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Driving Team Lead

Date:  Jan 18, 2023

Kirkwood, CA, US

Company:  Kirkwood 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 

This Lead position will not only have an opportunity to discuss management of the department with the Assistant and Senior Managers but will be given the autonomy to make decisions, discuss route planning and help train drivers to ensure that they are following the DOT standards.


Job Specifications

  • Expected Pay Range  $20.80-$28.48
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time

  • Skill Level: Advanced  


Job Responsibilities

  • Two-week Training program for all new drivers
  • Open and Close shifts
  • Lead morning meetings with resort information, safety focus, etc.
  • Driving one of the buses when necessary.
  • Maintaining a positive and friendly culture with all transportation employees.
  • Greeting drivers when they arrive in the morning and prepare them for the day's tasks.
  • Making sure drivers have closed out their buses and refueled at the end of the day.
  • Keeping the break room and surrounding areas clean.
  • Providing leadership for staff on a daily basis.
  • Dispatching buses to different routes when needed based on guest and traffic demand.
  • Maintaining fleet of company trucks for driver use. (make sure they are fueled, clean and working with Vehicle Maintenance to keep serviced)
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have a CDL with Passenger Endorsement
  • Experience in a leadership position - required
  • Knowledge and understanding of FMCSA and DOT regulations that apply to a commercial passenger operation
  • Must be familiar with operating motor vehicles in an alpine environment
  • Must have a current and valid DOT medical card
  • Excellent personal, organizational and communication skills
  • Dedicated to the guest experience
  • Interested in career development and leadership opportunities
  • Strong work ethic
  • Able to dispatch during heavy traffic periods on town/resort roadways
  • Must have a Valid Driver’s License & Satisfactory Driving Record (in accordance with VR Drivers Policy)
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Post offer background check approval
  • Able to pass a pre-employment and random drug screening


The expected pay range is $20.80-$28.48. 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 491768

Nearest Major Market: California