Lift Operations - Wedding/Banquet Operator
Dillon, CO Lift Operations
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time

Pay Range: $15.00 - $16.50/hr

Status: Seasonal Hourly (Non-exempt)


Wedding/Banquet Operators are hired specifically to work our wedding and banquet events and are typically scheduled from early afternoon to the late evening on any given day. 

Arapahoe Basin Lift Operators enjoy working with guests and aim to provide exceptional customer service every day.

We are passionate about skiing and snowboarding and enjoy sharing that enthusiasm with our guests. One thing is for sure, we work hard and we play hard.

As a Lift Operator, you assist in the loading and unloading of passengers on aerial tramways, tow ropes and surface lifts. Lift Operators are also responsible for scanning lift tickets and assisting guests with any ticket issues.

Wedding/Banquet Operators are eligible for a staging program that relates to applicable pay based on experience. See the staging requirements and schedule below.

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Perks and Benefits for this position include:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance for full-time employees beginning on the 1st of the month following date of hire
  • 401(k) for eligible employees
  • Paid time-off (PTO) for all full-time employees
  • End-of-season bonus
  • Much more! Check out all of our perks and benefits here!

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Interact positively with guests and assist with any guest concerns to provide a “day worth repeating”
  • Complete CPTSB-specified training requirements to safely operate tramways
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of ANSI standards and applications upon successful completion of training
  • Demonstrate knowledge of lift emergency procedures upon successful completion of training
  • Maintain area surrounding machinery throughout the day including ramp maintenance and rope closures
  • Check lift tickets and passes for valid access; report any issues to a lead, supervisor, or managers
  • Communicate information with guests, co-workers, mountain patrol, and other ski area personnel throughout the day
  • Maintain message board with up-to-date communication
  • Maintain tidy and safe work area including proper storage of tools
  • Maintain lift maze throughout the day including ropes and management of lanes (as      volume dictates)
  • Maintain clean and tidy locker room
  • Support emergency evacuation of chairlift if necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience Requirements

  • Previous guest service experience - preferred

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Skills Required:

  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to withstand high altitude conditions at all times
  • Ability to stand and walk throughout a shift
  • Ability to use full range of body motion and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, twist, kneel, squat, crawl, push, pull, carry, and throw
  • Ability to safely climb ladders
  • Ability to visually and audibly inspect machinery for irregularities

Other Requirements:

  • Must be available weekends and holidays

Work Environment:

  • This position will work outdoors in a high-alpine environment in all types of weather conditions. Noise levels of machinery can be high and exposure to heights is frequent. You will work with guests frequently on a daily basis. Riding a chairlift is required for this role.


Lift Operations Staging Program: 

Wedding/Banquet Operator I: See above for essential responsibilities and requirements.

Wedding/Banquet &Operator II: Pay Range: $15.50 - $17.00/hr 

Fulfills all stage I responsibilities and requirements in addition to the following:

  • 60 days of prior experience working as Lift Operator I with positive 30- and 60-day reviews
  • Complete all departmental safety trainings
  • Complete all drive terminal training checklists
  • Swing and bump chairs on all lifts requiring this technique