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Avalanche Mitigation Supervisor Winter 23-24

Company: Solitude Mountain Resort
Location: Peoa
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Please note, this position is located at Solitude Mountain Resort in Solitude, UTFlex Year RoundOverview:This supervisory position will oversee up to 45 employees and will be responsible for a wide variety of mountain operations. The position involves both field (80%), and office work (20%). The Avalanche Mitigation Supervisor reports directly to the Avalanche Mitigation Manager and the Ski Patrol Senior Manager. This position requires strong interpersonal relationship skills as well as expert skiing ability.Key requirements:

  • The incumbent must be able to obtain an ATF explosive handlers permit.
  • Have a valid state driver's license.
  • Have a current medical certification at Utah EMT, National EMT, or OEC level.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Expert skiing ability.
  • Avalanche Pro 1 certification, Avalanche Pro 2 preferred
  • Six years of ski patrol experience with two years of supervisory preferred
  • Four years of avalanche mitigation experience at a class "A" resort is preferred.
  • 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 pounds.Duties:Management Responsibilities:
    • Assists in the training and evaluating ski patrollers in avalanche rescue, mitigation techniques, and snow science.
    • Maintains documentation of training, equipment assignments, and condition of the equipment.
    • Conducts inventories and maintains explosive caches.
    • Fills in for the Avalanche Mitigation Manager as assigned.Avalanche Mitigation Responsibilities:
      • Responsible for forecasting future trends and current levels of avalanche danger and mitigating avalanche hazards.
      • Assists in the assignments of route leaders and partners as necessary to conduct mitigation work.
      • Collects and documents field data on snow, weather, and avalanche conditions.
      • Determines 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 in the setup and tear down of remote weather stations.
      • The ability to lead a resort-wide, mass causality avalanche rescue.
      • Able to conduct and coordinate complex off-premises rescues for Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
      • Have a working knowledge of Wyssen towers, a Remote Avalanche Control System (RACS)Emergency Care and Rescue responsibilities at both supervisory and functional levels:
        • 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 high-angle rescue
        • To be proficient in search and rescue, including night operations
        • Assists with avalanche incident investigations.THE 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 ProgramRequiredPreferredJob Industries
              • Hotel & Hospitality

Keywords: Solitude Mountain Resort, West Jordan , Avalanche Mitigation Supervisor Winter 23-24, Other , Peoa, Utah

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