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Snowmaking Supervisor - Year Round - Vail Mountain

Date: Apr 9, 2019

Location: Vail, CO, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.




The Snowmaking Supervisor will provide direction, leadership and expertise to the Vail Mountain Snowmaking, Snow Shuttle and Summer Construction operations. This individual will be responsible for the safety, training, and supervision of Snowmakers, Snow Shuttle and Summer Construction employees at all levels.  This person will ensure proper installation and maintenance of snowmaking equipment.  They will also problem solve various issues to ensure an efficient, safe, snowmaking operation and summer operation.  The Supervisor must be proactive and look for improvements in all sides of this operation on a consistent basis. They are responsible for ensuring all compliance with all mandated policies and programs.


Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):


  • Directs day to day work of employees within the Snowmaking, Snow Shuttle and Summer Construction groups; organizes and delegates daily workload.
  • Enforces policies, procedures and all safety guidelines.
  • Administrative duties including; hiring, scheduling, payroll, evaluations, purchasing and record keeping.
  • Supervise, schedule, and assist with all maintenance of snowmaking equipment and systems.
  • Lead and oversee all training of Snowmaking, Snow Shuttle and Summer Construction personnel.
  • Understand and inspect ongoing projects.
  • Constantly communicate with other departments regarding Snowmaking; Summer Construction and Transportation needs that includes active communication with senior leadership team.
  • Responsible for guest and employee safety throughout all operations, including compliance with OSHA and State regulatory operating requirements, as well as Federal regulations, USFS requirements, and Company policies.
  • Evaluate and implement initiatives to improve guest service and teamwork within the Snowmaking, Transportation and Summer Construction teams including long term capital planning and research of department goals. 




  • High School Diploma or Equivalent - required
  • Minimum of 4 years snowmaking or mountain operations experience - required
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience - required
  • Valid Drivers License - required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office - required
  • Fluent in English - required
  • Intermediate skiing or snowboarding ability level - required
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of mountain operations - required
  • Experience managing outdoor labor intensive workload - preferred

Be a part of the resort where it all started. Imagine belonging to a team that delivers the life of luxury to its guests while infusing the mountain lifestyle in every experience. Are you someone that never settles for second best? Take your mountain exploration to the next level and join a passionate group of people who thrive on extraordinary customer service. Come help us deliver unparalleled adventures in a place that is unrivaled and unflinching. Join the team at Vail – a place that’s Like Nothing on Earth.

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 164307

Nearest Major Market: Denver