Solitude Mountain Resort

Ski patrol

POSITION:  Ski Patrol (full-time)

DATE POSTED:  2017-11-21


CONTACT:  Marvin Sumner -

Solitude Mountain Resort is currently hiring for full time ski patrol positions.  A current CPR and medical certification (EMT, OEC, or WFR) is required.  You must have the ability to obtain an ATF explosives handlers permit.  Avalanche training and previous ski patrol experience is recommended.  You must be an expert skier and have the ability to hike and ski with a heavy pack in steep terrain.  

For more information, contact Ski Patrol at

National Park Service - West Glacier, MT

Meterological Technician (GS-07)

POSITION: Meteorological Technician (GS-07)

DATE POSTED: 2017-11-21

CLOSING: 2017-11-30

CONTACT: Lindsay Woitas -

Announcement Number  IM-1540-GLAC-18-10081550-DE

Responsibilities:  These positions are managed under the West Glacier Roads Supervisor at Glacier National Park. Individuals assist with development and operation of an avalanche safety program for the spring opening of Glacier National Park's roads. Incumbents conduct field snow stability tests and observations; record snow, avalanche, and weather observations in database/computer files; evaluate National Weather Service and Natural Resource Conservation Service products; prepare and issue daily avalanche hazard forecasts; analyze weather maps; serve as avalanche spotter/guards for snow removal crews; prepare detailed reports should an avalanche occur; and teach avalanche safety training.


Mt. Washington Avalanche Center - Androscoggin Ranger District

Winter Backcountry/avalanche specialist

POSITION: Winter Backcountry/Avalanche Specialist

DATE POSTED: 2017-11-20

CLOSING: 2017-12-04

CONTACT: Frank Carus -

The Androscoggin Ranger District will soon be advertising a Temporary Seasonal GS-0462-6 Winter Backcountry/Avalanche Specialist position.  This is a field-going position focused on visitor contacts during a five-day work week that requires weekend and holiday work.  The candidate should be able to climb steep snow and ice, be a proficient ski mountaineer and provide medical assistance to a WFR standard. Availability for SAR missions during this time period is expected. Approximately 35,000 visitors per winter and spring season enjoy the east side of Mount Washington with up to 2,500 visitors on a busy spring day. Providing good information and advice about current hazards, avalanche conditions, and route selection to these visitors is critical.

 Job Information: GS-0462-06, Forestry Technician (Recreation)

Job Announcement #:  18-TEMP-R9-FTRC-S6DT-RR

 Control #:  484528500

 Open Date: 28-Nov-2017

 Close Date: 04-Dec-2017

You may access this vacancy announcement on the USAJobs website at  on the date the jobs open with either the Announcement # or the Control # listed above. Vacancies will open in USAJobs at 12:00am and close at 11:59:59pm Eastern Time on the dates listed.

Contact Frank Carus, Director - Mount Washington Avalanche Center, to request the Outreach Notice and with questions.

American Avalanche Association

A3 elected Board TRustees

POSITION: A3 Elected Board Trustees - Three positions currently open.

DATE POSTED: 2017-11-20

CLOSING: 2017-12-20

CONTACT: Aleph Johnston-Bloom, A3 Board Secretary -

The American Avalanche Association is seeking nominations to fill three elected Board Trustee positions:  Membership Trustee, Governance Trustee, and At-Large Pro Trustee.**  These are VOLUNTEER positions serving on the A3 Board.  Nominations will be accepted through December 20, 2017.  All qualified nominees will be listed on the ballot during the special election period during the second half of January 2018.  The period of service for each of these Trustee positions will be Feb 1 through Dec 31, 2018.

** These three positions are being elected during this January special election as they are each newly created or newly elected Trustee positions as a result of the recent restructuring of the A3 Board.  In the future, these positions will be elected during the regular A3 election periods (Fall of even-numbered years).

If you are interested in serving on the A3 Board, read on for more details.

We are looking for motivated individuals to fill three positions on the A3 Governing Board. You must have interest, passion and time to invest in serving the A3 and its mission:  Promoting and supporting professionalism and excellence in avalanche safety, education, and research in the United States.

A Trustee is a volunteer position. General responsibilities and duties of nonprofit board trustees include:

  1. Determine organization mission and purpose. It is the board's responsibility to create and review a statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization's goals, means, and primary constituents served.

