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Lead Equipment Operator - Full Time - Winter Seasonal

Date:  Oct 20, 2021

Kirkwood, CA, US

Company:  Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2021/2022

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!  


As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Job Summary: The Equipment Operator is a detail oriented job that has a hand in the safety of our guests and employees. Safety is one of our missions at Kirkwood Resorts and employees that help us meet our goal to "be safe" are valued on our team!


 Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide excellent internal and external guest service. 
  • Safely and efficiently operate all equipment used by the Mountain Operations team including, but not limited to, skid steers, snow blowers, plow trucks, cinder spreader, backhoe, front end loader, and dump truck. 
  • Monitor all equipment and make sure that all issues are addressed promptly and communicated with Vehicle Maintenance. 
  • Responsible for routine vehicle checks daily. 
  • Responsible for tire chain removal / installation and repairs. 
  • Ability to work unsupervised with a task list required.



  • Ability to lift 100 lbs - required.
  • Previous equipment operation experience in relevant equipment - required.
  • Experience in a high alpine environment in winter - preferred.
  • Previous plow / snow removal experience - preferred.
  • Previous dump truck driving experience - preferred.


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. 

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 349629

Nearest Major Market: California