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June 11, 2015

Steamboat Powdercats

Position: Maintenance Assistant, Road Building, Apprentice Guide

Steamboat Powdercats is looking to hire an assistant maintenance, road building, apprentice guide. This position is a full-time seasonal employee who would be on contract from November 15th through April 1st, plus this future employee needs to be able to help us during the month of September when we do our snowcat maintenance.

Maintenance/grooming $15/hour depending on experience, guiding at $125/day plus gratuities.

Assisting the Head of Maintenance with daily operations, upkeep and repairs on snowcats, snowmobiles, and facilities. Assisting in snow road building and maintenance. Entry level ski guiding depending on applicant qualifications. Record-keeping for maintenance completed on machines. The goal of this position is to train the assistant to take over the salaried Head of Maintenance position after a 1-3 years, depending on candidate skills. Head Maintenance position starts at $25,000/6 months.

Applicants should be physically fit and able to work in cold, winter conditions
Personable, customer service skills/experience
Mechanical skills important (not necessarily diesel specific but this really helps)
Basic snowmobiling skills a plus
Snowcat or heavy equipment experience a plus
Strong ski ability
Basic backcountry and snow safety experience. Training available in-house
Basic computing skills for maintenance recording

Please contact Eric Deering our Director of Operations if you are interested. Cover letter, resume and references required for all applicants.


Close Date: 2015-10-15

June 9, 2015

Copper Mountain Resort

Position: Woodward Copper Ski Patrol

To be considered for Woodward Copper Ski Patrol positions, please submit an online application at www.coppercolorado.com

Still don't have those summer plans locked down yet? We have openings for our Woodward Copper summer camp series as Ski Patrollers and Ski Patrol Foreman. For more information, check us out online at www.coppercolorado.com

Copper Mountain is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled. We offer competitive benefits, employee housing, and a unique work atmosphere. All of our job opportunities are located at Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado. 90 miles west of Denver, we are situated in the heart of Colorado's playground. All candidates must fill out an application to be considered for employment.

Can you see yourself here - Apply now!


May 12, 2015

Sawtooth Avalanche Center - USFS: Ketchum, ID

Position: Meteorological Technician - Lead Avalanche Forecaster

The Sawtooth National Forest is planning to fill a permanent seasonal Lead Avalanche Forecaster, GS-1341-08, position this summer. This position is assigned to the Sawtooth Avalanche Center located in Ketchum, Idaho, and reports to the Avalanche Center Director. This position is guaranteed 13 pay periods of full-time employment each year. Generally, the season of work is November through April with the opportunity to extend the season of work if available funding exists. The Avalanche Center collects field data on mountain snowpack and weather, creates a daily avalanche advisory for south central Idaho (during winter months), maintains a network of remote weather stations, and conducts professional and recreational snow and avalanche education.

The successful incumbent will be an expert in mountain weather and avalanche forecasting, will have experience writing public avalanche advisories, and will have many seasons of experience working, travelling, and acting as an operational decision-maker in adverse mountain environments via skis and snowmobiles. He or she will also have strong written and verbal communication skills, fine attention to detail, and project management experience. The position requires proficiency with Microsoft Office and other common computer software programs and requires some internet technology skills. Hourly pay for this position starts at $20.58/hour and insurance and retirement benefits are available.

The job opening will post on USA Jobs, hopefully in June.

Contact Scott Savage with questions or for additional information.


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