Working closely with our Operations and Maintenance Teams, Groomer Operators ensure smooth pistes and an unforgettable on slope experience, while maintaining departmental goals of zero equipment down time and keeping grooming costs controlled.
Groomers put forward ideas to create and maintain an exciting environment and continually strive to exceed the expectations of guests and the team.
Previous experience grooming ski runs and building terrain (Terrain Park, snow cross).
Groomer Operator Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct proper pre and post trip inspections
- Report mechanical deficiencies and concerns, verbally when possible, as well as written in the daily log, to the Outside Operations Manager and Maintenance Manager
- Groom the resort, following priorities set daily in the grooming request log
- Not operating the cat in unsuitable terrain or terrain not on the grooming request, without previous approval of the Maintenance Lead or Mountain Operations Manager
- Build and maintain the Terrain Park and Snow Cross Course, once conditions permit
- Track pack pre-season, and use snow farming and management techniques (eg. wind rows, berms and snow fence) to ensure the best possible piste coverage season long.
- Use judgement wisely to minimize unnecessary damage to equipment
- Report to the snow reporters with the snow and groomed runs report, per the protocols set out in the snow reporting binder
- Report potential trail hazards to the Outside Operations Manager or Base 1 before 9am daily
- Attend any meetings, when requested
- Fuel and de-ice the machine before parking inside at the end of a shift
- 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.
- Log fuel consumption daily