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Vail Resorts Overview

Broomfield, CO
10000+ employees
1962
Company - Public (MTN)
Sports & Recreation
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Vail Resorts is the premier mountain resort company in the world and a leader in luxury, destination-based travel at iconic locations.

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Mission: At Vail Resorts, our mission is simple – to create the Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can in turn, provide the Experience of a Lifetime for our guests.

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Vail Resorts Reviews

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Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz
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  • "Amazing people, very corporate"

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    I worked at Vail Resorts part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I landed a great gig at Kirkwood, and my boss Jamie was amazing! We had a great season at the Sunrise Grill on the backside!

    Cons

    Very corporate, but the mountain makes it all worthwhile!

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to great people like Jamie!

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Vail Resorts Photos

Vail Resorts photo of: The Lodge At Vail
Vail Resorts photo of: Small group meeting - Vail Resorts HQ near Boulder CO.
Vail Resorts photo of: Employees getting coffee in the cafe - Vail Resorts HQ near Boulder CO.
Vail Resorts photo of: Employees playing fooseball in the cafe - Vail Resorts HQ near Boulder CO.
Vail Resorts photo of: Employee Cafe - Vail Resorts HQ near Boulder CO.
Vail Resorts photo of: Vail Resorts HQ near Boulder CO.
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Vail Resorts Interviews

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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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Company Updates

  • Zero net emissions + zero waste to landfill + zero impact to forests & habitat = @VailResorts Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint by 2030.
    #epicpromise2030

    Press Release: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ49t

    Vail Resorts Makes an Epic Promise - Commits to Zero Net Operating Footprint by 2030

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. - July 25, 2017 - Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company will aggressively pursue a comprehensive sustainability commitment, called "Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint". This ambitious undertaking, announced to employees at a companywide event today, commits to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030 and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat.

  • Stowe Mountain Resort, our first mountain resort on the East Coast, is officially part of the Vail Resorts family. #stoweisnowepic
    Press Release | http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQtCz

    Vail Resorts Closes Its Acquisition of Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont, Representing the Company's First Ski Resort on the East Coast | Vail Resorts Corporate

    www.epicpass.com.About Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company's subsidiaries operate ten world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt.

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Vail Resorts Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 50 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2016
  • Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Best Employers, Forbes, 2016

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