Boyne Resorts

Sugarloaf Ski Patroller

Job Locations US-ME-Carrabassett Valley
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/8/2021 7:57 AM)
Requisition ID
2021-9940
# of Openings
27
Resort
Sugarloaf
Position Type
Seasonal Full-Time
Season
Winter
Category
Mountain Operations
Targeted Job Start Date
12/10/2021

Overview

Sugarloaf Ski Patrol provides a safe recreational experience for our guests, high quality rescue services, and other guest service contacts. Patrol is responsible for managing the general safety of guests and on-mountain employees through the winter season. This includes both prevention and after-incident first aid care. Daily activities of a Ski Patroller may include, but are not limited to monitoring mountain areas for injured, reckless, and lost skiers/snowboarders and for skiing hazards; providing first aid and other necessary assistance to skiers and snowboarders; enforcing company skiing safety regulations; completing ongoing training and emergency procedures practice; and performing various trail and lift inspections and maintenance tasks. Most work is performed on skis or a snowboard.

Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Maintain roped boundaries on Sugarloaf and Burnt Mountain
  • Stop reckless skiers or snowboarders to enforce company skiing safety regulations, including taking of appropriate disciplinary action
  • Promote safety for guests and employees through education and personal behavior
  • Perform trail opening and closing procedures as well as trail and lift checks, sweeps, and maintenance as directed by hill chief  
  • Ensure proper preparation for mountain operations and for side-country and backcountry rescues
  • Search for missing persons and equipment.
  • Stand by awaiting emergency calls. Assist with dispatch duties.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to ski or snowboard all terrain in all types of conditions
  • Medical skills and certifications such as EMT, WFR, or OEC certificate or greater, plus CPR/AED, must be attained in 1st season. 
  • Must be able to withstand harsh winter conditions for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work as a team player
  • Must be able to lift 70 lbs. or more and be able to ski/ride while carrying cumbersome gear
  • Must have a safety oriented perspective and strong communication skills

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