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Outdoor Adventure Club – Lassen National Park, CA

Position: AIARE Course Leader

Outdoor Adventure Club is looking for an AIARE Course Leader

We are hiring a Course Leader to work several (4-5) AIARE courses throughout the 17-18 season, including AIARE 1, AIARE 2 and Avalanche Rescue. Ski/splitboard guiding opportunities exist as well.

Location: Lassen National Park, MIneral, CA

Pay: Daily wage as an employee, Travel expenses to and from beautiful Mineral, CA,  accommodations before, during and after the class in Mineral, meals/food during the class.

Year-round guiding opportunities (backpacking, rock climbing) are available, as well.

Contact:  Submit resumes to Nick Myers,  jobs@OutdoorAdventureClub.com

Androscoggin Ranger District

Position: Winter Backcountry/Snow Ranger position

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.

Please share with anyone who may be interested in an opportunity to work with our snow ranger program. Please see the attached Outreach form for details about the position since the Position Description on USAJobs is very general. The application period is opening soon.

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 https://www.usajobs.gov/  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.

Backcountry Babes – Tahoe City, CA & Breckenridge, CO

Position: AIARE 1 Course Leaders & Instructors

Backcountry Babes provides avalanche education courses and backcountry experiences for groups of women and co-ed groups in Colorado, California, Utah, British Columbia, and Japan. We hire instructors of any gender to teach our courses—  women, men and anyone who teaches in a manner that is supportive of our mission to grow women’s leadership in the backcountry skiing community. We optimize for a fun, supportive, non-competitive environment on all of our programs.

Backcountry Babes is seeking an AIARE Level 1 Course Leader for one, two or three courses in North Tahoe or Breckenridge/Vail Colorado this winter. Dates are flexible. We are especially looking for a Course Leader for Dec 8-10th in Breckenridge. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply please send a resume and at least one professional reference to Emily Hargraves: emily@backcountrybabes.com. Feel free to call or email with any questions about the role (530/414.9753).

Baker Mountain Guides- Bellingham, WA

Baker Mountain Guides is looking for an AIARE Level 1 Course Leader to help round out our staffing for the winter season. We have a couple Bellingham-Baker courses that need coverage, as well as a few Seattle-Rainier courses. Classroom sessions for the Seattle-Rainier courses would be Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6PM – 10PM.

Interested individuals obviously need to be AIARE L1 Course Leads and listed as such on AIARE’s website. At least one full season of course leading is preferred. Experience in the above listed venues is definitely a plus.

Please inquire at team@bakermountainguides.com for more information.

Apex Mountain School – Vail, CO

Positions: AIARE Course Leaders and Instructors

  • Over 45 courses this season alone.
  • Gorgeous USFS terrain in the heart of the Rockies.
  • AIARE 1, AIARE 2, AIARE Avalanche Rescue.
  • Backcountry, hut, lift access.
  • Competitive pay and fun learning environment!
  • Worker’s comp and insured!
  • Amazing and hard working team serving the best clients!
  • Ortovox professional partnership includes uniform and avalanche equipment sponsorship! Guide/Instructor Ortovox discounts below pro pricing!
  • Visit www.apexmountainschool.com/employment to learn more and apply online in one easy step for AIARE Program Instructor / Lead position today!

Tahoe Mountain School – Truckee, CA

Position: AIARE Instructors and Course Leades

Tahoe Mountain School is looking for AIARE avalanche instructors and course leaders to work the 2017-2018 winter season and beyond.  We are based out of Truckee, CA and our field work is on Donner Summit.  We run a full avalanche program and a full backcountry ski/splitboard guiding program throughout the winter and spring.

We are looking for people with experience in leading groups in the outdoors who are either an AIARE instructor or course leader.  AMGA guide training is a plus.  This could be a part time or full time position for the right candidate teaching avalanche courses and guiding throughout the winter and spring and develop into a long term position year round.

Please contact Steve at info@tahoemountainschool.com or 530-412-3242 for more information.


Bear House Mountain Guiding – Ogden UT

Position: AIARE Instructors and Course Leaders

Bear House Mountain Guiding is seeking one to two AIARE 1 Course Leaders and Instructors for the 2017-2018 Winter Season. Based in Ogden, Utah, BHMG provides backcountry ski instruction and AIARE 1 Courses along the Wasatch Front. Forest Service permit areas include the Ogden Ranger District and Salt Lake District.

Candidates must hold a current Wilderness First Responder Certification. Candidates with AMGA certification or coursework are preferred. Pay commensurate with experience. BHMG is planning to offer 2-4 AIARE 1 Courses this season. Additional work in backcountry ski instruction may be available as well.

Contact: Susan DeBruin – manager@bearhousemountainguiding.com

Colorado Mountain School

Position: AIARE Instructors and Course Leaders for 2017/18 Season

Colorado Mountain School is looking for experienced AIARE Instructors and Course Leaders to join our program for this upcoming season and beyond.

Our ideal candidate has three years of experience leading groups in the winter environment, at least five AIARE courses taught and professional guide training.

This is an opportunity to join our experienced team and potentially teach up to 10 courses this winter.  We will have a required two day pre-season training on November 14 and 15.  Our compensation is competitive and you will be hired as an employee covered by our workers compensation insurance.  We also have a lodge in Estes Park that is available to our instructors at no cost.

Offers will be closed and submitted on October 20.

If interested please send a cover letter and resume to Russell Hunter, CMS Owner:
russell@coloradomountainschool.com and

Joey Thompson, CMS Avalanche Program Director:
Joey@coloradomountainschool.com and

Eric Whewell, CMS Head Guide