Share this Job


Date:  Nov 16, 2022

Chesterland, OH, US

Company:  Alpine Valley
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world. 


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 



Job Summary

As a Snowmaker you will brave the elements, be prepared for long hours and potentially work overnight to lay the groundwork for an epic ski season creating an exceptional experience for our guests. As part of the Vail Resorts snowmaking team, you will work with industry-leading snowmaking technology on iconic mountains. Join our team of passionate professionals and help create the first snow of the season! 


Job Specifications:  

  • Skill Level: Entry 
  • Starting Wage: As of October 2022, all minimum wages will be $20 an hour. 
  • Shift Availability: Full Time and Part Time


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of snowmaking equipment according to all department, resort and company policies and procedures 
  • Work on the production of snow to produce the best quality product for our guests 
  • Operate all department vehicles in a safe manner according to department, resort and company policies and procedures 
  • Perform basic snowmaking equipment maintenance and housekeeping on a daily basis 
  • Be able to work under minimal supervision 
  • Communicate effectively with other departments 
  • And other duties as assigned 



  • Valid Driver's license - required 
  • Able to work weekends, nights, and holidays 
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs 
  • Intermediate level skier/snowboarder 
  • Basic hand tool knowledge and skills 
  • Able to work extended hours in alpine conditions 


Benefits include:  

  • Free Ski passes for employees and dependents  
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family  
  • Free ski lessons  
  • Discounted lodging, food, gear and mountain shuttles  
  • Discounted bike haul & golf in the summer  
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans (full-time positions)  
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Excellent training and professional development 



The budgeted range starts at $20.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID 490451

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron