Retail Associate

Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Truckee, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California Resort
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.


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:

Come to work at a world class mountain shop and enjoy the best benefits package in the industry.  Join our passionate team and we’ll train you in all aspects of selling the latest outdoor gear - no experience required!  As a Retail Associate, you will provide our guests with gear and services for the ultimate outdoor experience. 


Job Specifications:

  • Outlets: True North (Village)
  • Expected Pay Range: $20.00 - $21.35 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time and Part Time
  • Skill Level: Entry Level


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent guest service and product knowledge                                                 

  • Outfit guests with the latest outdoor gear - we'll train you! 

  • Work together with teammates to maintain safety Standards                        

  • May include other duties such as cashiering, rentals, or assisting other departments               

  • Other duties as assigned       


Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule; including nights, holidays and weekends.     

  • Commitment to exceptional Customer Service.                

  • Ability to stand and move in an active, team-oriented environment for extended periods.                                                               

  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English      


A Retail Associate is a flexible employee who often works across multiple departments and in various roles which could include one of the following: 

  • Resort Activities 

  • Retail Rental operations 

  • Food and Beverage Support 

  • Ticket sales or scanning 

  • Lift Operations 

  • Base Area Operations 



Additional requirements for hires under age 18:

  • Submission of a Parental Consent Form upon hire, along with other applicable documents required by state law; such as a work permit, physician's note, and/or proof of birthdate

The expected pay range is $20.00 - $21.35. 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  499045
Reference Date: 11/20/2023 
Job Code Function: Store Operations 

Job Segment: Entry Level