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Snowmaking - All Experience Levels

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA, 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.




Job Summary:


Snowmakers will assist in the production of machine made snow while striving for quality, safety, and efficiency to ensure an exceptional experience for our guests.


Entry, Intermediate and Advanced Positions


Duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Assist in the production of a suitable snow surface by utilizing snow guns and snow transportation vehicles.
  • Responsible for assisting the crew leader in preparation and operation of snowmaking systems.
  • Will conduct visual inspections and routine maintenance of snow guns and hoses as well as set up and break down of the guns and hoses.
  • Will operate trucks, snowcats and snowmobiles in a safe and efficient manner and will be required to work outside in all conditions.
  • Must be able to work as a team with the ability to follow direction and will be resonsible for the safety of fellow employees, guests and personal safety.


Entry Level Job Requirements:


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Must be able to speak, read and communicate clearly in English
  • Must have a valid US Driver's License or the ability to obtain one
  • Intermediate ability as a skier / snowboarder - preferred
  • Must be willing to work on a team and take instructions
  • Must be willing to work swing shifts, evenings or nights, including weekends and holidays


Intermediate Level Job Requirements:


  • All requirements for entry, plus two years of snowmaking experience


Advanced Level Job Requirements:


  • All requirements for entry, plus 5 years of snowmaking experience


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 
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans (full-time positions) 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Excellent training and professional development 


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.

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 171205

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

Job Segment: Entry Level