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Lead - Lift Operations - Winter Seasonal - Keystone Resort

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Keystone, CO, US

Company: 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 most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

The Keystone Lift Operations team is looking for experienced and enthusiastic leaders to spend the winter with our team. Someone who will promote a safe and fun work environment while creating exceptional guest experiences.


The position’s major responsibilities include:

  • Leadership of 140 staff members; conduct training and perform coaching/discipline of employees
  • Enhance guest experience and problem resolves with guest issues
  • Host morning meetings and provide daily content
  • Operation of chairlift equipment during (day/night) and safety of guests while they are around equipment
  • Physically assist children and handicapped riders onto chairlifts
  • Maintain communication with Lift Maintenance if mechanical problems develop
  • Position is part of message relay on mountain. Work extensively with Ski Patrol and other on mountain departments


This is a combined sitting and standing/walking position for up to 8 hours each.  May lift up to 100 lbs; assistance is available for heavy lifting.  Workers will bend, squat, kneel, climb, twist, and reach above shoulder level on a rare to occasional basis.  Will use hands for grasping and pushing/pulling at a 25 lb. to 30 lb. rate.  Worksite can be up to 100% outside.  Exposed to all temperatures and all moisture ranges.  Hazards are mechanical, electrical, burns, and ice/snow.  Uniforms are supplied.  Sensory skills of vision, hearing, touch, smell, and speech are needed.  Must occasionally make quick decisions regarding the safety of up to 200 guests. Must be able to maintain control and rational demeanor in emotionally charged situations involving guests and/or employees in situations that may have an audience (i.e., large lift lines).



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • 2-3 years Lift Operations experience
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work outdoors for up to 10 hours in various 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


Employee Perqs and Discounts!

  • Free EPIC Pass to all of our resorts; Beaver Creek, Vail, Whistler Blackcomb, Keystone, Breckenridge, Park City, Northstar, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Mt. Brighton, Afton Alps, & Wilmot Mountain
  • Discounted dependent ski passes
  • Free ski lessons
  • Discounted tickets to Arapahoe Basin
  • Discounted lodging at our properties starting at $85/night
  • 50% off Colorado Mountain Express transportation
  • Food and beverage discounts at mountain dining locations
  • Retail discounts at Vail Resorts Retail stores
  • 10-25% off  at our Starbucks locations
  • Unique events - Including concerts, employee meals, employee activities, pro competitions

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 boundless options for adventure and exploration, you can join a community who loves where they live and loves what they do. Keystone will be your home away from home; a place where friendliness, an eye for detail and unmatched guest service is the foundation of our Culture. 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 164303

Nearest Major Market: Denver