Regional Compliance Manager

Date:  May 11, 2024

Breckenridge, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts Corporate
Shift Type:  Year Round


As a leading mountain resort operator with over 40 resorts in sixteen states and four countries. We exist to create an Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, provide and Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We are looking for leaders, innovators, creators, and ambitious professionals to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!

Many of our Corporate function teams can now live and work in any of the states in which Vail Resorts currently operates* – enabling flexible remote work alongside a commitment to building and maintaining strong culture both in person and virtually. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you. Find your purpose with us at


Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).


Job Summary:

The Regional Compliance Manager will be responsible for leading Environmental, Operational, and Corporate Compliance efforts for the Vail Resorts Colorado operations. This role will work with leadership and employees across regional business units to advance the compliance programs within the Colorado region. Responsibilities include management of compliance programs including environmental compliance (air pollution control, hazardous materials management, hazardous and universal waste management, water quality, drinking water, and dam management), and operational compliance monitoring and auditing activities. The Regional Compliance Manager is also expected to represent Vail Resorts and our Colorado resorts in environmental compliance matters with local communities and public agencies.


This role requires candidates to be based in Colorado and willing to travel on-site to Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, and Crested Butte on a consistent basis. 


Job Specifications: 

  • Outlet: Corporate
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Expected Pay Range: $66,100 - $82,345 + annual bonus
  • Other Specifics: Based in Colorado. Required to travel on-site to Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, and Crested Butte. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement environmental compliance program across Colorado region. 
  • Responsible for oversight of environmental compliance program for mountain, hospitality, and retail operations. This includes the implementation of enterprise-wide air pollution control, hazardous materials management, hazardous and universal waste management, water quality, drinking water, and dam management programs, training operations groups, and performing inspections and audits. 
  • Act as subject matter expert for one to two compliance areas of the environmental compliance program.
  • Review and analyze environmental compliance documentation issued by federal, state and local regulatory agencies and determine impact on resort operations.
  • Liaise with Environmental Compliance leadership to publish compliance strategies, requirements, process controls, policies, and procedures.
  • Establish/negotiate permit requirements and assist in federal, state and local regulatory inspections and audits.
  • Manage regulations, permits, conditions, and compliance tasks in Vail Resorts compliance management systems.
  • Manage inspections, audits, recordkeeping, and reporting in Vail Resorts compliance management systems.
  • Project manage regional environmental concerns as they arise.
  • Support the broader enterprise compliance team and programs including local implementation of culture and training initiatives, policy management program, and operational compliance monitoring and auditing projects.
  • Liaise with local leadership, mountain, hospitality, and retail operations, and health & safety teams to monitor compliance risks.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders including; H&S, Compliance, Legal, Human Resources, Procurement, Finance, Operations, and government agencies as needed.
  • Monitor regulatory environments within region and evaluate potential impact/risk to regional and/or enterprise operations.
  • Conduct site visits at each Colorado resort to perform inspections, audits, and training.
  • Partner with enterprise functions to develop and present capital and operational initiatives to senior resort and regional leadership.
  • Be a change champion for Ethics and our Do Right value and all associated programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Environmental Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Environmental Management; Environmental, Health and Safety, Risk Management, Planning, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience managing projects in fast-paced, cross-functional environment
  • Experience with Title V air permits, air permit compliance associated with emergency engines – preferred
  • Self-starter; demonstrated ability to work unsupervised
  • Excellent learning agility and ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment and evolving team dynamic
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage upwards
  • Proficient in identifying and resolving issues independently – solid sense of accountability and sound personal judgement
  • Ability to work with Sr. Level management and executives
  • Competent ski and/or snowboard abilities – required
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Ability to travel required
  • Hands-on, technical experience with environmental programs and policies
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, specifically SharePoint/MS Teams
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel, Smartsheets, or other database management software



The expected Total Compensation for this role is $66,100 - $82,345 + annual bonus. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

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) 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.  At Vail Resorts, 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.  

*Remote work is currently permitted from British Columbia and the 16 U.S. states in which we currently operate. This includes: California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note that the ability to work remotely, and the particulars related to such work, are subject to change at any time; and, accordingly, the Company reserves the right to change its policies and/or require in-person/in-office work at any time in its sole discretion.   


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  501228
Reference Date: 04/12/2024 
Job Code Function: Compliance