Lift operators are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of mountain chair lifts, and the customers that use them. They spend their days helping customers, of all skill levels, load and unload from lifts, in all kinds of weather. As a result, enjoyment of the outdoors is a must! The job of a lift operator is critical to the success of any ski operation because much of the customer’s time is spent with them.


  • Provide excellent customer service and create positive memories for the guests
  • Operate the assigned lift safely and efficiently
  • Provide physical assistance to guests as required
  • Maintain all operational aspects of the assigned lift ramps, mazes and signs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Possess excellent employee and public relation skills and enjoy working with the public
  • Mature, energetic, dependable and self-motivated
  • Able to reason and react with quick, thoughtful judgment, while remaining calm under pressure
  • Capable of performing physical/manual duties
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all kinds of weather

Possible Future Career Paths

  • Chair boss
  • Lifts lead hand
  • Lifts Supervisor
  • Groomer, Lift Mechanic
  • Operations Manager

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