Activities Specialist (Nordic Center)

Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Keystone, CO, US

Company:  Keystone Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2023/2024


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, and mountain shuttles
  • 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 Specifications:

  • Outlet:  Nordic Center
  • Expected Pay Range: $22.00 - $23.04 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Part Time
  • Skill Level: Entry, Intermediate, Advanced  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Experience with snowmobile operations for the grooming of Nordic trails.
  • Provides lessons and guided tours in one or more of the following areas: cross-country skiing, skate skiing and snowshoeing.
  • Enhances the guest experience through application of teaching and communication skills.
  • Answering phones, issuing skis & snowshoes to guests renting
  • Making sure all the Liability Forms are filled out,
  • Matching equipment with level of performance of renters, helping and instructing how to get in/out of the bindings.
  • General cleanup of the place at the end of the day, includes vacuuming, taking out garbage, answering and confirming all scheduled programs for the next day.
  • Knowledge of center and mountain, other trails in vicinity.
  • Knowledge of all our groomed trails.
  • Must be able to help in kitchen, know the “scoop”, help with dishes and bussing at busy times.
  • Team communication
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • High School or equivalent
  • General interest in the sport and knowledge of different techniques. 
  • Must have Fist Aid Basic Course.
  • Must be cross country skier or snow-shoer
  • Must know the different aspects of the sport.
  • Must know our trail system- and the county for additional destinations.


***If instructing, either PSIA certification or In-House Clinics for teaching.



The expected pay range is $22.00 - $23.04. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  499042
Reference Date: 11/20/2023 
Job Code Function: Nordic Center 

Nearest Major Market: Denver