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Ski Lift Operator 

Category Mountain Operations  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Employment Type Winter 2019-2020 Seasonal Position.  
Shift Various Shifts  
Age Requirements The minimum age requirement for this position is 18.  

Seeking fun and reliable lift attendants to work outside in the elements to make sure our guests load and unload the lifts safely and efficiently. They also ensure that all guests have valid lift tickets and provide well organized lift lines.

Job duties include but not limited to:

  • Give verbal instructions to skiers on how to load and unload the lifts and be as friendly, helpful, and courteous as possible when doing so.
  • Ensure safe operation of lift.
  • Be alert at all times monitoring safety.
  • Provide information to riders.
  • Participate in ski lift evacuation training exercise and actual ski lift evacuations, if necessary.
  • Shovel snow and continuously maintain the condition of lift mazes, loading and unloading platforms.
  • Maintain a clean workplace in lift shacks.
  • Use proper technique for loading and unloading lifts and assist with special cases, such as children and handicapped skiers.
  • Check tickets of skiers and maintain orderly crowd control in lift mazes.
  • Complete all required forms legibly and accurately such as the Daily Lift Log.
  • Perform pre-operation check of the lift as well as the end of shift.
  • Professionally resolve issues during shift and communicate to supervisor.
  • Call for assistance as needed.
  • Assist with picking up debris by lifts, buildings and slopes.
  • Ensure break rotation schedule is timely.
Position Requirements


  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-directed and able to maximize use of time and resources.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Exemplifies professional conduct and adherence to company Core Values.


  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Combination of education and experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.

Physical & Other Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • Able to effectively use personal protective equipment (PPE) with use of equipment emitting loud noises, high pressure mechanicals and some hazardous materials.
  • Able to work outside for extended periods of time in cold weather.
  • Evenings, weekends and holidays are a regular part of the schedule.
  • Must have excellent attendance and conduct record for consideration.
  • Non-smoking candidates preferred.
About the Organization Resort Recreation Benefits:

ALL employees at Crystal Mountain receive these resort benefits to include FREE; fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor water park, golf, wellness programs, climbing wall, adventure courses, alpine slide, mountain biking and trail access, group ski lessons, downhill skiing/boarding and ski & snowboard rentals. DISCOUNTS on; spa services, fitness classes, retail products & apparel, food, lodging and personal training!

Resort Overview:

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort recognized nationally as one of the Midwest’s premier destinations. Located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City, Crystal Mountain offers 58 slopes for downhill skiing and snowboarding, Crystal Mountain Snow Sports School, winter activities like dog sledding, cross-country skiing and fat tire biking, snowshoeing through Michigan Legacy Art Park, the Edge Adventure Course, award-winning Crystal Spa, fine-dining, shopping as well as wedding, meeting and conference facilities.  

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