Vail Resorts ST - Snowmaking Internship, Full-time (Winter) in Canada

Whistler Blackcomb’s Mission Statement is “To create memories as the best mountain experience again and again.”

Love what you do! Because that’s what we’re all about. The Whistler Blackcomb staff is comprised of individuals who thrive in the outdoors, love the mountains, and are passionate about what they do. We look for applicants who share in this passion, whether you are looking for a seasonal job or wanting to build an exciting career, don’t miss the chance to work and play in BC’s winter wonderland. If you sound like our ideal applicant please apply online and show us what you’ve got. #wbworklove

Start Date: October 2017

End Date: mid April 2018

Term: Temporary, Full-time, Paid Internship

You must be able to commit to the entire winter season

* This position is open to Canadian post-secondary students ONLY *

Job summary: As a snowmaker you will be one of a proud and respected team producing snow on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. You will operate various types of snowmaking equipment and perform other related tasks in the effort to help exceed our guests’ expectations. Your team support of others, toward this goal, will play a large role as well.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Continually strive to exceed our Guest’s expectations and to create memories for guests and staff as the best mountain experience again and again

  • Abide by all Whistler Blackcomb policies and procedures at all times on or off the mountains

  • Perform all tasks safely as per Worksafe and Whistler Blackcomb policies and procedures

  • Produce quality and specific density snow through the use of various snowmaking equipment

  • Perform snow clearing duties (most at heights) and minor maintenance duties as required

  • Operate various types of motorized equipment on and off the mountain

  • Work closely with other departments, such as Grooming, Ski patrol, Lift Operations and Events

  • Typically work up to 12 hour shifts between 12:00 am and 12:00 noon, or between 12:00 noon and 12 am, typically in 3 or 4 day periods (weather permitting)

  • Live and work by our core values: Team play, Employee Experience, Striving to be the Best, Customer Loyalty, Honesty and Integrity, Community and Environment, and Playing Safely


  • Positive attitude with record of excellent work ethic and safe practices

  • Possess minimum requirements of the Whistler Blackcomb Driver’s Standards Policy

  • Physically fit and able to perform demanding manual tasks

  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

  • Able to think and work independently, but as part of a team

  • Able to ski or snowboard at an intermediate or better level

  • Good mechanical aptitude and willingness to learn

  • Snowmaking, skidoo and/or snowcat experience is a great asset

  • Able to work day and/or night shifts

  • Comfortable working at heights

  • Proof of clear criminal record check

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts! You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join us, and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us.

We’re looking for team members whose legendary attention to detail and commitment to phenomenal service comes naturally. Pursue a lifestyle that will elevate your expectation of what work can look like. Nothing is too big or too small for the staff to bravely pursue and elevate the expectations of the guest.

Application Close Date : August 27th, 2017