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> From: alumni <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Thu Sep 1, 2005  11:03:12 AM US/Central
> To: "NOLS Jobs Announcement" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [NOLS JOBS] UT - Pro Ski Patrol
> POSITIONS: Solitude Professional Ski Patrol has full-time positions  
> available for the 2005-2006 season.
> Solitude Mountain Resort is located in the heart of the Wasatch  
> Mountains in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  Our base elevation is 8000' with  
> over 2000 vertical feet of skiing.  This past season we recieved over  
> 650" of snowfall and we had over 40 avalanche control mornings.  An  
> average season is about 500" snowfall and about 25-30 control > mornings.
> Lifts - 8 lifts: 1 High Speed Quad, 1 Fixed Quad, 2 Triple Chairlifts,  
> and 4 Double Chairlifts. Total Uphill Capacity is 12,550 skiers per  
> hour.
> Season - Early November through late April (conditions permitting).  
> Solitude Mountain Resort is usually the first resort to open in Utah!
> Difficulty of Terrain - 20% Easiest (beginner/novice) 50% More  
> Difficult (intermediate) 30% Most Difficult (advanced/expert)
> Vertical Rise - 2,047 feet of continuously skiable terrain. Base  
> elevation = 7,988 feet. Peak elevation = 10,035 feet.
> Solitude has many steep ridgelines and terrain that require advanced  
> mountaineering and alpine or telemark skiing skills.  We require  
> applicants to have a Utah EMT-Basic certification or equivalent. Our  
> season runs from November through April and  full time shifts are 5  
> days a week and about 10 hours per day. Patrollers are sometimes asked  
> to work days off for Avalanche Control Work.  We are involved in all  
> aspects of mountain safety.  Some of these duties include care and  
> transportation of the sick or injured, Avalanche Control work, cliff  
> rescues, back-country avalanche accident rescues, and general ski  
> patrol duties. Solitude Professional Ski Patrol also runs Backtracks,  
> a guided backcountry touring program.
> We are a small ski patrol so good team work and strong leadership  
> skills are essential.  We work hard and we ski hard and we have fun  
> doing it.  We are interested in people that enjoy the seasonal life  
> style and  are interested in working in the ski industry for a number  
> of seasons.  If you are interested in applying please contact Marvin  
> Sumner, Ski Patrol Director at [log in to unmask] or call  
> (801)536-5754.
> This position is posted as a National Outdoor Leadership School  
> ("NOLS") alumni service. No NOLS endorsement is given or implied for  
> any companies or jobs broadcast. See:  
> http://secure.nols.edu/contact/listservices.html  for other,  
> regionalized list subscription opportunities— there may be a NOLS  
> alumni group in your area.
> Celebrate NOLS' 40th Anniversary— see  
> http://nols.edu/alumni/events/reunions/internationalreunion.shtml .
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John Abbott						    phone 	656.2060
Asst. Director of Student Life			    e-mail	[log in to unmask]
Outdoor Programs						fax	656.7731

Dept. of Student Life
University of Vermont
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Burlington, VT 05405

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