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Lift Maintenance Director - Year Round - Full Time

Company: Steamboat Ski Resort
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Please note, this position is located at Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs, CO.Year Round
Who We Are: Steamboat- Ski Town, U.S.A. is known as the friendliest mountain destination in the world, thanks to our western heritage and welcoming staff. We pride ourselves on hiring the best employees and providing the best experience in the industry. Our employee satisfaction scores top the charts and we have employees who choose to work for the resort for 2, 5, 10, 20 plus years. Fair warning, starting a job at Steamboat could lead to endless fun, lifelong friendships, and a rooted sense of community.

Who We're Looking For: Friendly folks who want to work at the best ski resort, play in Champagne Powder and meet friends from around the world. Our culture is supportive, challenging, passionate and committed and we believe that diversity makes us stronger. We are looking for unique individuals who exemplify these qualities and care about each other, our mission, our environment and our communities. If you like to provide incredible guest service with a friendly attitude, you're ready to join our team. If your dream job includes skiing and riding, interacting with guests, rewarding work, free concerts, fireworks, employee parties and more-we'd love to hear from you!

Perks & Benefits: Eligible Steamboat Resort employees will receive a Steamboat, Ikon, or Alterra Mountain ski pass for you and eligible dependents, free bus passes to surrounding areas, retail/rental discounts, food & beverage discounts, industry pro deal discounts, friends & family discounted tickets (subject to restrictions, reservations and/or blackout dates.) Steamboat also offers a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, (eligibility rules apply), Employee Assistance Program, and a chance to learn and advance within Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Steamboat employees are also eligible for discounted tuition with partner online universities for all Alterra Mountain Company employees to further their education. Employees who are Year Round (Full-Time or Flex Year Round) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, legal plan, pet insurance, PTO and Vacation, Paid Parental Leave, health saving account with employer contribution as well as the perks and benefits that all Steamboat employees enjoy.

Our parent company Alterra Mountain Company headquartered in Denver, Colorado is a collection of iconic year-round resorts, the world's largest heli-skiing operation, and Ikon Pass - the premier ski and snowboard season pass offering access to more than 50 iconic mountain destinations around the world.

A career with Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation is more than what you do today; it's being part of creating a community rooted in the spirit of the mountains, united by a passion for adventure, and celebrating the legendary adventures and enduring memories that mountains bring to everyone.


  • Free Alterra Mountain Pass for all eligible employees and eligible dependents for winter and summer, and a free IKON Pass to eligible employees.
  • Discounted skiing + riding for friends and family of eligible employees.
  • Flexible Time Off (FTO) and Sick Time policies for eligible employees to rest, relax and recharge.
  • Dining discounts, retail and rental discounts, ski, or snowboard lessons.
  • Generous discounts on outdoor gear, apparel, rental cars, etc.
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short-term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs, and more
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match
  • Discounted tuition with a partner online university for all Alterra Mountain Company employees to further their education
  • Paid parental leave of up to six weeks for eligible employees
  • Free regional bus pass.

    For information on Alterra Mountain Company's Social Responsibility work including our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion actions, please see our webpage at Among other resources, Alterra has Employee Resource Groups to support the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), disability, LGBTQIA2S+, and women communities within our workforce.

    For information on Steamboat Ski Resort's Social Responsibility work, please see our webpage at

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation.


    The Director of Lift Maintenance is responsible for all lift maintenance department functions including effective management of personnel, employee safety programs, CPTSB compliance, financial performance and project planning. Resume required.


    General Responsibilities
    • Reporting to the VP of Mountain Operations, this position is responsible for all lift maintenance department functions including effective management of personnel, employee safety programs, financial performance, project planning, and company policies and procedures.
    • Oversees training and development of personnel.
    • Coordinates scheduling and execution of maintenance activities
    • Responsible for financial planning and analysis including forecasting.
    • Monitors equipment to evaluate departmental effectiveness.
    • Establishes and documents maintenance procedures.
    • Ensure compliance in all regulated functions, including Colorado Passenger Transportation Safety Board, U.S. Forest Service, ANSI, OSHA, and other safety regulations and policies.
    • Participate in company safety committee and provide follow up of safety suggestions related to lift maintenance.
    • Tracks industry trends and rules and regulations
    • Other duties as assigned

      • General computer skills
      • Minimum of 5 years as a lift mechanic or lift electrician.
      • Experience supervising others.
      • A thorough knowledge of ski lift systems and what it takes to properly maintain them in optimum running condition
      • Knowledge of lift construction and project management
      • Must possess time management and scheduling skills, as well as personnel selection to optimize opportunities for employee development and performance.
      • Knowledge of the current Rules and Regulations as published by the Colorado Passenger Transportatoin Safety Board, and ANSI B77.1
      • Knowledge of OSHA general industry standards

        • High school diploma/GED required.

          The base salary range below represents the low and high end of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on a range of factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term and long-term incentives.

          Steamboat area base salary range: $98,000 - $115,000 per year

          • Ability to sit and operate keyboard for long periods of time.
          • Ability to lift and carry 70 lbs. on a frequent basis.
          • Ability to safety operate a snowmobile in severe weather conditions.
          • Ability to walk, bend over, carry items on uneven terrain often in inclement weather conditions.
          • Must be able to climb lift towers at elevated heights.

            The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

            While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, see, hear, and operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.


            Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to harsh and varying outside weather conditions.

            Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the work place is usually moderate.

            This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that an employee may be required to perform in this position. Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation and its affiliates reserve the right to modify, increase, decrease, suspend, and or eliminate any of the essential duties and/or the position in its entirety.

            Application Deadline: Recruiting timelines vary by position, however, all Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation positions accept applications for a minimum of 4 days from the posting date listed above. This position is open and still accepting applications.

            This job description is not an express or implied contract, guarantee, promise, or covenant of employment for any set term or duration, or for termination only for cause.

            Employment with Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation or any of its affiliates is "at will" meaning either party may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.

            This position is in Colorado, and the work is primarily in Steamboat Springs, CO and, as such, employment in this position is subject to the labor and employment laws of the state of Colorado.

            Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces. All employees and candidates are reminded that Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation and its affiliates adhere to all applicable labor and employment laws, and State, County, and City-specific labor and employment regulations, where applicable. Associated topics: administrative assistant, administrative officer, administrative support, assist, assistant, associate, document, facilities, operations director, records management

Keywords: Steamboat Ski Resort, Denver , Lift Maintenance Director - Year Round - Full Time, Professions , Denver, Colorado

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