Ski Patrol – Stage V – Avalanche Technician – Arapahoe Basin Ski Area – Dillon
Starting Pay: $24.25/hr
Status: Seasonal Hourly (Non-exempt)
The Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol Avalanche Technician manages all mountain terrain with a specific focus on mitigating avalanche terrain to ensure employee and public safety. This position will be responsible for contributing in all aspects of the A-Basin Ski Patrol Snow Safety program.
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Perks and Benefits for this Position Include:
- Unlimited skiing/riding at Arapahoe Basin and 20 other Colorado ski areas and resorts
- 4, 10-hour days; 3 days off
- Ski for your job!
- Free, transferrable A-Basin comp lift tickets earned for every 120 hours worked
- Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance for full-time employees beginning on the 1st of the month following date of hire
- 401(k) for eligible employees
- Paid time-off for all full-time employees
- Sick pay and bereavement pay for all employees
- End-of-season bonus for all employees
- Financial assistance and mental health resources through WorkLife Partnership
- Much more! Check out all of our perks and benefits here!
- Provides weather forecasts and avalanche hazard ratings for mountain operations and all departments
- Assists ski area management with decisions regarding avalanche terrain opening and closing
- Monitors snow stability on avalanche prone areas of the ski area through explosives and ski testing, snow pit analysis, snow cover distribution, meteorological observation, and avalanche occurrence data
- Coordinates with other ski area departments to assure safe traveling on the mountain during times of moderate and higher avalanche hazard
- Coordinates daily explosive needs and manages avalanche mitigation leader assignments
- Works with Training Coordinators to facilitate and document avalanche rescue training program
- Maintains and inventories adequate avalanche rescue gear
- Issues avalanche rescue gear to avalanche mitigation workers/Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol
- Manages and operates ski area weather observation systems, including archival data systems and sharing that information with other agencies
- Coordinates and helps maintain remote weather station sensors and installations
- Coordinates and helps maintain avalanche occurrence records
- Coordinates and maintains explosive use and electronic blasting reports in SmartMountain/Survey123 by properly adding layer data from mitigation
- Coordinates and maintains explosive inventories and internal magazine inspection records
- Coordinates and complies with state, local, or federal explosive magazine inspections
- Assists with ski area avalauncher maintenance
- Maintains positive relationships with AES, WESCO, and other explosive suppliers
- Maintains positive relationships with outside associations: NAS, AAA, AIARE, AAI, etc.
- Assists with continuing education of staff members through participation in NAS, ISSW, CSAW, or other similar educational opportunities
- Facilitates Avalanche Deployment Team training and participation
- Assists with development of avalanche hazard management guidelines for any proposed ski area expansion
- Maintains competence in the use of appropriate computer software to gather, use and maintain snow, avalanche, and meteorological data
- Leads, trains, and assists other ski patrollers with daily operational needs. Acts as a mentor for lower stage ski patrollers.
- Other duties as assigned
- Meets all Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol Stage 3 requirements
- Experience running and coordinating most routes at Arapahoe Basin or applicable experience
- Minimum NAS Pro 1 or AAA Professional Level 1 Certification
- Maintains a Type I Permit for Avalanche Mitigation per the CO Dept. of Labor & Employment, Division of Oil and Public Safety and Explosive Regulations
- Exceptional time management, organizational, and decision-making skills, especially when pertaining to avalanche hazard
- Competent in MS Office and SmartMountain/Survey123
- Ski at an expert level – able to ski all Arapahoe Basin terrain with excellent decision-making skill, control, and confidence
- Operate a snowmobile effectively and within Arapahoe Basin guidelines
- Speak, read, and write with proper grammar and spelling and in English
- Can work outside while standing or skiing in a high alpine, wintery environment for up to 10 hours
- Able to lift 10-25 pounds 2/3rds of the time or more, able to lift 50 pounds 1/3 to 2/3rds of the time, able to lift 100 pounds up to 1/3rd of the time
- Can perform the following activities constantly: walking, using hands to finger/feel, reaching with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear
- Vision Requirements: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus
- Withstand high-altitude conditions at all times
- Provide necessary equipment for skiing and for working in a high-alpine environment
- Works daily with explosives in avalanche terrain and adverse weather conditions. Works outside in a cold, snowy, high alpine environment frequently faced with wet and/or humid conditions. Riding a chairlift is required for this role.
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