Title:  Base Area Operator

Date:  Dec 4, 2023

Stowe, VT, US

Company:  Stowe 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: 

As the Base Area Operator, you will perform critical operations in the base area to deliver an incredible arrival experience for our guests. It is a great opportunity to perform a variety of different work through the day ensuring great service and smooth operations of the resort.   


Job Specifications: 

  • Expected Pay Range: $20.00 - $21.35 / hour

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time and Part Time Hours available  

  • Skill Level: Entry Level 


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in all base area operations which may include and is not limited to parking, scanning, or grounds maintenance at the base of the resort (inclusive of snow removal in the winter).  

  • Act as a flexible labor force for various projects and events 

  • Janitorial Duties  

  • Other duties as assigned 


Job Requirements:

  • Follow procedures and guidelines to stay safe and keep your team safe – your safety is our priority  

  • Comfortable working both inside and outside in seasonal environments 

  • Ability to lift 50 Lb. (22.6 Kg.) 

  • Ability to work standing on your feet and performing physical work consistently 

  • Ability to work weekends and holidays 


A Base Area Operator team member is a flexible employee who often works across multiple departments and in various roles to support the one resort mentality which could include one of the following: 

  • Mountain Activities 

  • Retail Rental operations 

  • Food and Beverage Support 

  • Ticket sales or scanning 

  • Lift Operations 

  • Guest Services 


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  496375
Reference Date: 07/12/2023 
Job Code Function: Roads and Parking 

Job Segment: Entry Level