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Lift Operations Team Lead

Date:  Sep 22, 2022

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. 


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 





The Lift Operations Team Lead position is a supervisory position with the responsibility of daily lift operations, with direct reports and additional responsibilities as detailed below.



  • Assists with hiring/staffing, employee discipline, employee goal setting and recognition.
  • Fulfills day-to-day work responsibilities for the organization as needed and is thoroughly familiar with all aspects of lift operations and code requirements.
  • Implement, maintain, and coach safety in the work place.
  • Responsible for coordinating opening and closing procedures, and all daily operating tasks of the crew.
  • Promote guest service standards compliance and operational efficiency as well as model positive guest service at all times
  • Train and coach team members at assigned lifts and work cooperatively with peers, managers and interdepartmental contacts.  
  • Promote neat, clean and organized work stations.  
  • Be responsible for timely completion of training and development documentation for their teams, attend required management skills classes and  be contributing and accountable members of our management team. 
  • Demonstrate exemplary attendance, punctuality, behavior and grooming/appearance standards.



  • Either a minimum one year of previous leadership experience in Vail Lift Operations, two years previous supervisory experience within Vail Resorts, or applicable outside leadership experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have a high work ethic and strong moral ethics.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and meet goals and tasks.
  • Have intermediate ski/snowboard ability.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside, for a majority of the day, in extreme and varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail while ensuring the safety of our guests and coworkers.
  • Ability to maintain an extremely high level of guest service.
  • Ability to lift/carry 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand up to 8 hours a day.
  • Able to read, write and speak English fluently.




The budgeted range starts at $22.  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 474627

Nearest Major Market: Denver