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Snowmaking Team Lead - Full Time - Year Round

Date:  Nov 19, 2021

Lake Harmony, PA, US

Company:  Jack Frost and Big Boulder Ski Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

Jack Frost Big Boulder revolutionized the skiing industry. As the riding mecca of Pennsylvania, the mountain is designed for epic adventures. Join our team and experience the great outdoors like never before.  www.vailresortscareers.com

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


Big Boulder is now part of the Vail Resorts family and we’ve started hiring for our Winter 20-21 season! All Big Boulder employees receive a FREE ski pass that gives you access to skiing and riding at all Vail Resorts-owned mountains. Along with the free ski pass, employees also get discounts on food, lodging, and retail products, along with other pro-deal discounts on brand names. Join the team this season for an Experience of a Lifetime!


It takes world class snow to support a world class resort.  As a Snowmaking Team Lead, you will bring your previous snowmaking experience to the position while assisting with laying the groundwork for another epic ski season.  You will be striving for quality, safety, and efficiency to ensure an exceptional experience for our employees and guests.  The Team Lead will assist with day-to-day operations in the safe production of an optimal snow surface, and will work as a team member while supervising and leading other snowmakers.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining a safe work environment
  • Direct the crew lead and conduct proper employee management
  • Conduct performance evaluations on snowmakers
  • Complete all proper documentation, hiring paperwork, vehicle testing, MVR checks
  • Works as a team with the Grooming Manager and other departments to ensure the production of a high quality product
  • Major responsibility will be the control and accountability for appropriate inventories of spare parts and supplies
  • Operate a variety of construction equipment including backhoe, forklift, oxyacetylene welding torch, welding machine, pipe threaded, hand tools and other related tools in order to complete maintenance and repair duties
  • Perform pipefitting and plumbing by cutting, threading and welding pipe
  • Proper hiring and training of employees
  • Working with the Snowmaking Manger on summer capital budgets and plans
  • Managing of Capital projects when necessary
  • Work with vendors on up to date equipment for the snowmaking department
  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor with daily tasks and maintenance work
  • Troubleshoot any issues that may arise throughout the shift, (i.e. when pumps or compressors go down)



  • Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable MRV record (MVR check will be required before starting work)
  • Must have at least five seasons of experience in snowmaking
  • Must be able to work the night shift during the production season
  • Must be knowledgeable of basic mechanical equipment, electronic drive systems and controls
  • Must have knowledge of the operations of snowmaking pumps, compressors and after cooler units
  • Must be able to hike rugged terrain at altitude in all mountain weather conditions
  • Must have a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Systems (Excel, Outlook Word, Office)
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be able to work without supervision
  • Must have previous supervisory experience
  • Must be able to work outside in physically demanding winter conditions of any kind during 12 hour shifts
  • Must be able to clearly read, write and communicate in English
  • Must be able to lift, pull, or drag 75lbs and stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work weekend, holiday and overnight shifts



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 350107

Nearest Major Market: Scranton
Nearest Secondary Market: Wilkes Barre