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Lift Operations

Date: Feb 4, 2019

Location: Wilmot, WI, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Summary of Job:  

Share your passion of winter sports.  The Entry Lift Operator position will provide an Epic experience of a lifetime to all Guests throughout their skiing and riding experience.  He/she will be responsible for safe operations at the chairlift while providing the highest standard of Guest Services.  Some responsibilities include preparing and maintaining the load and unloading areas at your assigned chairlift on a daily basis.  Perform opening, closing, and operating procedures.  Must enjoy working with Guests and coworkers.  Through the role of Entry Lift Operator position you have the opportunity to invoke the passion of snow sports to our Guests and your team.


Essential Job Responsibilities:


  • Assist all Guests in safely loading, riding, and unloading of the chairlifts.
  • Provide a high quality Guest experience by continually making positive contact with our Guests to enhance their visit at our resort.
  • Adhere to all safety procedures, policies, and best practices while operating a chairlift.
  • Anticipate the needs of the Guest, department, and equipment while reacting to those needs in the safest manner while maintaining the highest standard of Guest Service.
  • Maintain professionalism when handling Guest inquiries and complaints.
  • Assist in snow removal, daily setup and routine maintenance of lift areas.
  • Maintain maze and low clearance ropes at the lift stations.
  • Maintain safe loading and unloading areas using the proper tools.
  • Work with lift maintenance, ski patrol, and the resort management to assist with any issues with Guests or the mountain.

Perform any other duties requested by the Operation Manager.


Job Requirements:

  • A work or education history is required.
  • Guest Service experience is helpful.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Bilingual (English/Polish) is a plus.
  • Must enjoy working outdoors.
  • Must be available nights, weekends and holidays.

A positive work ethic and enthusiastic attitude is essential.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to handle exposure to inclement weather.
  • Must be able to walk long distances through challenging terrain.
  • Bending, lifting, and squatting are required throughout a shift.

Long periods of standing are required

Help create history at Wilmot Mountain as Vail Resorts bridges 75 years of skiing tradition with new state-of-the-art lifts, snowmaking, renovated lodges, and terrain parks, all while honoring the important legacy of the ski area. Be a part of the tremendous Wilmot Mountain brand recognized widely among Chicago and Milwaukee skiers and snowboarders, and also part of the Vail Resorts’ family that’s passionate about providing world-class experiences at every property. Wilmot Mountain truly is where Epic begins for skiers of all levels and can be where your epic career begins, too.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Kenosha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee