How Do I Become A Snowcat Operator

It is important to understand the skills and expertise needed when seeking to find out how to become a snowcat operator. A snowcat operator operates heavy equipment to prepare and groom skiing resort trails. Certain steps are essential to become a snowcat operator. 

  1. Gain experience. To become a snowcat operator, it is imperative that you acquire the expertise to handle heavy mechanical equipment. You need to learn how to handle a snowcat, to operate it and to check it so as to make sure it is in proper working condition. There are many trainee programs available that teach skills and techniques required to become a snowcat operator. These programs teach on safety procedures, handling and maintenance of snow cats and other essential skills.
  2. Join a ski resort. To become a snowcat operator, you need the right working environment. A snowcat operator needs to work in an environment with snow.  Many skiing resorts hire snowcat operators during the tourism peak season. To become a snowcat operator, you need wintry, snowy conditions in order to apply your skills.
  3. Have fun. To become a snowcat operator, you need to love working with snow, people and heavy equipment. You need to relate well with fellow staff members and guests of the resort. The job of a snowcat operator is full of great excitement and fun.


With this information you are ready to become a snowcat operator. You will learn more about being a snowcat operator as you move on.



Weber, E. R. Weber, K. "Greatest Ski Resort in North America. 3rd edition."  Guidebook Publishing Company. 1990.

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