The A3 Pro Employment List is compiled to help employers and professional avalanche workers connect. Positions posted must be closely related to the field of snow and avalanches. To submit an employment listing, email with the following information about the position: employer name, position title, closing date for position, employer contact (name, email/phone), and position description.


Mt Rose Ski Tahoe

Ski Patroller Paramedic

POSITION:  Ski Patroller Paramedic

DATE POSTED:  2018-04-11

CLOSING:  2018-06-30

CONTACT:  Charlie Tabano, EMS Service Manager at or (775) 741-0772

The Mt. Rose Professional Ski Patrol is seeking experienced patrol paramedics for the 2018-19 season. The Mt. Rose Patrol is a licensed Nevada State EMS Agency (A-16512). Mt. Rose is a great place to work, and with a base elevation of 8260' great snow conditions are the norm. Candidates must be current or eligible as Nevada certified paramedics by 10/1/2018. The openings are for both full time and part time positions. Hourly pay range is D.O.E. Those interested will be interviewed either in person or by phone during the week of April 23 or by appointment after 4/30/18.

White River National Forest

Mountain sports ranger

POSITION:  Mountain Sports Ranger - Aspen-Sopris, Eagle-Holy Cross, and Dillon Ranger Districts (GS-0301-7/9)

DATE POSTED:  2018-04-10


CONTACT:  See below for different ranger district contacts.

One position will be located on each of the following Ranger Districts:

  • Aspen-Sopris District with duty station in Carbondale and responsibility for the administration of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Snowmass Mountain, and Sunlight Mountain ski resorts, the Ashcroft Ski Touring Nordic center, and two backcountry hut systems.

  • Eagle-Holy Cross District with duty station in Minturn and responsibility for the administration of Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts, one nordic center, and a backcountry hut system.

  • Dillon District with duty station in Silverthorne and responsibility for the administration of Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin ski resorts, two nordic touring centers, and one backcountry hut system.

MAJOR DUTIES:  The Mountain Sports Ranger is responsible for accomplishing a variety of work within the respective District’s Mountain Sports Program. Specifically, this position has duties and responsibilities involving the administration of special use permits for the respective ski areas and other mountain sports programs. The selected individual will:

  • Work with the Districts’ Mountain Sports Administrator to effectively manage the field monitoring and administration of the Mountain Sports Program.

  • Be an integral mountain sports team member, with close interaction with district staff, forest and regional staff, and ski area personnel.

  • Interact with a variety of partners and members of the public; a key component of the Mountain Sports Ranger position.

  • Assist with the planning and implementation of summer and winter uses at four-season resorts.

  • Have the best job in the Forest Service.

DESIRED QUALITIES:  These are challenging positions with myriad of social and natural resource considerations. The selected candidate will help implement National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, which will include the assembly of NEPA documents and adherence to formal public review processes. The incumbent must be an excellent listener and communicator. To succeed in this job, you must be a self-starter and have a demonstrated track record of working successfully in a fast-paced environment. You must be willing to take on challenges and provide innovative solutions to complex problems. The ideal candidate will have advanced level skiing/snowboarding skills and the skill set necessary to monitor mountain resort planning, operations, maintenance, and construction-related activities to ensure compliance with terms of special use permits and Forest Service policy. The Forest is looking for energetic, hardworking individuals.

HOW TO EXPRESS INTEREST:  These outreach efforts will help the Districts gauge interest in the permanent positions. Please contact the following individuals for an outreach response form (to be completed and submitted with a resume):

Aspen-Sopris - TJ Broom at For additional information about the position in Carbondale, you may also contact TJ at 970.510.0128.

Eagle-Holy Cross - Max Forgensi at For additional information about the position in Minturn, you may also contact Max at 970.309.4861.

Dillon - Sam Massman at For additional information about this position in Dillon, you may also contact Sam at 970.309.3268.

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

weather and avalanche forecaster

POSITION:  Weather and Avalanche Forecaster

DATE POSTED:  2018-03-30

CLOSING:  2018-04-20

CONTACT:  Ethan Greene -

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Ski patrol 2018/19 season

POSITION:  Ski Patrol

DATE POSTED:  2018-03-21

CLOSING:  Fall 2018

CONTACT:  CBSP Dispatch - (970) 349-2245

The Crested Butte Ski Patrol will be hosting a hiring clinic / ski evaluation for anyone interested in a Ski Patrol job for the 2018/2019 ski season. The evaluation will focus on the ability to proficiently ski expert terrain in all conditions. At the time of hire next fall, all applicants must be 21 years of age, possess an EMT certification and be eligible for an explosives permit. Priority will be given to those with AIARE
Level 1 Certification and previous related experience. Skiing evaluations will be conducted from March 20th through April 7th. Please contact CBSP Dispatch at (970) 349-2245 for more information.

