Snowmaking Maintenance - Housing May Be Available

Date:  May 22, 2024

Breckenridge, CO, US

Company:  Breckenridge Ski Resort
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2024


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.


Hiring for our seasonal positions occurs on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until June 15th or until the positions are filled (whichever is first).


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, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program

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 the Snowmaking Maintenance Technician, you will primarily focus on the maintenance and repairs of company equipment. 


Job Specifications:

  • Housing: May Be Available

  • Expected Pay Range: $20.00 - $22.04 / hour 

  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time

  • Skill Level:  Entry


 Job Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for personal safety and the safety of fellow employees and guests throughout all operations.  

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs all Snowmaking equipment with the ability understand and assist crew with snowmaking operations.  

  • Completes projects assigned by the Snowmaking Supervisor and assist in accomplishing Team Lead requests.  

  • Safely and efficiently operates trucks, snowmobiles, snow cats and all snowmaking equipment.  

  • Communicates consistently with Supervisor and Snowmaking Leads regarding equipment repairs and maintenance, Snowmaking tasks, and work load of the department. 

  • Documents maintenance of Snowmaking equipment with up-to-date record keeping.  

  • Operates in a special environment with required knowledge of trade-specific tools and terminology. 

  • Other duties as assigned


 Job Requirements: 

  • Microsoft Office skills - required.  

  • Must be fluent in English written and verbal - required. 

  • Must ski or ride at an intermediate level - required.  

  • Must have at least one year snow making experience - required. 

  • Must have a valid driver license – required. 

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent - required. 

  • Ability to operate hand tools, utilize power tools and welding equipment.  

  • Be familiar and/or able to be trained to work with turbo air compressors, vertical centrifugal water pumps, fan guns, air/water guns, low–e guns and the automation of the previous listed equipment.  

  • Be able and/or trained to use a multi-meter to trouble shoot equipment and electrical circuits. 


The expected pay range is $20.00 - $22.04. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  500483
Reference Date: 02/20/2024 
Job Code Function: Snowmaking