Senior Manager of Lift Maintenance

Date:  Jul 10, 2024

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Year Round


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.

Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).

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, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program

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:

This position is a highly skilled person with experience in operating and maintaining all types of equipment in their areas of responsibility. They must be knowledgeable in all relevant rules and regulations. Primary responsibility is to manage the staff with the primary objectives being, ensuring safe and reliable operation of the lifts with an emphasis on proficiency, safety in the work place, and leadership in all areas of lift maintenance. Assure that the lift department Director is immediately informed and consulted on all abnormal or unusual conditions and occurrences.


Job Responsibilities:

  • To manage the safe and efficient day-to-day maintenance operations of Lifts, including construction as appropriate for $5-10 million chairlift equipment.
  • Responsible for managing the safe and reliable maintenance operations and providing the quality and reliable service desired by our guests and Vail Resorts.
  • Responsible for assuring the lifts are in compliance with CPTSB and Vail Resorts rules and regulations.
  • Assist Director in tracking operating / capital expenses and assure proper allocation of expenditures.   
  • Responsible for conduct, training, Lift Dept. Policies, Vail Resorts policies, and ensuring paperwork & procedures are completed in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, and development of all lift maintenance personnel.
  • Responsible for summer and winter preventive maintenance programs and summer maintenance programs to include inspection of work performed to maximize lift safety and reliability.
  • Plan and organize the maintenance group activities so that work is accomplished in a complete, orderly and timely manner.
  • Direct and control the maintenance of all tooling, equipment, and vehicles.
  • Assure that the Director is immediately informed and consulted on all abnormal or unusual conditions, incidents, or system malfunctions.
  • Assure that all records required by Vail Resorts and the authorities having jurisdiction are maintained and kept up-to-date. This includes, but is not limited to, all mechanical and operational procedures, as well as, the daily maintenance, operational logs, lift failures and incidents.


Job Requirements:

  • High School education or equivalent, some college preferred  
  • 5 years of demonstrated management experience in lift maintenance and operations or related field. 
  • 2 years previous supervisory experience.
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
  • Microsoft platform, office suite PLC programing Preferred. 
  • Read, write and speak English.
  • Know and understand Lift Maintenance, Lift operations, and management skills.
  • Know rules and regulations governing maintenance and ski operations.
  • Intermediate level skier/rider helpful.


The expected pay range is $74,000 - $118,830 + annual bonus. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  502157
Reference Date: 07/10/2024 
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