Are you looking for a position that is dynamic and challenging? One that gives you the opportunity to work outside?

Our Snowmakers are the first ones on the mountain and create the foundation for our ski season. They are charged with operating and maintaining the largest automated snowmaking systems in the United States and they are looking for someone to join their team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Operate, maintain, clean, and relocate snowmaking equipment as directed in a safe manner.
  • Monitor and document the condition and status of all stationary, portable and stored equipment used in the snowmaking process.
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve to repair malfunctioning equipment.
  • 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:
    •          pick-up truck, snowmobile, snowcat, trailers, sleds, other forms of transport.
    •          hand tools
    •          ladders and scaffolding
    •          picks and shovels
    •          metal detector
    •          welding apparatus and tanks/regulators
    •          oils/lubricants/solvents/anti-seize compounds/water-treatment chemicals
    •          hoists, pulleys and winches
    •          chair lifts
    •          alpine ski and snowboard equipment
    •          chain saws
    •          torches


  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Possess a resilient can-do attitude
  • Electrical, hydraulic, or mechanical experience a plus
  • Previous snowmaking experience preferred

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  • Housing Available Yes, limited housing available
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Since the 1930’s Sun Valley has captured the imaginations and spurred the adventures of employees and guests alike. Be careful though because many come for a season but stay for a lifetime!

While the resort is fully operational year-round, we have two distinct peak seasons. Our summer season typically begins early to mid-June and runs through the beginning of October while our winter season kicks-off at the end of November and continues through the beginning-middle of April. So regardless of whether you are just looking for a seasonal position or you are looking for a place to put down roots, we have opportunities for you!

We are looking for folks who are HUNGRY, HUMBLE, and SMART. 

HUNGRY: Are you happy where you are or do you push yourself outside of your comfort zone to improve?

HUMBLE: Are you a team player willing to jump in and help with any position in your department when necessary or is that “not your job”?

SMART: Do you educate yourself and keep up on the trends in your industry? Do you recognize and appreciate the talents, skills, and abilities of your co-workers and team members?

Additionally, if you value:

  • Fun
  • Pride
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to Safety

Then a position with us at Sun Valley may just be a perfect fit!

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