Assistant Guides lead our snowcats under the supervision of the Lead Guides.
Assistants are strong leaders who safely navigate terrain by selecting runs that are appropriate for the snowpack, group rider abilities, and operational constraints. They are smooth operators that work very well in team settings. Our senior team members work in close contact to set up Assistant Guides for success to ensure the safety of the groups and the program. Assistant Guides are truly in an apprentice-style role on the team and are expected to seek as much mentorship as possible.
This role is all about integrating and achieving operational standards. Think of yourself as a “crab” who can shed your shell after all kinds of feedback and challenges, but clasp tightly onto important items and rise to the occasion.
All Baldface Guides, regardless of position, must have a sniffer for good pow, good lines and be able to produce good vibes. This is all the more challenging when learning to create flow and run a strong program within the expectations of the operation. Are you up for this?
Assistant Guides must have a minimum of 4 years of guiding experience in the industry. The minimum guiding certifications are ACMG Assistant, CSGA Level 2, CAA Avalanche Ops 2, and OFA 3 or equivalent. Baldface Guides are PEAK Emergency Training certified.