Cross Country Ski Groomer: Part Time Seasonal until 4/5/20

Recreation New Paltz, New York



Assist the Ski Manager with meeting specific operational goals by performing general and specific ski trail and snow tubing maintenance procedures.




  • Maintain safe, quality ski trails and snow tubing conditions for guests. 
  • Promote Mohonk Mountain House’s unique cross-country skiing snowshoeing, and snow tubing experience while interacting with guests. 
  • Organize and communicate to Ski Manager all information relating to guest needs and potential skiing and snow tubing condition problems or concerns.
  • Maintain safe and professional operation of grooming snowmobiles and grooming implements.
  • Interact cordially and professionally with all guests and co-workers.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with the ski and activities staff and all other Mohonk Mountain House service staff.
  • Perform minor equipment maintenance “on-the-spot” to grooming equipment and snowmobiles so facility preparation may continue.
  • Perform trail and sign maintenance as needed.
  • Make ski trail recommendations to guests with safety and skier ability being the primary determining factors of each recommendation.
  • Inspect trail conditions and make recommendations for usage and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate an outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Trustworthy, dependable and honest.
  • Work flexible or changing days and hours.
  • Work in a manner that will not endanger self or others.
  • Inspect the work of others by touch, sight, sound and smell for conformance to prescribed standards.
  • Reach with hands and arms, bend, kneel, stoop, twist and flex arms, walk up and down stairs/inclines, sit, climb up/down ladders or stand for up to 5 hours at a time.
  • Lift up to 75 pounds from ground level to waist level and carry a distance of up to 100 feet with/ without assistance.  Walk up to 5 miles per day. Reach areas as high as 8 feet from a standing position with use of a step ladder.
  • Walk in snow up to 3 feet deep.
  • Safely operate a snowmobile at 20 mph, a snow blower, and a chainsaw.
  • Maneuver a snowmobile out of a ditch.
  • Use basic hand tools, bow saw, winch, cable puller, and tow strap.
  • Shovel deep, heavy snow.
  • Work weekends and holidays as needed. 
  • Handle change, adversity, and pressure situations in a calm and levelheaded manner.
  • Analyze problems and develop and implement action plans to address problems.
  • Carry a two-way portable radio and earpiece to communicate and provide immediate response to emergency situations. 
  • See close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Speak, read and write the English language and communicate in a clear and congenial manner, with our guests, visitors and employees.  Hear verbal instructions, directions and warnings.
  • Speak clearly and in front of groups of people, up to 15 people.




  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Possess valid driver’s license.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification preferred.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.