Lift Operator (Former Employee) – Vail, CO – August 13, 2014
Conduct safety checks at start of lifts; prepare and run lifts according to resort standards. Safety barrier setup and maintenance; perform run safety. High customer service at lifts to create a pleasant experience for each guest coming to the lift. Train new employees as they come through during the season. Perform closing duties to ensure end-of-day safety.
Conference Service Manager (Former Employee) – Dillon, CO – September 19, 2017
Often times there was more group events to plan for than a normal eight hour work day could allow. Besides receiving information from event organizers late and trying to schedule all activities, last minute groups would also be assigned. Once the event was taking place, it was a constant concern of who could be calling for what, which also meant the conference manager needed to be on site to ensure the event ran smoothly.
Great Ideas at the Executive Level - Poor execution at the Mgr level
IT Analyst II / Telecom OSP (Current Employee) – Avon, CO – September 17, 2017
The executives of Vail Resorts really do try to make the company a great place to work. However, there is an ingrained culture of very poor management at the lower levels that hamstring the initiatives almost every time.
Snow Maker (Current Employee) – Northstar, CA – August 30, 2017
very stressfull with EXTREMELY POOR management. constanly leaving workers to unsafe and dangerous conditions with unsafe non osha safe equipment. frayed tie downs. not strong enough for what we are carrying
Head Cocktail Server (Former Employee) – South Lake Tahoe, CA – August 14, 2017
I loved working for Vail. The most enjoyable part of the job was actually working with a lot of great people from all over the world, being surrounded with beatiful atmosphere of nature. Fun and life changing experience.
Cajera, Supervisora de uno de los Stands (Former Employee) – Summit County, UT – August 9, 2017
El idioma ingles fue practicado todo el tiempo, no solo con los clientes, sino con los mismos trabajadores y el manager principal. El clima laboral ayudo bastante a la adaptación de este trabajo fuera de país. Estuve a cargo de la venta de bebidas alcoholicas, sobretodo en fechas claves como año nuevo, Navidad y el día del Presidente, dentro de las cuales la cantidad de personas es bastante grande; sin embargo, contaba con el apoyo de mis demás compañeros en todo momento.
Lift Operator (Former Employee) – South Lake Tahoe, CA – August 5, 2017
Vail was a great company to work for starting out my new chapter when moving to the mountains. However, I recommend, finding another job in town soon after, odds are, it will pay more, and its a lot less work. Working for Vail (unless working at Kirkwood or in Australia) is VERY cooperate. Extremely poor communication between management and entry level employees. Very little opportunity to move up and make a career out of it. There is not much job security, even when wanting to work season to season. Very little investment in new employees who actually have the potential to be future managers. There is a reason why Vail is ALWAYS hiring.
If you are wanting to work for the ski pass, you come out better getting a better paying job in town and just buying one. Or working for another company.
Management, Scheduling, Communication, No Affordable Housing
Operations and Reservation Manager (Former Employee) – Broomfield, CO – August 4, 2017
Fun environment with lots of perks but compensation is well below market value. The management appears to treat employees well but beneath the surface employees are an easily replaced commodity which contributes to a constant brain drain. I found that promotion was impossible and they would prefer to hire external candidates but this may have improved since I left... they kept saying that they were working it. Turn over and burn through is a real issue. If you know the game it can be a fun and challenging environment with lots of variation to keep you on your toes and engaged. I had a lot of fun running my department over the years.
PS the HR department is a real pain to work with so if you find a position you are interested in you have to keep on them. It may take months to get hired.
Food Service Worker 3/ Culinary Student (Former Employee) – Keystone, CO – August 2, 2017
Vail is the leading ski resort management company in the world, and they got there by providing outstanding ski destination experiences. Management all the way down to service workers are treated fairly and the ski pass benefits rival anyone else’s.
Great environment, beautiful locations, awesome multi-mountain free ski passes
Expensive to live in many areas, especially Breckenridge and Vail. There are housing shortages in most, and Vail’s employee housing is very limited.
Worked at summer at Colter Bay. It was great to be able to visit the Tetons. Work wasn't overbearing so there was ample time to visit the mountains and see Yellowstone. The general manager is excellent and it's worth working there for at least one summer.