Apprentice Cook - Keystone Resort and Colorado Mountain College

Date:  May 16, 2023

Keystone, CO, US

Company:  Keystone Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing the mountains, or you already call them home, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.

With 40+ resorts and our remote Corporate team, you can join for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es), 40% retail discounts, summer activities discounts, wellness benefits, and the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience.


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 



This position is through Colorado Mountain College

Start your Culinary Career here. Learn the art and science of cooking in the world class kitchens of the Keystone Resort, and earn your Associates Degree in Culinary Arts through Colorado Mountain College at the same time. This three-year hands-on program will help you build the solid foundation you need to succeed in the demanding field of the culinary arts. Culinary apprentices work in up to six different restaurants across the Resort during their apprenticeship gaining a wide variety of real world experience.


Applicants for this position must also complete a Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute application,

available at



  • Participation requires enrollment in the Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute
  • Successful apprenticeship candidates have a great desire to learn.
  • Six-months to One-year full time professional kitchen experience. (Talk with us we can help you gain your experience).
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • College Level Reading and Writing Skills

The expected pay range is $20.00 - $24.00. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID 494289

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Apprentice, Entry Level