BENEFITS AND POLICIES

The perks start with a free ski pass, but as a Vail Resorts employee, that’s just the beginning. You’ll have a competitive set of benefits that you’d expect from an industry leader, along with non-traditional benefits that only a mountain resort company like Vail Resorts can offer.

Our Total Rewards program gives you access to some of the world’s most beautiful playgrounds and luxurious lodging properties – and the goods to enjoy each one to its fullest potential.

Here are a few of the perks and benefits available to eligible Vail Resorts employees and information on our company policies, which include our accommodation and presentation policy:

401(k) Empower Retirement Financial Vail Resorts' 401(k) Retirement Plan administered by Empower Retirement makes saving for your future as easy as possible. Currently Vail Resorts matches 50% of the first 6% employees contribute. The plan allows employees to take out loans in various circumstances. (some location exclusions apply)
EAP Compsych The EAP provides confidential and professional counseling, legal references, financial planning, child and elder care references and much more to help you and your family resolve any problems that may affect your personal lives or job performance. You and your household member's first 3 counseling sessions per Plan Year are provided at no cost.
Voluntary Benefits MetLife Auto, Homeowners & Pet Insurance The Auto, Home & Pet insurance programs allow you to purchase quality insurance at special group rates.
Ski Pass Employee & Dependents As a benefit provided by Vail Resorts, Employees receive free season access to skiing and snowboarding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City, Keystone, Northstar, Kirkwood, Heavenly Valley, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Arapahoe Basin (other locations may also apply based on area of operation). Eligible dependents may receive the same access for a minimal cost. (Dependent passes not available for Holiday Help Employees.)
Coupons & Lessons Employees Part Time employees with >5 years service will receive 2 comp lift tickets and 8 $60 discount lift ticket coupons to provide to friends/family. Part Time employees with <5 years service will receive 4 $60 coupons. (Lift ticket coupons not available for Holiday Help employees.) Lesson discounts may also be available - varies by location.
More Additional Perks Eligibility varies by benefit Vail Resorts also offers: Retail discounts, food discounts, lodging discounts, Colorado Mountain Express (CME) discounts, bus passes, Lasik procedure discounts, tuition discounts, pro deals, child care services and much more.
Medical UMR Basic & Enhanced HRA Plans Offered To: Seasonal Employees after 750 service hours (lodging only eligible for Employee coverage) Vail Resorts offers employees and their dependents two comprehensive medical plans utilizing the UnitedHealthcare Options PPO Network of providers. Both are consumer-driven plans with a company-funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) to help pay towards the first claims you incur in a year. Preventive care is covered at 100%, the employee share of the deductibles is low and Vail Resorts covers 80% or 70% of costs in-network.
Dental Guardian Offered To: Seasonal Employees after 750 service hours (lodging only eligible for Employee coverage) Vail Resorts partners with Guardian Dental to provide our dental insurance. Our dental plan covers an extensive range of benefits from check ups to treatment and even orthodontia. The plan provides in & out-of-network cost savings but you'll get greater coverage if you visit an in-network provider.
Vision VSP Offered To: Seasonal Employees after 750 service hours (lodging only eligible for Employee coverage) Our vision insurance is provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP) and provides coverage for exams, lenses, frames, and/or contact lenses. Utilizing VSP's in-network providers will provide cost savings to you.
EAP Compsych The EAP provides confidential and professional counseling, legal references, financial planning, child and elder care references and much more to help you and your family resolve any problems that may affect your personal lives or job performance. You and your household member's first 3 counseling sessions per Plan Year are provided at no cost.
401(k) Empower Retirement Vail Resorts' 401(k) Retirement Plan administered by Empower Retirement makes saving for your future as easy as possible. Currently Vail Resorts matches 50% of the first 6% employees contribute. The plan allows employees to take out loans in various circumstances. (some location exclusions apply)
Ski Pass Employee & Dependents As a benefit provided by Vail Resorts, Employees and eligible dependents receive free season access to skiing and snowboarding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City, Keystone, Northstar, Kirkwood, Heavenly Valley, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Arapahoe Basin (other locations may also apply based on area of operation).
Voluntary Benefits MetLife Auto, Homeowners & Pet Insurance

UNUM Critical Illness & Accident Plans
The Auto, Home & Pet insurance programs allow you to purchase quality insurance at special group rates.

