Ski Lift Mechanic

Date:  Jun 3, 2023

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 the mountains, or you already call them home, 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 and our remote Corporate team, you can join 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), 40% retail discounts, summer activities discounts, wellness benefits, and the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience.


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 


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 lifts, with emphasis on proficiency, instruction, safety, and leadership in all areas of Lift Maintenance. This department is responsible for the safe transport of guests and employees on the mountain. The role is perfect for someone who wants to learn and grow with the department and build a career in the ski industry.  


Job Specifications: 

  • Expected Pay Range: $21.00 - $27.00 / hour
    • Higher compensation depending on experience 
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full-Time, Year Round

  • Skill Level: Entry, Intermediate, Advanced 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform preventative maintenance and repair the assigned lifts 

  • Utilize technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to optimize equipment downtime 

  • Engages around priorities to foster engagement, collaboration, and results 

  • Be able to follow safety and risk management policies and procedures 

  • Supports the professional growth and development of employees across all levels of the organization, working closely with Lift Operations  

  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Prior mechanical or electrical experience  

  • Must have or ability to obtain a valid US driver's license 

  • Ability to work efficiently at heights 

  • Able to lift and carry 50 pounds 

  • Able to work outdoors in adverse mountain winter weather conditions 

  • Must be willing to work flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, evening shifts, overtime, etc.  

  • Intermediate ski/snowboard ability preferred 

The expected pay range is $21.00 - $27.00. 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 494001

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento