Ski Patrol

Date:  Jun 7, 2024
Location: 

Whistler, BC, Canada

Company:  Whistler Blackcomb
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.

 

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
  • RSP Options (after 12 months or 2000 cumulative hours of service)
  • 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

 

 

Are you interested in joining the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol team for the 2023-2024 season?

 

Come join us at the end of April for a ski/ride test. Successfully completing the ski/ride test will put you at the top of the hiring list for the upcoming season.

 

Job Summary:

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 - $25.94 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full-Time and Part-time
  • Skill Level: Entry

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 airlift operations
  • Performing sweeps at the end of the day to ensure that all guests are safely off the mountain
  • Maintaining trails, such as removing debris and marking hazards
  • Transporting and setting up mountain safety equipment
  • Transporting supplies and heavy equipment to areas of need, on skis or snowboard
  • Avalanche control including safely transporting and placing explosives on the mountain and stabilizing snowpack and cornice edges on skis
  • Enforcement of the Skier Responsibility Code and Resort Policies
  • Chairlift and Gondola guest evacuation
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Job Requirements:

  • Must be at least 19
  • Valid 1st Aid certification as listed above
  • Valid BC Driver’s license (or able to obtain)
  • Must have excellent guest service skills
  • Must work well in a team
  • 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
  • Must be available to work holidays and weekends
  • Previous patrol experience as an asset
  • Must be an advanced/expert-level skier, capable of riding all types of terrain under all weather conditions. Must pass a ski check with the Resort Ski and Ride School.
  • Resort Certified in Blood-Bourne Pathogens training program, Hepatitis B Vaccination.  Resort Certification for any used equipment. Wilderness Emergency Certification is a plus.
  • The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  

 

 

 

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 501469
Reference Date: 05/09/2023
Job Code Function: Patrol