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Snowmaking Controller - Winter Seasonal 1

Date:  Jan 4, 2021

Truckee, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California 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. 


Snowmaking Controller is an office based position that will require light physical duty. It is a data management/logistics based position and will require excellent communication, organizational, documentation and reporting skills. You will support the outside snowmaking operations by controlling several machine rooms from a computer console with several different software programs. You will be controlling one of the largest systems in the Tahoe Basin, running high voltage motors/pumps and air compressors. You will control automated snow guns from your console. You will track and record travel and locations of snowmakers. You will track and record snow gun run times, gallons/minute of water and cubic feet/minute of air being used to produce our snow surface on our snowmaking trails. You will work closely with other Mountain Operations departments: Grooming, Terrain Parks, Ski Patrol, Race Team, Lift Maintenance, and Lift Operations. Snowmaking begins before other winter operations and is a great feeder job for other Northstar jobs. This important role is critical to getting the ski season up and running.


This is a true “Experience of a lifetime” you will never forget!



•            Must be at least 18 years of age

•            Must possess a High School diploma or equivalent

•            Must possess valid Driver’s license and acceptable MVR (driving record)

•            Must speak, read, and write fluent English

•            Must adhere to Northstar’s policies (conduct, ethics, grooming, safety)

•            Must possess aptitude for software/logistics/data systems

•            Must be able to safely operate company vehicles

•            Must work well with others in a team environment

•            Must be dependable and punctual

•            Must be willing to perform menial duties as required

•            Must be able to sit and concentrate for long periods

•            Must be able to work weekend, holiday and overnight shifts

•            Must work well under pressure to meet deadlines

•            Must possess a positive optimistic attitude




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 276971

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento
Nearest Secondary Market: Elk Grove