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Ski Patrol - Winter Seasonal

Date:  Jun 20, 2022
Location: 

Northstar, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023

With diverse tree-lined mountain trails, a world-class terrain park and a vibrant village, Northstar is the perfect setting for families and snow sports enthusiasts alike. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada just 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe, 30 minutes from Reno and a few hours from Napa and San Francisco, it’s easy to explore everything Northern California has to offer. Join the Northstar team and learn why Truckee, CA has been voted one of the “Top 25 Ski Towns in the World.” www.vailresortscareers.com
 

As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19

 

Job Specifications:

Skill Level: Entry
Starting Wage: As of October 2022, all minimum wages will be $20 an hour.
Shift Availability: Full & Part Time 

 

Ski Patrol 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 and explosives handling.

 

Job Duties:

 

  • 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 trail closures 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
  • Transporting and setting up mountain safety equipment
  • Transporting supplies and heavy equipment to areas of need, on skis or snowboard
  • Avalanche mitigation including safely transporting and placing explosives on the mountain and stabilizing snowpack and cornice edges on skis
  • Driving snowmobiles to various areas of the mountain, as needed

 

Qualified candidates must first pass the patrol ski test

 

Requirements:

 

  • Must be available for Full Time work from October 28 throught mid-April
  • High School or Equivalent required
  • Must be fluent in all aspects of the English language (spoken and written) required
  • Basic knowledge of computer required
  • Must be at least 21 years of age required
  • Must have excellent guest service skills required
  • Must work well in a team required
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment required
  • Must have manual dexterity to operate equipment required
  • Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions required
  • Must be available to work holidays and weekends
  • Previous patrol or experience at a Vail Resorts® mountain resort preferred

 

A medical certification is not required as we host our own OEC course. We have limited spots and it will be awared on a first hired, first served basis. More information can be found at http://nsoecintensive.blogspot.com. Students will be responsible for the cost of the course.

 

 

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 

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 444507