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Yellowstone

West Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, and Gardiner
The adventure of a lifetime.

The Associate Experience

What's it really like working inside Yellowstone National Park?
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Housing

We offer dorms and full RV hookups. The shared dorms are rustic with centrally located communal bathrooms and free laundry facilities. Most associate RV areas have onsite coin-operated laundry facilities as well as a communal bathroom/shower house. 
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Work Schedule

You can expect to work between 32-40 hours each week. Most positions will work in split shifts and while we cannot guarantee couples or friends coming together will work the same shifts, we will do our best to accommodate similar shifts and days off together.
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Location

We operate 11 stores located throughout the park, while we will try to accommodate store location preferences we give preference to those applicants who are flexible in start and end dates. All of our locations are above 6,000 feet, so we recommend checking with your physician if you have any concerns. Our weather is amazing but there have been occasions where we've had snow in July. It doesn't normally last long, but can be startling if you're not prepared for it!
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Recreation

Yellowstone Co-Op Employee Recreation Program (YCERP) provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities for all associates in the Park including softball, basketball, volleyball, ping-pong, raft trips, guided hikes, photo contests, educational seminars, backpacking gear rental and others. Many program activities are free, while others have a small fee.
What's it really like living and working in West Yellowstone?
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Working in West Yellowstone
Delaware North owns and operates three hotels in West Yellowstone along with Yellowstone Vacation Tours, a snowmobile and snowcoach tour co mpany. Living in West Yellowstone provides the convenience of living in a small Montana town, while being just minutes away from the West Entrance to the nation's oldest national park! 
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Recreation
Whether you enjoy solitude by hiking, fishing, or backpacking your way through Yellowstone or you prefer to socialize and participate in group activities, Yellowstone has plenty to keep you entertained. There are over 900+ miles of trails to explore, with abundant wildlife and scenic wonders. I n the summer you can fish in the hundreds of miles of blue ribbon trout water surrounding West Yellowstone or  in Hebgen Lake, a premier stillwater fishing destination. Other activities available in the area include rafting and horseback riding. In the winter you can explore hundreds of miles of snowmobiling and cross-country skiing trails. If you enjoy downhill skiing or snowboarding, West Yellowstone is just 55 miles from Big Sky, home to some of the most diverse skiing and snowboarding trails among breathtaking vistas.
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Housing 
We offer fully-furnished, non-smoking, shared apartments in West Yellowstone. Each unit houses two-to-four occupants and has a full kitchen and shared bathroom and access to a shared coin-operated laundry facility in the complex. Associates are responsible for their own meals. It is recommended that you bring your own twin-sized sheets and blankets, we have a limited number available.  WiFi is not included, however, if you wish to get WiFi hooked up in your apartment, you can do so by contacting the local provider and paying for the service.

  • Retail Discounts: All associates receive a 30% discount on certain items in the Yellowstone General Stores located throughout the Park. 
  • Restaurant Discounts: All associates receive a 15% discount at The Branch Restaurant & Bar and a 50% discount on shift meals. These discounts exclude alcohol. 

What's it really like living and working in Gardiner, Montana?
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Working in Gardiner Delaware North owns and operates The Ridgeline Hotel in Gardiner. We offer housing for seasonal and year round associates on site! We have fully furnished, shared hotel room housing with miniature fridge, microwave, and TV. Linens are provided as needed. There is a shared laundry facility in the complex. All rooms are non-smoking. Guests, family members, and pets are not permitted in employee housing.
Recreation

Enjoy the convenience of living in a small Montana town, while being just minutes away from the North Entrance to the nation's oldest national park! In the summer you can fish in the hundreds of miles of water outside of Yellowstone National Park and in Paradise Valley. Other activities available in the area include rafting the Yellowstone River, horseback riding, and endless opportunities for hiking. In the winter you can explore the area via snowmobiles or cross country skis. If you enjoy downhill skiing or snowboarding, Gardiner is 81 miles from Bridger Bowl ski area just outside of Bozeman, Montana.

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Associate Discounts
  • All Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone associates receive a 30% discount on retail items. 
  • All associates receive a 50% discount off of food items in the Yellowstone Mine restaurant. These discounts exclude alcohol.