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Snowmaking Supervisor

Date:  Mar 25, 2023

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Year Round


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, 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 


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

Service is this foundation of everything we stand for at Vail Resorts and our Snowmakers are no exception to creating this experience of a lifetime. Responsible for overseeing the manufactured snow production, Supervisors are organized leaders working behind the scenes to ensure high quality snowmaking operations.


Job Specifications

  • Outlet: Vail
  • Starting Wage: $52,000 - $62,875
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Other Specifics: Snowmakers operate at high elevations on the mountain in varied terrain and all-weather conditions. Candidates must be able to navigate mountain conditions with various means of transportation including hiking, skis, snowboards, and various other vehicles.


Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the daily snowmaking operations such as hiring, scheduling, training, inventory, payroll, budget management and seasonal projects
  • Develop, review, and maintain snowmaking operation design plans and systems
  • Review and document employee performance and behavior to provide meaningful feedback and direction, providing recognition or corrective action if necessary
  • Maintain the safety and appearance facilities and equipment, performing routine inspections
  • Maintain knowledge of and adherence to all applicable laws, regulations, and company policies
  • Coordinate with other departments and third-party organizations throughout the course of work
  • Participate in leadership forums providing feedback and input on snowmaking operations, training, and continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent; some college or technical training preferred
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • 3-5 years supervisory experience required; snowmaking experience preferred
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, holidays, and weekends
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs


The expected pay range is $52,000 - $62,875. 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 492372

Nearest Major Market: Denver