Trail Maintenance Crew

Date:  Dec 3, 2023

Ludlow, VT, US

Company:  Okemo Mountain 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:

The trail maintenance crew member will assist the trail maintenance crew supervisor in the execution of the daily work plan.  This individual is responsible for assisting in general trail maintenance, installing and maintaining erosion control measures, participating in revegitation efforts, padding and risk management, ski lift function, special events, snow removal, brush removal, resort personnel transports, light carpentry and any other environmental related activity. The trail maintenance crew member will be responsible for implementing and practicing safety throughout each and every day.


Job Specifications:

  • Expected Pay Range: $20.00 - $22.76 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time
  • Skill Level: Intermediate


Job Responsibilities:

  • Determine the correct tools needed to complete assigned tasks and keep track of the tools to ensure they return at the end of the day and are properly stored for the night.
  • Safely execute all functions by evaluating immediate surroundings, and ensuring that the proper PPE is being used for self and others.
  • Ensure that there is a clear understanding of the requested tasks and ask for clarification when needed.
  • Ability to comprehend company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve in the field.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the tools and equipment related to completing assigned tasks.
  • Has a clear understanding of summer access roads and travel paths.
  • Contribute to team effort by participating in Job Sharing, assuming responsibility for the cleanliness of the resort and safety of guests and employees; participating in safety meetings; accepting diverse assignments; maintain a positive and friendly attitude and demeanor in all internal and external interactions.
  • Meet service level objectives and department goals as set forth by immediate supervisor.
  • Ability to be flexible with working hours and schedule. 
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:


  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle, as well as an ATV and snowmobile
  • Intermediate to Advanced level skier or snowboarder
  • Possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment and perform multiple tasks
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as individually
  • Ability to adapt to changing weather conditions
  • Strong guest interaction skills

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift 75 pounds (heavy lifting)
  • Ability to endure repetitive actions, such as bending, standing, lifting, walking on all types of terrain including slopes, and climbing lift towers
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Degree in Resort or Hospitality Management or Outdoor Recreation/Tourism Management desired, but not required.



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  497154
Reference Date: 08/09/2023 
Job Code Function: Trail Maintenance