Snowbird Ski Resort

Ski patrol 2018/19 season

POSITION:  Ski Patrol Winter Trail

DATE POSTED:  2018-03-21


CONTACT:  Sarah B, Recruiting Manager -

To be considered for this position please apply on the Snowbird website,
Under the direction of Ski Patrol Director entry level training position for the ski patrol. Designed for people who are interested in pursuing employment as a Snowbird ski patroller but have no/ little prior ski patrol experience and/or no/little site specific experience at Snowbird.

Position Functions/Areas of Responsibility

  • Monitor general safety of slopes on a daily basis. Erect signs and barricades to be consistent with Snowbird’s hazard marking policy. Taking the initiative to search out and correct hazards.
  • Repair and maintain in operational readiness  all  caches of equipment, signs, fences, toboggans, ropes, rescue equipment, buildings, snowmobiles, etc.
  • Observation and enforcement of mountain policies in the areas of fast/ reckless skiing/ boarding and violation of closed areas and closed avalanche danger areas.
  • Customer Service – present an image of courtesy, efficiency and competence. Provide friendly assistance and advice to guests. Handle situations involving emergencies, violations or crowd control in a calm and professional manner.
  • Responsible for learning all the material in the Snowbird Ski Patrol Handbook. This reference should give a basic overview of the program and expectations. Every attempt is made to train personnel and to rotate assignments in such a way that over time each trail crew member becomes competent to handle any problem that could arise.


  • Must have the ability to interact at any time with guests and other employees in a pleasant manner and maintain good working relationships with others and all departments at Snowbird.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

Specific Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to ski and have the ability to pass a knee physical.
  • Must have current CPR certification.
  • OEC Certification required.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Uses two-way radios, small hand tools, electric and gas powered tools, rescue equipment (i.e. snowmobiles, ropes, transceivers, toboggans, chairlift evacuation equipment, etc.), and medical equipment (i.e.
  • splints, backboards, heart monitors, etc.) as training allows, snowmobiles. Uses explosives in avalanche control.
  • Communicating with supervisory staff and mountain dispatch regarding assignment and completion of daily assigned tasks.

Work Schedule

  • Regularly scheduled work shifts, requires being on-call and working weekends, holidays, and some evenings.

Working Conditions

  • Must be prepared to stay overnight if necessary on occasional times of road closures.
  • May experience unusual stress from continual work with public, winter conditions, snow night requirements and commuting to/from Snowbird.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must demonstrate ability to bend, kneel, handle, reach, grasp and perform repetitive motions.
  • Work is outdoors and requires constant exposure to cold and other extreme weather conditions.
  • Work is subject to frequent interruptions making continuity and accuracy difficult, frequent exposure to noise.

All job opportunities at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort require the ability to comply with our Professional Appearance, Drug & Alcohol, and Employee Conduct Policies.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Broken River Ski Club

Ski patrol

POSITION:  Ski Patrol

DATE POSTED:  2018-02-21


CONTACT:  Sam Worsp:, Phone +64 21405303

To be suitable for this role you will need excellent problem-solving skills, possess good common sense and decision making skills, enjoy working around people and be calm under pressure. An eye for detail, adherence to safe work practices, a good work ethic and strong skiing ability are essential to excel in this role.

For this position you will have some professional experience.

Medical certifications must include PHEC (EMT). Avalanche safety qualifications, professional membership to an avalanche safety organization (MSC, CAA, AAA), and a current snow blasting certificate an advantage but not essential.

For more information, please visit

To apply, email your application with cover letter and resume to
Highway 73, near Castle Hill Village, Canterbury
Castle Hill, New Zealand

Broken River Ski Club

Snow Safety Officer

POSITION:  Snow Safety Officer

DATE POSTED:  2018-02-07


CONTACT:  Sam Worsp:, Phone +64 21405303

To ensure the safety of Broken River Ski Area’s guests through the mitigation of avalanche hazards and other natural and man-made hazards throughout the ski area, providing strong leadership, an astute awareness of risk management and comprehensive technical knowledge of snow safety practices. The Snow Safety Officer also provides support to other areas within the ski area when required.

Broken River benefits from the input of many Snow Safety Officers gone by, evident in comprehensive terrain analysis, avalanche maps, a field manual, avalanche safety plan and historical avalanche observations. The Snow Safety Officer, whilst taking on the overall responsibility of guests within the ski area, relies on the support of experienced club members with intimate knowledge of the ski area and its snowpack, as well as neighbouring ski area snow safety personnel. For more information, visit