Groomer Operator – Whistler Olympic Park

  • Whistler Sport Legacies
  • Other
    • Full Time | 
    • Seasonal
  • 1500 Callaghan Valley Road
  • Accessible Employer: No
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on September 5, 2023

Job Description

Whistler Olympic Park is a world-class destination for outdoor recreation activities & Nordic sports, located just south of Whistler in the stunning Callaghan Valley. Established for the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, the Park’s incredible facilities are now enjoyed by both high-performance athletes and recreational guests alike.

Groomer Operator at Whistler Olympic Park ensure that every visitor to one of North America’s preeminent Cross Country Ski facilities has a chance to ski like an Olympian. The trail design and weather conditions of the Callaghan Valley provides an ideal challenge for the experienced operator to expand their skills and learn something new every day. Responsible for the day-to-day grooming and snow management of Whistler Olympic Park’s trail network and snow play areas to create an optimum experience for guests of all levels. The safe and careful operation of a modern fleet of Pisten Bully and Prinoth snow cats, as well as snowmobile grooming equipment is required.

Winter season 2023/2024 commencing October for this Full Time seasonal role requiring ability to work weekends and evenings.

Ask about affordable staff accommodation in our brand new facility for seasonal full time role.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Reporting to the Supervisor, Trails and Roads, work with other Groomer Operators to ensure optimum day-to-day grooming and maintenance of trail network terrain
Create high quality trail conditions for guests of all levels
Operation of grooming machinery including snow cat, snowmobile, and winch cat in a safe and responsible manner
Ensure ski trails, ski jumps and play areas are clear of hazards and have a safe and high quality surface
Assist mechanic(s) to troubleshoot mechanical breakdowns when needed
Maintain grooming machinery and records
Operation of winch cat on ski jump landing hills and surrounds when required
Perform daily machine checks including pre start up inspections, shut down and post operational procedures including documentation regarding machine maintenance per established protocols
Adhere to all safety, operating and maintenance procedures
Demonstrate ability to follow directions and work in small groups or alone when required
Carry out Whistler Sport Legacies’ AIM philosophy: All Interactions Matter
Interact with volunteers to ensure their inclusion in department team
Assist the team and other departments with other duties as assigned or required
Position Requirements


3+ years of grooming experience
Good understanding of grooming principles
Experience operating snowmobiles and snowcats
Experience operating winch cat an asset
Knowledge of radio protocol
Valid BC Driver’s License and abstract required
Reliable winter transportation (WOP is not serviced by transit)

Ability to perform physical labour on a daily basis
Keen and can-do attitude
Willingness to assist other team members (perhaps outside the department) as needed and requested
Exceptional customer service is essential
Physical Requirements

Ability to work outdoors in variable weather winter conditions performing physically demanding tasks
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Ability to regularly lift 50lbs

Other Perks/Benefits

Affordable accommodation for seasonal full time role Competitive wage Benefits package and perks including health & wellness options - see website for details

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