Entry Level Ski Patrol

Date: Nov 26, 2023

City: Champion, PA, US

Company: Vail Resorts


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, 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


Job Summary: 

Service is the foundation of everything we stand for at Vail Resorts and our Ski Patrol team is no exception to ensuring this experience of a lifetime. Responsible for safety and security of staff and guests on the mountain, Ski Patrol are on alert and dependable professionals focused on prevention with the ability to remain calm in crisis when incidents arise.


Job Specifications

  • Expected Pay Rate: $21.00 - $23.26 / hour

  • Shift & Schedule Availability  - ​Full Time
  • Required Ski Level: Expert

    • ​​​​​​​Patrol members operate a variety of tasks in all terrain and in all weather conditions. Due to the nature of this position candidates must be able to pass an expert level ski patrol test upon hire


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Supervise and promote guest safety on varied terrain with varying winter weather conditions 
  • Assist injured/ill guests on the mountain and administering first aid 
  • Transporting injured guests off the mountain using a toboggan or supporting air lift operations 
  • Maintain trails, including hazard identification and setting up closures and safety materials, and other impacts from the resort environment 
  • Transporting supplies and heavy equipment to areas of need on skis/snowboard 
  • Performing closing procedures at the end of the day to ensure that all guests are safely off the mountain 
  • Enforcement of the Skier Responsibility Code and Resort Policies 
  • Chairlift and guest evacuation 
  • Other duties as assigned 


Job Requirements: 

  • Pass resort Ski Patrol sponsored ski test
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English
  • Must have excellent guest service skills
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather in a mountain environment

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  497768
Reference Date: 08/31/2023 
Job Code Function: Ski Patrol 

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Entry Level