Aerial Adventure Park - Ranger

Pay Range: $20.50-$22.50/hr

Status: Seasonal Hourly (Non-exempt)


Aerial Adventure Park Rangers at Arapahoe Basin deliver a fun, informative, and safe environment for guests using the Aerial Adventure Park by utilizing clear verbal communication, possessing knowledge of the park and all equipment, and following all training guidelines.

AAP Rangers are eligible for a staging program that relates to applicable pay based on experience, their ability to pass in-house trainings, and their ability to understand and perform specific AAP rescue techniques. See the staging requirements and schedule below.

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Benefits and Perks for this position include:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance for full-time employees beginning on the 1st of the month following date of hire
  • 401(k) for eligible employees
  • Paid time-off for all full-time employees
  • Much more! Check out all of our perks and benefits here! 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily morning set-up procedures and end-of-day closing procedures
  • Check in guests to the activity and assist them with checking out upon the completion of their park experience
  • Fit harnesses for guests; supervise the guests’ use of all personal safety equipment during park use
  • Conduct pre-course informative safety talk and demo; assist guests with proper safety training
  • Assess each guest’s ability to use the park after completing ground school
  • Educate guests on A-Basin’s natural surroundings and other relevant information throughout the guests’ experience in the park
  • Assist with maintaining the overall park facility and equipment including: daily cleaning, inspections, and proper equipment storage
  • Interact closely with Guest Services, Mountain Patrol, Base Area, and all other A-Basin operations to provide a high-quality guest experience
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Experience Requirements:

  • Previous customer service experience and passion to engage with people 
  • Must successfully complete required site-specific training course(s)

Skills Required:

  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to speak comfortably in front of large groups
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to guide and teach people through an experience (required to demonstrate these skills during interview process)

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to withstand high-altitude conditions at all times
  • Ability to stand and walk throughout an 8-hour shift
  • Ability to use full range of body motion and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, twist, kneel, squat, crawl, push, pull, and throw

Other Requirements:

  • Must be available weekends and holidays
  • Must be 18 years or older

Work Environment:

  • This position will work outdoors in a high-alpine environment in all types of weather conditions. Most work is performed in a highly trafficked area in view of guests. This role involves a very frequent amount of high-volume guest interaction. This position may require physically engaging with guests in rescue (or other applicable) situations. There is frequent exposure to heights of up to 70 feet above the ground.


AAP Ranger Staging Program

Park Ranger Stage I: See above for essential responsibilities and requirements.

Park Ranger Stage II: Pay Range: $21.00-$24.25/hr 

Fulfills all stage I responsibilities and requirements in addition to the following:

  • Perform daily morning course inspections and safety protocols including completing required written logs
  • Oversee the park start platform informing guests about the different trails; ensure that they are properly clipped in and harnessed before starting
  • Engage with guests in the park; encourage and verbally assist guests as they travel through the trails
  • Work at heights of up to 70 feet above the ground with the use of fall protection
  • Understand and perform park rescue operations, in accordance with training manuals and guidelines, including the stabilizing, moving and lowering of participant
  • Assist with inventorying equipment and other equipment maintenance
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to lift most or all of their own body weight while climbing and balancing on obstacles up to 70 feet above the ground

Park Ranger Stage III: Pay Range: $21.50-$25.75/hr 

Fulfills all stage I-II responsibilities and requirements in addition to the following:

  • Lead morning daily set-up and end-of-day teardown of all park operations including the plaza
  • Act as a start platform leader
  • Assist the AAP Lead with monthly course inspections
  • Occasionally serve as the opening and/or closing person for the park
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to lift most or all of their own body weight while climbing and balancing on obstacles up to 70 feet above the ground