Ski Lift Maintenance Technician Training









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Recruit, retain and reskill your workforce  

Your lift breaks down, and your maintenance team operates like a well-oiled machine with minimal downtime. A resort and a skier’s best-case scenario, right?  

Build a lift maintenance team you can count on by advancing your best lift operators into more technical roles with Oregon State University’s Ski Lift Maintenance Technician Level 1 training. This NSAA-aligned online hybrid training sets your resort up for success by ensuring employee engagement, best-in-class coursework and exceptional guest experiences.  

Online training, on demand

Train any time you need to round out your lift maintenance crew, and don’t pull essential technicians from the job to do it. All online courses are self-paced and optimized for mobile devices meaning your employees can complete the course whenever and wherever it is most convenient for them. On-site mentorship and assessments with members of your supervisory team, means you can customize the training to your business.  



The Ski Lift Technician Training, Level 1 is designed for those with at least one season of experience as lift operators, or in related roles, who are looking to progress from customer service and day-to-day operations to a more technical role in lift maintenance. 

Through a series of online learning modules, your employees will learn to: 

  • Perform daily maintenance checks safely, efficiently and accurately  
  • Identify lift components and machinery and describe their functions within the system
  • Apply safety standards and best practices regarding lift operation 

Online technical coursework is supplemented with in-person, on-site assessments and live, virtual industry expert sessions that apply online learning materials to on-the-job scenarios.  

Oregon State’s Ski Lift Maintenance Technician training takes approximately 6-12 weeks. Upon completion, participants will have the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for a Level 1 Lift Maintenance Technician role and receive an OSU-backed credential to verify compliance.  

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  • $1,000 per employee


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