Date:  Mar 30, 2024

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 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.


Hiring for our seasonal positions occurs on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until June 15th or until the positions are filled (whichever is first).


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 bartender provides friendly and courteous service of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and food to guests and servers, while following state laws and corporate guidelines.


Job Specifications

  • Outlet: Tavern on the Square
  • Expected Pay Range: $11.40 - $12.89 + Tips  
    • Guaranteed $20 minimum inclusive of tips.
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time


Job Responsibilities

  • Ensures smooth, efficient and sanitary bar operations, as well as cash handling and providing change for the servers. 
  • Must be knowledgeable in the preparation of various alcoholic beverages including mixed drinks, wine, and beer.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the preparation of all food and alcohol menu items.
  • Must maintain stock levels throughout the day.
  • Learns the names and personally recognizes regulars and members.
  • Maintains bottles and glasses in an attractive and functional manner to support efficient drink preparation and promotion of beverages.
  • Clear and reset tables in bar area.
  • Maintain cleanliness in all areas of the bar including counters, sinks, utensils, shelves and storage areas.
  • Be available to fill in as needed as a server to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the restaurant manager or immediate supervisor.

 Job Requirements

  • At least 2 years previous bartending experience preferably in a fine dining restaurant - required. 
  • Must have or obtain valid TIPS certification upon employment (will provide training) - required. 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older - required. 
  • Must be able to lift and carry 40+ lbs - required. 
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays - required. 
  • Must be fluent in English - required. 
  • ServSafe or Food Handler’s Card (or ability to obtain) – required.




The expected pay range is $11.40 - $12.89. 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  500032
Reference Date: 02/07/2024 
Job Code Function: Front of House 

Nearest Major Market: Denver