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Snowmaking Manager

Date:  Nov 18, 2022

Heavenly, CA, US

Company:  Heavenly Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round


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 


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:

Service is this foundation of everything we stand for at Vail Resorts and our Snowmakers are no exception to creating this experience of a lifetime. Responsible for overseeing the manufactured snow production, Managers are organized leaders working behind the scenes to ensure high quality snowmaking operations. 


Job Specifications:

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time 
  • Skill Level: Advanced 
  • Outlet: Heavenly
  • Other Specifics: This is a year-round position with responsibilities in summer and winter months 
  • The budgeted range starts at $61,300 - $73,600.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of the Snowmaking department for the location such as performance, compliance, staffing, budgets, training, and development 

  • Review engineering and design plans snow making operations and maintenance programs  

  • Manage construction, installation and improvement projects relating to the snowmaking operation  

  • Review records of operational and safety performance making suggestions for improvement 

  • Maintain adherence to applicable laws, regulations, and company policies 

  • Coordinate with other management, departments, and third-party organizations throughout the course of work 

  • Participate in leadership forums providing feedback and input on snowmaking operations, training, and continuous improvement opportunities.  

  • Other duties as assigned  


Job Requirements:

  • Some college or technical training required 

  • Must be at least 21 years old  

  • Valid driver’s license 

  • 3-5 years supervisory experience required; snowmaking operations experience preferred 

  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English 

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, holidays, and weekends 

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs  


The budgeted range starts at $62,400 + annual bonus.  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 490921