AVA Rafting & Zipline: Zipline Guide

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Summer Season!

Location: Idaho Springs, CO or Buena Vista, CO
Schedule: Seasonal Full Time
Pay Rate: According to pay scale + 7% end-of-season bonus upon completion of contract
Training Program Start Date: May 10th, 2021

Looking to make adventure your job? Why not work for the best adventure guide company in the state of Colorado. AVA has several locations that all offer their own unique opportunities and activities (so much more than rafting and ziplining). Employees enjoy consistent work where they help make lifetime memories for their guests every day. The good times don’t stop on your days off as AVA employees can experience any of our activities they want for free or even rent out company equipment on their own free of charge.

Make incredible mountain peaks, towers of granite, and rushing rivers your office. Our positive and energetic culture have led countless guides to friends and memories that last a lifetime. There are even opportunities for year-round employment through our sister companies, Breckenridge Ski & Sport and Peak 1 Express. What are you waiting for? Adventure awaits.

Not sure how to become a professional zipline guide? AVA’s training program will teach you everything you need to safely guide zipline tours, provide outstanding guest service and react to all of the situations you might encounter on the river. We train with the intent to hire.

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Job Overview: As an AVA guide your job is to surpass the expectations of our guests by leading world class adventures that provide safe and unique interactions with our natural environment every day. You should be passionate about setting the bar in our industry of safety, respect, and innovation while holding yourself to the highest personal standards with integrity.


At the end of this training, guides must demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to perform the skills and rules required by AVA and set forth in the ACCT standards
Demonstrate outstanding guest service and professionalism at all times
Maintain distinct understanding of the guide’s integral role in creating the very best guest experience, and take responsibility for this role at all times
Possess current First Aid and CPR certifications
Commit to work for entire season, including all weekends and holidays
Able to have a flexible schedule
Able to work as productive and positive member of team
Able to work outdoors for long days in diverse weather conditions
Have a high physical fitness level
Over 18 years of age
Be involved in at least one department (transportation, safety, training, property, equipment) at your outpost
Help maintain quality and cleanliness of outpost, including picking up trash
Have strong camping and wilderness skills
Enjoy working with a variety of people in an a

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Development, Full Time, Mountaineering Skills, Water Skills

About AVA Rafting & Zipline

Make Your Career An Adventure

Looking for an exciting summer with one of Colorado’s outdoor industry jobs? Do you love being outside and active? AVA offers a wide variety of job opportunities each summer in Colorado. We are always looking for people who are energetic, enjoy being outdoors, and are hard-working team players to have an awesome summer of fun working as river guides and support staff. If you are not a person who takes pride in your job and wants to do something you are passionate about, we’re not the company for you. Our season generally runs from May until September, and we staff for that time. A few year-round positions are open, as well.

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