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Lead Snowmaking - $17 per hour - Summer Seasonal

Date:  Jun 16, 2022

Park City, UT, US

Company:  Park City Mountain
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2022

Becoming part of the Park City team means you’re joining one of the best ski brands in the world. The legendary Park City mountain and town are crafted from local charm and hospitality. And living and working in Park City brings its own benefits. From the hip and friendly ski-into-town cultural scene to the unrivaled Wasatch powder of America’s largest mountain resort, Park City has a pulse that’s as charming as it is rewarding. Join our team and come experience all that Park City has to offer.


As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19 unless eligible for an accommodation under applicable law.


Job Specifications:

  • Starting Wage: $17
  • Shift Availability: Full Time


The snowmaking Lead reports directly to the Team Lead.  You will be working long hours in a fast paced high risk job.  You should possess excellent communication skills and be comfortable having difficult conversations.  You will work with Team Leads and the rest of the snowmaking management team to accomplishing department objectives, training, organizing and motivating staff of different skill levels.  You will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating staff performance which includes coaching, guiding and discipline.  You should be able to recognize the skill and ability of your staff and delegate appropriately.  You will possess extensive knowledge of the complete snowmaking process.  


Safety is Paramount!  

Acute personal awareness, prudent judgement, physical fitness, coordination and fortitude are characteristics snowmakers should possess.  You will be exposed to variable weather and surface conditions in a high alpine environment. During a typical shift you will walk, ski or board, ride chair lifts, drive snowmobiles or be transported by snowcat to set up and operate snowmaking equipment.  You will work closely with other Mountain Operations departments such as: Grooming, Race, Ski Patrol, Lift Maintenance, Fleet maintenance, and Lift Operations.


Snowmaking begins and ends before other winter operations and is a great feeder job for other jobs. This is a very complex position and requires intense commitment and a diverse skill set. 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 Beaver Creek’s policies (conduct, ethics, grooming, safety)
  • Must possess at least 2 years snowmaking experience
  • 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 lift, pull, carry or drag 75lbs and stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work weekend, holiday and overnight shifts
  • Must possess strong leadership qualities
  • Must possess a positive optimistic attitude


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 

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 436671

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City