REHIRE: Grooming Operator - Winter 2019/20

Department: Grooming
Location: Gilford, NH

Gunstock Mountain Resort is now accepting rehire applications for Grooming Operators for the winter season. Groomers are responsible for providing quality snowsurfaces throughout the resort. They work hard to ensure all grooming assignments are completed in a timely manner with an eye toward snowsurface quality and slope safety. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: daily grooming of assigned areas which may include the slopes, base area, terrain parks, Nordic trails and tubing park; daily equipment checks and inspections; on-hill transport of mountain operations equipment. Position is scheduled to start around the beginning of December.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience operating a grooming machine with proficient knowledge of slope maintenance.
  • Experience with blade and grading work; working knowledge of diesel and gasoline engines and hydraulic systems.
  • Required to move snowmaking and grooming parts, equipment, and materials weighing up to 25 lbs regularly, up to 50 lbs frequently, and up to 100 lbs occasionally.
  • Must be able to work in variable outdoor winter weather conditions; while performing the duties of a Groomer, the employee is regularly subjected to work near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and in outside weather conditions with frequent exposure to heat and cold, wet and humid conditions.

Perks for Winter Employees: 

  • Complimentary Gunstock season pass for yourself.
  • Discounted and/or complimentary lift tickets for most ski resorts throughout NH, ME & VT.
  • Complimentary group ski/snowboard lessons & equipment rentals at Gunstock.
  • Complimentary access to the Mountain Coaster, Tubing Park, Nordic and Snowshoe trails.
  • 40% discount on food at all resort venues (excluding alcohol).
  • 25% discount at Gunstock Ski & Sport retail shop.

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