Winch Cat Operator

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
August 23, 2020
Golden, Canada
Job Type
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You are a vital member of the Grooming team, ensuring the snow grooming equipment is operated safely and efficiently.  You work well with a team and continually strive to provide our guests the finest mountain recreational experience by providing safe and well-maintained terrain.


You will:

  • Safely operate grooming equipment, completing pre and post trip inspections of machinery.
  • Perform daily light maintenance (topping up fluids, cleaning interior and exterior, greasing, and fueling of machine).
  • Recognize and report unusual noises and conditions to the Maintenance team.
  • Complete daily vehicle log sheets and daily data input form.
  • Maintain high traffic areas with rebuilding and maintaining slopes.
  • Perform snow removal and snow farming (including snowmaking and snow fencing).
  • Relay grooming information to Security for the daily grooming report.
  • Record and report any potential hazards to Mountain Safety.
  • Be an advocate for health and safety, ensuring a clean and safe working environment.
  • Work flexible shifts, including afternoons, graveyards, holidays and weekends, in extreme weather conditions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Have previous experience operating snow grooming equipment, with an excellent safety record.
  • Are mechanically inclined, with an understanding of basic operations and maintenance of equipment.
  • Have basic understanding of mountain resort maintenance and ski/snowboarding terrain needs.
  • Are team-oriented, with a desire to make a positive contribution to the entire resort.
  • Possess excellent communication skills and work well with a diverse range of people.


We offer:

  • A staff season’s pass for the resort and local mountains.
  • Discounts on food, retail, rentals and hotels.
  • Pro-deals.
  • An amazing work environment – meet great people who share a passion for the mountain lifestyle!


Interested? Please apply with your resume.

We regret that only those applicants eligible to work in Canada without sponsorship may be considered for seasonal roles.

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