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Snow School: Magic Carpet Operator

Date:  Nov 17, 2022

Leavenworth, WA, US

Company:  Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023


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. 


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 


Seasonal 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

As an operator on our Snow School team, you are the copilot and concierge responsible for the safe operation of our conveyor and magic carpets. You are responsible for the safety and friendly and efficient travel of our guests and fellow teammates as they navigate premier mountain terrain. Come enjoy the season in a career full of having and providing an Experience of a Lifetime again and again.


Job Specifications

  • Outlet: Snow School
  • Wage: $20 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time and Part Time. Working between 8-10 hours/day. Weekends and Holidays Required; Night Shifts
  • Skill Level: Entry Level


Job Responsibilities

  • Continuously monitor safety of passengers while providing instruction and customer service in the safe loading and unloading of conveyors and magic carpets; manage speed of equipment as needed
  • Proactively notify maintenance/dispatch of repair or maintenance needs
  • Work closely with Lift Maintenance department to learn proper operation of conveyor equipment
  • Implement emergency procedures as required, including contacting Ski Patrol
  • Perform snow work, which includes but not limited to shoveling, raking, and sweeping while ensuring the conveyor is clear of snow, ice, and/or grease
  • Follow and perform all company and departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintain a safe work area and cleanliness around the conveyors; pick up/remove trash when necessary
  • When required, support all ski school needs inclusive of scanning, facilitating lunch, and fitting equipment
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • No experience necessary, we train all operators (including returnees)
  • Must be able to make quick decisions/use considerable judgement regarding safety as well as multi task and anticipate issues
  • Must be physically capable of assisting guests while loading lifts, monitoring the unloading of lifts, shoveling snow, grooming load/unload ramps and assisting with lift maintenance; may lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be able stand outside in a mountain environment for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work weekends, nights and holidays as needed
  • Must be able to handle high guest volumes in a professional manner
  • Must be willing to perform alternate functions from time to time, both within and outside of assigned area, particularly during peak periods such as holiday weekends.




The budgeted range starts at $20.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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 490634

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Entry Level