Ski Patrol Hiring Clinic - March 27th & March 30th - 2024/2025 Season

Date:  Feb 6, 2024

Truckee, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2024/2025


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

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 experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.

Hiring for our seasonal positions occurs on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until March 15th or until the positions are filled (whichever is first).


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, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

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


This is a patrol tryout for next season. You will be required to attend one day of training, either on March 27th OR March 30th. If needed, a day pass will be provided. This is an all day tryout where you will be evaluated on your skiing or snowboarding, ability to learn, and overall fit for the team. We will be introducing you to the job of ski patrolling which includes but is not limited to: skiing/riding with a toboggan, doing simple medical scenarios, hill work and using a beacon. No prior experience needed, all of these drills are to assess your ability to learn and work under pressure with a new skill.


For skiing and snowboarding, we will be assessing short radius turns, long radius turns, side slipping, getting in and out of your gear of steep terrain, high-speed stability, kick turns or flat land 180, and ability to navigate the slopes safety.


Attending this tryout does not guarantee you a spot on the team for next season.


Job Description:

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 Specifications: 

  • Expected Pay Range: $21.00 - $23.26 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time, Winter Seasonal


Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and promote guest safety
  • Assist injured guests on the mountain
  • Maintain trails, including closures, safety materials, avalanche mitigation, and other impacts from natural environment
  • Be an ambassador for My Epic; provide insightful advice and friendly My Epic support to guests in need, and be knowledgeable of where guests can go for additional support.
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Pass resort Ski Patrol sponsored ski test
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have excellent guest service skills
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment
  • Must have manual dexterity to operate equipment · Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions



The expected pay range is $21.00 - $23.26. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  500008
Reference Date: 02/06/2024 
Job Code Function: Ski Patrol