Recreation Guide - #156443

Aspen Skiing Company

Date: 02/23/2021 17:00 PM

City: Snowmass Village, Colorado

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Job Description

The Recreation Guide is responsible for ensuring a safe, enjoyable rope course and zip line experience for individual guests and groups on both the High Ropes and Zip line Courses. First year guides work on the High Ropes course and with further experience can work their way up to the Zip line Course in subsequent years.

Essential Job Functions
•    Greet all guests professionally explaining regulations, policies and procedures involved in the various recreational facilities, activities and equipment
•    Organize, facilitate and promote interest in the recreational experience
•    Ensure guests are attached to the course cable and perform essential safety checks before allowing participants on course
•    Fit harness and helmets correctly and supervise and demonstrate the use of all safety equipment, including demonstrating proper course and zipping techniques
•    Conduct pre-tour safety training demonstrations and practice with participants in training area
•    Supervise the progress and experience and monitor well-being of participants as they make their way through the courses
•    Perform course rescues at heights 
•    Conduct complete inspections of all course components and gear
•    Assist with course maintenance efforts
•    Inspect and maintain harnesses, pulleys, carabineers, helmets, course platforms for integrity and cleanliness
•    Provide educational information regarding history, flora and fauna to participants
•    Complete daily opening and closing procedures of high ropes course
•    For guides conducting zip line tours, all of the above as well as leading assigned groups through the entirety of the tour, assisting with the landing of participants, completing daily opening and closing procedures of the zip line course
•    Other duties as assigned 


•    Must be 18 years or older
•    High school diploma or equivalent required
•    Valid driver’s license required
•    Prior experience with outdoor recreation, athletics, educational ropes, high ropes instructor experience, or zip lining preferred
•    Previous experience in the service industry is preferred

Additional Information

Supervision Given and Received
Supervision Given:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Supervision Received: Works under general supervision of the Guest Services Manager. Receives continuing or individual assignments according to supervisor’s directions and may perform routine tasks. Expectations of the quality, quantity and deadlines are clearly set. Instructions, advice and assistance available as needed. Work is reviewed on demand or during scheduled check-ins.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
•    Ability to reach, crouch, kneel, stand, bend or be on your feet for extended periods of time 
•    Regularly work in wet, cold, hot conditions requiring the use of protective apparel/equipment to prevent exposure to the elements and may be required to walk on slippery and uneven surfaces 
•    Must be able to frequently lift, push or pull up to 50 lbs. individually or with assistance (weight limits can vary according to position, but no more than 50) 

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