Not Your Average Ski Bum Gig: Liftopia is Hiring a Work-From-Home Rep

Not Your Average Ski Bum Gig: Liftopia is Hiring a Work-From-Home Rep
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If you’re a skier or boarder, you know lift tickets can be pretty expensive.

But if you become a member of Liftopia’s team, you can support your hobby this season with a substantial hourly wage.

If you’ve ever bought lift tickets online, you might have used Liftopia. The ecommerce site is the largest seller of lift tickets and a great pricing tool for ski resorts.

The company is growing quickly, and now it’s looking for a remote seasonal partner operations representative for the 2016-17 winter season, which runs until March, depending on Mother Nature.

What You’ll Do as Work-From-Home Rep for Liftopia

Although Liftopia is in the business of snow, with this full-time gig, you can work shoreside in San Francisco or — even better — from home.

You’ll support the Partner Operations Team and manage phone and ticket queues. You’ll also process payments, report resort closures and help customers navigate the website and app — to name a few of your tasks.

During the season, you’ll work five shifts a week for a total of 40 hours a week. You will be expected to work weekends and holidays — including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and President’s Day — until the end of March 2017.

Note: You’ll be expected to start between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. PST, so consider the time difference if you’re over here on the East Coast like us.

Liftopia Benefits — Including Lift Ticket Deals!

First and foremost: You’ll make $15 an hour. In addition, you’ll receive “sweet Liftopia swag.”

If you’re based in San Francisco, great. You’ll become part of a casual, dog-friendly office environment that features Wednesday afternoon socials.

If not, you can opt to work from home in flannel pajamas (you know… those ones with the skiing penguins) from your favorite ski town.

Are You Qualified For This Work-From-Home Gig?

Liftopia seeks people who have two or more years of experience in phone, email and Internet-chat customer support.

You should be a strong writer and verbal communicator, and you need experience in building solid client relationships. (Tip: A sense of humor goes a long way). The company also wants you to have troubleshooting and analytical skills, which will help you roll with any glitches or changes.

So if you’re passionate about skiing, have solid customer service skills and want to work from home, check out the full job description, and apply to this opportunity today — before the snow blows in.

Your Turn: Would you work holidays to reap some of these sweet benefits?

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.