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Category Mountain Operations  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Employment Type Winter 2019-2020 Seasonal Position.  
Shift Various Shifts  
Age Requirements The minimum age requirement for this position is 18.  

Responsible for operating snowmaking equipment to create manufactured snow from water resources for ski slopes and trails.

  • Inspect, test, maintain and operate snowmaking equipment to include, but not limited to: water pipes, values, fluid levels, volume, temperature controls, diesel fuel systems.
  • Document and report all mechanical and safety issues.
  • Completes maintenance logs and checklists.
  • Performs light maintenance or repairs to equipment.
  • Monitor water resources and reservoirs and energy usage.
  • Monitor snowmaking equipment to ensure safe and optimal production of quality snow.
  • Observe energy consumption.
  • Safely and effectively run snowmaking pumps and guns.
  • Control snowmaking equipment while it is running to ensure safe, cost-effective, quality production of snow.
  • Reposition snow guns on the mountain to meet operational needs as directed and as weather permits.
  • Repair snow gun and snowmobiles – basic repairs.
  • Assist in training new employees.
  • Maintain and run pump house.
  • Drive gun mover.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • 2-3 years of progressive hands-on ski area maintenance experience preferred.
  • Mechanical and technological aptitude required.
  • Interest in skiing or snowboard preferred to understand guest quality expectations of grooming product.
  • Experienced snowmobile operator strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be flexible and able to react to changing situations.


  • A high school diploma required.
  • Specific skills in snowmaking and grooming standards and techniques.

Physical & Other Requirements:

  • Ability to work outdoors in cold and extreme inclement weather conditions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; talk or hear and taste or smell.
  • The employee is frequently required to walk.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Working with heights, safety equipment, use of equipment emitting loud noises, high pressure mechanicals and some hazardous materials.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to high, precarious places; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • Able to work third shift, weekends and holidays as schedule and weather dictates.
  • A valid, unrestricted Michigan’s driver’s license required.
  • Non-smoking candidates preferred.
About the Organization Resort Recreation Benefits:

ALL employees at Crystal Mountain receive these resort benefits to include FREE; fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor water park, golf, wellness programs, climbing wall, adventure courses, alpine slide, mountain biking and trail access, group ski lessons, downhill skiing/boarding and ski & snowboard rentals. DISCOUNTS on; spa services, fitness classes, retail products & apparel, food, lodging and personal training!

Resort Overview:

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort recognized nationally as one of the Midwest’s premier destinations. Located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City, Crystal Mountain offers 58 slopes for downhill skiing and snowboarding, Crystal Mountain Snow Sports School, winter activities like dog sledding, cross-country skiing and fat tire biking, snowshoeing through Michigan Legacy Art Park, the Edge Adventure Course, award-winning Crystal Spa, fine-dining, shopping as well as wedding, meeting and conference facilities.  

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