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Backcountry Ski Guide

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Part-Time Seasonal

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, South Main Street, Stowe, VT, USA

Job Description

We are taking applications for part-time seasonal AT/ Backcountry Ski Guides for the coming winter. If you want to spend time outside in the beautiful Vermont winter, do not mind working hard, and are a positive person come join our team.

Preferred knowledge and skills include previous outdoor leadership experience, First Aid/ CPR training. The ability to work weekends and holidays is an essential part of our business. We are looking for a season-long commitment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Fit and use of ski equipment (boots, bindings, skins, etc.)

  • Risk management

  • Backcountry travel techniques and tips (layering, pacing, ski technique, etc.)

  • Maintain current CPR & First Aid certifications

  • Be familiar with other outdoor equipment

  • Be familiar with terrain and trails where tours are held

  • Have GREAT people skills; ability to lead and entertain diverse ages, abilities, and backgrounds

  • Have knowledge of outdoors, safety precautions, potential hazards, and emergency protocol

  • Be reliable and be committed to work on contracted days

  • Abide by Umiak policies as stated in employee contract and manual

Work Hours:

  • Day positions available

  • Holidays and Weekends are necessary


  • Outdoor industry pro deals and in-store discounts

  • Personal use of rental equipment

  • Industry Clinics

  • Flexible schedule

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs overhead

  • Clean driving record

  • Customer Focus

  • Attention to detail

  • Good judgment

  • Handles pressure

  • PSIA or AANSI certification is preferred, but not required

About Umiak Outdoor Outfitters

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters is Vermont's year-round top outdoor adventure destination offering a full-service shop with retail sales, safety instruction, tours, rentals, and custom programs.

We are the go-to source for backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. We offer everything needed to tackle the trails, from top-of-the-line equipment to expert advice, and knowledge of the best routes and conditions.

Umiak's Backcountry Ski Tours are popular for guests looking for proper safety protocol and the necessary safety gear needed before heading into the backcountry. As well as learning valuable skills in applying, removing, and storing climbing skins or caring for fish scale backcountry gear and operation of the binding as well as other important BC equipment. During the tour we work on different climbing techniques as well as an efficient skin to ski transition prior to a powder-filled downhill run.

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