Saturday, January 14, 2012

WinterPRIDE Ski/Snowboard Guiding presented by Air New Zealand

WinterPRIDE Mountain Guides - Join our Guiding Team! presented by Air New Zealand Feb. 5-12, 2012

If you are at least an intermediate skier or rider, and are familiar with Whistler Blackcomb, you could be a guide during WinterPRIDE. Please read the details below, and if you think this is for you, just get in touch!


Program Highlights
WinterPRIDE is Sunday, February 5th, 2012 through Sunday, February 12, 2012. GUIDING IS MONDAY, Feb. 6th -SATURDAY, FEB. 11th.
Traditional Program
Our traditional program continues this year meeting between Whistler and Blackcomb. This year we are starting the program on Whistler and ending the week on Blackcomb.

ATAC stands for All Terrain, All Conditions. This is the new name of our experts-only program.

Women’s guiding program
If there are enough women for a group, they will once again have the opportunity to ski or ride in women-only groups by meeting at specific women’s guiding signs. Obviously not all will take advantage of this, but we want to offer this service to help continue to build the women’s program.

Since we have a much better understanding of our day-to-day needs, scheduling will be specific this year. We will, of course, do the absolute best we can to accommodate your schedule. BTW, we already know we need you on Thursday, Friday and Saturday! LOL!

Minimum Volunteer Requirements
We ask that all guides, volunteer a minimum of 2 days. And our preference is that those two days include either Thursday, Friday, or Saturday if possible.

Training Requirements
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. If you guided and received training last year, you DO NOT need to attend on-snow training this year AS LONG AS you attend the Sunday, February 5th guide meeting/party that will be held on the evening of Sunday, February 5th in the WinterPRIDE hospitality suite area at the Aava Whistler Hotel (4005 Whistler Way, Whistler) If you can not make that, YOU MUST attend one of the on-snow training sessions. The only exceptions are Whistler Blackcomb ski instructors and volunteer guides. If you did not guide last year, you will need to attend on-snow training. Please don't ask for an exception - I can't make it.

Positions Available
This year, there are three distinct positions in the guiding program.
Guide - Responsible for safely guiding WinterPride groups of varying ability.
Sign Master - Responsible for strategically placing signs in the Go Zone.
Pod Leader - Responsible for greeting and interviewing guests to determine the best group. You will coordinate guest assignments for a specific level or program such as green, black, women's program, ATAC!, etc. You will also be responsible for getting guest counts for each group and turning them into John.

- Every guide will get 1 apres ski ticket for each day they guide
- Daily lift tickets will be provided by Whistler/Blackcomb if you do not have a Season's Pass
- 45% off Ski/Snowboard Tuning all season long
- Complimentary rentals at any of the Whistler/Blackcomb rental locations on & off the mountain
- 10% off retail all season long; 5% off skis and snowboards all season long
- For each day you guide you will receive 1 volunteer coupons to be redeemed as Prize entry vouchers or exchanged for WinterPRIDE events. Some restrictions and limits may apply.
- Volunteer appreciation brunch Sunday, February 12th, 2012

My Contact Information

If you know of anyone that would be a great guide, please have him or her contact me via email with the required information.

Simply respond to this post and let me know the following:
Ski or Snowboard
Which days you can work
Your training choice

I look forward to skiing and riding with each and every one of you, and truly appreciate your help to make WinterPRIDE guiding a whole lotta fun! I will send out regular information as we learn it. In the meantime, keep your eyes on for news and information.

John Sutherland
Guide Director

Host Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa call 1.866.787.1966 or book online
2012 WinterPRIDE Ski/Snowboard Guide Safety Manual

Mountain Safety & Responsibility - Alpine Responsibility Code

1 comment:

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