Base Area Operator

Date:  May 24, 2023

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2023


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing the mountains, or you already call them home, 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 and our remote Corporate team, you can join 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), 40% retail discounts, summer activities discounts, wellness benefits, and the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience.


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 


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. 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 

  • Wage:  $20.00 - $22.00 / hour

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full 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, maintenance of the base of the resort 

  • 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 - $22.00. 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 494751

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Entry Level