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Mountain Sales Agent

Taos Ski Valley, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Sacramento, CA posted September 21, 2022.

The Mountain Sales Agent plays a key role in the success of the Central Reservations Department and the overall experience of visitors to Taos Ski Valley. The agent is to assist prospective guests and repeat visitors to Taos Ski Valley in helping secure lift tickets, lessons, rentals, and other activities which may be desired or offered by the Central Reservations Department. The Mountain Sales Agent will have a strong working knowledge of all the activity options offered in Taos Ski Valley and the Town of Taos. The Mountain Sales Agent will try to up-sell services and options to potential and repeat guests. The Mountain Sales Agent shall strive to provide exceptional service to both fellow staff members and guests at all times. Works closely with off-site agents and managers to ensure the success of sales and guest satisfaction.

This job description is intended to be a broad description of duties. You will be expected to carry-out all responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Specific information on duties and policies can be found with your supervisor or in the Employee Reference Guide. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Has a pleasant and courteous phone voice
  • Follows departmental opening and closing procedures
  • Answers phone calls and returns email in a prompt and professional manner
  • Assists guests on the phone and through email communication with questions about Taos Ski Valley and the Town of Taos
  • Sells and up-sells on-mountain activities, Tickets, Rentals, packages, and amenities to prospective and repeat guests
  • Takes reservation calls and records crucial data on to call log
  • Charges customer deposits to their credit card per department policy
  • Maintains a good working relationship with fellow co-workers and with Central Reservations suppliers
  • Communicates effectively with guests, co-workers, off-site agents and managers
  • Always maintains a professional demeanor and attitude
  • Maintains a professional appearance
  • Remains alert, courteous, and helpful to the guests and colleagues at all times
  • Demonstrates reliable attendance on all workdays

Personal Skills:

  • Strong personal character and commitment to Taos Ski Valley, Inc.’s Commitment and Passions.
  • Ability to gracefully and humbly accept criticism and opportunities for growth.
  • Ability to stay positive, focused, and constructive when faced with setbacks, challenges, and while working in an ever-changing environment.
  • Provides a guest experience that exceeds the guest’s expectations.


  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings.
  • Strong computer and internet skills required
  • Prior experience with Property Management Systems preferred
  • Prior sales experience preferred
  • Ability to read and write in English required
  • Ability to speak foreign languages preferred
  • Is able to type at a reasonable rate required
  • Educational requirements include: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Is legally able to work in the United States and has the proper documentation for employment

Work Environment:

The ability to sit and speak on the phone for long periods of time is necessary. Capability to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written is essential and team members must take constructive criticism and frequent sales coaching well. It is essential for team members to ask for help and/or clarification, have strong organizational skills, and be highly detail oriented. The position also requires adaptability to change in policy and/or procedures as directed and offer suggestions to improve operations. Taos Ski Valley, Inc. is often a fast-paced work environment, especially during Holiday and Peak days. TSVI is located in a high-altitude alpine environment. Position may require travel on uneven, snow-packed, or icy terrain and may be exposed to wet, cold, and/or humid conditions. Must be able to work in close quarters and with other staff.

Physical Demands of Position Include:

Occasionally might have to lift or move office items up to 10lbs. 5% of time may be sent walking, occasionally outdoors or on snow/ice, to meetings or other departments, 5% of time may be spent reaching for items and 90% of time will be spent sitting working with the computer or on the phone either talking or listening.

Background Check:

Positions dealing with children, of safety sensitive and/or confidential nature, require driving or positions that handle cash may require a background check and MVR check. Employment is contingent upon a favorable background check and MVR check.

  • Is a Background Check required for this position: Yes
  • Is an MVR required for this position: No

Posted:07/23/2022 05:27 AM