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Arapahoe Basin Names New Snow Safety Director

Arapahoe Basin, CO – September 21, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

For Immediate Release

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Leigh Hierholzer

(970) 513-5767


Arapahoe Basin Names New Snow Safety Director


Arapahoe Basin, CO – September 21, 2011 - Arapahoe Basin proudly announces Jamie Ober has been promoted to the position of Snow Safety Director. 


Jamie Ober has been an employee of Arapahoe Basin since 1999. His work began in the Lift Operations Department, where after three seasons he took the position of department manager for another four years. During this time, Jamie helped to develop Arapahoe Basin’s first terrain park and became the supervisor of that department in addition to running lifts. In January 2006, Jamie was brought onto the Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol. In addition to working as an early season snowmaker, Jamie has contributed as a full time patroller and summer trail crew leader.


“I am excited to see Jamie Ober assume this new role within the Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol.  Jamie has already contributed so much to make our patrol and this ski area successful.  His passion for snow, terrain, and our guests will ensure that the legend continues,” said Tony Cammarata, A-Basin Ski Patrol Director. 


Snow science has always been the area of focus for Jamie’s patrol experience, as he came to the ski patrol department as an avid and experienced backcountry skier.  Jamie worked as a snow safety tech under Leif Borgeson, and is excited to oversee the strong staff of Arapahoe Basin Patrollers. Ski travel has given Jamie experience in multiple snow packs, including New Zealand, South America, Alaska, and Canada. He has made countless contacts within the industry from tours abroad and at home.  Competitive skiing accolades include competing in the World Freeskiing Championships and dominating the A-Basin Enduro a record 5 times.  


The A-Basin family proudly receives Jamie Ober’s acceptance of the position of Snow Safety Director for Arapahoe Basin.  For more information regarding Arapahoe Basin, please visit