Lift Maintenance Team Lead - Housing May Be Available

Date:  Feb 9, 2024

South Lake Tahoe, CA, US

Company:  Heavenly Mountain Resort
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:

This position ensures the safe and reliable mechanical operation of our activities, with emphasis on proficiency, safety, training and leadership in all areas of Activities Maintenance. Some of the responsibilities within this departments are activities inspections, compliance, along with repair and maintenance. 


Job Specifications:

  • Housing: May Be Available
  • Expected Pay Range: $25.00 - $39.49 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time
  • Skill Level: Advanced


Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the maintenance programs for all activities and attractions within the Adventure Peak area
  • Oversee seasonal and year-round work crew. Assign daily tasks and workloads. Maintain a weekly schedule to ensure appropriate coverage.
  • Teach, mentor, and coach maintenance staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring all required manufacturer, state, federal, and company regulations are met.
  • Develop strong professional relationships with appropriate agencies (OSHA, Forest Service, etc.) and work with inspectors and agents during audits.
  • Document and perform required inspections as mandated by manufacturer, state, federal, and company guidelines.
  • Record all information of work performed (both scheduled and unscheduled) and submit records on time.
  • Responsible for scheduling annual inspections. Maintaining and providing all required information during these inspections.
  • Correspond with manufacturers and be the contact person for reviewing and implementing updates and notices.
  • Responsible for daily upkeep and maintenance of associated facilities including snow removal.
  • Assist in the construction or repair of new or existing activities.
  • Assist with staff training.
  • Assist with transporting guests between venues.
  • Complete operations training and assist with operating attractions when needed. Be able to engage with guests by exhibiting Vail Resorts Core Values.
  • Establish strong working relationships with other departments and assist them as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Mechanical background and aptitude
  • Experience leading teams 
  • Drivers license and satisfactory driving record per Vail Resorts Drivers policy
  • Basic computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to learn company-specific programs such as SmartSheet, PeopleSoft, and Success Factors.
  • Spoken and written English
  • Able to do physical work, stand for long periods, and perform repetitive motions
  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Able to work at heights up to and over 100’ above the ground in a physically demanding environment
  • Able to work in restricted spaces
  • Zipline, mountain coaster, and/or other operational experience relevant to outdoor adventure activities.
  • Experience with technical/mechanical aspects of ziplines, coasters, and/or other outdoor adventure activities.
  • Experience working with, or ability to learn, a wide variety of equipment such as skid steer, forklift, snow blower, snowmobile, truck (street and mountain terrain), UTV, etc.
  • Experience working at height with rope access, work positioning, and fall arrest systems
  • Knowledge of NDT techniques and rigging, or ability to learn.
  • Industry certifications or willingness to achieve them (NAARSO, AIMS, ACCT, SPRAT, etc.)


The expected pay range is $25.00 - $39.49. 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  500066
Reference Date: 02/09/2024 
Job Code Function: Lift Maintenance 

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