NZSki - Slopes - Groomer Operators (Experienced) - Mt Hutt

Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand
Mid Level



Mt Hutt Ski Area - Groomer Operators - Winter 2023

​Mt Hutt has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort eight years running at the World Ski Awards. A true alpine experience, with wide-open terrain, leg-burning runs, monster snowfalls, and spectacular views. You’ve not skied in New Zealand until you’ve skied Hutt!

We are now accepting applications for Groomer Operators to join us for the 2023 winter season (mid-June through to mid-October). 

At Mt Hutt we operate a modern fleet of Pisten Bully 600 cats, including a 600 Park groomer.

About the role

  • Carrying out pre- and post-operation machine checks in accordance with checklists, reporting and diagnosing any faults/issues.
  • Operating groomers safely and effectively – will include general free grooming, winch grooming and terrain park maintenance
  • Maintaining slopes, chairlift loads, unloads, and base areas to an exceptional standard
  • Effectively managing your time to ensure grooming is completed in a timely manner and in time for lifts to open to guests.

About you

  • Prior experience as a Snow Groomer Operator would be considered an advantage, although we would still welcome applications from those with experience operating heavy machinery.
  • Working knowledge of heavy machinery and a strong mechanical aptitude
  • A strong motivation to work in a small team remaining flexible to the variability of the environment
  • Willing to work shifts
  • Responsible, reliable, and professional
  • Good safety record and able to supply references to this effect.
  • Applicants must be comfortable working in an alpine environment in a variety of weather conditions
  • Previous exposure to night shift work would be considered an advantage.
  • An understanding that employment is subject to the vagaries of the weather and the hours of work cannot be guaranteed

Skills and Qualifications

  • Applicants must be able to show they have previous experience of operating heavy machinery (a minimum of 2 full seasons)
  • A NZ class 2 license with a T (self-laying tracks) endorsement or International equivalent.
  • Good knowledge of ski area snow conditions and the ability to ski or snowboard in all weather conditions on all-terrain is an advantage.
  • Winch cat experience is a distinct asset

 About Mt Hutt

Further Information

  • For further information please email: - we are happy to help with any questions you may have about working at Mt Hutt!
  • Applications close 15 March 2023

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