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Snowmaking Specialist - Year Round


Truckee, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Job Summary: The Northstar Snowmaking Team is looking for an enthusiastic, outdoor oriented individual to work year-round outside in this alpine paradise with us.  The Snowmaking Specialist will understand and trouble shoot all of the different equipment in snow making, help with training, assist shift supervisors, and produce machine made snow, while striving for quality, safety, and efficiency to ensure an exceptional experience for our guests.  Snowmakers and Specialist of all levels will assist in the production of a suitable snow surface by utilizing snow guns and snow transportation vehicles.  We are seeking an experienced Snowmaker / Specialist to join our team.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for assisting the crew leader in preparation and operation of snowmaking systems
  • Understand, trouble shoot, and repair all of the different snow making equipment
  • Conduct visual inspections and routine maintenance of snow guns and hoses
  • Set up and break down of snowmaking equipment
  • Operate trucks, snowmobiles, and or ATV / UTV in a safe and efficient manner
  • Will be required to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Flexible working hours
  • Be at work and ready to start your shift on time
  • Be able to conduct assigned tasks and operate assigned equipment and vehicles in a safe manner


Qualifications for Snowmaking Specialist:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least three years snow making experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid US driver’s license.
  • Must complete driver record verification prior to offer.
  • Must be able to lift 75lbs and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Be able to follow directions and communicate with peers and supervisors.
  • Three years snowmaking experience
  • Have knowledge and be able to operating the control system at our pump houses.
  • Be able to lead and train other employee as needed.
  • Have been through an OSHA ten hour training class

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 213709

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento
Nearest Secondary Market: Elk Grove