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Working As A Ski Patrol

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Make Decisions

  • $28,003

    Average Salary

What Does A Ski Patrol Do At Vail Resorts

* Supervising and promoting guest safety on varied terrain in high altitude, with varying winter weather conditions
* Assisting injured guests on the mountain and administering first aid
* Transporting injured guests off the mountain using a toboggan or supporting air lift operations
* Performing sweeps at the end of the day to ensure that all guests are safely off the mountain
* Maintaining trails, such as removing trees that have fallen on runs utilizing a chainsaw or other equipment
* Hazard identification and marking of natural and man made features
* Working with an established avalanche dog program
* Transporting and setting up mountain safety equipment
* Transporting supplies and heavy equipment to areas of need, on skis
* Snow Safety including safely transporting and placing explosives on the mountain and stabilizing snow pack and cornice edges on skis
* Driving snowmobiles to various areas of the mountain, as needed
* Enforcement of the Skier Responsibility Code and Resort Policies
* Chairlift and guest evacuation

What Does A Ski Patrol Do At Windham Mountain Resort

* The list below best represents many tasks you will be asked to perform at some time during your employment here at Windham Mountain Resort.
* We cannot predict all the challenges that we many face in providing the product our guests expect.
* We will never ask you to perform a task that is inherently unsafe or that you are not adequately trained to perform.
* On a daily basis monitor the terrain to assure that Windham Mountain Resort meets or exceeds all state and federal laws, codes, rules and regulations regarding safety in skiing.
* Open lifts and trails prior to public access to assure their safe and proper condition.
* Make sure that all trail and warning signs are in good order and properly placed.
* Make sure that all trail markings including bamboo poles, fences and ribbon are in good order and properly placed.
* Make sure that all padding of lift towers, snow guns, sign posts and other objects are in good order, the right height and properly placed.
* Make sure that trail conditions are monitored and accurately reported.
* Make sure that all trail hazards are properly marked.
* Respond to reports of accidents with rescue toboggan and appropriate equipment.
* Perform first aid and mountain rescue as needed.
* Observe and correct, or properly mark if necessary, any trail conditions adversely affected by wind, weather, snowmaking or other manmade or natural occurrences.
* Perform lift evacuations as required.
* Work with other departments to accomplish objectives.
* Assist guests as needed in any way possible.
* Serve as radio dispatcher at a summit location.
* Complete accident reports and all necessary paperwork and documentation.
* Work Schedule and Conditions: We are in the business of providing a quality product and experience for our guests.
* Traditionally our busy periods are during weekends and holiday periods which you will be expected to work.
* You can also expect to be asked to work extra hours or days on occasion, especially during the holiday periods.
* We will attempt to offer consecutive days off and accommodate special scheduling requests, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to satisfy all requests.
* We expect employees to arrive promptly.
* Dress Code:
* Name Tag must always be worn – no exceptions.
* Must be neat and clean – shower daily, nails clean: overall approachable appearance.
* Uniform jacket (issued), black pants (issued - worn at or above hipbones), black gloves, WMR hat, suspenders worn correctly.
* Shift
* not applicable-
* Location
* Windham Mountain Resort
* Tags
* Full
* Time/Part
* Time
* Position
* Ski Patroller
* Exempt/Non
* Exempt
* Non
* Exempt
* Open Date
* About the Organization
* Windham Mountain Resort's mission is to provide a premier alpine experience to every guest
* every day.
* Our mission will be achieved through our continued commitment to quality and progress.
* We will continue to focus on improving the experience of our guests and our staff through the choices we make as a resort and through our actions as Windham Mountain Resort representatives
* This position is currently accepting applications

What Does A Ski Patrol Do At Omni Hotels

* Opening and closing trails
* Marking and removing any hazards on trails
* Responding to medical emergencies on the mountain as well as on property
* All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the patrol director

What Does A Ski Patrol Do At Big Sky Resort

* morning trail checks, avalanche control, patrolling assigned areas, mountain maintenance, rescuing injured skiers, providing first aid, performing search and rescue, and sweeping the mountain at the end of the day.
* Patrollers are given the privilege and great responsibility of managing the mountain (including lots of skiing!) and keeping all guests and employees safe while they are on terrain

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Ski Patrol Demographics

Gender

Male

69.0%

Female

28.1%

Unknown

2.8%
Ethnicity

White

73.3%

Hispanic or Latino

10.5%

Asian

6.2%

Black or African American

6.0%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

29.4%

German

23.5%

French

23.5%

Cayuga

5.9%

Tagalog

5.9%

Russian

5.9%

Arabic

5.9%
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Ski Patrol Education

Schools

Humboldt State University

9.0%

University of Utah

9.0%

University of Maine

7.5%

Colorado Mountain College

7.5%

University of Montana

6.0%

University of Denver

6.0%

Truckee Meadows Community College

4.5%

University of Colorado at Boulder

4.5%

Seattle University

4.5%

Green Mountain College

4.5%

Pennsylvania State University

4.5%

Salt Lake Community College

4.5%

University of Minnesota - Duluth

4.5%

Utah State University

4.5%

Plymouth State University

4.5%

Michigan Technological University

3.0%

University of Connecticut

3.0%

Johnson State College

3.0%

North Country Community College

3.0%

University of California - Santa Cruz

3.0%
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Majors

Business

12.8%

Medical Technician

12.2%

Nursing

10.4%

Kinesiology

6.1%

Biology

5.5%

Education

4.9%

Fire Science And Protection

4.3%

Environmental Science

4.3%

Criminal Justice

4.3%

Geology

4.3%

Psychology

3.7%

English

3.7%

Recreation Management

3.7%

Natural Resources Management

3.0%

General Studies

3.0%

Liberal Arts

3.0%

Economics

3.0%

Civil Engineering

3.0%

Athletic Training

2.4%

Physician Assistant

2.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.4%

Other

22.9%

Masters

12.1%

Associate

12.1%

Certificate

6.5%

Doctorate

1.3%

License

0.7%
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Top Skills for A Ski Patrol

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  1. Safety
  2. Outdoor Emergency Care
  3. Avalanche Control
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted with planning and operations in the snow safety department to prepared staff for oncoming weather events and avalanche hazard mitigation.
  • Certified Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) treatment for ski related injuries.
  • Certified in avalanche control work, chair lift evacuation, accident investigation and technical rope rescue.
  • Complete accident report to document incidents and medical care provided.
  • Responded to emergency and injury calls at ski area with more than 1000 incidents per season.

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