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Snow Trail Maintenance Crew - Summer Seasonal


Truckee, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California Resort
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2020

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 trail maintenance crew member will assist the trail maintenance crew supervisor in the execution of the daily work plan.  This individual is responsible for assisting in general trail maintenance, installing and maintaining erosion control measures, participating in revegitation efforts, and any other environmental related activity.  The trail maintenance crew member will be responsible for implementing and practicing safety throughout each and every day.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Determine the correct tools needed to complete assigned tasks and keep track of the tools to ensure they return at the end of the day and are properly stored for the night.
  • Safely execute all functions by evaluating immediate surroundings, and ensuring that the proper PPE is being used for self and others.
  • Ensure that there is a clear understanding of the requested tasks and ask for clarification when needed.
  • Ability to comprehend company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve in the field.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the tools and equipment related to completing assigned tasks.
  • Has a clear understanding of summer access roads and travel paths.
  • Contribute to team effort by participating in Job Sharing, assuming responsibility for the cleanliness of the resort and safety of guests and employees; participating in safety meetings; accepting diverse assignments; maintain a positive and friendly attitude and demeanor in all internal and external interactions.
  • Meet service level objectives and department goals as set forth by immediate supervisor.
  • Ability to be flexible with working hours and schedule. 



  • Protect the safety of self, co-workers, and Northstar California guests at all times.
  • Report any potentially harmful equipment or situations to the immediate supervisor without delay.
  • Report safety-related accidents and incidents at once to immediate supervisor.
  • Follow all company and department safety policies and procedures.
  • Operate tools and equipment in a safe manner that will not lead to injury of yourself or others.
  • Drive in accordance with the law and Northstar California Resort policies.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. High School Diploma/Related equivalency
  2. Minimum 1 yr. of previous construction, landscape, or trail work experience.



Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.  



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving variables within standardized situations.



Valid State Driver’s License, Resort Certification required on any necessary equipment.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Hike uneven terrain
  • Work in elevation, often on steep slopes
  • Reach with hands and arms;
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds  
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include depth perception for equipment operation



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Moving mechanical parts
  • Outside weather conditions
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, along with dry and dusty conditions  
  • The noise level in the work place is usually loud.



  • 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

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 217847

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento
Nearest Secondary Market: Elk Grove