Groomer Operator

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort
June 9, 2021
Smithers, Canada
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Reports to: Outside Operations Manager

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort is a community focused ski resort located 20km west of Smithers in beautiful Northern British Columbia. In operation since 1969 Hudson Bay Mountain Resort offers over 300 acres of skiable terrain and over 500 meters of lift accessed vertical, offering a wide variety of terrain, for beginners, novice and advanced skiers and snowboarders.

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.


  • Education: High school diploma is required.
  • Experience: At least one year experience grooming ski runs and building terrain (Terrain Park) is required
  • Class 5 drivers license and access to a vehicle
  • Clean driving abstract
  • Ability to complete written logs
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to handle moderate physical lifting and movement
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations
  • Knowledge of basic math
  • Good organization and attention to details

Key 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 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 by 5am daily with the snow and groomed runs report, per the protocols set out in the snow reporting binder (e.g. winds use the Beaufort scale, snow depth to be measured at same location daily)
  • Report potential trail hazards to the Snow Patrol Lead or Base 1 before 9am daily
  • 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
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