Ripperoo - Ski School Mascot - Marketing - Part Time

Vail Resorts


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 50 most innovative companies as named by Fast Company, and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

This position involves playing a support role for the resort events team, and mascot responsibilities. Ripperoo, the resort mascot, is responsible for promoting Keystone Resort through interactions with resort guests and the community, including: greeting guests, and entertaining children.

Job Requirements:

Resort animation, including but not limited to:

Event Support Responsibilities

  • Support events staff with logistics at other winter events as needed
  • Assist with staging, set up/tear down for events
  • Assist with onsite event production and clean up as necessary
  • Moving/transporting event materials
  • General knowledge of Keystone such as upcoming events, locations, products, etc.
  • Assist in other duties as assigned

Mascot Responsibilities

  • Greet guests and entertain at the base area and on-mountain
  • Meet and greet children and families at  Kidtopia events, and Ski and Ride School 
  • Be animated with high energy and willing to entertain all guests
  • Walk and dance in character during  weekly parade
  • Attend other events in character as needed
  • Be comfortable in a confining suit that is very warm
  • Stay in character while in costume without speaking
  • Use the character to help entertain children while they learn mountain safety and develop skiing/riding skills in a fun environment
  • Must be available for promotional events and activities, including posing for photographs
  • Rotate between Mascot Character and Mascot Assistant
  • Maintain and clean mascot costume and accessories
  • Enjoy working with children and maintain a customer-service mindset

Job Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent - required
  • Able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English - required
  • Min intermediate skier (level 7 or higher) - required
  • Experience working with children - required
  • Desire to work with young children - required
  • Willing to work outside in a winter mountain conditions - required
  • Able to work weekends and holidays - required
  • Able to work through the end of the season
  • Able to lift 50lbs

We’re looking for team members who are passionate about their work and the world around them, who take pride in ensuring our guests receive the best possible service, and who bring a sense of self and fun to all they do. Life at 9,280 feet in the sky is a little different. With our crisp Rocky Mountain air and vast options for adventure and exploring, you can join a community who loves where they live and love what they do. Keystone will be your home away from home, with its warmth, friendliness and unequaled eye for detail. Come join our team – where A Mountain of Possibilities awaits.

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.

Requisition ID 126062




Tourism - Travel

Position Type:


Remote ok?



over 1 year ago

Vail Resorts