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Base Area Operations - $17 per hour

Date:  Aug 4, 2022

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Year Round

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 program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Join us to create your Experience of a Lifetime!


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, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (after eligible employees work 500 hours) 
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 





Job Specifications: 

  • Starting Wage: $17 per hour
  • Effective October 2022 minimum wage will be increased to $20 per hour.
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time


This is a supervisory position for the Base Area Operations, with direct reports. Responsible for hiring/staffing, scheduling and performance management/evaluations. Also fulfills day-to-day work responsibilities for the organization as needed.


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Training and follow up of development for direct reports
  • Maintenance, inventory and tracking of tools and storage
  • Maintenance , inventory and tracking of equipment
  • Set and follow guidelines to maintain safety and compliance when  utilizing tools and equipment
  • Lining out work based on group priorities for part of the work week.
  • Work with other groups in department to coordinate completion of larger projects
  • Understand and utilize Coupa purchasing tool
  • Maintain regular and effective communication with direct leadership and other group leaders.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma
  • 2-3 seasons working on grounds crew or maintenance type work
  • 1-2 seasons supervising direct reports
  • OSHA or other safety training preferred
  • Able to use spreadsheets and online calendar
  • English, fluent
  • Experience with heavy equipment, preferred




The budgeted range starts at $17 per hour.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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 399349

Nearest Major Market: Denver