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Special Skills Ski Patrol - Winter Seasonal

Date:  Sep 10, 2021

South Lake Tahoe, CA, US

Company:  Heavenly Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2021/2022

If you want to work for a different kind of ski resort, you’ve found your perfect match at Heavenly. With a massive mountain full of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is for those who want to go big and forge their own path. From on-mountain concerts to world-famous après ski parties and a one-of-a-kind DJ CAT, Heavenly exudes high-energy from first chair to last call. Come be a part of the team committed to delivering a refreshingly unique ski experience. www.vailresortscareers.com


Heavenly Ski Patrol's primary responsibility is to provide and promote a safe environment for our guests and employees as well as to provide exceptional guest service. Ski Patrol is responsible for executing essential guest service functions such as responding to medical emergencies on the mountain, transporting injured guests off the mountain to appropriate facility, and general hill safety. Ski patrol is also responsible for enforcing safe skiing and riding practices, enforcement of the Skier's and Rider's Responsibility Code, interacting with unsafe guests, and educating our guests. Special circumstances include chairlift and gondola evacuation, avalanche control, and explosives handling. Other duties can be assigned as needed. Ski patrol is a highly visible role on the mountain, and a great deal of guest interaction is required.



  • Must be a minimum of 21 yrs. old
  • Must have a current drivers license
  • Current EMT certification
  • Current Cal Osha Explosives license
  • Approved explosives possessors application
  • Minimum 4 years professional patrolling experience
  • Proficient knowledge of avalanche rescue program and protocols at Heavenly Mountain Resort
  • Knowledge of and experience with Heavenly avalanche hazard mitigation program
  • ICS 100


Additional responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Expertise in a minimum of one discipline of ski patrol skills to include: Accident Investigation, Medical, Snow Safety or Rope Rescue.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of selected discipline
  • Ability to train and lead application of specific discipline
  • Demonstrate leadership ability as a professional patroller


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

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 327806

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento