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Driving Lead - Winter Seasonal

Date:  Dec 21, 2020

Kirkwood, CA, US

Company:  Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2020/2021

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. 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. 


The lead driver is responsible for all operational functions of demand-responsive, fixed route, and special event transportation. The Lead Driver supervises and manages driving staff of approximately 8-15 drivers in a fast paced, guest service oriented team environment. The lead driver is a self-starting individual who doesn’t react, but observes, orients, decides, and acts quickly and efficiently to accomplish the job.



  • Builds, maintains, and executes the day-to-day transportation schedule to include random special-resort needed transports. In addition, manages the Employee Shuttle Driver(s) schedule and fills in when needed.
  • Monitors and documents all policy violations, performance issues, guest and employee commendations/comments/complaints.
  • Coordinates maintenance needs of all vehicle fleet with internal vehicle maintenance shop and external contractors.
  • Makes regular contact with employees to ensure maximum shift coverage using either online scheduling database or other means as necessary.
  • Responds to, manages, and documents accidents and emergencies involving all Transportation equipment to include Shuttle busses, Jitneys, and any other applicable vehicles.
  • Monitors road and traction conditions. Keeps all drivers aware of any needed traction sand and traction devices – throughout the entire day or event evolution.
  • Mentors, trains, and coaches transportation employees on a daily basis.
  • Facilitates and attends all monthly team meetings.
  • Must be able to cover dispatching, driving, training shifts as needed.
  • Any/all other duties as assigned.



  • Hold and maintain California Class A, B CDL with applicable passenger endorsement - required
  • Satisfactory driving record - required
  • Working knowledge of office hardware and software - required
  • 2 years department-specific experience – preferred
  • 1 year supervisory experience – required
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously - required
  • Exemplary guest service skills – required
  • Ability to live On-mountain – preferred
  • Able and willing to work a flexible schedule as needed – required
  • Able to work continuously through the winter season without extended vacations – required
  • Ability to pass random drug tests – required


Kirkwood is for those that embrace the big mountain lifestyle and are as passionate about skiing and riding as they are about creating amazing experiences for our guests. Magical, raw, expansive and remote…Kirkwood is the stuff of legend. We’re famous for legendary snowfall, challenging inbounds terrain, backcountry guided tours and premier avalanche education programs. Those that come here come for an adventure unique to Kirkwood! Join our close-knit team working at one of the most stunning alpine resorts in the country. www.vailresortscareers.com

No transportation? Don't want to make the drive? No problem! We have an employee shuttle that runs EVERYDAY from South Lake Tahoe to Kirkwood, free of cost! We encourage all employees who don't want to make the commute themselves to jump on the shuttle, sit back and relax, on their way to work!  

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 274968

Nearest Major Market: California