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Lift Operator / Ticket Checker at Red River Ski in New Mexico

Job Details

  • Date Posted: December 11, 2021
  • Location: , New Mexico
  • Company: Red River Ski & Summer Area
  • Job Type: Full Time

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  • Phone: 575 754 2223 ext 206
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Red River Ski & Summer Area

Mission Statement for Lift Operators

Provide the safe and efficient loading, unloading of guests and employees onto chairlift in a respectful and friendly manner. Maintain a clean and safe work area, operate in accordance with the specific operating instructions and be attentive to the guest’s needs and requests.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Direct skiers into lines to load onto chairlift. Controls skiers in line to avoid line-cutting.
  • Dispense information about Red River Ski & Summer Area, trail conditions, and activities.
  • Operate assigned equipment in a safe, competent and knowledgeable manner.
  • Conduct all pre-operation safety checks.
  • Responsible for the safe start-up, operation and shutdown of electric or auxiliary operation.
  • Maintain loading areas, unloading areas, mazes, dampers and ramps, and lift logs to prescribed standards.
  • Instruct guests in safety procedures.
  • Execute the safe, courteous and efficient loading and unloading of passengers.
  • Command an alert, conscientious and reactive ability while operating the chairlift.
  • Observe skiers boarding lift to ensure they are safely seated and safety bars are secure.
  • Inspect, record and report the condition of all lift machinery.
  • Maintain an informed status about lift openings and closures and general operating conditions.
  • Create an open communication with the guest and fellow workers.
  • Diplomatically handles awkward or negative situations.
  • Responsible for checking all season passes and all lift tickets for authenticity.
  • Refuse admittance to patrons without ticket or pass, or who are undesirable for reasons such as intoxication or improper attire.
  • Keep area clean of trash and maintained for snow conditions.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move heavy weight up to 100 pounds

Other duties and responsibilities

  • Direct drivers where to park vehicles.
  • Patrol parking area to prevent thefts from parked vehicles.
  • Assist with Lift evacuations
  • Provide assistance to  Lift Maintenance
  • May be requested to work extra hours with little or no notice
  • Keep nice and neat appearance, keep uniform clean and have good personal hygiene
  • Willingly perform any task outside the normal job parameters that are assigned which may be required to help the Lift Department or Red River Ski & Summer Area as a whole meet required goals or standards.


  • Must be dependable and punctual with daily scheduling.
  • Demonstrate good guest and employee relation skills: ability to be pleasant, courteous and actively friendly with everyone.
  • Ability to identify and accommodate shifting priorities with little or no notice
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activities for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence

Work Environment

  • Working outdoors in cold weather, standing for long periods of time.
  • Heavy lifting up to 100lbs
  • Employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Employees may be required to work holidays and weekends

Education and/or experience

  • High School Graduate or GED
  • No prior experience, training is provided.

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