Snowmakers operate and perform maintenance on equipment required for the process of making snow.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate, maintain, clean and relocate snowmaking and adjunct equipment as directed in a safe manner consistent with Sun Valley Company procedures.
  • Monitor and document the condition and status of all stationary, portable and stored equipment used in the snowmaking process.
  • Provide response to guests’ questions and other needs as able in a friendly and courteous manner.
  • Communicate closely via two-way radio and other forms of communication with members of the snowmaking crew and other departments to ensure the safe and appropriate conduct of all activities.
  • Among others they will use the following tools:
    • hand tools
    • telephone and two way radio
    • pick-up truck, snowmobile, snowcat, trailers, sleds, other forms of transport.
    • ladders and scaffolding
    • picks and shovels
    • chain and pipe wrenches
    • metal detector
    • welding apparatus and tanks/regulators
    • oils/lubricants/solvents/anti-seize compounds/water-treatment chemicals
    • hoists, pulleys and winches
    • snowmaking equipment
    • appropriate personal protection equipment (boats, coats, etc.)
    • chair lifts
    • alpine ski and snowboard equipment
    • chain saws
    • brush saws
    • torches