Title:  Climbing Guide

Date:  Nov 16, 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:

The Stowe Rocks Climbing Center is actively seeking Climbing Center Guides. Climbing Center Guides provide orientation and coaching to Stowe Rocks Climbing Center clients with technical knowledge of climbing and any other recreational opportunity Stowe Rocks Climbing Center offers. Climbing Center Guides inspect climbing equipment and terrain, supervise the climbing center, and is a climbing resource for clients. Climbing Center Guides must be able to communicate professionally, must be comfortable providing hands-on assistance, and must be able to survey the climbing area on a routine basis. Climbing Guides are certified internally to set up and operate technical adaptive climbing systems and perform technical rescues. In addition to operating the climbing center, Climbing Guides operate the other Stowe Rocks Climbing Center programs that include but are not limited to the adaptive climbing ACE program.


Job Specifications 

  • Outlet: Stowe Rocks Climbing Cente

  • Expected Pay Range: $20.00 - $21.36 / hour

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time 

    • Friday through Monday, holidays required 

  • Skill Level: Entry Level 


Job Qualifications:

  • Must be guest-service oriented.
  • Must have minimum first aid qualifications including current CPR and accredited Basic First Aid certifications.
  • Ability to work at height.
  • Ability to learn and to demonstrate technical rope work, and to use and demonstrate the use of climbing equipment such as carabiners, belay devices, pulleys, lanyards, etc.
  • Visual acuity necessary to inspect and monitor equipment and operations.
  • Good communication skills, both with coworkers and guests.
  • Successfully completed Stowe Rocks Climbing Center Technical Rescue Training.
  • Successfully completed Stowe Rocks Climbing Center ACE Program Training.


We are looking for enthusiastic team players to join us in providing our guests with a superior recreational experience and an attitude of constant improvement and excellence. We offer great recreational benefits and resort discounts!


The expected pay range is $20.00 - $21.36. 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  498621
Reference Date: 10/18/2023 
Job Code Function: Activities 

Job Segment: Entry Level