Grooming Operator

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club - Vernon, BC (30+ days ago)

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The Grooming Operator is a seasonal part-time position from October 15th – April 5th, 2020. As Grooming Operator, you will work 3 days per week grooming the ski trails of Sovereign Lake Nordic Club working under the direction of the Grooming Lead. As a grooming operator, a resume listing a minimum of three years of heavy-duty machinery driving with PistenBully or Prinoth snowcat driving experience is mandatory. Grooming operators must also have snowmobile and quad grooming experience. It is preferred to attain groomers that are cross country skiers so they can understand the requirements and intricacies of grooming for our sport more effectively. Duration: October 15th – May 15th Compensation: Based on Experience (Minimum $20/hr*)

*overtime should be expected during high snowfalls and during racing events. This time is billed at the appropriate and legislated rates.


  • Meet the agreed upon grooming standards of SLNC and Silverstar Mountain Resort as directed by the General Manager.
  • Responsible for setting Classic and Skate Ski Lanes, single track classic trails on small machines and assisting with pre-season packing of Snowshoe and Backcountry Ski Trails.
  • Have the ability to work by yourself and maintain alertness throughout the night as grooming usually takes place between midnight and 9 am.
  • Work with the Head of Grooming to create a work calendar that is mutually beneficial. * Work to always increase the efficiency of the grooming plan at SLNC.
  • An expectation to learn basic racecourse preparations.
  • Perform basic machine maintenance after each shift and complete prework inspections prior to each shift of anticipated driven equipment.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $20.00 to $24.00 /hour


  • snowcat grooming: 3 years (Required)


  • Vernon, BC (Preferred)


  • BC (Required)


  • English (Preferred)