The Critical Illness and Accident Plans are available for you and your family offering additional protection from unforeseen medical events. The coverages provide payments for various illness and injuries to be used for any purpose.
More Additional Perks Eligibility varies by benefit Vail Resorts also offers: Adoption assistance, Healthy Eating & Tobacco Cessation programs, tuition discounts, child care, ski and snowboard privileges, lodging and retail discounts and much more.
Medical UMR Basic & Enhanced HRA Plans Vail Resorts offers employees and their dependents two comprehensive medical plans utilizing the UnitedHealthcare Options PPO Network of providers. Both are consumer-driven plans with a company-funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) to help pay towards the first claims you incur in a year. Preventive care is covered at 100%, the employee share of the deductibles is low and Vail Resorts covers 80% or 70% of costs in-network.
Dental Guardian Vail Resorts partners with Guardian Dental to provide our dental insurance. Our dental plan covers an extensive range of benefits from check ups to treatment and even orthodontia. The plan provides in & out-of-network cost savings but you'll get greater coverage if you visit an in-network provider.
Vision VSP Our vision insurance is provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP) and provides coverage for exams, lenses, frames, and/or contact lenses. Utilizing VSP's in-network providers will provide cost savings to you.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Payflex Healthcare

Payflex Dependent Care
A Healthcare FSA allows you to set money aside on a pre-tax basis to assist with paying for healthcare expenses not covered by insurance. Vail Resorts' plan is administered by Payflex and allows you to set-aside up to $2,550 per calendar year.

A Dependent Care FSA provides a way to pay for eligible child-care or adult-dependent care expenses using pre-tax money. Vail Resorts' plan is administered by Payflex and allows you to set aside up to $5,000 per calendar year or $2,500 if married and filing separately, and $2,000 if you earned more than $115,000 in 2014.
Life/AD&D UNUM Our Basic Life/AD&D Insurance is 100% paid for by Vail Resorts and provides $25k of coverage for hourly employees, 1.5 x salary for salaried employees and a flat amount for executives. Employees can also purchase supplemental life coverage for themselves and their dependents at discounted rates.
Disability UNUM Our Short-Term Disability (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) coverages provide employees with income replacement when they are unable to work due to illness, injury or other medical conditions. STD & LTD provide up to 60% of income replacement while you are unable to work (CA employees have State Disability coverage).
EAP ComPsych The EAP provides confidential and professional counseling, legal references, financial planning, child and elder care references and much more to help you and your family resolve any problems that may affect your personal lives or job performance. You and your household's first 3 counseling sessions per Plan Year are provided at no cost.
401(k) Empower Retirement Vail Resorts' 401(k) Retirement Plan administered by Empower Retirement makes saving for your future as easy as possible. Currently Vail Resorts matches 50% of the first 6% employees contribute. The plan allows employees to take out loans in various circumstances.
Time Off Paid Time Off (PTO)

Extra Time Off (ETO)

Sick Time

Flexible Time Off (FTO)
Vail Resorts believes that periods of rest and relaxation are essential to your health and well being. Therefore PTO is offered and accrued based on the number of regular hours worked each pay period.

In addition to PTO, Vail Resorts offers Extra Time Off; 24 hours of additional time off granted beginning at the end of the first year worked.

Vail Resorts offers paid sick time to assist during periods of time when you are unable to perform your duties as a result of illness or injury.

FTO is paid time away from work for rest and relaxation, including vacation, holidays, medical and personal appointments and short term illnesses. It applies to all salaried exempt FTYR employees grade 25+ (PTO, ETO & Sick do not apply).
Ski Pass Employee & Dependents As a benefit provided by Vail Resorts, Employees and eligible dependents receive free season access to skiing and snowboarding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City, Keystone, Northstar, Kirkwood, Heavenly Valley, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Arapahoe Basin (other locations may also apply based on area of operation).
Voluntary Benefits MetLife Auto, Homeowners & Pet Insurance and Legal Plan

NUM Critical Illness & Accident Plans
The Auto, Home & Pet insurance programs allow you to purchase quality insurance at special group rates and with the convenience of payroll deductions. The Legal program gives you access to legal advice and assistance in a wide range of areas such as real estate matters, will preparation, debt problems, family law and more.

The Critical Illness and Accident Plans are available for you and your family offering additional protection from unforeseen medical events. The coverages provide payments for various illness and injuries to be used for any purpose.
More Additional Perks Vail Resorts also offers: Adoption assistance, Healthy Eating &Tobacco Cessation programs, tuition discounts, child care, ski and snowboard privileges, lodging and retail discounts and much more.

