Summer Trail Crew

Seasonal Seasonal – Full Time Seasonal – Part Time @Granby Ranch in Ski and Bike Resort
  • 1000 Village Rd, Granby, CO 80446, USA View on Map
  • Post Date : 03/17/2022
  • Apply Before : 07/31/2022
  • Salary: $15 - $17 / Hourly
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  • Job Function Other
  • Education Level Not Specified
  • Schedule Preference FlexibleWeekdayDay
  • Experience Level Entry Level
  • Job Start Month May 2022
  • Job Available Until Month October 2022
  • Benefits
    Granby Ranch provides an opportunity to work and play in the Colorado Rocky Mountains without the hassle of huge crowds, endless lines and corporate resorts. Granby Ranch is one of the few small ski areas left in Colorado where you can experience skiing, golf, hiking, and mountain biking the way it used to be! Granby Ranch offers excellent beginner and intermediate skiing terrain in an easy to navigate setting. Just an hour and half from Denver and 20 minutes from Winter Park and Grand Lake (gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park), avoid getting lost in the crowd and join our goal oriented, close-knit team. EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE At Granby Ranch you will have a small mountain town experience that feels like family. Team members will enjoy a work environment in which we are focused on delivering excellent service to our guests and members with western hospitality – in an easy manner with a smile! Benefits Include: -Competitive Pay and Affordable Housing -Free, unlimited skiing at 15 Colorado ski areas and free ski/snowboard lessons -Over 40 miles of trails for Snow Shoeing, Cross Country Skiing and Hiking HOUSING Housing is available on a limited basis for $500-$900/month (depending on the season, location, private or shared room, and unit type). Rent is not included as part of the compensation package and is taken directly out of paychecks. A $325 security deposit and $75 non-refundable administration fee is required upon arrival, with a lease for the term of employment. Having a car is recommended but not required; limited transportation is provided from all housing locations to Granby Ranch.

Job Description

Reports To: Trails Supervisor

Department: Trails/Snowmaking

Status: Full Time/Seasonal (May 3 – Sept 30)

Date: 3/10/22



Our Ethos:

Join us as we take on a re-envisioning of Ski Granby Ranch called Granby Ranch Rising. We are a new resort and hospitality management company, but we have a way of doing business that has been forged by over forty years in the mountain resort and hospitality sectors. You will become part of an organization that is fundamentally biased towards team.  We look for people who share our ethos:

  • Team Success. We succeed only when the team succeeds; importantly, that success is the team’s success. We support each other with resources, constructive feedback, and positive encouragement.


  • Continuous Improvement. We are in a constant mode of innovating, creating, and executing, all of which is thoughtfully balanced with a foundational sense of focus and attention to detail.


  • Every Team Member Matters. We recognize the value and contributions of all team members, without question. We are snowmakers who quietly go about our duties at midnight; human resources professionals who navigate the challenges of business in mountain communities; the back-of-house staff passionately dedicated to our craft. Whether you are a frontline team member or a divisional leader, we thrive under the philosophy that no role is insignificant.


  • Professionalism & Relatability. We sit in boardrooms. We turn wrenches. We flip burgers. We believe an egalitarian culture, respect, shared passion, and a sense of community among mountain people is imperative to success.



POSITION SUMMARY:  The Trail Crew position is responsible for maintaining cross country and downhill bike trails, managing water diversion where necessary, clearing trails of down trees and debris, fire watch for burn piles, and other trail work as assigned.




  • Maintain and improve Cross country and Downhill bike trails at Granby
  • Remove and clear trees, pick up and remove rocks and other debris from bike and ski
  • Maintain wooden features within bike
  • Construct new trails as directed by Supervisor.
  • Build water diversion structures maintain existing
  • Fell trees and perform sawyer work as required for trail
  • Operate heavy equipment including, but not limited to, skid steer, back-hoe, mini-excavator, four-wheeler, or mules.
  • Assist with trail maintenance for community trail
  • Assist in trail improvements for ski runs including but not limited to revegetation, water bar improvements, boundary post placements, mowing of ski trails, and other summer trail improvements.
  • Look for better ways to serve the
  • Perform other duties as



  • Act as a positive, professional role model, adhering to the company’s hospitality standards.
  • Maintain an exceptional level of guest service in all interaction with guests, fellow employees, and management.
  • Assist and support other departments for races, events and operations on high volume days.



  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Speak, read, write in English fluently.



  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Previous trail building work preferred.
  • Previous work outside required.
  • Previous experience operating skid steer a plus





  • Must be able to lift up to 60lbs.
  • Requires physical conditioning to perform physically demanding tasks at altitude throughout 10 hour shift including core and arm strength to handle chainsaw, spud bar, pick, shovel, etc.
  • Dexterity for handling tools such as shovel, rake, pick, spud bar, chainsaw.
  • Stand and walk/hike for duration of 10 hour shift.
  • Reaching, Bending, Sitting, Standing, Carrying, Lifting, using ladders.
  • Verbal and auditory abilities necessary for communication with others.
  • Flexible work schedule, availability on weekends, evenings and holidays required.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.