OUR LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY

At Vail Resorts, we encourage every employee at every level within the company to be a leader.

We support your quest to reach your peak by providing extensive resources. Learn from great business minds and take our leadership development courses. Get guidance from your individual managers, who take a personal interest in employee advancement.

As your skills and achievements grow, opportunities for lateral and upward mobility exist in numerous jobs at our resorts across North America and in our corporate headquarters.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AT VAIL RESORTS

EC Leadership Development

Higher Ground Series

Leadership Ascent

Robust Performance Management Process

Customized Individual Development Plans

Leadership Essentials

Leadership Competencies

EC Leadership Development

Set the Example


Higher Ground Series

Develop the leadership pipeline for key leadership positions


Leadership Ascent

Develop leaders for the toughest level - middle management


Robust Performance Management Process

Annual goal setting and feedback with managers, including mid-year and annual reviews


Customized Individual Development Plans

One on one coaching with managers to navigate, support and develop individual goals


Leadership Essentials

Develop our largest population of leaders who have the closest interaction with guests


Leadership Competencies

Six powerful concepts guide our behavior: Re-imagine, Drive, Develop, Out Front, Connect, Passion

OUR CORE LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

RE-IMAGINE

Innovate and lead change.

Take risks, challenge the status quo and foster new ideas.


DRIVE

Be decisive. Take initiative. Step up and execute.

Take accountability for results.


DEVELOP

Develop yourself and others. Become self-aware. Seek feedback.

Create future leaders and support the growth of team.


OUT FRONT

Be forward thinking, always operating one step ahead of our guests and business needs.

Strategize and prioritize the most important work.


CONNECT

Build strong relationships. Listen. Inspire trust.


PASSION

Demonstrate passion for our product, culture, mission and vision.

Inspire others through your passion.

WHAT IT’S LIKE WORKING AT VAIL RESORTS

Beth G. Profile Image

"We’ve created an expectation that the company's leaders open themselves up to an honest journey of leadership development. This makes our collective environment a much more direct, honest, understanding and supportive place to work."

Beth G.

VP Public Affairs & Sustainability, Broomfield

Been with Vail Resorts Since: 2007

Kieran C. Profile Image

". . . the embodiment of our culture is 'Vulnerable Leadership,' with the sense that the more you give of yourself to your team, your peers, your manager, the more you will get back in return."

Kieran C.

Senior Director of Marketing, Broomfield

Been with Vail Resorts Since: 2010

Mike G. Profile Image

"Two things come to mind in relation to leadership within VR - Self-Awareness and owning your contribution to your own success as well as that of your coworkers and the company. Too often people look at outside influences for the reason they are not succeeding."

Mike G.

Vice President and COO Keystone Ski Resort

Been with Vail Resorts Since: 2007

John B. Profile Image

"Leadership helps define the future through aligning and inspiring people, and over the last four years Vail Resorts has embarked on a leadership journey affecting leaders at all levels of the organization, from our line level supervisors to our executive committee. There is no greater effort that we could embark upon with our management team than to improve the abilities of those that help drive our business."

John B.

Vice President and COO Breckenridge Ski Resort

Been with Vail Resorts Since: 1994

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