Jimmy Tart Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Snow Sports Safety

Specialty Focus:

Avalanche, avalanche accident, ski safety, skier collision, snowboard, ski, ski resort, Ski Accident Reconstruction, Ski Accident Investigation, Skier Collisions, Skier Collisions with Vehicles and Snowmaking Equipment, Ski Patrol operations

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As a veteran on the front lines of the ski industry, Jimmy has extensive experience as a ski patroller, ski instructor, backcountry ski touring guide, backcountry snowcat skiing guide, heli ski guide, avalanche forecaster and safety officer. While on the ski patrol Snow Safety Department at Park City, Jimmy led and trained others in general mountain safety, mountain medical first responding and rescue, accident documentation, risk management, avalanche forecasting and control and general hazard identification and mitigation while being an integral part of the greater Mountain Operations team. He since has taken what he learned there to working as a backcountry touring guide, as a guide and in the snow safety department performing avalanche forecasting and mitigation for Park City Powdercats in Utah, as a guide for Ski Arpa in the central Andes Mountains of Chile and in the Church Mountains of Alaska where he is a lead guide and the Snow Safety Director and Safety Officer for Majestic Heli Ski, a HeliSkiUS operation. On the educational side, Jimmy has worked as a ski instructor for both Purgatory in Colorado and Sun Valley in Idaho and takes particular pride in training the next generation of professional avalanche workers to state-of-the-industry standards for the Silverton Avalanche School.