Snowmaking Maintenance Team Lead

Date:  May 1, 2024

West Dover, VT, US

Company:  Mount Snow
Shift Type:  Year Round


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first-time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.

With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.

Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).

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, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Job Summary:

Maintenance of snowmaking equipment and systems, while striving for quality, safety, and efficiency to ensure an exceptional experience for our guests. Maintain pump, compressor, and cooling tower equipment. Support winter snowmaking team in varying degree of equipment maintenance tasks including ongoing training of snowmaking staff.


Job Specifications:

  • Expected Pay Range: $23.00 - $32.88 / hour
  • Shift Availability: Full Time
  • Skill Level: Team Lead, Lead


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.
  • Understand and train to safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all snowmaking equipment.
  • Understand and train to all standards, enterprise best practices, and safety procedures as instructed and outlined in the operational manual.
  • Operate, inspect, and maintain snowmaking equipment.
  • Advanced knowledge of trade specific hand tools.
  • Advanced knowledge of storm water management.
  • Effective communication between shifts, team leadership, and adjacent teams within the resort.
  • Responsible for pump and compressor maintenance.
  • Responsible for utility locates.
  • Responsible for hydrant repair and replacement.
  • General housekeeping of snowmaking facilities.
  • Inventory, stock, and order snowmaking maintenance components.
  • Audit and manage maintenance documentation.
  • Oversee all maintenance staff in the absence of Team Lead, Supervisor, or Manager.
  • Assist with general snowmaking responsibilities when necessary.


Job Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/ GED or Equivalent
  • 3-5 years prior snowmaking experience required
  • Valid Driver’s License without restrictions is required
  • MS Office preferred
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English
  • Ability to ski or snowboard at a level 6 ability if necessary
  • Advanced understanding of snowmaking equipment maintenance and operations


The expected pay range is $23.00 - $32.88. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  498919
Reference Date: 11/09/2023 
Job Code Function: Snowmaking 

Nearest Major Market: Vermont