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Lead Lift Operator

Date:  Jul 28, 2022

Mercersburg, PA, US

Company:  Whitetail Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023

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 program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Join us to create your Experience of a Lifetime!


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 (after eligible employees work 500 hours) 
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 




Job Summary

Lead Lift Operator will be assigned one or more lifts where they will be given the responsibility of direct oversight of the Lift Operators working at that lift. The lead will perform all duties of a Lift Operator and will also be responsible for breaking and training junior staff, as well as taking ownership of daily set up and appearance of the lift station and staff according to company and ANSI standards. You will mentor your teammates and help promote a caring safety culture. This role is designed for emerging leaders at Vail Resorts. You will have opportunities to sharpen your leadership skills with Talent Development courses.


Job Specifications

  • Starting Wage: $22 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time and Part Time


Job Responsiblities

  • Setting up one or more lifts every day, and must quickly develop a working knowledge of those lifts and work area.
  • Training new employees in Daily Operating procedures.
  • Leading the Lift Operators in assigned tasks and projects.
  • Ensure lift logs are complete and accurate on a daily basis.
  • Coach and develop the performance of assigned Lift Operators, and assist in the development of employee reviews.
  • Responsible for the overall appearance of assigned lift stations and staff, as well as auditing station supplies and lift logs throughout the day.
  • Ensure that all breaks are completed in accordance with Department Labor policies.
  • Conducts and provides valuable input during morning/evening shift meetings.
  • Must be able to adhere to all company and department policies and procedures and set an example for others to follow.
  • Must be completely reliable and punctual for all assigned shifts, and be able to work unsupervised and delegate duties when needed.
  • Participate in classroom and on the job training for lift operators and ensure training documents are kept current.
  • Other duties as assigned by department leadership.


Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma/ GED or Equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year prior Lift Operations expereince
  • Leading a team in some form of work or project
  • Must be alb eto fluently read, write, and understand English
  • Must be able to adhear to early morning start times or late nights, depending on shift.
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a high work ethic or stong moral ethics


The budgeted range starts at $22.00 - $24.50.  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 456468