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Working As a Ski Lift Operator

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $95,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Ski Lift Operator does

  • Check to ensure every skier or snowboarder has a valid day ticket or season pass each time before boarding the lift.
  • Show great customer service skills while working outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Reported any problems with ski lift equipment and shutdown system in emergency situations.
  • Lead daily safety checks of lift line.
  • Monitored lift tickets and safety equipment to ensure there would be no injuries.
  • Helped customers on to ski lift, maintained the ski lift operations and cleaned ski way for skiers seasonal job.
  • Interacted with guests and performed crowd control.
  • Maintained and monitored lift operations at the Thunderhead ski lift.
  • Demonstrated capacity to learn, instruct, and educate - Trained customers on the proper use of company equipment.
  • Maintained safety equipment, cleared electrical motor housings of excess snow build-up, frequent use of electrical breakers and relay switches.
  • Operated and maintained ski lifts.
  • Maintained lift ramp and performed snow removal.
  • ski instructor teach kids to adults how to ski!
  • Maintain your lift ramp and appearance.
  • Offered information about facilities, entertainment options, rules and regulations.
  • Maintain all operational aspects of the assigned chair lift, shovel show, ramps, and place out designated signs.
  • Cleaned off and operated chair lifts.
  • Performed safety inspections and record keeping.
  • Lift operation and handled customer service.
  • Exhibit attention to detail to ensure safety of customers.

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Average Length of Employment
Senior Operator 4.8 years
Lead Operator 4.1 years
Head Operator 3.6 years
Ski Instructer 2.5 years
Tier Lift Operator 2.1 years
Ski Lift Operator 1.0 years
Top Careers Before Ski Lift Operator
Cashier 15.3%
Server 7.1%
Internship 5.8%
Cook 4.7%
Landscaper 4.4%
Specialist 4.1%
Technician 4.1%
Volunteer 3.7%
Hostess 3.7%
Assistant 3.4%
Waitress 3.1%
Top Careers After Ski Lift Operator
Cashier 9.9%
Supervisor 6.2%
Internship 6.0%
Technician 6.0%
Server 5.7%
Driver 5.5%
Cook 4.7%
Owner 3.9%
Assistant 3.4%
Volunteer 3.1%
Carpenter 2.9%

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Top Skills for A Ski Lift Operator

  1. Ski Lifts
  2. Customer Safety
  3. Lift Operations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted in the operation of ski lifts and various customer service needs at Bear Mountain Resort.
  • Maintained ski lift operations and repairs ensuring customer safety and a legendary experience for travelers around the nation.
  • Maintained and monitored lift operations at the Thunderhead ski lift.
  • Provided excellent customer service by selling tickets, performing lift safety checks and completing daily operational reports.
  • Collaborated with 2-3 co-workers daily to ensure safety of patrons by checking on equipment and communicating riding guidelines.

Ski Lift Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

75.1%

Female

18.0%

Unknown

6.9%
Ethnicity

White

70.0%

Hispanic or Latino

12.8%

Black or African American

7.7%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

71.4%

French

14.3%

Mandarin

7.1%

Japanese

7.1%
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Ski Lift Operator Education

Schools

Appalachian State University

12.8%

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

7.7%

Montana State University - Bozeman

6.4%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

6.4%

Keene State College

5.1%

Pennsylvania State University

5.1%

University of Phoenix

5.1%

Southern Utah University

5.1%

Universal Technical Institute

3.8%

University of Cincinnati

3.8%

University of Maine

3.8%

Colorado Mountain College

3.8%

Arizona State University

3.8%

Madison Area Technical College

3.8%

University of Akron

3.8%

Westfield State University

3.8%

University of Minnesota - Duluth

3.8%

San Diego State University

3.8%

Kent State University

3.8%

Plymouth State University

3.8%
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Majors

Business

20.1%

Criminal Justice

9.6%

Automotive Technology

7.1%

Liberal Arts

6.7%

Environmental Science

6.3%

General Studies

4.6%

Psychology

4.6%

Kinesiology

4.2%

Computer Science

3.8%

English

3.8%

Mechanical Engineering

3.3%

Marketing

3.3%

Hospitality Management

3.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.9%

Education

2.9%

History

2.9%

Accounting

2.9%

Precision Metal Working

2.5%

Communication

2.5%

Political Science

2.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.6%

Other

35.6%

Associate

14.4%

Certificate

6.0%

Masters

2.4%

Diploma

1.8%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.6%
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Updated May 19, 2020