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Manager of Health and Safety

Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Minneapolis, MN, US

Company:  Afton Alps
Shift Type:  Year Round

Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world. 


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 


Job Summary:

The Manager of Health and Safety will assist in setting strategy, leading, and planning, all aspects of Health and Safety at their functional location.  This position will work closely with Health and Safety leadership, resort operations, and corporate leadership to create, build, implement and sustain a Health and Safety culture that achieves world-class safety performance. This position will work cross-functionally to support and cultivate safety programs and ensure they are properly vetted, on schedule and on budget. This position may collaborate with external partners, community leaders, and regulators in supporting the resort as well as the Company’s core value of Be Safe. 


Job Specifications:

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Outlet: Afton Alps & Wilmot Mountain
  • Location: This position can be based in either Minneapolis, MN (Afton Alps) or Kanosha, WI (Wilmot Mountain)


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Influence and support the company’s Health and Safety strategy to achieve world-class Health and Safety performance within the travel and leisure Industry.  Responsible for the strategy and management of: 
  • Safety Trainings 
  • Audits and Assessments results and compliance 
  • Resort Safety Programs and Compliance 
  • Advising and coaching front line, department and resorts leaders on Health and Safety initiatives 
  • Be an unbiased leader and voice for resort leadership so they understand the risks and opportunities to drive, improve, and then maintain superior safety performance. 
  • Have an understanding of the core business needs and in doing so adjust safety strategy to the business.  
  • Address compliance and regulatory safety as well as risk management trends and regulatory focus areas as directed by the Senior Manager and/or Director.  
  • Engage, as required, with local, state and federal officials as necessary to support Health and Safety Compliance and best practices. 
  • Communicate across a variety of stakeholders in a matrix environment. 
  • Identify and Execute projects in coordination with Sr. Manager 
  • Be a model for Leadership Development on the H&S Team 
  • Advise and support the Regional H&S Senior Manager, and all operations including but not limited to: Mountain Division, Security, Environmental, Sustainability, Hospitality and VRR. 
  • Responsibility for Health and Safety programing and oversight for multiple resort locations within the Midwest beyond immediate location.
  • 30-50% travel to assigned resorts in the region.
  • Other duties or tasks as assigned 


Job Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 1-3 years’ experience working in Health and Safety or related field 
  • Supervisory Experience: Safety Committees, teams, or equivalent 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including project management software, Visio
  • Advanced Skier or Snowboarder 
  • Preferred Skills or Competencies: Experience analyzing, and advising on safety data analytics 
  • Experience leading and implementing change 
  • Appropriate Accreditations: OSHA 501, 511, ASSP 
  • Experience in influencing change 
  • CSP or experience in the professional safety industry  
  • Operational experience in the winter sports industry or other ski area operations (not mandatory but useful) 


The budgeted range starts at $59,100 - $79,530 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID 491049

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis