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Snowmaking Manager, Okemo

Date:  Nov 18, 2021

Ludlow, VT, US

Company:  Okemo Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round (11-month)

At Okemo, we’ve got 2,200 vertical feet of positive outlook and it shows. Culture is what we teach. And service with a smile is the linchpin of our philosophy. Every interaction with our guests-on and off the mountain, Adventure Zone and at the Evolution Bike Park, is an opportunity to turn a skier, rider, golfer, or recreational enthusiast into a lifelong member of our family. Our employees reflect this attitude by having fun doing what they do best: creating a memorable recreational experience! www.vailresortscareers.com

As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Okemo is very TEAM oriented, we work together to provide the best possible skiing experience for our guests. Safety is our number one priority. Okemo is known for our snowmaking and grooming capabilities. Our snowmaking system can pump 9000 gallons of water per minute during max production.



  • Responsible for all aspects of the snowmaking operation, from hiring, separating and training staff as well as training on safety, maintenance of equipment, coordinating service of compressors and pumps, and coordinating the actual snowmaking operation
  • Responsible for job performance evaluation, budgeting, control of payroll, and scheduling of staff
  • Works closely with Sr. Director of Mountain Operations, Lift Maint.  And Grooming Managers  on terrain to be covered and type of snow to be made, and should be on the job during part of both shifts
  • Other tasks include operating various pieces of grooming equipment and snow removal equipment
  • Off-season duties include overseeing a crew of summer operators to complete any capital projects or expansion needed
  • Performs management duties i.e. interviewing and selecting employees, scheduling, planning and directing staff, has authority to hire or terminate staff or has particular input to the hiring, promoting or terminating staff on a regular basis
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Strong leadership and supervisory qualities and ability to motivate crew
  • Experienced in all aspects of the operation of snowmaking, and able to perform duties of Snowmaker
  • Capable of operating a snowmobile, all terrain vehicle and motor vehicle
  • Strong judgment skills for personal safety and working with staff in a fast paced environment
  • Strong communication skills needed to coordinate with staff
  • Ability to perform all tasks of a snowmaker when needed
  • Ability to communicate via radio and phone systems
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Previous experience in the field of snowmaking
  • Valid driver’s license


Physical Demands (to include, but not limited to the following):

  • Physical fitness is required, with ability to perform strenuous tasks in adverse weather conditions quickly and effectively
  • Ability to lift, reach overhead, stand, sit, bend, climb, walk on all terrain, work in varied weather conditions, ride snowmobile, operate hand and power tools as well as maneuver snow guns
  • Heavy lifting (75 pounds)


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. 

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 379465

Nearest Major Market: Hanover