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Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Grooming Supervisor - Year Round in Winter Park, Colorado



Opened in January of 1940, Winter Park Resort is the oldest continuously operating resort in the United States. We are located just 67 miles north-west of Denver, which makes us the closest major ski resort to the city. Owned by the City of Denver and managed by Alterra/Winter Park Operations Corporation, Winter Park Resort plays a vital role in the rich history and tradition of Denver mountain parks, and is also one of Alterra’s premier destination resorts in North America. Winter Park’s traditions are deeply rooted in railroad, logging, and the early exploration of Grand County and the local Fraser Valley. Our mission is to “create the best memories, again and again,” for our guests, our employees, our community, and our strategic partners.


The Slope Maintenance Supervisor oversees the summer and winter staff and operates Winter Park heavy construction equipment and/or snow grading equipment with attachments and accomplishes assigned job requests with minimal direct supervision. This person understands objectives of job functions, knows capability of equipment and completes assignments in a safe, efficient and acceptable manner. Additionally, the Slope Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Senior Manager of Slope & vehicle Maintenance in all functions and quality control of grooming and summer operations.

The Slope Maintenance Supervisor will follow all Winter Park policies and procedures, all applicable laws (federal, state, and local), and all health and sanitation codes.


  • Lead and instruct a group of groomers to complete nightly tasks with no supervision.

  • Lead daily meetings for projects and planned tasks.

  • Anticipate new grooming plans and assist in special events course builds.

  • Complete annual evaluations of direct reports.

  • Take leadership on hiring/rehiring of new/existing positions.

  • Schedule staff according to weekly needs of the work group.

  • Inform Senior Manager of scheduled jobs not completed.

  • Inform mechanics of necessary repairs and/or service needed on snowcats within their shift.

  • Problem solves with Senior Manager about ideas for patterns that save time and eliminate double coverage.

  • Provide leadership in training of all slope/grooming operators.

  • Review snowcat diagnostics on a weekly basis and more frequent if necessary.

  • Provide feedback on snowcat diagnostics.

  • Provides proactive feedback on how to improve operations, grooming, or to better utilize slope assets.

  • Pre-operation check, maintenance and fueling of equipment.

  • Receive instructions for shift from Foreman.

  • Transport proper equipment with attachments to job site.

  • Doze, pack, grade trails, base area, and lift ramps.

  • Skid, doze, dig, excavate, and grade construction sites and mountain roads.

  • Perform required work in a reasonably safe and efficient manner.

  • Secure work site nightly in a reasonably safe manner, i.e. holes marked, equipment keys removed.

  • Groom/repair hazards encountered.

  • Use initiative to groom unassigned terrain as needed, i.e. skier corridors (Oly, Spur, and beginner trails on heavy snow nights).

  • Groom novelties, starts, shutdowns, lift ramps, as assigned.

  • Haul materials as needed.

  • Assist with snow removal when necessary.

  • Minor periodic service and maintenance of equipment.

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date logs on equipment used.

  • Maintain a friendly, congenial, and helpful attitude while effectively dealing with the guests and other employees as well as mechanics.

  • Report and correct unsafe conditions regarding equipment and area of work or elsewhere on the area.

  • Housekeeping of assigned work/shop/equipment area.

  • Perform other duties as directed.

  • Ensures all ride-a-longs must sign waiver.

  • Positive input on Demo machines and other equipment.

This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of this resort and position, the responsibilities of this position may change.



  • High school diploma or GED


  • 5 or more years in apprentice/journeyman program or equivalent in the operation and maintenance of equipment involved in job function and trail maintenance.

  • Experience as snowmaking/skiing trail crew – preferred.

  • Possess strong knowledge of Winter Park trails and ski runs for optimal grooming – preferred.

  • Flexibility with all grooming shifts.

  • CDL license – preferred.

  • 4 or more years in all heavy equipment machines.

  • Knowledge of transporting various types of equipment and freight.

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Possess a valid, non-restricted motor vehicle license.

  • Able to work irregular hours and to maintain a high level of caution and common sense while performing duties.

  • Standard first aid – preferred.

  • Active skier/snowboarder – preferred.

  • Heavy equipment mechanical knowledge – preferred.

  • Have reliable transportation to work.


This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Mountain Environment:

  • The primary physical environment in which this position works is out of doors with a high exposure level to cold, snow, wind, rain, bugs, sun, high altitude, extreme heights, lightning, etc...

  • The degree of strenuous activity within the job is considered to be high. Often lifting a weight of 50 pounds throughout the day is common.

  • Additional strenuous physical activity may include walking or hiking upon uneven, challenging terrain with heavy tools or equipment.

  • Exposure to: Chemicals required for cleaning, de-greasing, and painting Ultra Violet radiation from the sun enhanced through lack of atmospheric filtration at work altitude. Fumes produced in activities ranging from cleaning to painting to fabrication of metal products. Noise generated by snowmobiles, lift equipment, and tools may require hearing protection to be worn.

  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.

  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily - reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for the role described above. With the evolution of Winter Park Resort, the responsibilities of this position may change as may the dates associated with many of the tasks. During these times of change, this position requires the flexibility and willingness to accept new responsibilities and potentially transfer others. It will also be the responsibility of any employee of Winter Park Resort to be a positive influence on the transformation of the resort and its associated lines of business.


Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law. Winter Park Resort will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Winter Park Resort. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I understand that this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.