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  • Rise Up Challenge

    Rise Up Challenge

    Leitner-Poma of America wants to help the industry rise up to the challenge of supporting the next generation of lift mechanics. Nominations are open until May 10.
  • Lift Articles

    Lift Articles

    Peruse the SAM archives for important lift content.
  • Mountain Ops PodSAM Podcast

    Mountain Ops PodSAM Podcast

    We discussed end-of-season burnout and moving teams forward into summer ops and beyond in our May Huddle. Listen to the discussion on PodSAM with added commentary from leadership expert, Paul Thallner.
  • Looking for a new gig?

    Looking for a new gig?

    Check out lift maintenance and mountain ops job openings or peruse lifts and parts for sale.

Uphill transportation, and providing access to it, are defining characteristics of a ski area. A lot goes into that—from maintenance and upgrades to customer service and safety. Lift crews do it all with the support of the broader mountain operations team and suppliers like Doppelmayr, Leitner-Poma of America, Skytrac, SunKid, Magic Carpet, or others. Here in the "Lift Operations" Mountain Department, you'll find articles about lift maintenance, construction, team-building, and more. Plus, find job openings, inspiring videos, and educational opportunities to further your career


Lift Operations Articles

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A good lift mechanic is hard to find. Leitner-Poma of America wants to help the industry rise up to the challenge of supporting the next generation of lift mechanics.

Learn more and nomination a lift maintenance up-and-comer from your resort: www.saminfo.com/rise-up-challenge.




In this installment we will take a look at how to measure your real-world uphill capacity at the lifts.  We will also highlight a few considerations for you to keep in mind when it comes to lift queuing and wait times depending on what your state’s capacity restrictions might be.

View all four videos in the capacity management series from Snow Operating.



  • Struggling with staffing, motivating your team, or maintaining a positive outlook? Listen to our "Moving Mountain Operations Forward" Huddle on PodSAM, where we discuss burnout, staffing, and so much more. Organizational development expert Paul Thallner also chimes in with tips for managers to help keep their staff (and themselves) focused, happy, and productive. Check out all of our Huddle podcasts at saminfo.com/podSAM



  • Look for jobs in lift operations and maintenance at resorts, suppliers, and other related businesses around the world. saminfo.com/liftjobs