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Not Your Average Ski Bum Gig: Liftopia Is Hiring Work-From-Home Reps
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 reasonable 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 remote seasonal customer support representatives for the 2018-2019 winter season, which runs through 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 from the comfort of home.
Positions are restricted to residents of California, Colorado (Denver only), Florida, Massachusetts, Texas, Vermont and Washington. Here’s why some jobs specify which states you can live in for work-from-home jobs.
You’ll support the Partner Operations Team and respond to customers via phone, email and chat. As part of your duties, you’ll handle payments, assist with issues regarding existing orders and process resort closures.
During the season, you’ll work five shifts a week, which can include weekdays, weekends and holidays, for a total of 40 hours per week.
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.
The season typically lasts until the end of March, which is when this gig ends, but the company says that it sometimes hires seasonal employees for full-time positions at the end of the season, so maybe you should consider this your extended audition.
Are You Qualified For This Work-From-Home Gig?
Liftopia seeks people who have two or more years of experience in customer service.
You should be a strong writer and verbal communicator with a positive attitude and great composure. (Read: Not lose your cool when angry customers come a-callin’). Although it isn’t a requirement, conversational fluency in Spanish and/or French is a big plus.
The company also wants you to have troubleshooting and analytical skills, which will help you roll with any glitches or changes.
Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.