Vail Ski & Snowboard Team,
There are a number of new staffing changes and opportunities in Vail Ski & Snowboard School management:
In 1981, Gates Lloyd put on a uniform and began his ski instruction career at Sierra Blanca Ski Resort (now Ski Apache) in New Mexico. He moved north and joined the Vail Resorts’ team at Keystone in ‘87, and in the years since has worn many hats, including instructor, trainer, and manager positions at Keystone, Breckenridge, and Vail, as well as being a leader on PSIA’s Alpine Examiner staff. Gates played a key role in the 2013 restructuring of our school management team, and his positive impact on the development of Vail’s training program, leadership of Lionshead Adults program, and contributions to Vail Resorts has been tremendous.
As such, it is with both great pride and a great sense of loss, that we congratulate Gates on his new job as the Director of Snowsports at Arapahoe Basin.
Kolby Knox made the decision to go back to “blue” for 2015-16. This change will better enable Kolby to continue his rise through the ranks of PSIA-RM, and will free-up more time for him to inspire our staff with his exceptional skiing, clinic leading, and instructional talents. Thanks for your years of service in “red,” Kolby!
As many of you know, Nat Hammerli got married in May. After 2 years as the Snowboard Training Manager, Nat is spending the winter in Louisiana with Jessica, but will visit us and put on a blue uniform to teach and lead some training. Nat has played an instrumental role in continuing the development of Vail’s snowboard training program, and we wish him well in his new endeavors.
Andres Moreda Bach accepted the assistant manager’s position with Vail Resorts Retail at Keystone Resort. Andres embraced our products, culture and mission, he inspired others and truly created an opportunity for an “Experience of a Lifetime” for our guests and employees. We wish him great success in his new position.
The below position are open for the 2015-16 season. Applications can be submitted at
Location Manager, Lionshead Adults: The Location Manager is responsible for the overall quality of the guest and employee experience at the Lionshead Adult Ski & Snowboard School. Hiring Manager: Lance Wellbaum. Requisition # 113857
Adult Group Lesson Supervisor, Golden Peak: Ski & Snowboard School Supervisors are responsible for the quality of the guest and employee experience in their program and at their POD. Hiring Manager: Jason Schetrompf. Requisition # 113523
Snowboard Training Manager: The Snowboard Training and Quality Product Manager is responsible for the creation, administration, quality, and staffing of snowboard training for all Vail Snowboard School instructors and trainers. Hiring Manager: Chris Rogers. Requisition # 113787
Children’s Lesson Supervisor, Lionshead Children’s: This position will manage a family of 45-55 children's instructors and be the liaison between other location/program supervisors, and the product sales team. Hiring Manager: Dan Houck. Requisition # 110891
3-6 Program/Indoor Operations Supervisor: Oversee inside operations specific to the Children's 3-6 year old ski and snowboard program and any other areas that may need assistance. Hiring Manager Sherry McDonald Requisition # 111320
Adult Group Lesson Supervisor: Member of the Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School management team who is responsible for the overall quality of group lessons at the resort. This position will manage a family of instructors, while at the same time work directly with the other adult supervisors and product sales team. Hiring Manager: Ben Gaieski. Requisition # 112808
Adult Operations Supervisor: Member of the Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School management team who is responsible for the overall quality of ski school products at the resort. This position will have a daily operational role and work directly with the adult programs, the product sales team and children's supervisors to deliver our guests the Experience of a Lifetime. Hiring Manager: Ben Gaieski. Requisition # 110809