Tram Operator

Lift & Tram
Anchorage, Alaska

Posted On: March 28, 2024

Tram Operator 

Responsible for the safe and efficient loading, transporting and unloading of guests in accordance with specific operating instructions of the Alyeska Aerial Tramway. 

This is a seasonal position (May 20 - October 20). Employees have the ability to discuss alternate season employment interest with the Tram Operations Manager. 

Main Duties: 

  • Properly operate the tram and related equipment, in accordance with established policies and procedures 
  • Direct and assist passengers as needed to ensure safe and orderly traffic conditions 
  • Provide various information to guests about resort services, facilities local surroundings, etc. 
  • Learn and maintain a working knowledge of tramways/lifts safety systems, operating logs, and emergency evacuation procedures 
  • Knowledge of the Mountain, Hotel and UTT Emergency Operating Plans and the ability to assist when the plans are activated 
  • Positively communicate with the passengers to establish and maintain an atmosphere of confidence and security 
  • Recognize potentially dangerous situations, whether mechanical or passenger, and report them to the supervisor immediately 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Why Alyeska? 

Alaska is an incredible place and Girdwood is a friendly, lively town where residents value both outdoor adventure and community spirit. Alyeska Resort offers the type of atmosphere where our employees are able to work hard and play hard, and are encouraged to share their enthusiasm with our guests. 

Offering year-round and seasonal opportunities, working at Alyeska Resort is both rewarding and exhilarating. Whether you are a seasoned hospitality or ski resort professional, or just starting out with an avid interest in ski area management or travel tourism, we invite you to review current career opportunities and check back often as we are always seeking great talent. 

Alyeska Resort offers many exciting career opportunities, beautiful surroundings and exciting employee benefits including: 

  • Vision, Dental, and Medical Insurance for regular full-time employees
    • Paid holiday and paid time off (Vacation and Personal)
    • Free Season Pass for employees and qualified dependents 
    • Roth 401(k) and 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan 
    • Discounts for rooms at The Hotel Alyeska and affiliate hotels 
    • Discounts in Resort restaurants, shops, and Nordic Spa 


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. A successful candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age 
  • Must be familiar with ski area and outer areas 
  • Able to work with all kinds of people, sometimes in stressful situations 
  • Must be able to read, speak and understand English 

Alyeska Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All resort employees must possess current documentation showing they are eligible for employment in the United States. Alyeska Resort accepts applications for currently available positions only, and does not accept applications for “general employment.” Preference may be given to local candidates, as relocation may not be available. 


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