Snowmaking rocks! Was my first year on the night shift this year on a hill that is 99% man made snow, tons of awesome times with smelly bros and lots of yelling, kicking things, and whale riding. Definitely doing it again next season. I got into it personally because I live for snow and being able to ride the stuff you make, both snow wise and terrain park wise (now snowmaking is over I am park crew). That, and I am a very small girl that the guys thought wold quit in a week, so it made me want to try it even more, turns out not only was I fine, but i loved it. In mad snowmaking withdrawal right now.
On another note, read this article, not sure if its the same for you, but it had some pretty spot on remarks about the life of a snowmaker at the hill i worked at.