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Estimated Pay
$19 per hour
Full-time, Part-time
About this job
Please note, this position is located at Crystal Mountain Resort in Enumclaw, WA

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


Crystal Mountain, the Pacific North West’s premier destination for skiers, snowboarders, and summer adventurers. We are part of the Alterra Mountain Company family of resorts. A career with Crystal Mountain is more than what you do today; it is being part of creating a community rooted in the spirt of the mountains, united by a passion for adventure, and celebrating legendary adventures and enduring memories that mountains bring everyone. 



Crystal Mountain delivers best in class service and adventures worthy of our extraordinary terrain and beauty. 


We appreciate effort but value performance. We build relationships by acting with integrity. We make decisions through collaboration. We protect our environment to ensure our future.  


And we have fun doing what we do. 



Position Title:  Lead Line Cook   

Business Unit:  Food & Beverage  

Position Reports to:  Outlet Chef  

Positions Reporting to this Role:  Steward, Expeditor, Cook I, Cook II 

Location:  Washington 

Wage Range: $23.00 - 24.00 DOE


The Lead Line Cook, or Cook 3, is responsible for the co-management of a specific outlet within Crystal Mountain Resort Culinary Operations and works to provide the best possible guest experience within the restaurant. Trains, coaches, and leads culinary staff in exemplary adherence to culinary guidelines, food safety, and standard operating procedures. Follows recipes, chef guidance on stations, SOP’s, and all safety regulations. Responsible for the overall cleanliness and sanitation of kitchen stations and the delivery of high quality and properly served food & beverage products. Works to develop a positive public image of his/her specific outlet and Crystal Mountain Resort. 


Essential Job Functions of Lead Line Cook 

  • The lead cook’s main responsibility is to assist the Outlet Chef in seeing that the fulfillment of the necessary tasks that are crucial to the success of the operation are met. This includes thorough training and direction of staff members, and ensuring that standards of service, sanitation, cleanliness, health and quality are met.  

  • Acts as manager of BOH operations in absence of the Outlet Chef  

  • Has a higher in-depth understanding of knife work, prep work, and the ability to work all stations 

  • Ability to train Cook I & II’s 

  • Production of a high quality, healthy, safe food and beverage product. 

  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work station and restaurant; follow proper HAACP procedures. 

  • Assist in recipe adherence and proper production procedures. 

  • Promote positive professional culinary culture throughout our F&B outlets and the resort. 

  • Maintain a safe work environment and adhere to all established safe practices. 




Job Requirements: 

  • Ability to Obtain WA Food Safety Card within 3 Days of Hiring. 

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time 

  • Some culinary outlets require Intermediate Skiing/ Snowboarding ability. 

  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. 

  • 3-5 years of kitchen operations experience 


  • 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 40 pounds on an occasional basis. 

  • Ability to work for extended periods of time 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 

Washington State Food Worker Card - WA Health Department