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Ski Patrol Hiring Clinic

Date:  Aug 4, 2022

Breckenridge, CO, US

Company:  Breckenridge Ski Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world. 


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Join us to create your Experience of a Lifetime!


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (after eligible employees work 500 hours) 
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 





Ski Patrol I is responsible for performing guest service functions such as accident handling, administering first aid, trail maintenance, promoting and creating a safe environment for guests and employees, mountain sweeps, lift evacuation, avalanche control and explosives handling.  The job responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • 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
  • Transporting and setting up mountain safety equipment
  • Transporting supplies and heavy equipment to areas of need on skis
  • Avalanche control including safely transporting and using explosives in a high alpine environment.
  • Driving snowmobiles to various areas of the mountain, as needed
  • Enforcement of the Colorado Ski Safety Act and Resort Policies
  • Chairlift guest evacuation



  • Attend Patrol hiring clinic April 4th & 5th. Due to COVID-19 hiring clinic details subject to change. All applicants must use skis during the Spring Clinic - no snowboards
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) certified (Medical certification is required for employment but not to attend clinic. OEC training is provided for all new hires at the beginning of the 2022 - 23 season.)
  • Must be an expert level skier - this is not a snowboarding position
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment
  • Must use manual dexterity to operate equipment
  • Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by December 1, 2022. 
  • Must be available to work holidays and weekends
  • Must possess basic computer skills/knowledge
  • Must be fluent in all aspects of the English language (spoken and written)
  • Must have excellent guest service skills
  • Must work well in a team
  • Previous patrol or ski resort experience - Preferred


Resume required

The budgeted range starts at $21.00 - $24.00.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID 441547