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Terrain Park Snowcat Operator - Winter Seasonal

Date: Mar 5, 2019

Location: Breckenridge, CO, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.




Breckenridge Terrain Parks is looking for hard working and qualified snowcat operators to join our team of terrain park and halfpipe builders and groomers! Both entry and advanced positions are available, depending on experience. Opportunities exist for qualified individuals to contribute to our world class terrain park and special event program. 


Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist with feature construction projects, special event builds and grooming maintenance of the terrain parks, half pipes and terrain based teaching areas. 
  • Works directly with other park groomers as a team to accomplish daily goals and operations. 
  • Follow written and oral instructions, including communicating with other departments.  
  • Ability to read instruments and recognize mechanical issues in snow cats.
  • Be able to identify obstacles and hazards in all types of terrain. 
  • Manage time efficiently during shift to make sure all tasks and projects are completed.
  • Adhere to all department policies as well as health and safety protocols. 
  • Able to work all shifts at any given time, including holidays and weekends. 
  • Perform safe transportation of rails and other terrain park features. 



  • Minimum 1 year experience operating a snow cat - required 
  • Minimum 1 year experience in terrain parks - preferred 
  • Previous terrain park grooming experience - preferred
  • Ability to work any shift (day/swing/grave) - required
  • Ability to operate specialty grooming equipment (winch, halfpipe cutter, forklift, etc.) - preferred
  • Able to work in a guest service environment and appear professional at all times - required 
  • Highly motivated and able to work well in a team environment - required 
  • Follow written and oral instructions, including communicating on the mountain radio - required 
  • Advanced terrain park skiing/riding skills - preferred 
  • Work outside of snow cat in inclement and adverse weather conditions - required 
  • Valid Driver’s License - required 
  • Ability to work outdoors in a mountain environment, in all weather conditions - required
  • Ability to lift up to, and sometimes more than 100lbs - required 
  • In-person interview - required

If you’re hard working and feel exhilarated serving others, you’ll feel right at home in our authentic ski town and world-class mountain resort. As a community of adventurers and discoverers, we deliver an experience of a lifetime to every single guest that visits our mountain town. If you’re interested in moving mountains in your career, come work with us at Breckenridge where you’ll instantly feel at home.

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 160116

Nearest Major Market: Denver