This course was developed for ski lift operations personnel under the direction of the Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Canada West Ski Areas’ Association by the Ski Resort Operations and Management Program at Selkirk College. LIFT 150 is the first step in developing an integrated, standardized training program for ski industry operating and maintenance personnel.
For a number of years, the regulatory authority for passenger ropeways for the Province of British Columbia has encouraged the development of formal ski lift operator training programs at ski areas. The need for standardized training for ski lift operators was recommended by the coroner’s report on the 1995 Quicksilver chair lift accident. The intent of the Apprenticeship and Training Committee is to provide all ski area operators with high-quality, standardized training programs.
Start Dates: Continuous intake beginning Nov 15. Last registration date: March 1.
Course Duration: Three weeks from date of registration to complete all aspects of the course.