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Seasonal Ski Patrol Assistant Manager

Date:  Jan 23, 2023

Paoli, IN, US

Company:  Paoli Peaks
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023


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. 


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 


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 



Job Summary:

The Assistant Manager of Ski Patrol supports the Patrol Team and Patrol Manager in all functions. With an emphasis on safety, this includes staffing, training, scheduling, day-to-day operations, interdepartmental relations, and guest service. The Assistant Manager of Ski Patrol is responsible for implementing programs toward the safety of our guests and employees, supervising medical aid, snow safety, rope rescue, lift evacuation and accident investigation. In addition, they support summertime Bike Patrol working closely with the Summer Trail Crew to coordinate building and maintaining of hiking and biking trails. The job requires strong leadership qualities, and creative problem-solving.


Job Specifications: 

  • Housing: Not Available

  • Outlet: Paoli Peaks
  • Shift Availability: Full-Time / Winter Seasonal


Job Responsibilities:

  • To support the development, coaching and best practices of a high performing ski patrol team
  • To help align the Patrol Leadership Team, staff and volunteers with Vail Resorts goals, values and core competencies
  • Be a leader in the effort to improve safety within Ski Patrol and the resort as a whole with the goal of reducing/eliminating worker and guest injury
  • Support budget planning and help track performance to expectations
  • Create a positive work culture that commits to providing an Experience of a Lifetime for each and every guest and employee
  • Support operational excellence through continuous communication within Patrol department and Mountain Operations
  • Supports departmental training programs
  • Supports summer Bike Patrol program with training, developing and maintaining trail signage, trail eval and maintenance
  • Coordinates with Patrol Manager and Health and Safety dept to lead a specialized team of accident investigators
  • Be a leader in the Slope Safety program and support the best practices in regards to marking and padding
  • Supports Patrol Leadership staff with candidate/apprentice programs
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent, some college preferred
  • 5 years ski patrol experience
  • 3 years or more experience in a leadership role
  • Valid driver’s license, current OEC cert, healthcare provider FA/CPR.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams etc.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong financial management, leadership and team building skills, expert skiing/riding ability, must be able to work in extreme weather conditions (winter/summer)
  • Positive, solutions-oriented leadership practices
  • Industrial climbing experience preferred
  • Mountain bike experience preferred


The expected pay range is $25/hour. 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 492318