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Snowmaking Supervisor, Heavenly

Date:  May 6, 2022

Heavenly, CA, US

Company:  Heavenly Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

If you want to work for a different kind of ski resort, you’ve found your perfect match at Heavenly. With a massive mountain full of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is for those who want to go big and forge their own path. From on-mountain concerts to world-famous après ski parties and a one-of-a-kind DJ CAT, Heavenly exudes high-energy from first chair to last call. Come be a part of the team committed to delivering a refreshingly unique ski experience.

As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Job Summary

Year-round snowmaking supervisors are responsible for assisting the snowmaking manager and assistant manager in carrying out the day-to-day activities of the snowmaking department.  Snowmaking supervisors also work closely with management teams from other mountain operations departments and divisional leadership.   Supervisors are also responsible for the oversight of snowmakers working in the department.  The duties listed below are designed to give an overview of general responsibilities and not be an exhaustive list. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Ask for help, clarity about things you do not understand or have not yet experienced
  • Seek and pursue your own personal development (Lift classes, outside training)
  • Develop strong relationships with other mountain operations teams and snowmakers throughout Vail Resorts and the industry.
  • Gain a broader understanding of mountain operations as a whole, the challenges and needs of other departments and how snowmaking supports and fits into the big picture goals of Heavenly.
  • Represent Heavenly as an industry professional inside and outside the resort
  • Elevate issues on your team or from your workplace to your manager
  • Seek out assistance from HR when needed with difficult staffing situations
  • Notify department or divisional management immediately following any incident
  • Know the current status of important information (daily blast, etc.) like road closures, travel routes, and ensure that information is communicated to your team.
  • Attend Mtn Ops staff meetings occasionally or when your department management cannot


Job Requirements

  • Show up on time, fit for duty every scheduled work day
  • Work overtime shifts as needed and requested by the department throughout the year
  • Prepare, carry out efficiently and document daily work lists and tasks
  • Prepare and carry out training (pre-season and on-going) as needed for your team
  • Maintain clean, organized work spaces and out-buildings throughout the year
  • Overseeing department staff, which includes and is not limited to:
    • Motivate, train, coach, discipline department staff
    • Create, evaluate and carry out performance evaluations for your team
  • Following all federal, state mandates and company policies, which include but are not limited to:
    • Vehicle operations, maintenance and documentation
    • OSHA required PPE, company uniform and grooming policies
    • Timely and accurate work and meal breaks, time reporting
    • Timely and accurate incident and injury reporting
    • Daily hosting and reporting of quality safety meetings
  • Check your email on a regular basis (every day or two) and return phone calls/texts in a timely manner (daily)
  • Assist the department manager, assistant manager and maintenance team with other duties as assigned.


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

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 425507