Employer: Lost Valley Ski Area
Internship Number: 539
Internship Title: Mountain Operations Intern
Location: Auburn, Maine
Period of Engagement: Winter
Compensation: Unpaid
Description of the Internship:
Lost Valley Ski Area is located in Auburn, Maine.  Using land that connected their two parcels, Otto Wallingford and Dr. Camille Gardner opened Lost Valley Ski Area in 1961, primarily so Wallingford would have something to do in winter-downtime for his family apple orchard. At Lost Valley Wallingford, who had a degree in agricultural engineering, put together the state’s first snowmaking system and introduced Down-Easters to night skiing. But his biggest contribution to skiing came in 1971 when he started towing a cylindrical steel grate behind a tractor to convert hard snow crust into groomed powder. The Powder Maker became an essential grooming tool and was the signature product of Wallingford’s new company, Valley Engineering, which he sold in 1975.

For more information, please visit their website at: http://lostvalleyski.com/

Responsibilities:
The Mountain Operations Intern will include a wide variety of work in the Mountain Operations Department, including assisting with lift operations and the lift mechanic.  The successful candidate will have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of Mountain Operations for a ski resort.

Note:  Additional details on the position responsibilities will be available in the near future.

Qualifications:
• Good communication (verbal and writing) skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well with staff and the general public
• Mature, self-motivated with strong work ethic and positive attitude
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Partnership’s Internship Application Form online.
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