  2. Select the Executive Director. Boards must reach consensus on the Executive Director’s responsibilities and undertake a careful search to find the most qualified individual for the position.

  3. Support and evaluate the Executive Director. The board should ensure that the Executive Director has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization.

  4. Ensure effective planning. Boards must actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan's goals.

  5. Monitor and strengthen programs and services. The board's responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with the organization's mission and monitor their effectiveness.

  6. Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.

  7. Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight. The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.

  8. Build a competent board. All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance.

  9. Ensure legal and ethical integrity. The board is ultimately responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.

  10. Enhance the organization's public standing. The board should clearly articulate the organization's mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.

A3 Governing Board Trustee Responsibilities and Expectations --

As a Trustee, your contribution is valued by your fellow Governing Board Trustees and the A3 membership as a whole. As A3 continues to grow, operations are becoming more complex. The combined efforts of all Board Trustees are important to the success of A3.  Here is a list of A3-specific expectations of Trustees:

Respond to email requests promptly. We recognize winter responsibilities may take priority, but in such situations please indicate that a message has been received and a response will be forthcoming when time permits. If a Trustee is traveling or unable to communicate for extended periods, let the Executive Director and President know ahead of time.

Attend bi-monthly board meetings. One or two of these meetings will be in person each year, and the other four or five will be via a web/phone meeting platform.  A3 expects Trustees to attend/participate in all Board meetings.  Each Trustee is responsible for travel costs to/from in-person meetings. Housing and a few meals are generally provided.  We recognize that unavoidable scheduling conflicts may occur from time to time, however, a series of missed Board meetings may result in removal from the Board.  

Be informed and contribute. Trustees make decisions on varied issues and questions facing A3, some of which may not fall directly under their responsibilities/areas of expertise. Make an effort to understand all issues/topics ahead of each Board meeting in order to effectively contribute to discussion and decisions. Assist the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization's annual financial statements.

Financial support. As a nonprofit Trustee you are expected to make an annual financial contribution to the organization and actively participate in ongoing A3 fundraising efforts at the request of A3 staff. Philanthropic contributions from A3 Board and Staff are integral when seeking support from major donors, grants, etc.  You do not have to contribute a large amount; simply giving at any level shows your support of the mission and organization.

Follow through on commitments. Please follow through promptly on commitments to other Trustees, committees, and to The Avalanche Review.  

Lead and/or participate on committees. As an A3 Trustee you will likely serve as a committee chair or as a committee member.  Committees work and advise the Board and Executive Committee on matters deemed appropriate. Committees require a Board vote to take any action on behalf of A3 (i.e. committees do not make decisions or implement changes/strategies on their own). Committee composition may change from year to year at the discretion of the Committee Chair.  Committee members are selected by chairs and do not necessarily need to be current members of the Board.

Contribute to succession planning. When stepping down as a Board Trustee, please make an effort to suggest appropriate potential replacements.  During your tenure contribute ideas to the Governance Trustee and committee on a regular basis. Help the Board be a strong, diversely-skilled, committed group of individuals that leads A3 in a positive direction.

Membership Trustee:  In addition to the expectations outlined above, the A3 Membership Trustee is responsible for leading the membership committee and serving on the A3 Board. The membership committee is primarily responsible for reviewing and vetting prospective members of A3.  The membership committee is also a primary conduit for member communication and contact with the A3 Board.

Major responsibilities of the Membership Trustee include:

  1. Form an appropriately sized Membership Committee with individuals committed to helping perform the responsibilities below.  The committee should be sufficiently representative of both geographic and professional sectors as deemed appropriate by the committee chair.

  2. Accept, review and vet applications for professional membership to A3.

  3. Represent member concerns and interests to the Board.

  4. Conduct member outreach and recruitment.

  5. Direct committee support of A3 with regional representation at SAW’s etc through attendance and direct communication.

  6. The Membership Trustee is part of the Executive Committee. There are additional meetings involved with this and the expectation of being available to help field questions/concerns from the ED and other Executive Committee members.

The Membership Trustee must be an A3 Professional Member in good standing.

Governance Trustee:  In addition to the expectations outlined above, the A3 Governance Trustee is responsible for leading the governance committee and serving on the A3 Board. The governance committee is responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the A3 Board. All committee work is done in partnership with and through the leadership of assigned staff.

