Lift Maintenance Training Resource Guide

This guide outlines the spectrum of knowledge, skills and abilities that lift maintenance personnel should possess. Some knowledge and skills outlined in this resource guide may or may not be required for Lift Maintenance Technicians (LMTs) at your area. The types of equipment, staff capabilities or management discretion may call for outsourcing of particular tasks. It provides a framework that can be adapted to your ski area's unique lift maintenance program.

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The NSAA Lift Maintenance Training Resource Guide is not intended to create standards for operations, mandate how staff is to be trained or dictate how a ski area should operate. This document only contains informational guidelines that should be modified or adapted for your specific ski area’s use and may be revised or withdrawn at any time. Deviation from the enclosed considerations may be dictated by the circumstances of each unique situation and by the policies, procedures and protocols of the individual ski area. The general information and opinions expressed in the Lift Maintenance Training Resource Guide are not intended or should be construed as legal advice. Ski areas should work with their own experienced legal counsel, including those licensed in their jurisdiction to advise them on legal issues that may impact matters specific to their resort.

This guide or parts thereof may not be reproduced or further disseminated in any way without the express written consent of the National Ski Areas Association.