Mountain Dining Senior Director

Date:  May 23, 2023

Keystone, CO, US

Company:  Keystone Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing the mountains, or you already call them home, 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 and our remote Corporate team, you can join 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), 40% retail discounts, summer activities discounts, wellness benefits, and the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience.


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:

The Mountain Dining Senior Director is responsible for the F&B business results and guest experience at Keystone.  This position oversees all operations at Keystone’s five outlets – from high volume quick service restaurants, to full service casual restaurants, to coffee shops, bars and wedding/event spaces. This leader is a member of the Vail Resorts Mountain Dining Leadership Team, and a key member of the Keystone Mountain Senior Leadership Team, working to drive an overall high-quality resort experience founded on consistent execution of quality and service.


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Keystone
  • Expected Pay Range: $111,900 - $130,000 + annual bonus + equity
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Skill Level: Advanced


The right candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong learning agility.  Enjoys and excels in environments where they must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the new ideas, technologies, and approaches to business.
  • A brave, ambitious, and passionate leader who demonstrates a high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
  • Demonstrated business acumen, a track record of accountability and ownership in holistic business results.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for financial results in all outlets, maximizing revenue, managing COS, labor, and expense to achieve overall contribution targets. Responsible for department strategy supporting revenue generation, curating  outlets menu offerings,
  • Partner with the F&B Central Support Team to drive operational excellence, growth initiatives, financial accountability and implementation of best practices.
  • Responsible for overall safe operations and leading a culture of safety for Keystone Mountain Dining
  • Responsible for compiling capital project needs for operations, capital expense forecast, project management and execution.
  • Oversees service guidelines, and ensures operations are maintain a high level of guest service and employee experience.     
  • Works as a member of the resort's senior leadership team to drive an overall high-quality resort experience.
  • Builds, develops and holds accountable a talented management team that is aligned with resort goals and culture and can deliver to established operational standards.
  • Responsible for implementation and execution of Vail Resorts F&B SOPs and Best Practices.
  • Follows company compliance requirements.  Oversees the compliance of state liquor laws and all health regulations. Ensures that operations are enforcing sanitation and safety practices, complying with labor laws and company policies, and submitting monthly inventory reports.
  • Ensures the Mountain Dining department is meeting or exceeding recycling and waste diversion targets and environmental initiatives.
  • Responsible for day-to-day maintenance of Mountain Dining facilities to meet standards for safety, cleanliness and overall appearance, inside and out (including restrooms, snow removal, and exterior signage).
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent
  • Extensive experience including front and back of house in multi-unit, high volume, full service, fast casual, quick service operations and events, including weddings and banquets.
  • Strong track record of leadership growth and team development
  • Demonstrated success in leading guest service initiatives
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Ability to partner with colleagues and operate at a senior level



  • Minimum 5 years of senior leadership experience
  • ServSafe and TIPS Certifications (will be required prior to start of job)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • PeopleSoft & Infogenesis
  • Restaurant, & Resort Experience


The expected pay range is $111,900 - $130,000 + annual bonus + equity. 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 494529

Nearest Major Market: Denver