The major responsibilities of the Governance Trustee include:

  1. Form an appropriately sized Governance Committee with individuals committed to helping perform the responsibilities below.

  2. Lead the effort to review/revise Trustee position descriptions and recommend changes to the Board (typically reviewed every two years or as appropriate).

  3. Monitor the Board’s due diligence function as it relates to governance and recommends any action to the Board.

  4. Recommend any structure changes to assure that the Board fulfills its legal and moral obligations.

  5. Monitor effectiveness of governance policies (i.e. Board operations, officer expectations, Trustee performance, etc.) and recommend changes and/or new policies for Board action.

  6. Recommend and monitor adherence to governance standards for Board and committee operations. Engage Board in dialogue for change as appropriate.

  7. Oversee the committee’s reviews and recommendations for optimum Board composition, including diversity screens, skills, and behaviors.

  8. Lead the governance committee in designing and executing an intentional process to recruit and retain the best Board Trustees to help achieve the institution’s mission, including the following activities:

    • identification, cultivation, screening, and nomination of candidates;

    • orientation and development of new Trustees;

    • evaluation of all Trustees and Board overall;

    • promotion and release of Trustees as appropriate.

The Governance Trustee can be an A3 Professional or Affiliate Member in good standing or a committed friend of the organization.

At-Large Pro Trustee: In addition to the expectations outlined above, the A3 At-Large Pro Trustee represents the interests of A3 Professional members and serves the Board in various capacities as need dictates.  The At-Large Pro Trustee may be an ad-hoc committee chair or serve on a standing committee. The A3 Board may, at times, seek individuals with specific perspective, experience, or skillsets to serve in this role. Additional duties and responsibilities will be defined by the A3 Board during the At-Large Pro Trustee's term(s) of service.

The At-Large-Pro Trustee must be an A3 Professional Member in good standing.

Mt. Hood Meadows

Pro patrol

POSITION: Pro Patrol

DATE POSTED: 2017-09-19



Here it is, the chance to join Mt. Hood Meadows Pro Patrol team! But you don't want to join just any patrol department; you want a job that goes beyond stabilizing and transporting injured patients. The Meadows Patrol team prides themselves on being Mt. Hood's most community engaged patrol professionals. We promote and practice environmental stewardship, safety awareness, and take pride in building trust and relationships with our guests and co-workers. If you share these values, this patrol job will be everything you dreamed of: building a community and repertoire for professionalism and positive relationships PLUS all the fun stuff too.

Apply if this sounds great, AND you meet the minimum qualifications listed neatly in the bullet points below:

  • Current Outdoor Emergency Care Certification
  • Current CPR for Healthcare Providers
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Not on the Federal Exclusion List
  • Fulfill the requirements of Patroller I or better

Lee Canyon Ski Area

Pro patrol

POSITION: Professional Ski Patrollers

DATE POSTED: 2017-09-08

CLOSING: 2017-11-30

CONTACT: Michelle French, Patrol Manager:

Lee Canyon Ski Area is now accepting 2017/2018 season applications for full time professional ski patrollers.  Lee Canyon is located in the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, 50 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada.  Minimum qualifications include strong skiing or snowboarding skills, OEC/NREMT-B in Southern Nevada or higher medical certification, able to work in a team environment as an effective member, and good customer service skills . Avalanche Level 1, experience handling explosives, and previous experience patrolling are preferred.  Must be physically capable of working long hours in a winter mountain environment.  Come and join our team and experience a dynamic small ski area with Lake Mead and Red Rock Conservation Area as your off duty playgrounds.  Lee Canyon wages are competitive and DOE.  To apply, send resume to and complete the online application at

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Pro patrol

POSITION: Professional Ski Patroller

DATE POSTED: 2017-06-06

CLOSING: 2017-12-31


Wolf Creek Ski Area is accepting applications for full time, paid professional ski patrollers.  

Minimum qualifications: strong skiing ability and EMT-Basic certification.  Snow science background, explosives experience, avalanche safety training is a plus.  Starting pay is $11-14/hour depending on experience, with considerations for merit-based wage increases.

Applications are available at  Email to the address above or mail to P.O. Box 2800, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Please include resume.