Boyne Resorts

Professional Ski Patroller

US-WA-Snoqualmie Pass
1 month ago
Requisition ID
2017-2167
# of Openings
85
Summit at Snoqualmie
Position Type
Seasonal Full-Time
Season
Winter
Targeted Job Start Date
10/28/2017
Category
Mountain Operations

Overview

Shifts Available: Flexible shift availability  F/T= >32hr/wk
Wage Information: $12.00/hr or dependent on experience

 

2017-2018 ski season will start on October 29th and 30th and you must be available for an additional training day in early November. 

 

Professional Ski Patrollers are responsible for providing safety and emergency services to Summit Resort guests. They are the first ones on the mountain and the last ones off each day. Duties include: morning trail checks, avalanche mitigation, patrolling assigned areas, mountain maintenance, rescuing injured skiers, providing first aid, performing search and rescue, and closing 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.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

The following statements are intended as general illustrations of the work in this classification and are not all-inclusive of the specific position.

  • Stand by awaiting emergency calls. Assist with dispatch duties.
  • Patrol assigned mountain areas regularly to ensure that all trails are properly marked, to identify injured, lost, out of control and reckless skiers and snowboarders; to identify existing or potential skiing hazards and to monitor and report on weather/skiing conditions, skiing traffic and the like.
  • Stop reckless skiers or snowboarders and enforce company skiing safety regulations, including taking of appropriate disciplinary action. Assist with educational efforts related to safe skiing/riding.
  • Perform a variety of trail maintenance tasks, check trails for hazards, missing signs; put up signs and mark hazards; cut brush; pack down and shovel snow; put up fences and close trails when necessary.
  • Perform trail opening and closing procedures as assigned.  
  • Search for missing persons and equipment.
  • Patrol organized racing activities and other special events.
  • Patrol Tubing Operations one night per week.
  • Administer emergency care/first aid to injured skiers and snowboarders; assess condition of and stabilize patient, render appropriate treatment, such as splinting, transport to base area in a toboggan.
  • Transport uninjured skiers or snowboarders who are having difficulty or have lost or damaged equipment to base area by toboggan or snowmobile. Answer questions, give directions, etc.

COMPETENCIES

  • Success With The Guest -Create a positive impression for our guests. Genuinely welcomes the guest: smiles, makes eye contact, engages the guest in conversation and thanks them for their patronage. Understand and practice the Boyne Basics.
  • Work Performance and Job Knowledge -Accuracy, attention to detail, volume of work produced and speed in which it is completed. Such knowledge may be gained from education, experience, training and the ability to adapt to new situations.
  • Teamwork -Upbeat and dependable. Demonstrates the ability to cooperate, communicate and work as a team player with co-workers, supervisors, and outside contacts.
  • Professionalism -Acts professionally and is respectful of others. Adherence to all uniform standards.
  • Attendance/Punctuality -Communicates absences and schedule changes in a timely manner.  Promptness in reporting to work and adherence to break and lunch schedules.
  • Safety - Demonstrates safety consciousness with guests, resort and co-workers.  Attends safety meetings and adheres to safety codes and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Ability to ski/walk/sit for hours each day
  • Ability to work long hours (shifts generally run 10+ hours/day, 4+ days/week), night shifts until 2230pm
  • Ability to hike with skis and a pack
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to carry up to 40 lbs

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
**Due to the high volume of inquiries, please do not submit an application unless you have the below credentials**

  • Must be able to ski or snowboard at a high level of proficiency.
  • Medical skills: National or Washington EMT Basic, or Outdoor Emergency Care NSP Certification, Annual BLS Provider CPR Certification

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