Data Scientist

Date:  Nov 19, 2023

Remote, Remote, 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 Summary:

The Data Science & Data Engineering team is responsible for using our internal data assets to deliver performant, scalable, and impactful data-focused solutions across the business! The team supports modeling initiatives in collaboration with our technology and business partners to enable strategic opportunities and guest facing initiatives.

As a Data Scientist on the team, your goals will be to help maintain our existing portfolio of in-market models and partner in the development of new solutions that support strategic initiatives across the business. To reach these goals, you will utilize our proprietary first party guest database that is unmatched by any other company in the industry and collaborate closely with your teammates and our business partners.


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Corporate 
  • Expected Pay Range: $82,800 - $106,425
  • Shift Availability: Full Time, Year Round 


Job Responsibilities

  • Support scalable machine learning solutions that positively impact marketing campaigns, operational excellence, and the guest experience
  • Partner with senior teammates in the model development life cycle
  • Build and maintain dashboards and documentation communicating model results
  • Develop deep understanding of the business and the stakeholders we support



Job Requirements

  • At least 1-2 years of hands-on data science experience
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Statistics / Math, Engineering, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to design data-focused solutions that support business requirements while accounting for data availability and technical implementation considerations
  • Knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of various machine learning algorithms and ability to evaluate model performance using appropriate metrics
  • Exposure to productionizing machine learning models, model monitoring, and CI/CD
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to solicit requirements from and explain technical solutions to non-technical stakeholders
  • Eagerness to learn new skills
  • Intermediate Python and SQL skills



The expected Total Compensation for this role is $82,800 - $106,425.  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  497116
Reference Date: 08/04/2023 
Job Code Function: Marketing