Fly Fishing Guide - The Little Nell - Summer Job at The Little Nell, Aspen, CO

  • The Little Nell
  • Aspen, CO

Job Description

Owned and operated by Aspen Hospitality, The Little Nell is Aspen's only Five-Star, Five-Diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel and offers luxury services and unparalleled access to America's most famous mountain town. A Relais & Châteaux resort, the Nell is frequently recognized for its award-winning wine and culinary programs and dedicated service. The property boasts a variety of amenities, including two restaurants, three bars, a wine cellar and a speakeasy. The Little Nell is also home to the new The Nell Spa. During ski season, Nell guests have access to a slopeside ski concierge and numerous winter adventures. In summer months, guests enjoy lush gardens along with off-road adventures, stargazing, fly fishing and mountaintop yoga; plus, a pool, hot tub, and a newly renovated spa and health club. The Little Nell has been acknowledged with numerous awards including being named a Forbes Five-Star hotel since 1995, a AAA Five-Diamond hotel since 1991, a Wine Spectator Grand Award winner since 1997, recognition as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants from Wine Enthusiast and frequently nominated for its Outstanding Wine Program by the James Beard Foundation. The Nell will debut its first hotel outside of Aspen at Rockefeller Center in New York City in 2026. For more information, visit or follow @thelittlenell on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 

Job Description

The Fly Fishing Guide instructs guests on lakes, rivers and streams. Responsible for transportation, equipment and supplies using TLN vehicles and/or float boat. Provides knowledgeable, interpretive commentary of the land, the environment and the history. Guides must enjoy spending time with multiple guests in conditions that require excellent teaching, communication and guest service skills.

Job Posting Deadline 
Applications for this position will be accepted until June 21, 2024 for the Summer 2024 season 

Essential Job Functions
• Conducts guided trips
• Instructs guest in fishing skills
• Advises guests regarding fishing regulations
• Provides opportunity to fish with maximum possibility of success
• Cleans assigned vehicle and/or boat and equipment
• Specific knowledge of fly fishing and guiding the waters of the Roaring Fork area
including Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.
• To ensure safety of guests and vessels
• Current CPR and First Aid


• Fishing skills-When, Where, How
• Communication skills; to entertain and inform
• Knowledge of area fishing regulations and/or boating regulations
• Knowledge of safety, emergency and life saving procedures
• Knowledge of weather patterns
• Knowledge of company policies and procedures
• Clear driving record

Additional Information

Supervision Given and Received 
Given: This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 
Received: Works under direct supervision of Guest Services Manager. Tasks are assigned according to specific procedures, and work is checked frequently. Instruction, advice and assistance are readily available.

Work Environment and Physical Demands 
• Ability to be on your feet, kneel and bend for extended periods of time 
• Regularly work in adverse conditions and requiring the use of protective apparel/equipment to prevent exposure to the elements as well as an office environment and may be required to walk on slippery and uneven surfaces
• Must be able to lift, push or pull occasionally up to 50 lbs. individually or with assistance

Job Benefits
This position is classified as a seasonal full-time position eligible for the following benefits:
Enrollment dates differ across the various programs. 
• Paid Time Off Programs
• Paid Leave Programs
• Employee Ski Pass
• Other company perks

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. By accepting a position with Aspen Skiing Company, you acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. To request accommodation during the application and interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 970-300-7700.


job description

is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and


required of employees assigned to this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Aspen Skiing Company / ASPENX / The Little Nell / Limelight Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.

For an overview of Aspen Skiing Company's benefits and other compensation visit



As of March 11th 2022, Aspen Skiing Company, ASPENX, The Little Nell, and The Limelight Hotels will no longer require all active employees to be fully vaccinated in the workplace. Read more about our policies as it relates to employee safety here

Job Tags

Full time, Summer work, Seasonal work,

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