Snow Valley – Snow Cat Operator

Snow Cat Operator

Department: Outdoor Operations

Dates: November to end of March

Term: Full and Part Time Seasonal

You are a vital member of the Grooming team, ensuring the snow grooming equipment is operated safely and efficiently. You work well with a team and continually strive to provide our guests an exceptional snow surface. You maintain the ski slopes during all snow and weather conditions to the highest possible standard.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for the safety of fellow employees and guests
  • Responsibility and sensibility to maintain safe snowcat operation
  • Maintain skiing surfaces to highest level possible
  • Log fuel consumption daily
  • Ability to learn how to operate all snowcat equipment and develop general ski hill knowledge
  • Minimize down time through basic preventative maintenance, cleanliness and up-keep of machines
  • Maintain good working relationship and communicate work instructions with co-workers
  • Report potential trail hazards to the Operations Manager, Ski Patrol or Duty Manager by 8am
  • Receive daily working instructions from Operations Manager and Supervisors
  • Daily, as needed, communication with shop mechanics concerning mechanical problems
  • Keep the interior of the machines clean, including removing all garbage and wiping the dashboard and cup holders etc. at the end of every shift
  • No smoking in the cats, no eating while driving. If you bring a drink, it must be in a sealed spill proof cup. No alcohol is ever allowed in the cats, even by passengers
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of area and equipment including all groomed runs, grooming machines, implements are an asset
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, comprehend and understand English fluently
  • Team player and can work well in small groups
  • Able to climb on and off the vehicles frequently
  • Able to sit for extended periods of time while operating the snowcat
  • Able to use two-way radios (both speaking and hearing instructions)
  • Ability to perform night shift work

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $18.50-$22.00 per hour