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Vail Resorts Snowmaking Specialist - Controller - Hunter in Hunter, New York

As a premier, world-class resort in the Catskills, guests at Hunter Mountain can expect the ultimate ski experience with service to match. Join us and become a part of a team who takes pride in providing the best of what the mountain has to offer.

As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19 .

Maintain and operate the snowmaking pump and compressor systems to maximize production and efficiencies. Monitor available resources and communicate integral operational information to the on hill snowmaking and other adjacent staff. Work with Team lead, Supervisor, and Manager to understand operational plans while firing up, maintaining, and shutting down the snowmaking system.


  • Adhere to all snowmaking policies, safety guidelines and best practice procedures at all times.

  • Operate all transportation vehicles as per the standard operating procedures.

  • Understand safe and efficient operation of all snowmaking equipment.

  • Understand all standards, enterprise best practices, and safety procedures as instructed and outlined in the operational manual.

  • Operate, inspect, and maintain electronic snowmaking monitoring systems and equipment.

  • Effective, regular, and continuous communication between shifts, team leadership, and adjacent teams within the resort.

  • Proper reporting and careful monitoring of snowmaking production and material resource consumption. (i.e. water, electricity, etc.)

  • Assist with standard snowmaking duties and maintenance of equipment and systems.

  • Fan gun maintenance and troubleshooting skills.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma/ GED or Equivalent

  • 5 years prior grooming experience preferred

  • Valid Driver’s License without restrictions is required

  • Must be able to read, write and understand English

  • Ability to ski or snowboard at a level 6 ability if necessary

  • Complex understanding of snowmaking monitoring systems and snowmaking operations

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak.

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 438367