Outdoor Adventures Guide assists with the daily operations of the Youth & Outdoor Adventures Department including backcountry guiding in technical activities encompassing Ice Climbing, Backcountry Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing and more. The Outdoor Adventures Guide also assists with trail maintenance for our on-site trails.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Facilitate Outdoor Adventure Activities & Events for participants of all ages, ability level and background
Maintain high standards for safety and risk management both front and back country
Be able to operate independently with minimal supervision in high-risk situations
Be able to effectively guide backcountry programs in the Montana wilderness
Maintain a high level of knowledge on outdoor technical skills, safety practices and local ecology to elevate member experiences on trips & tours
Be able to create positive member experiences through effective communication, confidence in programming and approachability
Provide basic instruction for Outdoor Technical Skills ranging from Nordic Skiing, Backcountry Skiing, Ice Climbing, Snowshoeing, Yellowstone Tours, Backcountry Risk Management and more.
Support trail maintenance initiatives on-site for clearing trails, installing new signage and packing in snowshoe trails for membership.
Assist in rental program and ensure proper maintenance of program equipment. This includes fly fishing equipment, winter nordic and snowshoe equipment, biathlon equipment, backcountry ski gear, ice climbing equipment, and other various winter outdoor equipment.
Must be able to work outside normal operating hours for early morning and late evening tours
Maintain industry standards for safety, risk management and emergency action specific to outdoor activities.
Ability to coordinate with other departments..
Support in trail maintenance and sign installation for our on-site trail system
This includes handling power tools such as chainsaws, drills and various hand tools
This also includes driving snowmobiles, side by sides, dirt bikes and ATV’s as needed to remote areas of the property
High Diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred
Experience working as a guide for naturalist excursions and/or technical adventures preferred, specifically ice climbing, nordic skiing, biathlon and backcountry skiing.
Knowledge of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Custer & Gallatin National Forest, Beaverhead National Forest (natural history of the area, local flora and fauna) preferred
Willingness to develop technical and soft skills in Outdoor Adventures required.
Avalanche, Backcountry Skiing & Ice Climbing Experience Preferred
About Spanish Peaks Mountain Club
Spanish Peaks Mountain Club - Big Sky Montana