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Assistant Snowmaking Manager

Date:  Jun 13, 2022

West Dover, VT, US

Company:  Mount Snow
Shift Type:  Year Round

Mount Snow makes everyone feel like family, guests and employees alike. With consistent, high-ratings on the friendly staff, why wouldn’t you want to join the camaraderie? Join our team and help us share ultimate mountain adventures with our guests.


Vail Resorts currently requires all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19


Job Specifications: 

  • Housing: Not Available 
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round


Job Summary:

Production of machine-made snow, while striving for quality, safety, and efficiency to ensure an exceptional experience for our guests. Work with Manager to establish operational plans, monitor, and maintain snowmaking system, and supervise snowmaking staff. Oversee the daily operation of all snowmaking systems and personnel. Assist in overall planning of the department for all preventative maintenance and capital improvement.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all snowmaking policies, safety guidelines and best practice procedures at all times.
  • Operate all transportation vehicles as per the standard operating procedures.
  • Responsible for documented training on safe and efficient operation of all snowmaking equipment.
  • Responsible for documented training of all standards, enterprise best practices, and safety procedures as instructed and outlined in the operational manual.
  • Operate, inspect, and maintain snowmaking system alongside Manager.
  • Intimate knowledge of system controller responsibilities.
  • Effective communication between shifts, team leadership, and adjacent teams within the resort.
  • Ensure all administrative duties including time keeping, shift reporting, maintenance requests, training, and other record keeping is accurate and contemporaneous.
  • Advanced level snowmobile operations.
  • Maintain shift logs with each shift to track movements and production of all staff members
  • Ensure regular safety meetings and inspections.
  • Run entirety of snowmaking operation in absence of Manager.
  • Implement initiatives with Manager to improve guest service, safety, and other resort and enterprise based imperatives.
  • Other duties as assigned


Additional responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage the safe and reliable maintenance operations and providing the quality and reliable service desired by the guest, Mount Snow Ski Resort and Vail Resorts
  • Develop maintenance routines and procedures
  • Develop and oversee the budgeting process and capital planning
  • Oversees all snowmaking parts ordering – maintain parts inventory system
  • Develop and research long term needs of snowmaking at Mount Snow
  • Manages various projects assigned by the Director of Mountain Operations
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, and development of all snowmaking personnel
  • Actively participate in the Vail Resorts Snowmaking Best Practice Group
  • Able to work days, nights, weekends and holidays as needed


Job Qualifications:

  • Strong financial management, strong communication, leadership and team building skills, skiing/riding ability, must be able to work in extreme weather conditions (winter/summer)
  • Basic knowledge of desktop computer systems and applications
  • Valid Driver's license or ability to obtain one upon employment
  • General knowledge of the ski industry and lift operations
  • Positive, solutions oriented leadership


Job Benefits: 

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons 
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program
  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


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.


Vail Resorts has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement as a condition of employment, effective Nov. 15, 2021. We will provide accommodations or exemptions where legally required based on the relevant state and federal laws and regulations in each of our locations.

Requisition ID 443426

Nearest Major Market: Vermont