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Intermediate Equipment Operator - Base Area Operations

Date:  Jan 15, 2022

Breckenridge, CO, US

Company:  Breckenridge Ski Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

If you’re hard working and feel exhilarated serving others, you’ll feel right at home in our authentic ski town and world-class mountain resort. As a community of adventurers and discoverers, we deliver an experience of a lifetime to every single guest that visits our mountain town. If you’re interested in moving mountains in your career, come work with us at Breckenridge where you’ll instantly feel at home. www.vailresortscareers.com


As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Join us now and receive an end-of-season bonus of $2/hour for every hour worked!


Base Area Operations is hiring an experienced equipment operator for the Grounds Maintenance Department.  Work schedule is dictated by snow or snow removal projects and does involve early mornings.  We are looking for a detail-oriented employee who will be able to maintain a constant eye towards quality, efficiency and guest/employee safety.  Previous training in equipment operations is required.  


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for snow plowing and snow removal operations at the resort, including ensuring icy surfaces are covered with sand or salt.
  • Safely and efficiently operate all equipment used by the base ops team including but not limited to front end loaders, back hoe, skid steers, ATVs, plow/sand spreader trucks and snow blowers.
  • Monitor all equipment and make sure that all issues are addressed promptly and communicated with Vehicle Maintenance.
  • Provide the safest possible surfaces for our guests and employees to drive and walk on.
  • Consistently provide a professional experience when handling an internal or external guest requests
  • Ability to work unsupervised


When not driving heavy machinery assist grounds department with daily tasks:

  • Clear/remove snow and ice from sidewalks and plaza’s using shovels or pickers
  • Monitor, maintain and transport of all base area Recycling & Trash
  • Overall cleanliness, appearance, flow of all base areas, including ski rack placement


Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year experience operating heavy equipment- required
  • Must be at least 18 years of age - required
  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience - required
  • Valid driver's license - required
  • Read, Write, speak English - required
  • Must have commitment to safety
  • Must have ability to work outside in extreme mountain conditions
  • Must have a flexible schedule which would include the ability to work early mornings, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Working knowledge of and ability to properly use hand tools and power tools
  • Ability to work outside in extreme mountain conditions – required
  • Ability to lift up to 75lbs and perform physical labor – required
  • Ability to operate a manual transmission - required


The budgeted range starts at $17.00 - $22.00.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

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 390588

Nearest Major Market: Denver