Vail Resorts Plow Driver, Base Operations - Vail Mountain in Vail, Colorado

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

The Plow Driver Equipment Ops is focused on providing safe walking and driving surfaces for our guests and internal customers. Safety is one of our missions at Vail Resorts and employees that help us meet our goal to "be safe" are valued on our team! This position also has a hand in maintenance of our parking lots, as well as supporting our Base Area Ops team in various projects.


  • Snow plowing and snow removal operations at the resort, including ensuring slick surfaces are covered with traction material.

  • Cleaning and maintaining our parking lots.

  • Providing the safest possible surfaces for our guests and employees to drive and walk on.

  • Providing excellent internal and external guest service.

  • Safely and efficiently operating all equipment used by the Base Ops team including but not limited to Skid Steers, snow blowers, plow trucks, backhoe, front end loader, and dump truck.

  • Monitoring all equipment and make sure that all issues are addressed promptly and communicated with Vehicle Maintenance.

  • Daily vehicle checks.

  • Tire chain removal / installation and repairs.

  • Working unsupervised with a task list.

  • Hauling snow and other materials to and from our lots.


  • Must have a valid CDL with air brake certification - preferred

  • Ability to lift 100 lbs - required.

  • Previous equipment operation experience in relevant equipment - required.

  • Comfortable Driving Oversized Vehicles in Winter Conditions – required.

  • Experience in a high alpine environment in winter - preferred.

  • Previous plow/snow removal experience - preferred.

  • Previous dump truck driving experience - preferred.

What’s in it for you? Benefits include:

  • Free Ski passes for employees and dependents

  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family

  • Free ski lessons

  • Discounted lodging, food, gear and mountain shuttles

  • Discounted bike haul & golf

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans (full-time year – round positions)

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Excellent training and professional development

Be a part of the resort where it all started. Imagine belonging to a team that delivers the life of luxury to its guests while infusing the mountain lifestyle in every experience. Are you someone that never settles for second best? Take your mountain exploration to the next level and join a passionate group of people who thrive on extraordinary customer service. Come help us deliver unparalleled adventures in a place that is unrivaled and unflinching. Join the team at Vail – a place that’s Like Nothing on Earth.

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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