Vail Resorts is known as one of the most luxurious destination resorts in not only Colorado but around the globe. They own and operate more than 14 resorts across eight states and three countries including the US, Australia, and Canada. Their staff consists of more 26,000 employees from ski instructors to corporate office jobs in Broomfield. Over the past several years, Vail Resorts has recruited CU Boulder students for a variety of different positions in their organization. Don't miss your chance to network with them at the Mountain Sports Expo on Tuesday, October 10 from 5-7 pm in UMC 235.
So, what does it take to land a job working in the outdoor industry? Here's what recruiters from Vail Resorts think:
Why not? Whether you’re giving ski lessons and in boots 170 days a season, or driving a desk in Human Resources in Vail, being able to share the love for an amazing place, sport, or adventure and in turn inspire that passion in others is rewarding on a daily basis.
The ability of a candidate to speak with passion (and clarity) about an endeavor they’ve engaged in, and demonstrating that they’ve gone above and beyond in work/school/community because then we’ll know you can provide the Experience of a Lifetime to our guests.
Brave! Ambitious! Passionate! This is how we describe our employees. It takes a lot of courage to choose a mountain lifestyle. All of our jobs are demanding and to be excellent we have to be ambitious in our work effort to achieve and exceed our goals. We align who we are with what we do, therefore our passion for our product (guest service, in addition to skiing, of course) shows through in everything we do!
Work on communication skills! Written and verbal (especially listening!) communication skills are crucial to success in any career.