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Entry: NIGHT SHIFT Snowmaking - Wilmot - FT - Seasonal - Wisconsin

Date: Jan 25, 2019

Location: Wilmot, WI, 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.

Summary of Job: You will be striving for quality, safety, and efficiency to ensure an exceptional experience for our guests.  Snowmakers will assist with day-to-day operations in the safe production of a suitable snow surface and will work as a team member. As an Entry snowmaker, you will learn how to perform proper snow quality checks, snow gun adjustments, assembly and operation of all types of snow guns, and equipment placement on trails.  In this job you will be working long hours, overnights and exposed to the elements.  This important role is critical to getting the ski season up and running.


Essential Job Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for assisting the crew leader in preparation, operation and breakdown of snowmaking guns and hoses
  • Adheres to all snowmaking policies, safety guidelines and best practice procedures at all times.
  • Conduct visual inspections and routine maintenance of snow guns and hoses
  • Safe and efficient operation of trucks, UTVs and a variety of other snowmaking equipment.
  • Support the snowmaking team in ensuring the highest quality of manmade snow for Wilmot Mountain.
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Works as a team with other departments to ensure a high quality product for the guests
  • Will be required to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Will be required to work weekends and holidays
  • Work as part of a team to complete tasks
  • Other duties as assigned



Job Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age – Required

  • Must have valid Driver’s License – Required
  • Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions for up to 12 hours – Required
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs and carry up to 50lbs - Required
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form including communicating on the mountain radio. - Required
  • previous snowmaking experience snowmaking or other resort experience - Preferred
  • High School graduation or equivalent – Preferred
  • Wisconsin Snowmobile Certificate - Preferred
  • Mechanical and hydraulic knowledge – Preferred
  • Outdoor/First Aid/CPR Certificate -Preferred
  • Self-starter with the ability to work well with others.
  • Professionalism and strong guest service skills, attention to detail and timeliness.
  • Ability to shovel and rake snow surfaces



Physical Requirements:

  • Weight Lifted- up to 75lbs
  • Lifting Frequency- Frequently
  • Standing Frequency- Frequently
  • Walking Frequency- Frequently on wet, slippery, and steep slopes
  • Sitting Frequency- Rarely
  • Reaching- Frequently
  • Climbing/Balancing- Often
  • Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, Crawl- Often


Competencies: These are the attributes and behaviors that Vail Resorts and Afton Alps uses to measure an individual employee’s overall effectiveness in role.

  • Serve Others: Own It. Personalize It. Elevate It.

Identifies and take ownership of opportunities to assist the customer; listens and responds to customer needs to personalize the experience; is committed to elevating the customer experience; communicates clearly and effectively; is flexible to adjust plans to meet customers’ changing needs; collaborates with team members and peers; exhibits a service attitude that is engaging with customers.

  • Do Right: Act with Integrity – always do the right thing, knowing it leads to the right outcome.

Follows through on commitments; is honest and trustworthy; understands and complies with company policies and procedures; considers stakeholder interests in decision making; takes ownership of actions and decisions; receptive and responsive to others’ feedback; identifies and communicates ethical concerns.

  • Drive Value: Grow profit through smart and innovative business practices.

Is a positive advocate for the company; is aware of the impact of decisions and actions on company profitability; works efficiently; completes tasks accurately and manages time well; strives for continual improvement and growth; is open to and suggests new ideas; uses company resources appropriately; demonstrates financial discipline.

  • Do Good: Preserve our natural environment and contribute to the success of our local communities.

Has an awareness of the company’s Epic Promise program; considers the environmental and community impact of decisions and actions; takes actions in support of the company’s environmental initiatives; understands the company’s connection with our local communities.

  • Be Safe: Be committed to the safety and wellness of our employees and Guests.

Promotes a culture of health and safety; takes personal accountability for the safety of self and others; understands and communicates safety procedures and expectations; utilizes all relevant safety resources; identifies and appropriately reports risk.

  • Have Fun: Fun is our product – create fun, enjoy your work and share the contagious spirit.

Shares enthusiasm for our products and services; is able to overcome challenges while maintaining a positive attitude; inspires others and integrates fun into the work environment; is approachable and welcoming to customers; promotes an engaging, inclusive atmosphere.


Since 1972, Any Mountain has been outfitting Bay Area enthusiasts with outdoor, skiing, and snowboarding equipment. With a crew of passionate outdoor enthusiasts whose expertise is unrivaled, and a selection of gear and apparel that fits your outdoor lifestyle, no other local shop supports your endeavors—from ordinary to extraordinary epics days—quite like we do. Recently voted by our own employees in back to back years as one of “Best and Brightest Companies to work for in the Bay Area,” come join our team and be a part of the 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 159368

Nearest Major Market: Kenosha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee