Slope Groomer – Driver 2

Sunshine Village
April 16, 2021
Banff, Canada
Job Type
Job Board Website


Why join us?

We work and play in Canada’s most beautiful playground, Banff National Park, and you can too. Sunshine Village is the premier ski resort in Western Canada. If you want to be part of making our guests’ ski experience unforgettable and think a winter season skiing and riding on the best powder in the Rockies would be great too, then read on for more information...

What’s in it for you? 

  • A ridiculously cool life experience
  • Free access to Sunshine Village for the length of your employment. Your staff pass is your ticket to ride!
  • Marvelous discounts on ski gear, food & drinks and transportation.


What can you expect?
Slope Groomer II provides an outstanding experience for our guests by reshaping the ski runs to create a positive memorable skiing/boarding experience for our guest’s by “laying down corduroy” for the next day.

This job might be right for you if you think you would really enjoy:

  • Perform pre start inspections; shut down procedures and complete all required documentation.
  • Working mostly at nights pushing snow from areas of accumulation to areas that need coverage, working in the terrain parks, as well as hauling, moving or repositioning equipment.
  • Operating snow grooming machinery in a safe and competent manner to compact new snowfall; maintain, rebuild, and renovate the more difficult- steeper slopes.
  • Will have read the PB manual and become knowledgeable with the manufacturers’ standard operating procedures of all machinery operated and complete documentation required.
  • Report all incidents and near misses immediately to your shift supervisor; this includes all injury accidents, close calls, property damage, or other reportable incidents.
  • Will have read, understood and signed a copy of the Cat Crew Manual.
  • Adhere to all Corporate policies and procedures and all Maintenance standard operating procedures for the safe operation and proper maintenance of all vehicles.
  • Perform clearing and snow accumulation maintenance of buildings entrances, lift terminals (load/unload), Gondola terminals or other areas, as and when required.
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationships with all departments.
  • Ability to identify improper, inadequate, or poor quality grooming and how that might relate to risk management issues.
  • Understand and strive toward departmental goals and objectives as laid out by Supervisors.
  • Ability to follow instruction that comes from the daily meetings or is written in the Grooming List for the shift; report all short-comings with explanation.
  • Keep your assigned cat clean and tidy for the next operator.
  • Identify, contain, mitigate and report all fuel leaks according to the Fuel Management Program.
  • Complete general maintenance to machines before, during or after shift including but not limited to changing: lights, grouser bars, track guides and tires.
  • Ability to identify improper, inadequate, or poor quality grooming and how that might relate to risk management issues.
  • Other duties as assigned Experience/Requirements.

And you have:

  • Mountain operation experience and/or heavy equipment operation experience
  • Has approximately 3000-3500 hours in a grooming machine
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Self-motivated, responsible and open minded
  • Capable to work alone or with others
  • Able to work AM or PM shifts and odd hours as required
  • Physically healthy and enjoys skiing or snowboarding
  • Proficient in grooming intermediate and advanced terrain.
  • Previous Terrain Park grooming an asset.
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