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Barista - Winter 23/24

Crystal Mountain Resort
paid time off, 401(k)
United States, Washington, Sumner
Oct 22, 2023
Seasonal (Seasonal)

Join our team of big mountain adventurers at the largest ski resort in Washington! Here at Crystal, it's more than our work. It's our passion for the guest experience, the outdoors, and the community that bring us together at the end of the tree-lined road. We come from near and far to be up on the mountain because it's an experience you just don't get anywhere else. Events are always on the calendar and friends are always down to play. Work in the beautiful National Forest, neighboring Mt. Rainier, as a premier Ikon Pass destination with a whole lot of stoke to share.

JUST LIKE THE TREES, WE ARE GROWING! Apply today to grow your mountain roots with us- whether you are looking to escape the city, expand your skills, or progress in the ski industry, we have a variety of roles for hard-working and enthusiastic team-players. Find your line, join our team!


Employee perks:
  • Free Alterra season pass (unlimited, direct to lift at all Alterra resorts)
  • + Free Alterra season pass for spouse and dependents 25 & under
  • 50% off window ticket price at IKON partner resorts
  • Free access to Alterra Mountain destinations during time off
  • Free ski-referral letters for employees to use at other mountain resorts during time off
  • Discounted friends & family day-ski vouchers (Up to 85% off)
  • Discounts on Ski & Snowboard Lessons
  • Discounts on Ski & Snowboard Rentals
  • Discounts on Gear Tune-Ups
  • Discounts on Food & Beverage
  • Discounts at Crystal Mountain Retail shops
  • Free Crystal branded swag
  • Pro deals on gear with 100s of brands
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Deals on accessories, auto, electronics, entertainment, fitness, food, home, pet supplies, travel, and more
  • Employee-only Night Skiing events
  • Employee Housing available, on-mountain and off-mountain
  • Accrued paid time off for eligible positions
  • Group health insurance for eligible positions
  • 401K benefit and generous match with immediate vesting for all staff members over 21
  • Opportunities for growth, advancement, and year-round employment

Position Title: Barista

Business Unit: Food & Beverage

Position Reports to: General Manager, Supervisor

Positions Reporting to this Role: None

Location: Crystal Mt., Washington

Wage Range: This position is paid 16.50 / hr + tips

The Barista is responsible for the daily operations in the Cafe. This position works closely with the Cascade Grill, Fireside Cantina, and Banquets. The barista should feel comfortable working in a small space and independently.


  • Responsible for the daily duties pertaining to the Quicksilver Cafe and all cafe storage areas.
  • Required knowledge of all equipment functions pertaining to the Quicksilver Cafe. Must be able to perform all functions if needed.
  • Responsible for appropriate entry of data in POS systems and inventory.
  • Adheres to all safety, sanitation, food preparation, food storage and alcohol beverage control policies; including but not limited to Washington State Health and Liquor Department regulations.
  • Develops and maintains values and reputation with staff, customers, and vendors. Ensures a positive, harmonious, compliant, and cooperative work environment.
  • Acts as a representative of Crystal Mountain with vendors, guests, and community members.
  • Ensures the satisfactory resolution of concerns or issues, intervening in complex and sensitive issues.
  • Abides by all Crystal Mountain employment guidelines.


  • Must demonstrate exceptional organizational, communication, and customer service skills with a strong independent work ethic.
  • This position exercises mature judgment, excellent time management and sound decision making.
  • A strong proficiency in computer applications including point-of-sale systems.
  • Specialized training or certification in food service sanitation and proper service etiquette are strongly recommended.


  • This position is required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays while in operation.
  • Able to lift, carry, or otherwise move and position a minimum of 20 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other common office equipment on a constant basis.
  • Auditory and visual acuity to operate computers, phones, mobile devices, and basic office equipment on a constant basis.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time sitting, bending, reaching, and speaking on a constant basis.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time standing, walking, kneeling, pushing, and pulling on an occasional basis.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors, and other employees.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

An Equal Opportunity Employer