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Cascade Mountain is in the FUN business! We are interested in hiring exceptional people who are: hardworking, friendly, enthusiastic, excited about winter sports, and LOVE serving our guests. Smiles are essential!

We offer our employees:

-A season pass

-Use of our rental equipment

-Ski and Board lessons

-Food discounts

-Sports shop discounts

 

New applicants and Rehire applicants between the ages of 14 and 17: Please print the Parental Consent Form and return it along with your completed application. NO APPLICATION will be accepted from a minor without a signed parental consent form! 

 

New Applicants: For anyone who has not worked here before, or has not worked here for more than two years. Click to download the Website Employment Application, complete and return to Cascade Mountain.

 

Past Employees: For anyone who has worked here one of the last two seasons. This does not automatically qualify you for re-employment; you will still need to be interviewed by your supervisor and receive a job offer. Click to download the Website Employment Re-Applicationcomplete and return this form to Cascade Mountain Human Resources.

 

If you have any questions, please contact HR@cascademountain.com

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Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

SNOWMAKER

Essential Job Functions:
- 12 hour day or night shifts in extreme weather conditions
- Must be able to frequently lift and pull a minimum of 50 pounds
- Must be able to pull heavy hoses or other equipment on hard packed or soft snow and icy surfaces
- Must be safety conscious and aware of changing conditions - Must be able to work long and irregular hours
- Minimum age is 18

Position Overview: Snowmakers need to be genuinely interested in working outside in challenging and changing weather conditions. You will be involved in the operation of snowmaking equipment whenever weather permits to meet the needs as determined by the Director of Mountain Operations. When possible and needed, you might be working seven days per week, and at other times, you may be working in another area or called off. Day shift snowmakers may be assigned to direct traffic in the parking lot on weekends and holidays when not needed for daytime snowmaking and may be kept busy doing other duties. Uniform pants and jacket provided by Cascade Mountain, warm and waterproof boots and gloves are essential. Dress code required.

Wage: $17-$18 per hour

Groomer and Equipment Operator

Role and Responsibilities:

The overall goal of the Groomer and Equipment Operator shall be to ensure quality and safe skiable terrain. Communicate with manager and team to provide the best value to our customers. To ensure that assets within the grooming fleet are maintained and kept in clean and good working order. To assist in equipment operation and maintenance resort wide all year round. To ensure that assets within the equipment fleet are maintained and kept in clean and good working order. To help wherever necessary in aid of the common goal to exceed customers expectations and to maintain a safe and orgainized work environment.

  The specific duties of Snowmaker Manager shall include but not be limited to:    

  • Grooming and maintenance of all skiable terrain
  • Ongoing training of groomer equipement operation
  • Entering grooming records in orderly fashion
  • Maintain and facilitate equipment cleanliness
  • Assistance in preventative maintenance of grooming and equipment fleet (i.e. greasing, daily checklists, etc.
  • Communicate directly through work orders with fleet mechanics and manager
  • Facilitate slope maintenance at manager's discretion (i.e. tree trimming, padding, etc.)
  • Communicate with grooming manager, snowmaking manager, terrain park manager, lifts operations manager, risk manager, and mountain manager as to all skiable terrain concerns and plans of action
  • Off-season duties include but are not limited to assisting with equipment operation, snowmaking and slope maintenance
  • Will not be limited to specific duties within this description and assist wherever grooming manager sees fit

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent. A minimum of 5 years of grooming and/or heavy equipment operating experience. A minimum of 2 years laborer experience or equivalent experience. Must be able to lift 50lbs. Must be able to safely climb in, out, and around all equipment. Must have valid driver's license.

Preferred Skills: 

Heavy equipment operation. General heavy equipment maintenance. Hand and power tool experience.

Wage: $18 - $22 per hour Experience Dependant

SNOWMAKER MANAGER

Role and Responsibilities:

Oversight and facilitation of all snowmaking across the property.  A key component to this roll is being able to motivate the staff and lead through example. Scheduling, supervision, and job coaching for your team will also be part of your responsibilities. Oversight and facilitation of snowmaking equipment maintenance.

Snowmakers are involved in the operation of snowmaking equipment whenever weather permits to meet our needs as determined by Mountain Manager.

   The specific duties of Snowmaker Manager shall include but not be limited to:    

  • Supervision and scheduling of snowmaker staff and responsibilitie
  • Able to work seven (7) days per week when needed and when possible.
  • Leading  a team of associates to provide a high level of service and safety.
  • Must be friendly and willing to dispense information and answer questions to your staff.
  • Oversee the safety conditions of the trails and snow equipment.
  • Oversee to a certain extent, Parking lot. Shovel snow and/or notify management of potentially dangerous conditions on trails.
  • Direction and control of snow guns and snowmaking process.
  • May be kept busy with other duties.
  • Weekends and holidays are a must when weather permits snowmaking.
  • Accept and retain all work place training
  • Responsible for making sure department is compliant with OSHA and work place safety regulations at all times.

   Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Able to be on your feet for the entire shift. Will be working in all weather for long periods of time frequently in extreme weather conditions. Able to work 12-hour day or night shift. Able to frequently lift and pull a minimum of 50 pounds. 

Able to pull heavy hoses or other equipment on hard packed or soft snow and on icy conditions. Must be safety conscious and aware of changing conditions. Minimum age is 18. Provide own outside clothing, warm and waterproof boots, and gloves. Dress code required. Use and train proper radio etiquette.  

Uniform and dress code required.  Uniform jacket, pants and helmets provided.

Must possess valid driver’s license. Must have minimum of 5 years snowmaking or equivalent experience.  Must have minimum of 3 years or equivalent experience managing staff.

Preferred Skills: 

Heavy equipment operation. General heavy equipment maintenance. Hand and power tool experience.

Experience recognized but not required.

Wage: $18 - $23 per hour starting

MECHANIC

Essential Job Functions:

  • Experience in heavy equipment operation, maintenance and repair
  • Diesel and gas engine repair and troubleshooting experience
  • Efficiency in troubleshooting of electrical ac & dc, electronics and hydraulics
  • Attention to detail is mandatory
  • Must be able to lift and pull a minimum of 50 pounds
  •  Minimum age requirement is 18

Job Overview:

Mechanics service and preventative maintenance of all heavy equipment, snowplowing equipment, snowmaking production equipment, small engine, chair and surface lifts systems and snow grooming vehicles and implements. Experience in working in harsh weather conditions useful as hours may be long and weather unpredictable. Job duties include the operation of all equipment in all areas of Cascade Mountain.

Wage: Dependent upon experience and job performance