Frequently Asked Questions

No we aren't doing Jedi mind tricks but if you had a question to ask it's more than likely answered below. Here is where you can find frequently asked questions that seem to keep popping up about employment and employee housing.

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Employment F.A.Q.

How do I apply for a job at Copper Mountain Resort?

The job application process is all online. Click on our opportunities link and browse all available jobs or just Click Here! Resumes and cover letters are always a plus. Feel free to stop by Employee Experience to talk to our friendly recruiters to learn more info!


What if I don’t have a resume?

If you don’t have a prepared resume to attach to your online application, please use the resume builder option while completing your application. You will fill in your previous job titles, wage range, duties, dates employed, and supervisor contacts.


What is a cover letter?

A cover letter is an applicant’s opportunity to tell who they are and explain to the employer why they would be a great fit for the desired position. It is not necessary for the cover letter to be excessively long; just a concise overview of your past experience/skill set and how that will apply to the desired position.


When should I apply for Winter jobs?

The best time to apply for winter jobs at Copper Mountain is early fall. This will allow you to apply to multiple positions with the earliest winter start dates.


I worked at Copper last year; do I have to apply again?

Yes. Even though you worked for us last year, you still need to apply again. Make sure to note on your application your previous years of employment at Copper.


Does Copper employ J-1 Visa holders?

At Copper, we do employ J-1 Visa holders. If you intend to visit Copper when you get to the U.S., please be advised that we will require that your visa be valid through at least April 20th. March and early April are a very important months for us and we will need ALL staff to work through this busy time.


When does the winter season start/end?

 The winter season opens in early November and will close in mid-April.


I have submitted my online application; now what?

After you have submitted your online application, it will be reviewed by the recruiting team in a timely manner. You will then receive a confirmation email informing you that your application has been received. If you meet the required qualifications, your application will be forwarded to the relevant hiring manager and she/he will contact the applicants that they would like to interview.


May I contact the hiring manager personally?

Due to our privacy policy, none of our HR representatives are allowed to give out employee contact information.


I don’t have much work experience; does Copper offer entry level, seasonal positions?

Yes, Copper does offer entry level positions for seasonal work. These positions include, but are not limited to the following departments; Lift Operations, Resort Services, Food & Beverage, Base Operations, Parking, Facilities Maintenance, etc. Make sure to stay current with the employment site for all available opportunities.


What can I expect my first winter season to be like?

You’ve landed your dream ski resort job, now what? Hours may vary in the early season due to snow conditions. Be aware that our busiest times during the winter season are weekends and holidays. You will be putting in a lot of hard work during those times to ensure a positive experience for all of our guests. Overwhelmed? Don’t fret, Copper does a great job of rewarding their employees with group trips, BBQs, parties/events, and oh yeah: SKIING!!!


Does the recruiting office have a Twitter account?

Indeed we do! Follow @CopperRecruiter


How do I get in touch with a Copper Recruiter?

o There are many ways to get in touch with a Copper Recruiter. First is by phone: 970.968.3060 ext. 1. Second is by email: Third is by Tweeting. Fourth is in person; stop by our Employee Experience Office in the E.D.G.E.


When do Copper’s summer operations begin?

 Out winter season ends in mid-April. May is what we call “Mud Season,” thawing snow and what not. June is when we start to kick off our summer operations.


What kind of summer employment opportunities does Copper offer?

Our biggest operation during the summer season is our golf course. Positions include; pro shop clerks, cart attendants/starters, beverage cart attendants, and maintenance. Summer is a busy time for Woodward at Copper’s summer camps. Copper also offers positions within our Banquets department.

Does Copper Mountain have grooming guidelines?

Well of course we do! Please see our Grooming Poster for complete information, but here are some key pointers:

  • Dreadlocks are not allowed. Prohibited hair styles cannot simply be covered with clothing, hats, scarves, or other headgear.
  • Earlobe stretching is permitted; holes must be filled by wearing a plug or tunnel. Stretching may not exceed 10mm.
  • 2 small facial piercings are permitted – limited to the nostril and eyebrow only.
  • Face must be clean shaven if you choose not to wear facial hair. Facial hair must be fully grown in at the time of hire or grown completely in while on vacation or leave.
  • Beards, mustaches, soul patches, and goatees must be a consistent length and may not be more than one inch in length.


Housing F.A.Q.

How much will employee housing cost me?

$10/day or about $300/mo. in a double room and $13.50/day or about $405/mo. in a single room.


What method of payment should a pay my rent and with?

EDGE Employee Housing can accept all major credit cards, check, cash, and money order.


Do I have to provide a security deposit?

A security deposit is required to move in. The move in cost is broken down as follows: $150 security deposit (refundable at move-out), $50 administrative fee (non-refundable), and 2 weeks rent. For a double room, this is $340. For a single it is $389.00.


What do the rooms look like?

The rooms are comparable to a dorm or hotel room. A double room has two twin beds, one desk, one chair, two night stands, and closet with a rod and shelves. There is a private bathroom for each room. Most bathrooms have a bathtub and shower, but some may only have a shower.


Do I have to have a roommate?

If this is your first season, you should expect to have a roommate. Single rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.


Do I get my own bathroom?

Each room has its own full bathroom. If you have a roommate, you will share a bathroom.


Does employee housing provide cleaning supplies?

Cleaning supplies such as bleach spray, glass cleaner, sponges, toilet brushes, brooms, and vacuums are all available in the housing office. You will only need your employee ID to check out cleaning supplies. Trash bags are not supplied, so you should expect to purchase those to take out your trash.


Will I have access to a kitchen?

There are two community kitchens available for resident use. If you want to cook a home-style meal, each kitchen is equipped with a stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator. A small number of pots, pans, and dishes are available, so we recommend you bring your own.


Are there laundry machines on premises?

There are laundry rooms on 5 floors in the EDGE with multiple washers and dryers per room. The laundry machines are coin operated.


Is internet available?

Wireless internet is available in the lobby area, as well as, multiple public computers in the lobby with internet access. If you want internet in your room, you will need to call Qwest and set up a separate account with them.


1. What kind of activities does employee housing plan?

The Resident Advisor's plan multiple events throughout the season for the resident's to participate in. Past events have included a Winter Park Ski Trip, Colorado Avalanche Hockey games, Ice Skating on West Lake, Dance Lessons weekley, movie and video game nights, and trips to Denver. Most events are free, but some that require transportation have a fee. Often, there are also resident dinners or BBQs.


What does the lobby of the building look like?

The lobby is a casual hang out spot for the residents. It consists of several couches, a computer bar and theater area with a 60" 3-D HDTV. The Human Resources and Employee Housing office are also conveniently located in the EDGE lobby.


Should I bring my own TV, Mini-Fridge, and/or Microwave?

Each room has a small TV included. Each room is also hooked up to basic cable. You are welcome to bring your own TV, but please consider the limited space in each room and your roommate's space. A small number of mini-fridges and microwaves are available for rent from Employee Housing for a small seasonal rental fee. Please plan ahead if you would like to rent or bring your own mini-fridge and microwave.


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