Boyne Resorts

Lift Operator

Job Locations US-MT-Big Sky
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/15/2022 3:16 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Big Sky Resort
Position Type
Winter Seasonal, Full-Time & Part-Time
Mountain Operations
Targeted Job Start Date


Lift Operators monitor passenger’s use of chairlifts including observing, advising, and assisting while they are in the operators work area as they load or unload from the aerial or surface lifts. The operator responds to unusual occurrences or conditions by choosing an appropriate action such as: assisting the passenger, slowing or stopping the lift, and continuing operation and observation.


Enjoy three day weekends with four 10 hour shifts per week!


  • All Lift Operators are expected to be knowledgeable of all operational, emergency, and equipment procedures related to Lift Operations. During shift, the Operator assumes responsible charge of the chairlift. This includes denying access to passengers in unsafe conditions, verifying that preoperational inspections are complete and documented, and maintaining an operational log
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment by shoveling, raking and removing debris from ramp areas
  • Must be willing to familiarize self with Big Sky Resort, skiable terrain, and surrounding areas in order to accurately converse with guests and answer questions
  • Assist with any necessary projects, such as fencing, maze set-up, and sign replacement
  • Have a welcoming and positive demeanor while greeting guests loading chairs
  • Must be able to respond well to direction. This position is highly supervised by Lift Leads, Supervisors, and Managers.


  • Previous guest service experience is preferred
  • Must have the ability to ski or snowboard in a competent manner
  • Punctual and tolerant to long hours in cold weather
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Enjoy these great benefits as a full time seasonal team member! 

  • FREE All Access Ski Pass and eligibility for Montana Ski Area Association (ski other Montana Resorts and Boyne properties for free)
  • Discounted skiing for friends and family
  • Discounted ski/snowboard lessons/rentals
  • Discounts at all Big Sky Retail and Food and Beverage outlets
  • Eligibility for affordable employee housing
  • Discounted Lodging discounts for friends and family
  • FREE Basecamp activities including zip line course
  • Monthly employee events


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