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Equipment Operator

Date:  Nov 16, 2022

Crested Butte, CO, US

Company:  Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world. 


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


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, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


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 




Job Summary:

Ideal candidate has supervisory skills, general knowledge of equipment (Bobcat skid steer, Toolcat 5600, Backhoe), and able to track and log hours. Assist Manager/Supervisor in training and tracking of snow shovelers time.  Available to assist other departments as needed, which may include, but are not limited to:  fall landscaping, hanging decorations for holidays, set-up and removal of summer fencing, stages and other tasks necessary to assist with the transition from Summer Operations to Winter Operations. Position requires a valid drivers license, snow removal experience utilizing heavy equipment, Skid Steer, Snow Plow Trucks, Backhoes, Snow Blowers, Shovels and Ice Chippers.


Job Specifications:  

  • Starting Wage:  $21 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time and Part Time Available
    • Able to work various shifts 7 days a week as early as 5:00 am. Must be available to work Holidays
  • Skill Level: Intermediate 
  • Other Specifics: On Call / Remote  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Applicant must be able to meet stringent company eligibilty guidelines to drive vehicles and operate machinery
  • Operate heavy eqipment and plow trucks in a safe manner, insuring safe efficient operations 
  • Oversee Snow Shovelers, insuring safe efficient snow removal operations 
  • Make sure parking lots are plowed properly,maximizing time and equipment. 
  • Responsible for hourly maintenance of equipment-grease, tire chains, cleanliness, etc.
  • Responsible for reviewing snow shovelers time sheets 
  • Available to assist Maintenance department in tasks needed. 
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year heavy equipment experience - required
    • Bobcat / Plow Truck experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent - required
  • Able to read, write, speak, understand and comprehend English fluently - required
  • Valid Colorado driver's license and clean driving record - required
  • Able to lift and carry 100lbs - required
  • Previous experience in snow removal operations using heavy equipment - preferred



The budgeted range starts at $21 - $28.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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 490382

Nearest Major Market: Colorado