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Snowcat Operator - Winter 24-25

The Little Nell

The Little Nell

Snowmass Village, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

Established in 1946, Aspen Skiing Company, also known as Aspen Snowmass, owns and operates four mountains—Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk—creating premium, sustainable and transformative experiences in recreation, culture, and nature. In addition, the company runs the award-winning Aspen Snowmass Ski & Snowboard School, Four Mountain Sports rental and retail shops, and a collection of sustainably-sourced on-mountain food & beverage outlets. Aspen Skiing Company also owns Aspen Hospitality, which is comprised of The Little Nell and Limelight Hotel brands and ASPENX, a contemporary retail and experience brand. Across all divisions, Aspen Skiing Company works to drive positive social change through climate, community, and minority group advocacy and investment. For more information about Aspen Snowmass, visit www.aspensnowmass.com.

Job Description

The Snowcat Operator – Entry Level is responsible for the safe operation of a snowcat to create quality snow surfaces for skiing and riding to support day-to-day mountain operations and special events.

Job Posting Deadline
Applications for this position will be accepted until December 1st, 2024 for the 2024 Winter Season.

Essential Job Functions

  • Grooms terrain for skiing and riding
  • Responsible for consistent grooming, creating clean lines on the slopes and effectively cleaning up pattern discrepancies that result in crooked lines and/or turn marks
  • Ability to maintain grooming standards including at night on uneven terrain and in adverse weather conditions
  • Performs general maintenance of the snowcats and informs mechanics of any issues
  • Must pass ASC and Colorado snowmobile test (as required)
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Valid, current unrestricted Driver’s License required
  • Ability to understand directions and communicate effectively in English including via radio required
  • Experience operating heavy equipment including on uneven terrain and at night preferred
  • Intermediate ski/snowboard skills preferred
  • High school degree or equivalent preferred

Additional Information

Supervision Given and Received:

Supervision Given: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Supervision Received: Works under direct supervision of Winter Trails Manager. Tasks are assigned according to specific procedures, and work is checked frequently. Instruction, advice and assistance are readily available.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

Ability to reach, crouch, kneel, stand, bend or be on your feet for extended periods of time

Regularly work in wet, cold, hot conditions requiring the use of protective apparel/equipment to prevent exposure to the elements and may be required to walk on slippery and uneven surfaces

Must be able to frequently lift, push or pull up to 50 lbs. individually or with assistance (weight limits can vary according to position, but no more than 50)

Job Benefits

This position is classified as a seasonal full-time position eligible for the following benefits:

Enrollment dates differ across the various programs.

  • Paid Time Off Programs
  • Paid Leave Programs
  • Employee Ski Pass
  • Other company perks

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. By accepting a position with Aspen Skiing Company, you acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. To request accommodation during the application and interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 970-300-7700.

This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Aspen Skiing Company / ASPENX / The Little Nell / Limelight Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.

For an overview of Aspen Skiing Company's benefits and other compensation visit www.aspensnowmass.com/employment/benefits-and-perks

As of March 11th 2022, Aspen Skiing Company, ASPENX, The Little Nell, and The Limelight Hotels will no longer require all active employees to be fully vaccinated in the workplace. Read more about our policies as it relates to employee safety here