Area
Telluride Ski Resort
Yes. Telluride has 146 double-occupancy studio apartments set aside for employees. Big Billie’s Apartments are located in the town of Mountain Village at the base of Sunshine Express.
Vail Ski Resort
Yes. They have employee housing available for full-time winter employees on a limited basis.
Winter Park Resort
Yes. They have units and lodges within a short walk of free shuttle routes.” Cost is ~ $400 a month.
Wolf Creek Ski Area
No. Employees are responsible for securing their own housing and reliable transportation. The nearest housing sits at the base of Wolf Creek Pass either in Pagosa Springs (23 miles to the West) or South Fork (18 miles to the East). Wolf Creek does offer an employee shuttle system in which the employee is paid for a half hour to ride the shuttle each direction.
Yes. They have two new well-appointed employee residences, 178 rooms accommodate over 575 employees living and working at Sun Valley Resort.
Big Sky (MT)
Yes. Big Sky Resort offers employee housing on a space available basis.
Red Lodge Mountain
Angel Fire Resort
Yes. Angel Fire Resort has limited employee housing, including dorm style and shared apartment style units. Rent ranges from $250-$500 per month and is deducted from paychecks.
Ski Santa Fe
Taos Ski Valley
Yes. Taos Ski Valley has limited employee housing available. The town of Taos has affordable housing options, unlike other resorts.
Yes. Employee lodging has limited availability.
Park City Mountain Resort
- Powderhorn – 4 bed, 2 bath – $690/month
- Aspen Meadows Deluxe Studio – 1 bath – $650/month
- Rawhide Motel Room – 2 queens, 1 bath – $575/month
Sleeping Giant Ski Resort
Snow King Mountain
Mount Hood Skibowl
Summit Ski Area/ Timberline
No. Timberline does not offer employee housing, however there is housing available for rent in Government Camp and farther down mountain in Rhododendron, Welches and Sandy.
Massanutten Ski Resort
Mad River Glen
Stowe Mountain Resort
Yes. Limited employee housing is available at the resort throughout the year at The Dorm and The Inn.
Yes. Snowshoe Mountain Resort owns and maintains employee housing at multiple locations across the resort.