Employment - Snow Specialist

Snow Specialist

Cape Smokey


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Cape Smokey is located on Cape Breton Island, the # 1 ranked Island in North America. A storied land with more tales to be written. Rich in natural beauty, with a deep sense of cultural roots, Cape Breton Island is known for its warmth and generous need to share it with the world. Locals know it’s a place for all seasons; Now it’s your turn to see for yourself.

Job Summary:

Cape Smokey is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic Snow Specialist to develop and maintain the hill year round.  This is a permenant position.  A snow specialist is trained in one or more key elements of snow resort maintenance including; snow making, grooming, trail cutting, maintenance and/or repairs. The ideal candidate takes pleasure in shaping the guest experience, knowing they personally will enjoy a good run in winter or hike in summer.  Snow specialists are outdoor enthusiasts and natural ambassadors for the year round snow resort experience, embodying the lifestyle and inspiring others.  


  • Demonstrated experience in one or more areas of snow resort operations, including; maintenance, grooming, snow making or trail building (Landscaping)/maintenance

  • Certified training an asset

  • Ability to build and follow maintenance schedules

  • Experience with preventative maintenance

  • Experience working in the winter and summer at a snow resort an asset

  • Experience developing and maintaining safety standards

  • Experience developing budgets and estimates to carry out work/repairs

  • Understanding of supply chains

  • Awareness of global industry standards



  • Record weather information and other data
  • Determine snow quality and equipment required
  • Monitor equipment to detect wear and damage
  • Monitor safety area
  • Set up and operate air/water snow gun
  • Operate fan snow gun
  • Perform maintenance on rides and equipment
  • Utilize computers in snow making operations
  • Clean and maintain recreational facilities and grounds
  • Monitor snow making operation
  • Secure and release safety belts and bars
  • Shut down snow making plant
  • Drive trucks, vans and other vehicles to transport amusement rides, games and other attractions to amusement attraction sites
  • Operate snowmobiles
  • Operate all-terrain vehicles (ATV)
  • Operate 4-wheel drive vehicles
  • Check motor room equipment, gear boxes, carriage and tension systems and other equipment for safe operation
  • Change propane tanks
  • Assist with ski lift and snow maintenance operations


  • Problem solving

  • Solutions oriented

  • Customer focused

  • Integrity

  • Accountability



  • FREE Season Pass to ski/snowboard (Including his immediate family)

  • Training sessions

  • Discounts on food

  • Discounts in retail store

  • Deals on ski and snowboard equipment

  • Staff accommodation for qualified candidates

  • Uniform provided

Language of Work: English
Hours: This position is a full-time,  for 40 hours per week.
Salary: The qualified applicant will be paid an houroly wage of $22 - $25 per hour
Position Type: Permanent/year-round
Start Date: ASAP

We offer accommodation, food and other discounts, winter passes and benefits for full-time year-round employees.

Come Live, Work and Play at Cape Smokey!

 Apply to:

Hiring Manager

Cape Smokey

38696 Cabot Trail Road

Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia

B0C 1L0


(902) 517-0371



How To Apply

Cape Smokey will be accepting applications for this position via the Cape Breton Job Board. Applicants will need to first create a complete account before applying directly through this page.

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Ingonish Beach
Victoria County
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
Cape Smokey
NOC Code
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
Pay Period
To be Determined
Remuneration Per Pay Period
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
June 1st 2023
End Date
Posted on
April 6th 2023
February 29th 2024