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"Funnest "job" ever!"

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Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Keystone, CO
Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Keystone, CO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Vail Resorts full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Ski every day, for free! As a ski instructor, you get paid to show others the passion that you have for skiing. What could be better than that? Maybe only a surfing instructor.

Cons

Vail Resorts acts like the large corporation that it is, so you are just another cog in their wheel making them money. They didn't seem to care about the peons at the bottom.

Advice to Management

Treat your employees more like your customers, and people will stay with you for life!

Other Employee Reviews for Vail Resorts

  1. "Alpine Ski Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Alpine Skiing Instructor in Breckenridge, CO
    Current Employee - Alpine Skiing Instructor in Breckenridge, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vail Resorts part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great opportunity, great environment. Best instructors in the world - when you're not working you get free alpine training! Fun and inviting atmosphere. Free lift ticket.

    Cons

    You'll get tons of work during holiday season, but if you lack seniority it is tough to get consistent hours between holidays. The hourly pay is just enough to pay the rent, you'll need tips to live well.

    Advice to Management

    Like many people I worked for only one season. I loved it, but I have not been back to visit - instead I've been skiing many other non-Vail resorts. I think management should leverage their one-season-only employees as marketing ambassadors by targeting employees early and building a relationship. With social media and a certain incentive package, the one-season-only employee could create immense value.


  2. "Fun job."

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    Former Employee - Ski Patrol III in Beaver Creek, CO
    Former Employee - Ski Patrol III in Beaver Creek, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ski every day
    Great medical training

    Cons

    Executive level management is so disconnected from Ski Patrol. They make it incredibly hard to do your job well.

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