Sales Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Breckenridge, CO – October 19, 2013
The possibilities are endless with this company! Generally generous compensation and ability for rapid promotion. Company is growing and Vail Resorts has numerous locations so relatively easy to get a job and move around. Can't beat the perks of a free ski pass for some of the world's top resorts, and for their summer fun park! Discounts on gear and food too! People are very friendly and fun to work with. Great environment and opportunity to learn new skills from their company-sponsored training centers.
Must be available through peak season which includes holidays.
Snowboard Instructor (Former Employee) – Park City, UT – June 7, 2017
Although Vail resorts is a large company, they treat every employee very well and provide a fantastic work experience. Working for Vail, its all about the customer, and when you can help a customer and actually make a difference with their experience at the ski resort, it goes a long way. Vail also has great values such as "do good" which is a committment to be enviornemntally concious and to become a more sustainable business.
Fun Job, Great Benefits, Unique culture, exciting lifestyle
Management Intern (Current Employee) – Brighton, MI – June 1, 2017
Great potential for a fulfilling career in the long run. Vail offers benefits and a 401K that allows what comes out to about a 3% contribution. On 300K this would be 3G but on one million over 20 years this would be 30G...why not? The culture is amazing. Free season passes to all Vail Resorts. Healthcare. There is no place like vail to work if someone is looking for a career that offers a lifestyle. Sure, the monetary incentive may not be the best at first ( you can be very rich if you become executive level) but the lifestyle is rich in itself. IF you like to snowboard this is the place for you ( or ski) there are no bounds to the places you can ride. Vail now owns whistler blackholmb and stowe. Added in 2017 to their onslaught of resorts.
Need to pay more considering executives compensation vs general manager
PROPERTY MANAGER (Current Employee) – Avon, CO – May 24, 2017
Great place to work - lots of upward mobility options. If you factor in the ski pass and discounts you get it's a significant part of pay. So, if you're not a skier maybe look some place else for higher pay.
Ski Instructor (Former Employee) – Beaver Creek, CO – May 22, 2017
Typically most resorts you are just assigned classes and work 6.5 hours a day and struggle to make a living in a ski resort. BC try to help instructors develop and stay with the company. They would help assign clients and if you took initiative and were successful you could manage your own calendar and business through the resort. They provide training, unpaid but if you pass the ski instructor exams by PSIA you do get a raise. They provide housing, it is only a small step above dorm room housing but it is inexpensive.
Reservations Account Manager (Current Employee) – Broomfield, CO – May 21, 2017
When Vail Resorts recruiters and management reached out to me, It sounded like a great job! Average account managers "make $40k a year average" with fantastic perks. The truth is Vail Resorts was looking for experienced sales people to replace the "Ski bums and college kids" that have been doing the job before and build up accounts for the company. The blow back on the company has been deep and severe due to the (as what they describe "misinformation") lies that were given to us on day one. With good earnings reports and positive light coming from Wall St, the truth is that they were trying to mislead us buy having us sell and manage, but more important, fill volumes of CRM data so that they can pester our clients with information and not allow us to do our jobs. Vail Resorts lack proper CRM tolls for their teams, are not open to new ideas and fail to understand business and sales cycles.
Free Season Pass
Management does not understand experienced sales people and provide false information.
Lift Operator (Current Employee) – Vail, CO – May 14, 2017
Being outside in cold weather was an adjustment but i loved every second of it. Talking to people all the time really helped with my customer service skills and made the day go by. Leading to start lifts and get them running was fun.
Ticket Scanner (Former Employee) – Dillon, CO – May 14, 2017
A typical to was to go to the work site to set up the lines with metal barriers then start scanning people through when the time came to open the lines. I learned to be patient with peoples problems and needs. Management was fun and professional. The workplace had a great vibe to it. The hardest part had to be the waether. The most enjoyable part was being on a ski resort so i could ski a lot.