Snow Cat Operator

Date:  Nov 25, 2023

Paoli, IN, US

Company:  Paoli Peaks
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2023/2024


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


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 experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.


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, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program


Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:


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


Job Summary

As a Snowcat Operator, you will groom and prepare the snow surface for the skiing guest. Learn to operate some of the coolest equipment in the ski industry! Seeking self-motivated, coordinated, and meticulous people to save their days for skiing, and use their nights to return the trails to a perfectly groomed state. 


Job Specifications

  • Expected Pay Range: $20.00 - $22.04 / hour

  • Skill Level: Entry  

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time & Part Time - Afternoon to midnight, midnight to morning. Weekdays, weekends, holidays. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Safe operation of grooming equipment 

  • Prepare and groom ski area trails and surfaces 

  • Work collaboratively with others. 

  • Minimize downtime through preventative maintenance, cleanliness, and upkeep of machines. 

  • Other duties as assigned 


Job Requirements

  • Valid driver's license with no restrictions 

  • Experience working with and operating heavy machinery 

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time 

  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English 

  • Climb in and out of machine safely 


The expected pay range is $20.00 - $22.04. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  497683
Reference Date: 08/28/2023 
Job Code Function: Grooming