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Snowmaking Supervisor - Winter Seasonal

Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Keystone, 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.

Keystone Snowmaking Team Lead


The Snowmaking Team Lead is a supervisory position for the Keystone snowmaking department and reports to the snowmaking Assistant Manager. The Team Lead is directly responsible for the safety, leadership, evaluation and training of all snowmaking employees under his/her leadership. They will direct snowmaking operations through their controller, snowmaker lead and snowmaking staff.  Additionally, this position ensures proper operation of all snowmaking systems and equipment and coordinates all equipment repairs and maintenance with the snowmaking Maintenance Technician.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Directly responsible for the day to day operations of the Keystone snowmaking department.
  • Directly responsible for the safety of all guests and employees that are impacted by the snowmaking department throughout all snowmaking operations.
  • Directly responsible for enforcement of all department, resort and company procedures, best practices and policies.
  • Understands and continually inspects ongoing snowmaking operations, both on and off trail, to ensure safety, quality and proper completion.
  • Works as a team with other mountain operations departments to coordinate the production of a high quality product in areas needed.
  • Insures administrative duties are completed on a timely basis including shift production reports, maintenance requests, training, evaluations, and record keeping.
  • Constantly communicates with all staff members regarding snowmaking and other company business needs.
  • Represents the snowmaking department when the Snowmaking Manager and Assistant Manager are not available.
  • Implements initiatives with the Snowmaking Manager and Assistant Manager to improve guest service and teamwork within the Snowmaking department.
  • Assists with the installation and maintenance of snowmaking equipment and systems.
  • Works with the Snowmaking Manager and Assistant Manager on developing summer capital projects and long range planning for the department.
  • All other duties assigned.



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent – required
  • Valid Drivers License - required
  • Minimum of 5 years Snowmaking Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years Supervisory Experience
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Intermediate level skier/snowboarder - required
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills


What’s in it for you?

  • Free EPIC Ski Pass to all of our resorts across the US, Canada, and Australia
  • Discounted lodging at our Rock Resort Properties starting at $85/night
  • 50% off Colorado Mountain Express transportation
  • Food and beverage discounts at mountain dining locations
  • Retail discounts at Vail Resorts Retail stores
  • 10-25% off at our Starbucks locations
  • Free ski/snowboard lessons
  • Unique events! Including concerts, employee meals, employee activities, pro competitions!

We’re looking for team members who are passionate about their work and the world around them, who take pride in ensuring our guests receive the best possible service and who bring a sense of self and fun to all they do. Life at 9,280 feet in the sky is a little different. With our crisp Rocky Mountain air and boundless options for adventure and exploration, you can join a community who loves where they live and loves what they do. Keystone will be your home away from home; a place where friendliness, an eye for detail and unmatched guest service is the foundation of our Culture. Come join our team – where A Mountain of Possibilities awaits.

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 168955

Nearest Major Market: Denver