Manager of Health & Safety

Date:  Jul 3, 2024

West Dover, VT, US

Company:  Vail Resorts Corporate
Shift Type:  Year Round


Our mission is to create the Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, create the Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We own and operate the most renowned destination resorts in the world as well as regional and local ski areas outside major cities, and connect them all through one unrivaled network. We are looking for ambitious leaders, innovators and creators to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!


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 Manager of Health and Safety will assist in setting strategy, leading, and planning, all aspects of Health and Safety at their functional location.  This position will work closely with Health and Safety leadership, resort operations, and corporate leadership to create, build, implement and sustain a Health and Safety culture that achieves world-class safety performance. This position will work cross-functionally to support and cultivate safety programs and ensure they are properly vetted, on schedule and on budget. This position may collaborate with external partners, community leaders, and regulators in supporting the resort as well as the Company’s core value of Be Safe. 


Job Specifications:

  • Starting Wage: $59,100 - $79,530 + annual bonus
  • Schedule & Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Outlet: Mount Snow / Remote


Job Responsibilities

  • Influence and support the company’s Health and Safety strategy to achieve world-class Health and Safety performance within the travel and leisure Industry.  Responsible for the strategy and management of: 
    • Safety trainings 
    • Audits and assessments results and compliance 
    • Resort safety programs and compliance 
    • Advising and coaching front line, department and resorts leaders on Health and Safety initiatives 
  • Be an unbiased leader and voice for resort leadership so they understand the risks and opportunities to drive, improve, and then maintain superior safety performance. 
  • Understand the core business needs and adjust safety strategy to the business.  
  • Address compliance and regulatory safety, risk management trends and regulatory focus areas as directed by the Regional Senior Manager and/or Director.  
  • Engage, as required, with local, state and federal officials as necessary to support Health and Safety Compliance and best practices. 
  • Communicate across a variety of stakeholders in a matrix environment. 
  • Identify and execute projects in coordination with Regional Senior Manager 
  • Be a model for leadership development on the Health and Safety team 
  • Advise and support the Regional Senior Manager and all operations including Mountain Division, Security, Environmental, Sustainability, Hospitality and VRR. 
  • Responsibility for Health and Safety programing and oversight for multiple resort locations within the Midwest beyond immediate location.
  • Some travel in the region may be required.
  • Other duties or tasks as assigned 


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 1-3 years’ experience working in Health and Safety or related field 
  • Supervisory Experience: Safety Committees, teams, or equivalent 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including project management software, Visio
  • Advanced Skier or Snowboarder
  • Preferred Skills or Competencies: Experience analyzing, and advising on safety data analytics 
  • Experience leading and implementing change 
  • Appropriate Accreditations: OSHA 501, 511, ASSP 
  • Experience in influencing change 
  • CSP or experience in the professional safety world 
  • Operational experience in the winter sports industry or other ski area operations (not mandatory but useful)


The expected Total Compensation for this role is $59,100 - $79,530 + annual bonus. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

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

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


Vail Resorts offers a ‘Hybrid’ work environment where employees living within 50 miles of the Broomfield office work on-site Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and have flexibility to work off-site on Mondays and Fridays.  Employees living outside of a commutable distance can work remotely from British Columbia, Washington D.C., 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 in person or off-site, 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 or off-site 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  502029
Reference Date: 07/02/2024 
Job Code Function: Health & Safety 
Job Type: Hybrid- Resort 

Nearest Major Market: Vermont