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Senior Operational Analytics Analyst (Remote)

Date:  Aug 5, 2022

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
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

Job Specifications: 

  • Outlet: Corporate
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Other Specifics: Remote 


Job Summary

Vail Resorts is looking to hire a Senior Analyst, Operational Analytics. The Operational Analytics team sits within Vail Resorts’ Analytics and Insights capability. The mission of the Analytics and Insights team is to leverage Vail Resorts’ proprietary data to generate actionable insights that unlock value for the business. The team is at the center of insight-driven strategic decision making across the entire enterprise and is a strategic partner of each key Line of Business (including Mountain Operations, Season Pass, Paid Lift Tickets, Ski School, etc).


The Senior Analyst, Operational Analytics supports operational strategies, in-season execution, and planning for Vail Resorts’ North American Resort Portfolio.


This individual should have a proven track record as a high potential talent demonstrating drive, ambition, business acumen, and emotional intelligence. This is a highly visible analytical role and relationship building will be a key component of success.  The position requires the ability to analyze data and to provide strategic insights with actionable recommendations in a concise and persuasive manner to cross-functional stakeholders.  Strong presentation skills and an aptitude for condensing large amounts of data into a meaningful story are critical, and the role requires the individual to balance a service-driven approach to support with an honest and independent assessment of operational effectiveness.


Why this role is special:

  • Vail Resorts is at the forefront of the Travel and Tourism industry – redefining the ski industry in the 21st century
  • Leveraging analytics is a core pillar of Vail Resorts’ strategy moving forward – a critical driver of our success leading to a strong willingness to invest
  • We are a data-driven business with a proprietary guest database unmatched by any other company in the industry – a great foundation for building out advanced analytics
  • The opportunity to take our capabilities to the next level – driving key Operations insights, supporting our analytical capability development, and having significant impact on the business
  • Direct exposure to leaders of the business – a unique opportunity to team with our business leadership to reimagine analytics
  • All the free skiing / riding you and your dependents can handle – free Epic passes, discounted lodging and retail


Job Responsibilities

  • [Analysis & Reporting] Manage the creation, development, and distribution of standardized reporting related to Mountain Operations. Generate in-depth analysis to formulate insights about how to optimize operational efficiency and deliver a superior on-mountain experience for our guests.
  • [Strategy Development] Work with leadership to define the strategic priorities for the business. This includes identifying key areas of opportunity across the business as well as creating processes and milestones to ensure successful Mountain Operations.
  • [Presentation] Communicate conclusions, implications, and recommendations of analyses in a clear, concise fashion; advise and influence cross-functional stakeholders to drive more effective Operations strategies and decisions.
  • [Prioritization] Prioritize projects to balance the support of broad initiatives, recurring reporting and proactive analysis with the direct requests of the Operations team. Evaluate the potential impact of analysis, effectively manage timelines, and clearly communicate expectations.


Job Requirements

  • Very strong quantitative and analytical skills with demonstrated success in analytical or financial roles – minimum 2-4 years previous experience in analytics, consulting, or other similar field.
  • Proven experience communicating actionable recommendations and insights based upon data-driven insights to business stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated strength in written and verbal communication, adjusting message to audience.  Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong project management skills are essential. Must be able to own and drive multiple projects simultaneously and coordinate cross-functionally within the organization.
  • Demonstrated success working with large data sets; experience with analytic tools/software such as Tableau, SQL Language and platforms (Snowflake), or other similar programs
  • Advanced skills with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Nice to have:
    • Operations related experience
    • Experience with Python, R, Power Automate or other similar tools


The budgeted range starts at $73,000 - $88,950 + annual bonus.  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.  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 459127

Nearest Major Market: Denver