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Grooming - All Experience Levels - Full & Part Time - Winter Seasonal


Kirkwood, CA, US

Company:  Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2020/2021

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. 


Job Duties:


·         Responsible for the safety of fellow employees, and guests, and for personal safety

·         High safety responsibility and sensibility to maintain a safe snowcat operation

·         Maintain mountain skiing surfaces to finest level possible

·         Ability to learn how to operate all VRI Slope Grooming equipment and basic mountain operations

·         Minimize down time through basic preventative maintenance, cleanliness and up-keep of machine

·         Manual labor in other Slopes and Trails work

·         Maintain good working relationship and communicate work instructions with co-workers

·         Receive daily working instructions from Advanced Operators, Specialists and Supervisor

·         Daily, as needed, communication with shop Mechanics concerning mechanical problems

·         Other duties as assigned




·         Valid driver's license with no restrictions - required

·         Satisfactory MVR check - required

·         Must be at least 18 years of age - required

·         High school diploma or equivalent - required

·         Able to lift up to 100 lbs - required

·         Must be able to read, write, speak, comprehend and understand English fluently - required

·         Able to climb on and off the vehicles frequently - required

·         Able to sit for extended periods of time while operating the snowcat - required

·         Able to use two-way radios (both speaking and hearing instructions) - required

·         End of season commitment - required


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


Kirkwood is for those that embrace the big mountain lifestyle and are as passionate about skiing and riding as they are about creating amazing experiences for our guests. Magical, raw, expansive and remote…Kirkwood is the stuff of legend. We’re famous for legendary snowfall, challenging inbounds terrain, backcountry guided tours and premier avalanche education programs. Those that come here come for an adventure unique to Kirkwood! Join our close-knit team working at one of the most stunning alpine resorts in the country. www.vailresortscareers.com

No transportation? Don't want to make the drive? No problem! We have an employee shuttle that runs EVERYDAY from South Lake Tahoe to Kirkwood, free of cost! We encourage all employees who don't want to make the commute themselves to jump on the shuttle, sit back and relax, on their way to work!  If you would prefer to drive AND want to make some extra cash, you will definitely want to participate in our Employee Carpool Program! Make up to $25.00 a DAY just for driving your fellow employees to work!

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 220010

Nearest Major Market: California