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Lift Operations Training Specialist - $15 per hour

Date:  Jun 19, 2022

Bartlett, NH, US

Company:  Attitash Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

Attitash Mountain Resort offers more than just a ski area--it’s a home away from home. Join our team and experience warmth, friendliness and the ultimate winter lifestyle. A mountain of possibilities awaits.



As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Job Specifications: 

  • Starting Wage: $15 per hour
  • Effective October 2022 minimum wage will be increased to $20 per hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time


As a Lift Operations Specialist you are responsible for the department’s supervision and development. You will take ownership of the performance of each individual operator. Your duty is to manage expectations and personal accountability regarding safety, customer service and operational excellence. You must maintain the highest degree of cooperation with your peers by collaborating, coordinating and incorporating new lessons and activities for the new training initiative. This role is designed for current employees with management skills seeking leadership advancement with Vail Resorts.

A Day in the life of a Training Specialist:

  • Supervision of 70+ staff member’s. Conduct lessons and perform educational courses which must be documented.
  • Observe and audit staff, identifying weaknesses and strengths of performances and providing mentorship
  • Enhance guest experience, problem resolves with guest issues, and service recovery
  • Operation of chairlift equipment adhering to all applicable codes and safety regulations (ANSI)
  • Work extensively interdepartmentally to establish improved relations between Lift Ops and other departments.
  • Train how to use a variety of tools to reshape snow surfaces to specification. Keep track of the department’s inventory and maintain the working condition of our equipment.
  • Help the managers with ordering supplies
  • Observe and improve the loading techniques of new employees to ensure the highest degree of safety for our guests including kids on lifts initiative
  • Train and supervise proper opening procedure and maze set-up. Responsible for ANSI and Company “Best Practice” initiative education.
  • Assist the auditing process of maze accuracy, grooming standards, and attendance.
  • Correctly coach and discipline when needed. Work closely with the Team Leads to complete all documentation according to HR expectations
  • Attend Leadership Terrain courses and department specific management sessions.
  • Advise and mentor Team Leads with schedule writing, safety meetings and other Foreman responsibilities.
  • Assist managers with administrative tasks, hiring and onboarding.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • 3-4 years Lift Operations experience
  • Supervisory/Management Experience
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Be able to work up to 10 hours in all winter weather conditions 
  • Ability to lift and carry 100lbs
  • Excellent guest service
  • Must be a current Vail Resorts employee
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, comprehend and understand English fluently
  • Ability to work the entire length of the season


Job Responsibilites: 

  • Other duties as assigned

Job Benefits:  

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 

Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (after eligible employees work 500 hours) 
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 

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 432149

Nearest Major Market: Wolfeboro