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Terrain Park Manager

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: Kirkwood, CA, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.


Position Status: Full Time Winter Seasonal

Start Date: September 1 2019

Location: Kirkwood


Kirkwood Mountain Resort, known for it's Big Snow, Legendary Terrain, is hiring for a seasonal Terrain Park Manager. This is the perfect role for someone who wants to advance within Terrain Parks but may not have ample opportunity at a larger mountain. Kirkwood is home to 3 progression parks as well as a myriad of natural features. In this role, you would own these parks from original build to season close. Build your team, build your park, build your career.


So... what do you think? Does this sound like you? Please, continue reading for a full job description. We look forward to your application: 


Role Overview: 

The Terrain Park Manager is directly responsible for producing the world class terrain park experience at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. This includes the design, construction, and daily maintenance of 3 + progression parks, managing daytime operations, and supervising seasonal Terrain Park staff. Additional job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Safety - guest and employee safety in the terrain parks.
  • Financial - develop and manage operation and capital budgets
  • Guest Service - exceed expectations for all levels of terrain park users.
  • Teamwork - towards coworkers and inter-related departments.
  • Training - responsible for department specific training and safety compliance training.
  • Efficiency - during the construction and development phase of terrain parks.
  • Performance - ensure that all employees are evaluated on their performance and that skill development is emphasized.
  • Events – event organization and team execution.



  • High School Education
  • 3-5 years’ experience in terrain parks or ski area operations (required)
  • 3 years’ experience in managing staff at supervisory level (required)
  • Current, valid driver's license
  • Microsoft Office experience (required)
  • Slope grooming vehicle operation experience (required)
  • Forklifts operation and welding and fabrication skills (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.


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 169880

Nearest Major Market: California