These company policies are presented as a matter of summary information only. We reserve the right to modify, revoke, suspend, terminate or change any or all of the information contained on this site and any plans, guidelines or procedures, in whole or in part, at any time, with or without notice. If you have any specific questions, please contact Human Resources or reference the Employee Guides here.

The Company will make good faith efforts to provide a reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees who are qualified individuals with a disability, unless the Company finds that such an accommodation would create an undue hardship. Individuals who believe that they are qualified and have a mental or physical impairment that is a disability, as defined by applicable law, should make a request for accommodation from their Human Resources Department. On receipt of an accommodation request, HR may meet with the requesting individual to discuss and identify the precise limitations resulting from the impairment and the potential reasonable accommodations that the Company might make to help overcome those limitations. If there is more than one effective accommodation available, individuals may not receive their preferred accommodation. The Company may require documentation to support the request, including documentation regarding the impairment and the limitations. HR, in conjunction with appropriate management representatives identified as having a need to know (e.g., the individual's manager/department head), will review the request and any supporting documentation to determine the feasibility of the requested accommodation(s) and will discuss the results of such review with the requesting individual.

The Company will make good faith efforts to provide a reasonable accommodation of an employee’s sincerely held religious belief(s), unless the Company finds that such an accommodation would create an undue hardship. If there is more than one effective accommodation available, individuals may not receive their preferred accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may include a change in the work environment or in the way tasks or responsibilities are customarily done that enables an employee to participate in his/her religious practice or belief without undue hardship on the conduct of the Company’s business or operations. A reasonable religious accommodation may include, for example, providing: unpaid leave for religious observances; time and/or place to pray; scheduling changes; or voluntary shift or hours substitutions. Employees should request a religious accommodation from their Human Resources Department. The Company may require documentation to support the request.

If, due to a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with a Vail Resorts company, please contact the local Human Resources office at the resort you are applying to.

Retaliation against individuals requesting accommodations is prohibited.

This Employee Presentation Policy replaces other company grooming standards referenced in the Employee Handbooks found on this site effective 8/1/2014.

EMPLOYEE PRESENTATION & UNIFORM POLICY

FOR U.S. RESORTS & LOCATIONS

It is important that you show up for work prepared to provide our guests the Experience of a Lifetime. This includes ensuring your interactions with customers in both service and appearance are professional and friendly. Serve others. Have fun. And, look good while doing your job!

These are the basic presentation expectations; please check with your manager for specific expectations that are required for your position and/or location based on business needs. When in doubt or if your appearance does not meet the requirements below, check in with your manager before you show up for work. If you come to work appearing outside the policy listed below, you may not be permitted to start your shift.

Hair

Hair should be clean, professional and kept back from the face. Extreme styles (e.g. mohawks) are not permitted.

Facial Hair

Beards, goatees, sideburns and mustaches are allowed up to ¾” length maximum and must be neatly trimmed at all times; otherwise, staff should be clean shaven at all times. Extreme styles are not permitted.

Nails

Fingernails should be clean and short or moderate in length; polished nails should be maintained in good condition.

Jewelry & Piercings

All jewelry must be professional in appearance. One small nose stud is allowed. Up to two earrings or one solid gauge up to ½” maximum in each ear is allowed. All other facial jewelry or visible body piercings, including additional nose rings, gauges and tongue studs are not permitted. Concealing jewelry with a bandage or other means is not permitted.

Tattoos

Employees may have visible tattoos, except in the face and neck area, that are in good taste and not offensive. An employee may be asked to cover his or her tattoo with clothing while on duty and must comply if requested.

Clothing

Employees are expected to dress professionally and follow all reasonable personal care standards, including regular bathing to avoid offensive or excessive odors such as body odor and/or perfume and cologne.

Footwear

Employees are expected to wear footwear that is appropriate for their position and in good condition.

Uniform

Certain positions require employees to wear a uniform while working. Employees are expected to wear uniforms in the appropriate manner; nametags must be worn and jackets zipped up to above nametag level. Promotional clothing that displays a message or promotes brands other than Vail Resorts and its strategic partners may not be worn while in uniform. All hats, where permitted, must be worn facing forward.

In addition, employees are expected to use appropriate equipment while on duty or in uniform and must keep their uniforms, helmets and equipment free of inappropriate, offensive images, stickers or statements, including anything promoting brands other than Vail Resorts and its strategic partners.

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