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Avalanche Mitigation Technician

Company: Solitude Mountain Resort
Location: Sandy
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

Please note, this position is located at Solitude Mountain Resort in Solitude, UT
SeasonalJOB TITLE: Avalanche Mitigation TechnicianDIVISION: Mountain OperationsREPORTS TO: Mountain Operations ManagerLOCATION: On MountainCLASSIFICATION: Full Time / SeasonalOVERVIEW: This is a mostly non- supervisory position that will be responsible for a wide variety of mountain operations. The position involves both field 90%, and office work 10%. The Avalanche Mitigation Technician reports directly to the Avalanche Mitigation Manager and the Avalanche Mitigation Assistant Manager. This position requires strong interpersonal relationship skills as well as an expert skiing ability.KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • The incumbent must be able to obtain an ATF explosive handlers permit
  • Have a valid state drivers license
  • Have a current medical certification at the Utah, National EMT or OEC level
  • Current CPR certification
  • Expert skiing ability
  • Avalanche Pro 1 certification preferred
  • 4 years ski patrol experience preferred
  • 2 years of avalanche mitigation experience at a class "A" resort
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Strong understanding of ski resort operations
  • Able to hike in steep, exposed, and technical terrain in arduous conditions with packs weighing between 40 and 60 poundsDUTIES:Management Responsibilities:
    • Assists in the training and of ski patrollers in avalanche rescue and mitigation techniques
    • Conducts inventories and maintains explosive cachesAvalanche Mitigation Responsibilities:
      • Assists in forecasting future trends and current levels of avalanche danger and mitigating avalanche hazards
      • Collects and documents field data on snow, weather and avalanche conditions
      • Assists in decisions determining the opening and closing of terrain based on avalanche hazard forecasts
      • Maintains and installs aerial trams and shot cables resort wide
      • Maintains and installs avalanche closure rope lines and signage
      • Assists for the setup and tear down of remote weather stations
      • The ability to lead a resort wide, mass causality avalanche rescue.
      • Able to conduct complex off premises rescues for Wasatch Backcountry RescueEmergency Care and Rescue responsibilities
        • To provide emergency care to those in need of assistance.
        • To provide transport from on mountain locations in expert terrain to locations in the base area via rescue sleds and snowmobiles.
        • To be proficient in lift evacuations using specialized equipment
        • To be proficient in cliff and high angle rescue
        • To be proficient in search and rescue including night operationsTHE BENEFITS AND PERKSAt Solitude Mountain Resort, we offer a variety of employee benefits! First, you are lucky enough to be working in the beautiful, scenic Wasatch Mountains. Enjoy mountain activities before work, after work, on work breaks, and on days off! Activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and so much more. Work with other mountain enthusiasts. This is an excellent opportunity to socialize, meet great people, and attend employee events around the resort. Some events include unique opportunities like employee ski days, employee yoga, live music events, film festival ski movie features, and many more summer activities- at work! You get to work and play in the same place. Eligibility is dependent on all employee classification of work.BENEFITS:Ski and Ride
          • Eligible employees receive a free Solitude season pass for themselves and eligible dependents. This includes unlimited skiing/riding for winter employees with no blackout dates and bike hauls for summer employees
          • Free access to select Alterra Mountain Company Destinations throughout North America for you and eligible dependents
          • Discounted Solitude lift tickets for your friends & family
          • Discounted ski and ride lessons
          • Free Nordic ski and snowshoe pass for the Solitude Nordic & Snowshoe Center for winter employees
          • Ski and ride perks at other local resorts
          • Complimentary UTA Ski Bus passOther Benefits
            • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short-term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSA, FSA for eligible employees
            • Discounts resort-wide for food, rentals, retail, lessons, and more
            • Pro deals with hundreds of outdoor brands
            • 401(k) plan with generous company match for all employees
            • Free counseling service for you and your household members through our Employee Assistance Program

Keywords: Solitude Mountain Resort, Sandy , Avalanche Mitigation Technician, Professions , Sandy, Utah

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