Nordic Trail Groomer

4 weeks ago
Position Season
Job Type
Full and Part-Time

Position Overview

Job Title:          Nordic Groomer  

Department:     Nordic Center 

Reports To:       Nordic Center Manager  

Status:              Seasonal Hourly



Responsible to mechanically condition Nordic ski tracks into a surface suitable for ski/snowshoe activity.  To have track conditions properly prepared before scheduled opening time.  Must be comfortable with the dynamics of a seasonal business.



  • Observation and maintenance of relayed weather records.
  • To observe and maintain any malfunction or broken track grooming equipment.
  • Setting of diagonal stride lanes and adjacent skate lanes in a manner that promotes a quality ski experience.
  • Removal of physical obstructions that may interfere with the safety and enjoyment of the guest.
  • Routine maintenance of all track setting equipment.
  • Continuous communication to supervisor in regards to track conditions.
  • Operating snow cat and snowmobiles in adverse weather conditions.
  • Shoveling out snow cats tiller or track setting equipment.
  • Working in night conditions.
  • Operation of chainsaws or other devices in clearing tracks of trees and limbs.
  • Be motivated to give a quality experience to the guests.
  • Self starter
  • Ability to work alone at night with long hours in a tedious task.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Able to be insured to operate/drive company owned vehicles and machinery.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger/handle or feel, sit, taste or smell, walk, talk or hear, climb or balance, stoop/kneel/crouch or crawl, and reach with hands and arms.  This job requires that the employee sometimes will need to be able to lift up to 100 pounds.  A distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus is necessary.  The employee is exposed to outdoor weather conditions, wet/humid conditions, work near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, vibration, work in high/precarious places, and extreme cold.  The noise level for this working environment is usually loud. 


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