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Lift Operator

Date: Jun 24, 2019

Location: Kirkwood, CA, 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.

Job Summary:

You are the copilot, concierge and safety engineer of a multi-million dollar machine.  You are responsible for the safe, friendly and efficient travel of our guests and fellow teammates as they navigate premier terrain.  Make our guests feel welcomed by joining our team as a Lift Operator!

Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor the operation of the lift continually and notify the appropriate personnel of any problems or unusual conditions
  • Maintain a safe work area, i.e., ramp heights, tools stored, mazes set up etc.
  • Adhere to all ski/ride policies, i.e., Responsibility Code, designated trails, skiing/riding on and off the clock etc.
  • Pleasantly greet, make eye contact, listen to and respond appropriately to every guest’s needs and or questions, in person, outside of the lift building
  • Actively and efficiently perform maze control
  • Abides by operating procedures, i.e., opening procedures, downloading procedures, last chair protocol, etc.
  • Follow and perform all company and departmental policies and procedures i.e., punctuality, attendance, dress and grooming standards, etc.
  • Ensure recycled materials are disposed of properly
  • Help to preserve our natural environment
  • Help guests and fellow teammates enjoy their time on the mountain
  • Remember that fun is our product- create fun, enjoy your work and share the contagious spirit

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to stand outside in inclement weather for long periods of time
  • May lift up to 100 lbs., assistance is available for heavy lifting.
  • Must be able to make quick decisions regarding safety.
  • Must be able to maintain control and rational demeanor in emotionally charged situations involving guests and/or employees.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays as needed

Benefits include:

  • Free Ski passes for employees and dependents
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family
  • Free ski lessons
  • Discounted lodging, food, gear and mountain shuttles
  • Discounted bike haul & golf
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans (full-time positions)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Excellent training and professional development

Kirkwood is for those that embrace the big mountain lifestyle and are as passionate about skiing and riding as they are about creating amazing experiences for our guests. Magical, raw, expansive and remote…Kirkwood is the stuff of legend. We’re famous for legendary snowfall, challenging inbounds terrain, backcountry guided tours and premier avalanche education programs. Those that come here come for an adventure unique to Kirkwood! Join our close-knit team working at one of the most stunning alpine resorts in the country. www.vailresortscareers.com

No transportation? Don't want to make the drive? No problem! We have an employee shuttle that runs EVERYDAY from South Lake Tahoe to Kirkwood, free of cost! We encourage all employees who don't want to make the commute themselves to jump on the shuttle, sit back and relax, on their way to work!
OR
If you would prefer to drive AND want to make some extra cash, you will definitely want to participate in our Employee Carpool Program! Make up to $25.00 a DAY just for driving your fellow employees to work!

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 169209


Nearest Major Market: California