Shafer Story

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Job Title: Lift Operator
Snow Sport Preference: Snowboarding

Why did you choose to work at Arapahoe Basin?
Simply because I grew up in Colorado and have grown up riding here. The small mountain environment and adverse terrain just can’t really be met anywhere else I’ve ever been.

What is your favorite thing about A-Basin?
The people, the food, and the East Wall.

What is your favorite run at A-Basin?
Powder Keg, Standard, Torreys, Grays, Long Chute, North Pole Proper, First Notch, Timber Glades, 2nd and 3rd Alleys.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
The people I work with, being outside and riding every day.

Do you have any advice for future Arapahoe Basin employees?
Wear layers, it gets cold!

Dylan Blouin

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Job Title: Cook at Black Mountain Lodge
Snow Sport Preference: Skiing

Why did you choose to work at Arapahoe Basin?
I thought it would be awesome to cook at a ski resort.

What is your favorite thing about A-Basin?
My favorite thing about A-Basin is that everyone is like family here. Everyone is respectful, honest and hard-working.

What is your favorite run at A-Basin?
My favorite runs are the East Wall and Montezuma Bowl.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Everyone is friendly, chill and respectful. Plus, the menu is delicious!

Do you have any advice for future Arapahoe Basin employees?
Make sure you work your hardest because you will be rewarded for your work.

Renette Hammer

Hometown:Fort Collins, CO
Job Title: Cashier at Legends Cafe
Snow Sport Preference: Snowboarding

Why did you choose to work at Arapahoe Basin?
A-Basin has terrain unlike any other resort; the mountain has its own air about it which is overwhelmingly calm and peaceful. The people that surround this place make it home to me.

What is your favorite thing about A-Basin?
Everything about A-Basin is exciting and full of energy. Along with the people I get to meet, the people I work with pull everything together. They are supportive, sarcastic and accepting.

What is your favorite run at A-Basin?
After exploring the mountain, I have fallen in love with A-Basin’s East Wall. After the exhausting hike up to North Pole, dropping in on First Notch is the most rewarding feeling. Following that is the Land of the Giants which is amazing terrain. I end in TB Glades and out North Fork, which has some fun features.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love the support from all of the staff, the amazing benefits, and the family that has been put together here.

Do you have any advice for future Arapahoe Basin employees?
Be prepared to work hard and play hard!