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Lift Operations Specialist - Winter Seasonal


Skykomish, WA, US

Company:  Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2020/2021

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 


Job Summary:

As a Lift Operations Section Chief you will be in charge of zone of the mountain and be accountable for the crews operating those lifts. You will teach new employees how to be Lift Operators and to provide quality customer service to fulfill our mission of delivering an experience of a lifetime for every guest. You will get to embrace the Stevens Pass mountain culture of being able to ski or ride every day!


Stevens Pass premier geographic location at the crest of the Cascades grants us cooler and drier snow than other areas in the state with an average of 460” of snowfall each year! We have the best of everything here: Open from 9am until 10pm, with 6 lifts spinning at night, terrain parks, steep and jagged ridges, vast tree skiing and excellent backcountry access. Over 89% of the 1,125 acres is intermediate/advanced. Apply today! But first, watch some videos, look at our trail map, then read the requirements below.


Check out these must watch videos: Stevens Passion Video Series, The Winter at Stevens Pass, Patrol’s Helicopter Avy Mitigation, and Subcribe to Stevens YouTube Channel


Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise the Lead’s opening procedures, communication with dispatch, maintenance checks and daily lift logs.
  • Teach new hires how to safely use a variety of tools to sweep seats, shovel snow and rake ramps.
  • Train your team how to correctly set up mazes, fences, perimeters and signs.
  • Ensure teammates are tracking dispatch clearances and using designated routes to ski/ride to remote areas of the mountain.
  • Inventory tools and equipment and resupply logs, tissues, garbage bags, etc.
  • Snowmobile to certain top stations to check terminals and/or run operators up in the morning.
  • Recognize issues on the hill and at lift stations and make necessary corrections and delegations.
  • Ensure work breaks are being given on time to lift personnel in assigned zone.
  • Assist in department trainings and emergency lift evacuations as needed.
  • Assist the Manager and Supervisor with coaching, discipline and performance reviews.
  • Participate in leadership development classes and foster learning opportunities for the Leads.



  • Ability to meet qualifications and perform all responsibilities of a Lead Lift Operator.
  • Must be able to ski/snowboard at an advanced level.
  • Minimum 3 years of lift operations experience.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean DMV record for snowmobile operation.
  • Supervisory skills and innate leadership traits.



Do you love the mountains and wonder what it would be like to work at a mountain resort? Looking to try something new and learn how to ski, snowboard or downhill mountain bike? Are you looking to meet new friends from all over the country and world? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we invite you to come join our community at Stevens Pass today! Why not work where you play, and let Stevens Pass be your office. www.vailresortscareers.com

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 233291

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett