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Snowmaking Specialist -Full & Part Time- Okemo

Date:  Jul 31, 2022

Ludlow, VT, US

Company:  Okemo Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world. 


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Join us to create your Experience of a Lifetime!


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (after eligible employees work 500 hours) 
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 



Maintain and operate the snowmaking pump and compressor systems to maximize production and efficiencies. Monitor available resources and communicate integral operational information to the on hill snowmaking and other adjacent staff.  Work with Team lead, Supervisor, and Manager to understand operational plans while firing up, maintaining, and shutting down the snowmaking system.



  • Adhere to all snowmaking policies, safety guidelines and best practice procedures at all times.
  • Operate all transportation vehicles as per the standard operating procedures.
  • Understand safe and efficient operation of all snowmaking equipment.
  • Understand all standards, enterprise best practices, and safety procedures as instructed and outlined in the operational manual.
  • Operate, inspect, and maintain electronic snowmaking monitoring systems and equipment.
  • Effective, regular, and continuous communication between shifts, team leadership, and adjacent teams within the resort.
  • Proper reporting and careful monitoring of snowmaking production and material resource consumption. (i.e. water, electricity, etc.)
  • Assist with standard snowmaking duties and maintenance of equipment and systems.
  • Fan gun maintenance and troubleshooting skills. 
  • Other duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma/ GED or Equivalent
  • 5 years prior grooming experience preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License without restrictions is required
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English
  • Ability to ski or snowboard at a level 6 ability if necessary
  • Complex understanding of snowmaking monitoring systems and snowmaking operations


The budgeted range starts at $20 - $25.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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 440008