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Lead Snowmaking - Year Round - Northstar,CA


Northstar, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round (10-month)

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. 

The Snowmaking Lead will provide oversight, direction and leadership to the Northstar Snowmaking department. This individual will be responsible for the safety and training of snowmakers, winter snowmaking operations and summer snowmaking maintenance and construction.  This person will oversee the proper installation and maintenance of all snowmaking equipment including system infrastructure and plant operations.  The Snowmaking Lead must be proactive and look for improvements in all aspects of the operation on a consistent basis. They are responsible for ensuring compliance with all policies and programs and participate in the snow making best practice group. This person must also be able to communicate effectively with departments across the Resort and Company.  


  • High School diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience - required

  • Previous large-scale snowmaking, mountain or resort operations experience- required  

  • Previous heavy equipment, construction and/or cat operating experience -preferred

  • Previous electrical and mechanical (pumps, motors, compressors) experience- preferred

  • Previous knowledge of Northstar’s Mountain - preferred

  • 3-5 years managing staff at the supervisory level or above – required

  • Must have a valid driver’s license- required

  • Competent snowmobile, UTV, ATV operator- preferred

  • Strong computer skills - required

  • Must be able to read, speak, write and hear in English – required

  • Advanced skier/snowboarder - required

With diverse tree-lined mountain trails, a world-class terrain park and a vibrant village, Northstar is the perfect setting for families and snow sports enthusiasts alike. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada just 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe, 30 minutes from Reno and a few hours from Napa and San Francisco, it’s easy to explore everything Northern California has to offer. Join the Northstar team and learn why Truckee, CA has been voted one of the “Top 25 Ski Towns in the World.” www.vailresortscareers.com

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 213818