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snow grooming equipment

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by accipiter12, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. accipiter12

    accipiter12 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Does anyone here groom ski resorts with snow groomers? I think it would be fun to do that just for the fun of it for a winter. I might do that next year or the year after that. Here are some pics. that I found on the net. I like the bombardier (sp?) brand. Nice color and nice style.





  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    i have a buddy who used to do that third shift at a ski resort. he said it was real cool at first, but got old real quick. i will admit they are bad a** machines. they look like fun to drive around.
  3. SLC1

    SLC1 Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I made snow and ran a groomer for a local ski area for five years, and it was fun but like MDB said it got very boring after the initial fun wore off. It was great in the fall to start with a bare slope and at the end of the night to have a entire trail full of snow. It was a fun job but I hated the hours, 8pm-8am, 7days a week, all holidays, everything if it was cold you were working, kinda sucked and the pay isnt that great. But had alot of fun also. The ski area that I worked for had two Tuckers to pull the guns around and two Bombidareas with groomers on the back. Just my two cents.
  4. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,141

    I made snow and groomed at a local resort also for 3 years,i personally loved it and would still be doing it if it wasn't for the money:( ,very poor!Long hours and hard work but extremely rewarding.
  5. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Money sucks, 8/hr to start at Vail resorts, and it is boring, kinda like mowing the lawn over and over and over.

    8/hr to drive a $200,000 machine.. I think is insane.

  6. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,141

    Funny how that works aye Howard:D ,I still enjoyed it though,the snow making machines are just mind blowing,it's awesome and i never got tired of watching them,i was a foreman for a snowmaking crew but after we got set up for the night i would go groom,just me the machine,the radio and oh yea, the HEAT!I would take my Carharts off and strip down to sweatshirt and pants and pretend to shiver at the snowmakin boys as i passed:waving: ,they would throw snowballs and swear:realmad: ,Even as a foreman i didn't make that much money at it,it's to bad,it was one of the few jobs i really liked going to.