Surface Belt Operator

Hiring Full-time seasonal and Part-time seasonal Lift Operators for the 2017-2018 Winter Season. Scheduled to begin between November and December of 2017 through the beginning of April 2018. Intermediate to advanced skier/rider preferred.



Lift operators provide efficient, and quality uphill transportation to our guests.



This position reports to the Children’s Center Rental Supervisor.



The following qualifications must have been proven at TSV, Inc. or verified by previous employers. These are the basic skills and attitudes an applicant will be expected to bring to this job as opposed to those to be learned on the job.

·         Able to work outdoors in all types of extreme and harsh weather conditions and temperatures.

·         Able to arrive to work on time (7:50 AM) and provide own lunch for every scheduled workday.

·         Able to work overtime or substitute for another employee as necessary.

·         Able to perform physically strenuous tasks such as loading chairs in excess of 25 pounds of force or more, and/or shoveling snow for up to 6 hours in an 8-hour shift. These tasks involve strength, flexibility, agility, and endurance.

·         Able to ride chairlift unassisted



·         Handles stressful situations with tact and good judgement.

·         Establishes and maintains productive work relationships with co-workers, other TSV staff, Supervisors, and Management.

·       Responds to skiing guests and other employees in a courteous, friendly, and helpful manner; knows enough about TSV’s policies, procedures, and area activities to answer guests’ questions or to easily direct them to someone who can.



After a training period, lift operators must be capable of performing these essential job functions and adhering to these procedures:

·                     Knows, understands, and follows the proper procedures to operate assigned lifts by using prescribed lift operating proce­dures.

·                     Demonstrates working knowledge of the operation of main and auxiliary drives, service and emergency brakes, control circuits and telephones for all lifts to which (s)he may be assigned.

·                    Knows how to contact the designated individuals for answers to questions regarding emergencies, maintenance or service.

·                     Carries out required daily tasks such as snow maintenance/removal, maintenance of loading and/or unloading ramps, courteously dealing with guests, etc.

·                     Maintains records such as daily log sheets, lift incident reports.

·                     Follows all company procedures for mechanical failures, lift evacuation, adverse weather conditions or any other occurrence that may adversely affect the safety of the passengers or lift equipment.

·                     Follows all company policies set forth in the Employee Handbook and the Area Lift Operators Guide.



This position is scheduled for five days/week 7:50 AM through 4:20 PM which includes an unpaid ½ hour lunch break. However, in some cases you may be required to work through lunch and be compensated accordingly. The schedule may include weekends and overtime may be required. You may be required to work extra days or hours during holiday and busy periods and have a reduction of hours during slow periods.

Appearance Standards

Maintains a professional, yet appropriate to Taos Ski Valley, appearance and attire, as described in the Employee Handbook.

Background Check

Positions dealing with children or positions that handle cash require a background check.  Employment is contingent upon a favorable background check.

TSV is an at-will-employer                                                                                                        

This job description is intended to be a broad description of duties.  More specific information on duties and policies can be found with your supervisor, manager or in the Employee Handbook.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

If you would like further details or to see a full job description, please email Taos Ski Valley is an equal opportunity employer.

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The diverse, talented, and creative people in our Taos Ski Valley family encourage one another to be our best and to make each year even better than the one before.  Together we strive to carry on the traditions and values that have made Taos an extraordinary place.  Let us continue to make Taos Ski Valley a truly authentic, one-of-a-kind experience that reminds us there is no place else we would rather be.

Our commitment at Taos Ski Valley is to provide an experience, steeped in the spirit of Taos, that reminds us there is no other place we would rather be. Our roots are based in family and we strive with each interaction to bring that intimate vibe to connect with each other and the mountain.

Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 We are located in the northern part of New Mexico, almost halfway between Albuquerque, New Mexico and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Town of Taos is 21 miles south.

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