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Now Accepting Applications for 2023 Winter Backcountry Ambassadors

Volunteer Winter Backcountry Ambassador Program / Now Accepting Applications

The Teton Backcountry Alliance, in cooperation with the USFS, will launch its Volunteer Winter Backcountry Ambassador program again this winter. Selected Volunteer Ambassadors will work at key areas in the Teton Pass Corridor to provide information to users and help where needed. This program complements the on-going and outstanding work of our Teton Pass Ambassador Jay Pistono.

The Teton Backcountry Alliance is now accepting applications from those interested in serving. Applicants should:

  • Be experienced and knowledgeable in Teton backcountry winter travel

  • Have demonstrated excellent communication skills

  • Have their own backcountry equipment

  • Have some level of avalanche training

  • Be willing to

    • Attend a several training/orientation sessions in November and December,

    • Volunteer at least one to two days of week from Thanksgiving till April 6,

    • Participate in periodic team meetings through the winter.

To apply, please send written responses to the questions below to

  • Provide your basic information – Name, mailing address, phone and email, location of residence

  • Describe your experience and training that is relevant to serving as a Volunteer Teton Backcountry Ambassador.

  • Describe your physical condition and any issues related to heath that may affect your performance as a backcountry ambassador

  • Briefly describe how you would deal with this situation: You observe a group of three w on Teton Pass whose car has out of state tags. They have two dogs off leash and are asking you where they should ski.

  • Provide the names of three people who would serve as your references for this position.

  • Describe how available you are to serve.

Feel free to write with questions.

Thank you for your interest.

Gary Kofinas, Chair, TBCA Steering Committee.

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