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Team Lead Grooming - Winter Seasonal

Date:  Feb 8, 2021

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 Summary: The Team Lead Groomer is responsible for slope surfaces conditions, construction as well as , maintaining and helping set up of  park features; jumps, boxes, rails, ect. assest grooming manager on his/her days off . 


Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the safety of fellow employees, guests and personal safety, as well as safe snow cat operations
  • Responsible for preventative maintenance, cleanliness and up keep of snow cats
  • Receives daily working instructions from Manager and communicate daily or as needed about mechanical problems with fleet maintenance
  • Oversee the performance, conduct and quality of work performed by the crew during the shift.
  • Maintain snowcat records, control and monitor time sheets, for accuracy, control rest periods and lunch breaks.
  • Assist in coordinating with Ski Patrol, and other groups, the activities of Slope Grooming personnel relative to sweep, rescue and AVI control operations.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • 5 years experience operating snowcats - Preferred
  • Valid drivers license and acceptable MVR - required
  • Must be 18 years of age or older - required
  • High school diploma or equivalent - required
  • Able to sit for extended periods of time while operating a snow cat - required
  • Able to use 2 way radios - required
  • Able to read, write, speak, comprehend and understand English fluently - required
  • Entire season commitment - required
  • Mechanical or equipment operation background and experience with diesel engine/hydraulic machines- Preferred
  • Level 7 ski/ride required if on clock skiing or riding - required
  • In person interview - required


Other Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage Cat Operation and daily grooming map. Direct interaction with all mountain departments, and support for mountain resort operations.
  • Assist manager with labor budget, forecast, budget
  • Responsible for scheduling employee
  • Assist manager with performance reviews
  • Assist manager with hiring process.
  • Creates and maintain training program for department
  • Liaison with the safety department
  • Equipment Maintenance- oversee Cat fleet repairs, operator education, driver's certification
  • Groom mountain                                                                                                               
  • Responsible for nighly trail maintenance
  • Basic computer knowledge to help emails, T&L and the grooming report.
  • Other duties as assigned


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!  

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 285776

Nearest Major Market: California