Manager of Lift Maintenance

Date:  May 15, 2024

Brighton, MI, US

Company:  Mt. Brighton
Shift Type:  Year Round


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first-time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.

With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.

Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).

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, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

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


Job Summary

The Manager of Lift Maintenance will lead the preventative, predictive, scheduled, and unscheduled maintenance of all lifts at Mt. Brighton Resort in a proactive, safe and efficient manner; provide oversight of lift construction and special projects as assigned by the Director of Mountain Operations; provide the quality and service required by regulatory agencies and maintain the standards set by Vail Resorts. The ideal candidate will have strong initiative and successfully lead a staff of knowledgeable individuals, enabling the highest levels of execution and job fulfillment while working toward excellent team cohesion and efficiency.


Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assuring the lifts are in compliance with ANSI /OSHA/ NEC / Insurance / PA State Codes and Vail Resorts rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for conduct, training, Department policies, Vail Resorts policies, and ensuring that paperwork and procedures are completed in a timely and detailed manner.
  • Responsible for the oversight and planning of all mechanical and electrical maintenance.
  • Responsible for oversight of department budgets and guiding leadership of financial variances.
  • Plan for the future development and capital improvements of all lift systems and continually update and counsel the Director of Mountain Operations on the long term goals for lift system upgrades.
  • Responsible for summer and winter preventative maintenance programs that include inspection of work performed to improve lift safety and reliability
  • Assure that leadership is immediately educated on all abnormal or unusual conditions, incidents, or system malfunctions.
  • Assure that all required records are maintained and kept up-to-date. This includes, but is not limited to, all mechanical and operational procedures, maintenance and operations logs, lift failures and incidents and downtime logs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:


  • High school education or equivalent
  • Previous lift maintenance experience
  • Shown management/supervisory experience in Lift Operations and/or Lift Maintenance and/or Mountain Operations
  • Intermediate ski or snowboard ability
  • Valid Driver's license


  • Abide by rules and codes of authorities, know with jurisdictions
  • Involvement with ANSI and OSHA regulatory agencies


The expected pay range is $59,100 - $79,530 + annual bonus. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  501508
Reference Date: 05/15/2024 
Job Code Function: Lift Maintenance