Equipment Operations

Date:  Feb 17, 2024

West Dover, VT, US

Company:  Mount Snow
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2023/2024


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.

Hiring for our seasonal positions occurs on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until March 15th or until the positions are filled (whichever is first).


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, and mountain shuttles
  • 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 Equipment Operator will operate a variety of equipment, trucks and tractors for the purpose of mountain and utility repair, maintenance, and construction of facilities. 


Job Specifications: 

  • Expected Pay Range: $20.00 - $22.76 / hour 

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time 

  • Skill Level: Entry 


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide routine maintenance to slopes and operate all equipment used by the Mt. Ops team including but not limited to Skid Steers, Fork Lifts, and Backhoes 

  • Monitor all equipment and make sure that all issues are addressed promptly and communicated with Vehicle Maintenance 

  • Physical Labor will be required due to the broad scope of the jobs that will be done for the resort 

  • Work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, etc. 

  • Take directions and work as part of a team 

  • Accurately troubleshoot equipment problems 

  • Plays helpful and constructive role in training of new and developing operators 

  • Other duties as assigned 


Job Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or GED - preferred 

  • Valid Driver's License – required 

  • Previous heavy equipment experience - required 

  • Previous guest service experience - required 

  • Read, Write, and Speak English fluently - required 

  • Ability to lift 50lbs and perform physical labor - required 

  • Ability to work outside in a high alpine environment - required 


Job Requirements: 

  • At least 1 year heavy equipment experience- required 

  • Experience using power tools- preferred 

  • High school diploma or equivalent 

  • Able to read, write, speak, understand and comprehend English fluently 

  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record 

  • Able to lift and carry 100lbs 



The expected pay range is $20.00 - $22.76. 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  499787
Reference Date: 01/19/2024 
Job Code Function:  

Nearest Major Market: Vermont