Boyne Resorts

Lead Snowmaker

Job Locations US-MI-Harbor Springs
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/7/2021 9:52 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Boyne Highlands Resort
Position Type
Seasonal Full-Time
Mountain Operations
Targeted Job Start Date


If you are interested in making the snow that enables people to enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Boyne Highlands, this is the job for you! We are looking for a new Lead Snowmaker to join our team. This is a full-time seasonal position with a focus on training, organizing, and motivating snowmakers to produce the best possible machine-made snow we can. This will ensure early-season terrain as well as extend the ski season as much as possible!


Some Perks of working for Boyne Highlands include:

  • A free Golf Pass and Ski Pass for both you and your family
  • 40% off at the various Boyne Restaurants 
  • Discounts at other Boyne Resorts such as 30% Spa treatments at the Inn at Bay Harbor and Boyne Mountain
  • Free Passes to Avalanche Bay Water Park at Boyne Mountain
  • Discounts on lodging for Friends and Family
  • Team Member Child Care
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Seasonal Team Member Health Insurance
  • Service and Loyalty Bonus Program – up to 5% of gross wages per season!



Visit our website for all of our amazing perks, view testimonials, and more! Boyne Highlands Employment


The following statements are intended as general illustrations of the work in this classification and are not all-inclusive of the specific position.

  • Load, transport, and set up snowmaking equipment on the hill.
  • Check hoses, nozzles, pipelines, valves, and other related equipment for repair or adjustment. Regularly inspect and care for snowmaking equipment including hoses, air compressors, motors, and manifolds.
  • Reposition equipment periodically to direct snowfall to other sections of the trail. This will require using a ladder to turn tower-mounted snow machines
  • Monitor, recognize and adjust production as appropriate.
  • Clean dirt and frozen snow from equipment. Perform proper snow quality checks and calibrate equipment accordingly.
  • Recognize and correct unsafe equipment, placement of equipment, and/or working conditions
  • Utilize safe and proper snowmobile operation. Conduct and document job and safety training for the department.
  • Flexibility to do other support jobs around ski area when temperatures are not favorable to make snow. Examples: Repairing hoses, glade work, painting equipment, and other odd jobs in preparation for ski season.
  • Communicate instructions to the snowmaking crew and ensure they are carried out.
  • Maintain shift efficiency. Must be flexible and able to cope with plan changes due to weather, temperatures, equipment, and business levels.
  • Keep updated on all mountain operations and snowmaking procedures in order to provide a quality product on a daily basis, including following snow plan and valve plan.
  • Working hours may need to be a flexible schedule which is based on mountain needs, weather, and snowmaking plans. This could include working many days in a row if weather conditions are favorable.



  • Valid State Driver's License
  • Resort Certification on any necessary equipment or vehicles
  • Able to work outside on feet for an extended period of time
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the shift
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • 1 year of snowmaking experience preferred



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