Grooming Analyst (Current Employee) – South Lake Tahoe, CA – June 18, 2018
Working for vail resorts really depends on your boss. Some resorts have tons of fun and awesome staff. Others have horrible bosses that are no fun (at least in the corporate world). You get a ski pass and if you have a cool boss you get to ski whenever. But if your boss sucks then good luck trying to get out to ski.
Ability to take a career as far as a person would like
Customer Service, PR, Ski Instructor, Trainer (Former Employee) – Vail, CO – April 30, 2018
Working for Vail Resorts was one of the most supportive, energizing and growth-promoting workplaces I've experienced. I had the opportunity to both focus on a vocation I was passionate about as well as explore other jobs across different departments with complete support.
Training, self-directed work, creativity
Often outdoors in challenging weather, extremely high cost of living in the area
Enjoyable work environment with room for growth for those who work hard
Ski Instructor (Current Employee) – Vail, CO – April 27, 2018
Enjoyable work environment with generally enthusiastic colleagues. Corporate structure can be challenging to navigate. However, if you spend enough time working your way up the corporate ladder, those who work hard will rise to the top.
Senior Analyst (Current Employee) – Broomfield, CO – April 24, 2018
Vail is a fun place to work, day in and day out. However, it's a trade-off. Their flex-time is the best benefit. You can leverage a lot of days off. But they rarely promote from within and they pay less than market.
Customer Sales & Services Manager (Current Employee) – Broomfield, CO 80021 – April 19, 2018
Vail is a great company to work for and I am proud to say I work here. I strongly encourage anyone to apply as they have the strongest management development training on the job market! It’s hard to not work for a place that is all about creating an experience and having fun.
They think a free ski pass compensates for poor pay and benefits.
Central Reservations Sales Agent (Current Employee) – Broomfield, CO – April 3, 2018
Terrible pay, but the CEO has a villa at Vail. Benefits take 5 months to get, and then their sub-standard. The management team is entirely incompetent. A bunch of ski bums who think they know how to sell. They mislead customers to get the sale. They say they're into ethics, but they don't walk the walk.
Children's Ski School Instructor (Former Employee) – Beaver Creek, CO – March 19, 2018
Being a college student this job has been perfect for me. I have been able to learn so much about the industry while being able to work as much as I needed to. I have been there for 3 years and I have greatly enjoyed my instructing experience. Allows me to work with people every day in a happy environment and get the opportunity to help people improve at a great activity.
Free lunches, wide variety of discounts, opportunity to work a lot.
Area Manager (Current Employee) – Truckee, CA – March 14, 2018
It is just great living and working in the mountains. You will have long hours at times. Low wages for frontline staff members does create a difficult situation attaining staff as well as retainment with the high cost of living in the mountain areas.
The restaurant industry is very demanding, often there was a lack of respect amongst staff members which made working as a team rather difficult. The overall vibe with J1's was great, very friendly people. Great way to meet people from all over the world.
Free ski pass
Long hours, no time and a half on holidays such as christmas or new year, very few tips if you aren't a server.
Heavenly - Lift Operator (Former Employee) – California – March 10, 2018
Don't work for Vail Resorts. The employees treat each other horribly, the management treats the employees horribly, and the customers treat the employees horribly. The only enjoyable part of this job is the snowboarding.
Children's Ski Instructor (Former Employee) – Park City, UT – March 9, 2018
If you are looking for a job that fits your culture and lifestyle, this is for you! Everyone there wants to succeed and advance to make more money. There are SO MANY opportunities. The management is really awesome about working with your schedule and health. Honestly, no real complaints.