Lift Operator - Mt. Brighton

  • Vail Resorts
  • Mt Brighton Ski Area, Bauer Road, Brighton, MI, USA
  • Jan 15, 2020
Seasonal Customer Service General Labor Other Technical/Technician Landscaping/Snow Removal/Lawn Care

Job Description

The Mt. Brighton Lift Operations team is looking for enthusiastic and outdoor-oriented individuals to spend the winter with our team. At Mt. Brighton, guest service is our #1 goal and we depend on our Lift Operators to ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone. The position’s major responsibilities are interaction with guests, safe operation of chairlift equipment during day and/or night, and overseeing the safety of guests while they are around equipment.


  • Execute the safe, efficient and courteous loading and unloading of guests onto chairlifts and surface lifts.
  • Greet and assist guests to make a positive impression and enhance the guest experience.
  • Maintain lift ramp and snow removal.
  • Operate machinery; contact Lift Maintenance if mechanical problems develop.
  • Provide reports on daily lift machinery inspection logs.
  • Organize traffic flow on lifts; may scan tickets.
  • Open and/or close lifts as assigned. Takes responsibility of lift as defined by Lift Operations Supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age - required
  • Must be able to work holidays and weekends as needed - required
  • Must be able to stand outside in inclement weather for long periods of time and shovel or rake snow surfaces
  • May lift up to 100 lbs., assistance is available for heavy lifting
  • Must be able to make quick decisions regarding safety
  • Professionalism and strong guest service skills, attention to detail and timeliness
  • Ability to work well with others while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form (in English) including communicating on the mountain radio


  • Ability to be outside in potentially inclement weather for up to 8 hrs - required
  • Ability to shovel and rake snow surfaces
  • Weight Lifted: 26-50lbs
  • Lifting, Standing, Walking, Climbing/Balance Frequency: 2/3 of the time
  • Sitting, Reaching, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling Frequency: 1/3