Lead Barista

Date:  Feb 6, 2024

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Year Round (10-month)


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.

Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is 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 Lead Barista will be responsible for providing prompt, professional and friendly guest service to restaurant & bar guests at all times.


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Marriott
  • Expected Pay Range: $10.63 - $14.32 / hour + tips
    • If hired into a tipped position, guaranteed to make a minimum of $20 / hour inclusive of tips
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time, Year Round (10 months)
  • Skill Level: Lead
  • Other Specifics: Tipped


Job Responsibilities:


  • Provide exceptional guest service with a professional attitude at all times.
  • Handles all opening and closing duties required to operate the restaurant and ensures that all stocking is done.
  • Consistently follows the steps of the service cycle as outlined in the brand standards and ensures the timing and flow of service is correctly paced Demonstrate great food and beverage knowledge with an ability to up sell to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Adhere to all state health regulations and all state liquor laws.
  • Adheres to the uniform standards and is productive and professional during entire shift
  • Prepares and serves a variety of coffee drinks, sandwiches and salads
  • Communicates all necessary and important information with the Restaurant Manager and the entire Food and Beverage team.
  • Ensures that all state health regulations are being adhered to.
  • Must be enthusiastic and interactive to help portray a friendly, fun and exciting bar environment
  • Print Shift Reports and resets
  • Train new staff on IG and restaurant policies and flow
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Able to communicate English
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish - preferred
  • Prior barista experience
  • Able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Current TIPS certification required within 30 days of hire
  • Previous restaurant POS experience - preferred


The expected pay range is $20.00. 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  498549
Reference Date: 10/13/2023 
Job Code Function: Front of House 

Nearest Major Market: Denver