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Vail Resorts Ski Instructor Interview Questions

Updated Dec 13, 2017
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Ski Instructor Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Vail Resorts in December 2017.

Interview

This interview process was TERRIBLE and completely unprofessional.

Vail Resorts applications are all completed online and then according to whatever algorithm they use to cull applicants, you may be contacted to go further in the process.

First step is a phone interview, which is set according to a time you choose in an online scheduler. For this experience, I selected a time that was towards the end of a Friday. The interviewer called several hours before my scheduled time to see if I was available so that she could "take off early on a Friday", to which I told her unfortunately no, I was at work myself and preferred the time I had originally chosen. An hour later, I received an email from her saying that she had been called into a meeting and would not be available for our scheduled call. I responded and received an auto-reply saying that she had moved departments and would no longer be responding to job applicant emails. I was then bumped to a new person completely.

The new person contacted me to reschedule our phone interview. Talking with this person, we discussed the position, timing, etc., and then she told me that the hiring manager at the mountain would contact me personally for a final interview. I received a call from the same interviewer two days later saying that all the slots were full and they were no longer looking for additional applicants. This was the end of the process.

This was a totally unprofessional experience and ended up being a complete waste of my time. I have applied to several positions at Vail and they have all gone more or less like this. Very disappointing.

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Other Interview Reviews for Vail Resorts

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    Ski Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Vail Resorts (Denver, CO) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Extremely easy and relaxed. Only basic questions and if you have ever worked for even a day with kids you will get job. Interview lasted 20 mins. If you have a pulse you will get the job.

    Interview Questions


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    Ski Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Vail Resorts in August 2016.

    Interview

    applied online, very easy interview process. Went through phone screening and waited for a call from the hiring manager within a couple of weeks. very nice phone screening interview, easy.

    Interview Questions

    • what level skier do you consider yourself?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Ski Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Truckee, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Vail Resorts (Truckee, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I think I had one interview, with my direct superior. I had a recommendation from two people within the company as well, so that helped. Vail will hire you even if you can't ski. They're the best ski education organization in the world, so they can teach anyone how to ski and how to teach skiing. It probably lasted 10 minutes. Super easy going, I got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • How long have I been skiing   1 Answer

  4.  

    Ski Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Vail Resorts (Colorado Springs, CO) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Turned in resume with cover letter and answered some short essays online. After a few weeks they called for a 1st interview. This was an interview with a corporate person to screen all employees. After this there was a second interview with the actual hiring manager at the ski school. They interview and hire a lot of people, so the process felt pretty automated but was fine.

    Interview Questions

    • What level of skiier are you?   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Ski Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Vail Resorts.

    Interview

    I applied with no experience and got declined, then I applied for the college internship program and got accepted to the same position.
    Phone interview with HR rep, very nice asking my experience with skiing where, how long, experience with kids, experience with leadership.

    Interview Questions

    • Will you be able to work in harsh conditions, changing drastically at a moments notice? Describe your experiences working with kids?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None.


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    Ski Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vail, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Vail Resorts (Vail, CO) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Vail Resorts Corporate Office contacted me within one day of submitting my application for a preliminary interview. We were able to schedule another interview with the head of the department I was applying to within the week. To be honest the reason I wound up working for Vail and not another ski resort was because of their timely interview process. I was offered a job and arranged to move before any other resorts even contacted me for an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if one of your students was falling asleep during the lesson?   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Ski Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Northstar, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Vail Resorts (Northstar, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    I was supposed to do a group interview, which were conducted every half hour all day with different groups, but I was a bit late and got a private interview. He asked me about past jobs, ski experience, and availability. He really liked my resume and personality and hired me on the spot. He then told me about how I was going to, not possibly, get my instructing certification which gave me a $5 per hour raise and better classes all around. It was a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • He asked my why I thought I'd be a good instructor.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate my schedule.

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    Ski Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Breckenridge, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Vail Resorts (Breckenridge, CO) in November 2012.

    Interview

    It was on the phone and online they are pretty easy to get hired, they are always short staffed. General straightforward process. Spoke with my future supervisor during the initial interview. After offer and acceptance of job over initial phone interview, everything else was waiting for HR to get all the paperwork done

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to be a ski instructor   1 Answer

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    Ski Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Truckee, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Vail Resorts (Truckee, CA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview only. They wanted to make sure that I had some experience with kids and on the snow. It could have been skiing or snowboarding. They offered lessons at the beginning of the winter if I was not an advanced skier. After the phone interview there was no more interviews, just a physical fitness test which was very simple.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have experience with working with kids?   1 Answer

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