Snowmakers work as part of the Grooming/Snowmaking team. He/She is responsible for assisting in the smooth running of the snowmaking operation including, but not limited to snowmaking, maintenance, daily checks, etc. Trail crew shifts are available at times when snowmaking shifts are not. Trail crew shifts are 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday under the direction of the Safety Operations or Special Events depts.
The incumbent should expect to be working outside in any, all and sometimes adverse weather conditions.
Snowmakers must also provide their own ski or snowboard equipment.
This is a full time, seasonal role, 7 of 14 days over a two-week period from mid-October to Mid-February each operating season. The rotation is 4 on 3 off, 3 on 4 off, 12 hours per shift. Please note that you may not receive full-time hours at the beginning/end of the season and during other slow periods.
Alberta Employment Standards regarding probationary periods apply.
- Professional deportment with excellent customer service skills: experience dealing with all on-hill patrons
- Cheerful, outgoing personality; demonstrated temperament and disposition for stressful situations.
- Strong team member able to take direction
- Motivated and observant; able to perceive needed tasks and complete them without direction
- Self-aware; able to identify strengths and gaps in own abilities and training
- Able to use taught skills and previous experience to problem solve
- Recreational mountain pursuits, such as rock climbing, and ski touring, are considered assets.
- Ski Industry experience (an asset)
- Previous snowmaking or snowcat operating experience (an asset)
- Able to ski/snowboard in all types of mountain terrain in varying weather conditions at an intermediate or advanced level
- Physically fit
- Mechanical background; experience working with pumps and/or high-pressure equipment
- Valid Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent
- Willing to work flexible shifts.
- Set up and take down equipment
- Transfer snow guns and hoses to different locations around the mountain
- Complete daily checks, maintain proper working order of snow guns and equipment
- Point out any safety concerns which would put any employee in an unsafe situation
- Assist in all emergency situations
- Successfully complete Marmot Basin Snowmobile training
- Assist other departments as required and perform any other work necessary to run the overall operation
- Adherence to the company’s policies and procedures as set out in the “Grooming/Snowmaking Training Manual”
- All Marmot Basin employees will conduct themselves in compliance with Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation as it relates to their job.
- Respect and adhere to the company’s policies and procedures as set in the “Corporate Policies”, “Employee Handbook” and “Safety Operations Training Manuals”