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Team Lead - Trail Maintenance Crew - Full Time - Summer Seasonal - Stevens Pass

Date:  May 11, 2022

Stevens Pass, WA, US

Company:  Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2022

Do you love the mountains and wonder what it would be like to work at a mountain resort? Looking to try something new and learn how to ski, snowboard or downhill mountain bike? Are you looking to meet new friends from all over the country and world? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we invite you to come join our community at Stevens Pass today! Why not work where you play, and let Stevens Pass be your office.

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


Stevens Pass is looking for reliable and hardworking individuals to lead day to day operations in the field associated with building and maintaining the winter ski trail system as well as general labor and maintenance at the resort. The Team Lead position will work closely with the manager and lead the day to day operations as well as oversee the safety culture and training components. This position will focus more on leadership and coordinating efforts and communicating across multiple departments as necessary.


Job Duties:

  • Guide trail crew in daily projects and operations
  • Work with the Trail Crew Manager to organize and plan projects
  • Communicate regularly regarding projects progress, and operational/equipment needs
  • Execute projects in a safe and timely manner
  • Ensure trail crew compliance with all safety SOP’s and Procedures in the field
  • Requires basic carpentry skills, hand tool work, chainsaw and brush cutter operation, digging, lifting, concrete work, hiking, trail guarding, vegetation work, working with/around heavy equipment, welding, sign installation, and other trail crew projects
  • Provide medical response for employees, hikers and bikers on the premises as needed
  • Provide lift evacuation response during summer operation hours
  • Provide occasional assistance for resort special events


Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum four (4) years of experience on Trail Crew
  • Minimum of at least one (1) season as a Lead Trail Crew member.
  • Demonstration of strong leadership, organizational, and project planning skills
  • Demonstrated alignment with VR values:  Be inclusive, Be Safe, Have Fun, Drive Value, Do Good, Do Right, Serve Others
  • Ability to lift up to 75 to 100 pounds, with assistance as necessary
  • Ability to twist, turn, pull, and push
  • Possess current driver’s license
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time in extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to hike for long periods of time with gear
  • Ability to change and adapt with a flexible work schedule
  • Must be at least 21 years old


Preferred Requirements:            

  • OEC/EMT Certification
  • Lead or Team Lead position during winter operations
  • Winter patrol professional lift evacuation training including:
    • Ground based evacuation of detachable and fixed grip chairs
    • Ascending to chairs for problem solving
    • Strong rope rescue skills
  • Chainsaw experience (operations and maintenance)
  • Brush Cutter experience (operations and maintenance)
  • Heavy Equipment Experience
  • Welding Experience



Other Duties as Assigned:

This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for this job and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. The responsibilities of this position may change. The team member must be prepared to accept new responsibilities and transfer others.

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 426548