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Ski Lift Technician Training, Level 1

A new approach to technical training
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Course Highlights

Starting in February 2022, this four-month training provides current ski lift staff the technical skills and expertise needed to become Level 1 lift maintenance technicians.

Through a hybrid (online and onsite) learning experience, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Join a cohort of employees from resorts across the country
  • Work through a series of self-paced, online course modules about lift systems and operations, safety standards, communication systems, drive line systems, preventative maintenance, sheave assemblies and more.
  • Cover all content included in the National Ski Areas Association Level One Technician Requirements.
  • Learn from some of the best through webinars with industry experts
  • Receive mentorship through onsite assessments with supervisor and experienced team members


$1,000 and includes online course materials including FORE101, industry expert sessions, and onsite assessments

Course Preview:

Check out this free course demo on How a Ski Lift Works.


Enrollment is now open for 2022. Register now!

Online orientation starts the week of February 7, 2022. 


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