Copper Mountain Resort Lift Operator in Copper Mountain, Colorado

Job Title: Lift Operator

Job Status: Seasonal

Wage: $12.25/hour

Job Summary:

To execute the proper, efficient, and courteous loading and unloading of our guests. To inspect, record, and report the condition of all lift machinery. To provide maximum ticket security by ensuring each boarding skier/snowboarder has a valid ticket according to time, day, and proper lift. To maintain proper and efficient levels of snow throughout the entire lift station area. To understand and promote Copper's products and services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspection and safe operation of lifts, mountain coaster, and tubing hill
  • Execute opening procedures, daily operations and closing procedures for Lift Operations
  • Loading and unloading public
  • Knowledgeably and efficiently administer emergency procedures including lift breakdowns, evacuation, fire, avalanche, and accident reporting. Communicate to guests, when appropriate, the status of a lift breakdown
  • Execute opening procedures, daily operations and closing procedures for Ticket Checking
  • Provide an active and efficient flow of guests through the maze
  • Ensure ticket security by monitoring RFID gate access for validation of tickets and passes
  • Excellent ongoing guest service and extensive snow shoveling
  • Ensure ticket security by controlling the flow of skiers through the maze area
  • To communicate and make quick decisions and be a source of knowledgeable information in dealing with guest needs or questions as they arise

Other Duties as Assigned:

  • This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for this job and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of POWDR-Copper, the responsibilities of this position may change. The job must be prepared to accept new responsibilities and transfer others.
  • Functions as an ambassador of Copper Mountain, modeling and sharing the Copper "culture" with our guests and employees. Upholds the most professional image. Continually strives to exceed our guest's expectations and create memories for our guests and staff.

Personal Attributes:

  • Is honest and has the highest integrity
  • Is able to handle and manage confidential information
  • Maintains a professional appearance & adheres to all grooming guidelines
  • Follows established policies and procedures
  • Is supportive of Core Values
  • Sets the example for others and is above reproach
  • Has a friendly and outgoing demeanor
  • Is organized in tasks, and sees projects through to their finish
  • Has good follow-through and makes it a habit of getting back to people on issues
  • Can handle fast paced, potentially high-pressure environment
  • Is flexible with hours and days of work and is punctual
  • Is able to work any hours of the day, any days of the week
  • Prioritizes and re-prioritizes personal time and work, to have good balance in life

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry items up to 50 lbs. and be able to assist picking up fallen skiers
  • Must be willing to work 5 days/week, weekends and holidays included
  • Must be willing to work as early as 5:00AM
  • Must be able to meet Copper's grooming standards
  • Must have previous customer/guest relations experience
  • Must desire an outdoor job that requires manual labor
  • Must have the ability to stand outside for long periods of time in cold temperatures, the ability to shovel snow throughout the work day
  • Must follow strict safety guidelines in the operation of lift machinery
  • Must be fluent in English and be able to read and write in English
  • Must complete the required training class and pass a written test
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to recognize and respond to audible signals (i.e. telephones, beeper system and guest questions)
  • Must be able to visually and audibly inspect terminals, motor rooms and line equipment

Preferred Experience and Special Skills:

  • Intermediate skiing or riding ability
  • Owns equipment (skis/snowboard, boots, helmet, goggles)

Copper Mountain, LLC is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law, are not taken into account in any employment decision. We offer competitive benefits, employee housing, and a unique work atmosphere. All of our job opportunities are located at Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado. 90 miles west of Denver, we are situated in the heart of Colorado's playground. All candidates must fill out an application to be considered for employment.

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