Senior Director of Mountain Dining

Date:  Sep 3, 2023

Avon, CO, US

Company:  Beaver Creek Ski Resort
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, and mountain shuttles
  • 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:

This Senior Director will lead the Mountain Dining Divisions for Beaver Creek Resort. The ideal candidate will have a senior level of operations management experience over multiple food and beverage units as well as a strong ability to develop relationships with key business partners and other functional groups.  We also desire candidates that have strong ability to develop concepts and are able to bring the resort brand vision to life through culinary activation and guest experience.  Most importantly we are looking for individuals who will be strategic and solutions oriented with strong leadership and extensive top-notch food & beverage expertise encompassing both a fine dining environment as well as multi-unit high volume operations. 


Senior Director will sit as part of the Mountain Dining Leadership Team driving innovation, quality, and profitability in our restaurant operations, and will sit as key members of the Resort Senior Leadership Team working to drive an overall high-quality resort experience. 


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Beaver Creek
  • Expected Pay Range: $120,000 - $170,000 + Annual Bonus + Equity 
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Skill Level: Advanced


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall operations in the Mountain Dining division and maintaining a high standard of quality and service to maximize the guest experience and support the resort brand.
  • Responsible for compiling capital project needs for operations, overseeing menu development and service guidelines, and ensuring operations are maintaining a high level of guest and employee service.     
  • Works as a member of the resort's Senior Leadership Team to drive a high-quality resort experience.
  • Builds and develops a talented management team that is aligned with resort goals and culture and can deliver to established operational standards.
  • Works with the Mountain Dining Management Team to develop a strong, engaged team.
  • Ensures that operations are enforcing sanitation and safety practices, complying with labor laws and company policies, and submitting monthly inventory reports.
  • Responsible for financial results in all outlets, maximizing revenue, managing COS, labor, and expense to achieve overall contribution targets.
  • Responsible for department strategy with revenue generation, branding of outlets, and development/implementation of strategic and maintenance capital projects.
  • capital projects.
  • Leads the charge in progressive menu development, pricing, recipe costing and standardization of portion controls.
  • Responsible for implementation and execution of Vail Resorts F&B SOP’s and Best Practices.
  • Follows company compliance requirements.  Oversees the compliance of state liquor laws and all health regulations.
  • Ensures the Mountain Dining department is leading the charge in regard to recycling efforts and environmental initiatives.
  • Responsible for day to day maintenance of Mountain Dining facilities to meet standards for safety, cleanliness and overall appearance, inside and out (including restrooms, snow removal, and exterior signage).
  • Responsible to partner with HR and finance on recruiting and hiring/workforce planning to reach desired staffing levels in order to achieve revenue and service goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience in multi-unit, high volume, full service, fast casual, and quick service operations including front and back of the house.
  • Demonstrated success within a premium, fine dining environment, understanding guest expectations on quality, service and experience.
  • Strong track record of leadership growth and team development.
  • Strong learning agility; enjoys and excels in environments where he/she must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges.
  • The ability to provide successful innovation and leadership throughout change management scenarios.
  • High level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Ability to partner with colleagues and operate at a senior level.
  • Must be able to comfortably ski or snowboard down blue level terrain in all conditions.



  • Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum 10 years of F&B management experience.
  • 5 years managing multiple units
  • Strong organization, administrative, guest service, and communication skills and ability to lead a large multi-faceted organization
  • Fine dining experience beneficial, knowledge of environmental health code and liquor code  
  • ServSafe and TIPS Certifications (will be required prior to start of job).
  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook experience.
  • PeopleSoft, Avero & Infogenesis experience.
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Resort experience.


The expected pay range is $120,000 - $170,000 + Annual Bonus + Equity. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  495069
Reference Date: 06/27/2023 
Job Code Function: F&B Support 

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