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Slope Maintenance Manager

Company: Solitude Mountain Resort
Location: Provo
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Please note, this position is located at Solitude Mountain Resort in Solitude, UT

Year RoundJOB TITLE: Slope Maintenance Manager

DIVISION: Solitude Mountain Operations

REPORTS TO: Director of Mountain Operations

CLASSIFICATION: Full time/Year-round Salaried


Solitude is looking for an experienced Slope Maintenance Manager to join our hardworking team and enjoy the mountain resort lifestyle Solitude has to offer. The Slope Maintenance Manager will lead our grooming, snow making, and summer slope maintenance teams. As the Slope Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for producing and maintaining a consistent, high-quality snow surface for skiers and riders in the winter season. In summer months and during the off season, you will be responsible for maintaining slopes and infrastructure related to snowmaking, grooming and summer operations. We are excited to be growing our team and treating our employees to the unique and amazing perks and benefits Solitude Mountain Resort has to offer.


5 or more years of experience in the operation and maintenance of equipment involved in snowmaking and slope maintenance
Experience in a leadership role within operations
Attention to detail, problem-solving skills, professionalism, communication skills, and leaderships skills
Strong mechanical/technical background and experience
Budgeting and process management experience
Possess a valid, non-restricted motor vehicle license or a CDL license
Strong working knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Able and willing to work irregular hours and maintain a high level of caution while performing duties
Able and willing to work in extreme weather conditions
Able and willing to perform strenuous physical activity such as hiking or walking challenging, uneven terrain with tools or equipment
Able to sit for 8 to 10 hours at a time
Advanced intermediate skiing/snowboarding ability strongly preferred
Reliable transportation in various and extreme weather conditions


Manages department by interviewing, hiring, and training employees; leading by example in punctuality, attendance, quality of work and team culture; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
Develops, implements, and manages employee training programs and procedures
Holds regular staff meetings to discuss operating plans, overall performance, and individual performance, etc.
Ensures that employees are aware of and always follow all appropriate Resort policies and procedures
Ensures proper completion and filing of all required reports and logs
Adheres to all safety guidelines established by the company, municipal, state agencies, OSHA, and industry standards
Plays an active role in the risk management of the slopes by addressing safety concerns and identifying areas of improvement for overall guest experience
Skis/rides regularly to inspect work, identify areas of improvement or projects, etc.
Manages department budget, including payroll, all purchasing of equipment and supplies, training costs, etc. to ensure budgetary goals are met or exceeded
Works closely with the Director of Mountain Operations, Senior Ski Patrol Manager, and other mountain operations staff to handle weather related closures
Works closely with the Director of Mountain Operations, Senior Ski Patrol Manager, and other mountain operations staff to coordinate operating plans around uphill travel, or other special events
Coordinates with the Director of Mountain Operations, Director of Lift Operations, and Senior Base Operations Manager to aid in special projects or events requiring the use of heavy machinery
Works closely with the Fleet Maintenance Manager to coordinate maintenance related to snowcats and other slope maintenance equipment
Ensures vehicles are properly and consistently inspected; helps mechanics as needed to address issues
Directly oversees a regular maintenance schedule of all snowmaking equipment
Maintains slope drainage and runoff during the summer
Anticipates and identifies new grooming plans and projects
Operates machinery to groom and maintain mountain areas
Understands hydrant locations and pump house functions
Attends staff meetings with other department heads to discuss updates and to make recommendations to improve service and ensure more efficient operation
Coordinates with Food & Beverage mountain facilities to aid in regular deliveries throughout the winter season
Coordinates with the Marketing Department to ensure guests are receiving timely and accurate information on trail statuses throughout the winter season
Willing to be flexible and versatile with regard to other operational duties needed.


At Solitude Mountain Resort, we offer a variety of employee benefits! First, you are lucky enough to be working in the beautiful, scenic Wasatch Mountains. Enjoy mountain activities before work, after work, on work breaks, and on days off! Activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and so much more. Work with other mountain enthusiasts. This is an excellent opportunity to socialize, meet great people, and attend employee events around the resort. Some events include unique opportunities like employee ski days, employee yoga, live music events, film festival ski movie features, and many more summer activities- at work! You get to work and play in the same place. Eligibility is dependent on all employee classification of work.


Ski and Ride

Eligible employees receive a free Solitude season pass for themselves and eligible dependents. This includes unlimited skiing/riding for winter employees with no blackout dates and bike hauls for summer employees
Free access to select Alterra Mountain Company Destinations throughout North America for you and eligible dependents
Discounted Solitude lift tickets for your friends & family
Discounted ski and ride lessons
Free Nordic ski and snowshoe pass for the Solitude Nordic & Snowshoe Center for winter employees
Ski and ride perks at other local resorts
Complimentary UTA Ski Bus pass

Other Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short-term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSA, FSA for eligible employees
Discounts resort-wide for food, rentals, retail, lessons, and more
Pro deals with hundreds of outdoor brands
401(k) plan with generous company match for all employees
Free counseling service for you and your household members through our Employee Assistance Program

Keywords: Solitude Mountain Resort, Provo , Slope Maintenance Manager, Professions , Provo, Utah

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