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J.R. HILDEBRAND


 

OTHER BUSINESS BACKGROUND Continued…


 

BUSINESS OWNER / ENTREPRENEUR / CONSULTANT*


 

• Owned and operated WOLF CREEK SKI ADVENTURES, (Snow Cat & Extreme

Adventure Skiing) on 39,000 acres of the Uinta National Forest in the mountains of northern

Utah. This was one of the largest recreational land use permits ever granted in the United

States. Nearly 30,000 skier days conducted with a solitary cut lip being the only injury

sustained by a paid client. (This business was forced to close following several years of

drought.)


 

• Directed the WOLF CREEK BEARCAT WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION TEAM, specializing

in logistics, communications and transportation on the front lines for large forest fires (Class I

and II). Extensive use of Infrared photographic reconnaissance. Under contract with the

Federal Government (USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management) during

summer months. Intimately familiar with all Western States including an extensive network

of contacts.


 

• Consultant to LOGAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY (Snow Cats) and the UNITED

STATES ARMY TANK COMMAND for development of state-of-the-art, tracked all-terrain

vehicles. Former Chairman of the UTAH SUSV GROUP in pursuit of Defense Department

contracts to develop and produce this equipment.


 

• Director of Marketing, CHALLENGE SPORTS CAMPS AND CLINICS, most notably the

Ski Racing Camp at Alta, Utah. Owner, SKI TUNING SKI REPAIR CENTER, Salt Lake

City, Utah. Owner and operator of SKI THE OTHER SIDE GUIDE SERVICE at ALTA,

SNOWBIRD and PARK CITY ski resorts in Northern Utah. Thousands of skier days

conducted without incident.


 

• Consultant / Director of National Consumer Accounts, Assistant to the Marketing Director

in Consumer Services, AMOCO OIL CO. Numerous public relations and industrial

productions (film). Supervised production of over 20 million continental USA road maps (79

map titles). Also directed advance operations in the Western Region for top level (Board of

Directors etc.) management “retreats” etc.

 


* Numerous consultation services performed under confidential security.

 

 

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS AND EXPERIENCE:


Author of non-fiction book entitled “BURNED...” chronicling personal experiences behind

the fire lines in our National Forests. Author of numerous other non-fiction and fiction

screenplays and short stories. Former professional extreme skier. One of the conceptual

originators of the Avalanche Forecast Center. Continually active in snow safety, snow

dynamics and avalanche hazard forecasting. Mapped the Wasatch Mountains of Northern

Utah for ski-mountaineering, hiking and climbing; personally verifying over 100 routes.

Former member ASTM/MIT committee for standardization of safety requirements for

mountain climbing equipment. Also a former CPR & First Aid Instructor. Operator of a wide

variety of heavy equipment and specialty vehicles. Experienced equestrian. Recreational

pursuits include climbing, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, photography, river rafting,

skiing, snowshoeing and trail running.


 

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