• Trail Crew/Snowmaking Supervisor

    Job Locations US-NH-Bretton Woods
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    2018-28342
    # of Openings
    1
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Ski Resort Operations
  • Overview

    Mount Washington Hotel

     

    Mt Washington

     

    As grand as the history behind it, the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, is gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities. A favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets and celebrities, the hotel delights every sense with enchanting music, refined dining and luxurious décor.

    Omni Mount Washington Resorts associates enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment, comprehensive training and mentoring, along with the pride that comes from working for a company with a reputation for exceptional service. The Omni Mount Washington Resort is committed to serve our associates and nurture their growth. We embody a culture of respect, gratitude and empowerment each day. If you are a friendly, motivated person, with a passion to serve others, the Omni Mount Washington Resort may be your perfect match.

    Job Description

    Bretton Woods Ski Area is looking for a Trail Crew/Snowmaking Supervisor! 

    Responsibilities

     Spring, Summer, Fall

     

    • Coordinate crew and work to complete necessary trail maintenance by mowing and clearing trails.
    • Supervise daily operations of trail crew members.
    • Ensure all safety procedures are followed.
    • Coordinate all trail related projects including bridge repairs, lift line clearing, mountain bike trail construction and maintenance.
    • Assist with grounds and property maintenance including lawn care, parking lot maintenance and hazard tree removal.
    • Work with other trail crew-members to improve drainage and erosion issues on the trails.
    • Receive direction from Mountain Operations Manager regarding pre-season snowmaking maintenance work needs including hydrant and pipe maintenance, hose inspection and maintenance, and equipment inventory.
    • Assist in pre-season inspection of all water pumps and compressors.
    • Inspect all valve stations and lines prior to season start-up.
    • Assist in setting up trails to begin snowmaking season.

     

    Winter

     

    • Receive direction from Snowmaking manager regarding when to start making snow.
    • Supervise snowmaking crew members during scheduled shift.
    • Set up valves and piping for water and air flow.
    • Train new crew members on safe snowmaking practices.
    • Ensure all safety procedures are adhered to.
    • Responsible for the ensuring excellent snow quality and efficient output.
    • Monitor snow guns through hourly checks on conditions.
    • Adjust guns in order to create a quality product.
    • Move guns throughout the operational period to provide for full trail coverage.
    • Report all problems to supervisors.
    • Assist grooming team as needed and work grooming shifts once snowmaking season has ended.

     

    The Ideal Snowmaker….

     

    • Arrives to work on time and when scheduled. Reports any scheduling needs to supervisor.
    • Works well as a team in order to ensure a quality product.
    • Enjoys being outside in winter conditions.
    • Works safety around all equipment including high-pressure air and water.
    • Safely operates snowmobiles and avoids open terrain when at all possible.
    • Reports any unsafe instances to a Supervisor.
    • Understands the concept of making snow and strives to keep snow quality high.
    • Understands how to avoid freeze ups, defrost snow guns and hoses, and use air and water to their advantage.
    • Takes pride in their work by not walking or driving down the center of the trail during runs, moving guns in a timely fashion in order to avoid excessive buildup and icing, respecting other department equipment including lift towers, lines and chairs and ski patrol ropes and fences.
    • Constantly remembers that they are an essential part of the mountain operation and respects other departments.

     

    Qualifications

    • Must be able to work outside in extreme winter conditions on a 24-hour basis.
    • Ability to walk up and down steep mountain terrain.
    • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
    • Ability to safely maneuver on snow and ice.
    • Must be able to safely operate brush and chain saws, snowmobiles, and 4-wheelers.
    • Must be able to effectively make decisions regarding changing weather conditions and the effect on snow quality without supervision.
    • Must be able to work a flexible scheduling including nights, weekends and holidays. 

    Omni Hotels and Resorts is an equal opportunity employer.

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