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Lift Operations Lead - Summer Seasonal

Date: Jul 29, 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.

Lift Operations Leads are responsible for the safe, courteous, and efficient operation of the lifts. Leads will be helping to train and supervise a group of 20-40 lift operators.  Prior work experience as a lift operator is a requirement for this position. This position is seasonal.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for guest and co-worker safety at the chairlifts. Must be safety conscious and able to make quick decisions.
  • Responsible for making positive contact with our guests as they enjoy our mountain.
  • Will help to supervise a group of 20-40 lift operators, enforce company and department policies, and schedule operators on a daily basis.
  • Participate in classroom and on the job training for lift operators and ensure training documents are kept current.
  • Coordinates and assists in daily setup, and routine maintenance of lift areas.
  • Will be responsible for assisting with weather closures, documenting downtime, and providing guest service during closures.
  • Works closely with ski patrol, mountain safety, lift maintenance, and lift electric to assist and resolve any problems that may arise on the mountain.



  • Minimum one season lift operations experience.
  • Knowledge of lift machinery and daily operational procedures.
  • Must be able to adhere to an early morning starting time.
  • Experience working in a winter environment preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to read and write English required.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • You must provide your own ski or ride gear.  We provide a uniform and helmet for use while working.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude with co-workers and guests.
  • Exceptional communication skills; Ability to lead a team to a successful season.
  • Exceptional guest service skills; Ability to work in a very fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to operate a company vehicle preferred. Valid driver's license.


Schedule: Four (4) consecutive days per week, Ten (10) hours per day. Holidays and weekends are required. Mountain is open seven (7) days per week.

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 170541

Nearest Major Market: Denver