Company:  Paoli Peaks

Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023


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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.

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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.

Employer Name: Copper Mountain Resort

Position: Winter 2023/ 2024: Ski Patrol

Location: Copper Mountain, Colorado

Job Status: Full Time- Seasonal

Date Posted: January 20, 2023

Closing Date: Until Filled

Rate of Pay: $21.00+, actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

Job Summary:

The role of the winter/summer patroller is to ensure a reasonably safe skiing/biking environment. To provide medical assistance and evacuation, guest safety, search and rescue support, trail work, lift evacuation, daily duty station responsibilities, equipment maintenance, and other assigned duties. Each task requires a high level of decision making. Computers (proficiency in Microsoft Office programs), technical rope experience.


  • Must be an expert skier or rider
  • Hold current (or be enrolled in) Colorado or National EMT (or higher) and current CPR certification
  • Patrol or mountaineering experience preferred
  • Must be 21 years old
  • Must have valid US driver’s license.

Summer — In addition to winter requirements

  • Scheduling flexibility; work weekends, holidays, events and Camp Woodward and other activities
  • Intermediate mountain biker
  • Have a mountain bike to use at work
  • Lift Evacuation cable rider / gondola proficiency
  • Collaborate with mountain bike trail crew to assist with trail maintenance
  • Work on patrol related summer projects as they surface

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Medical assessment, stabilization/treatment and evacuation. All staff must be at least EMT-B certified and trained to respond to any likely eventuality in a winter alpine environment. Training in the Mountain Emergency Plan, triage, and multi-system trauma.
  • Reporting/Documentation: Incident investigation procedure, preservation of the facts, forms and records. All staff will be familiar with (and held accountable for) the complete documentation of a given event that might include standard reporting, photographs, witness statements, diagrams, etc. This is a very labor-intensive, time-consuming activity. Considerable training is required, as well as the necessity to remain sensitive to the needs of family and friends of the injured party.
  • Establish a reasonably safe skiing/biking environment, i.e. trail checks, trail openings/closings, early season preparation, boot packing, maintenance, obstacle marking, signage, sweeps, and special race preparation.
  • Snow safety: All staff will be familiar with the terrain at Copper Mountain Resort. Observation of ever-changing snow stability, snow pit profiles, ski cutting, and boot packing of avalanche starting zones.
  • Search and rescue: All staff must know about the formulation of a preplan (Mountain Emergency Plan), practice drills, and execution. Use of handheld and avalanche charges. Skilled in the use of all avalanche/search and rescue equipment. Locating lost parties on the mountain.
  • Lift evacuation: Responsible for the evacuation of people from a lift in the event of an extended breakdown.
  • Skier education: Enforcement of Skier Safety Act, i.e., boundary management, safe skiing, speeder control. Being visible to the public for skier information. Host program: base area public relations, distribution of surveys, skier information services, and VIP tours.
  • Training/development: All staff will participate in training and demonstrate proficiency in all areas of patrolling. This constant and ongoing process includes medical preparation (medical lectures), avalanche related skills, lift evacuation, snowmobile certification, mountain/company policies, inter-agency relations and contacts, etc. Ski/biking improvement through all terrain with varying technical terrain and conditions.
  • Construction, maintenance, preventive maintenance inspections of equipment (duty stations, toboggans, medical, search and rescue, explosives, radios, emergency medical vehicle, rescue beacons, and snowmobiles).
  • Duty station assignments: PHQ, Timberline, Six Patrol, Tucker Patrol, Dispatcher(s), Patrol Room Orderly, and snowmobile driver.
  • Weather Department: This department is responsible for maintaining ongoing historical records, daily observations for marketing, snow safety, and the development of a Daily Trail and Information sheet to include interaction with Copper Slope Maintenance, USFS and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
  • Computers: Accident records input for the development of reports submitted to the insurance carrier, weather and snow safety factors, forms and records, and word processing. Weather facsimile for the development of weather forecasting.
  • Community Education: Hosting avalanche schools (national avalanche schools, AAI, C-RAD dog program). Teaching CPR classes. Patrol and SAR lectures for school and ski groups, Cub Scouts, etc.
  • Integration with other Copper Mountain departments for smoother functioning within the company. Orientation of employees in areas of mountain safety awareness.
  • Summer: familiar with summer trail and road system, Understand lift breakdown, lightning and wildland fire procedures. May be required to assist lift operations

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry toboggans weighing as much as 70 lbs. Other tasks include skiing in difficult conditions, working in cold and often inclement conditions, high elevations, carrying and transporting unwieldy materials such as tower pads, medical equipment, etc. No history of injuries or physical limitations.
  • Must be able to hear and speak clearly to hear beacon signals and skiers requesting assistance, and for communication to occur using radios and telephones.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of this position, a criminal background check will be conducted after position is accepted. This background check will be done in accordance with standards enacted under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • This position may require the use of a motor vehicle and the employee is subject to comply with the Driver’s Standards of Copper Mountain
  • Must have a valid US Driver’s license

Preferred Experience and Special Skills:

  • Previous professional patrolling experience, previously employed by Copper Mountain, outdoor leadership skills, or experience within the medical field.
  • Computers, ACLS certification, EMT-P, PA and technical rope experience.
  • American Red Cross Advance First Aid with CPR minimum requirement
  • Strong alpine skiing/ riding and mountain biking skills
  • Mountaineering skills preferred.
  • Industry experience, i.e. ski instructor, lift op, trail crew.

POWDR-Copper Mountain, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and that race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/protected veterans or any other applicable status protected by state or local law, are not taken into account in any employment decision. We offer competitive benefits, employee housing, and a unique work atmosphere. All of our job opportunities are located at Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado. 90 miles west of Denver, we are situated in the heart of Colorado’s playground. All candidates must fill out an application to be considered for employment.

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Job Summary:

The Senior Manager of Ski Patrol oversees all aspects of the Crested Butte Professional Ski Patrol. This includes staffing, training, budgeting, scheduling, interdepartmental relations, and guest service. The Senior Manager Ski Patrol is responsible for ensuring the safety of our on mountain guests and employees, overseeing medical aid, avalanche mitigation work, rope rescue, lift evacuation and avalanche rescue. In addition, this job requires overseeing summertime Bike Patrol which works in conjunction with the Bike Park build crew to improve and create summer trails. The job requires strong leadership qualities, and creative problem solving.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Successfully recruit, hire, coach, motivate and develop a high performing ski patrol team.  Ensure management team and subordinates are aligned with Vail Resorts goals, values and core competencies.  Develop leaders within the scope of this position’s responsibility to improve leadership within current roles and prepare them for increased responsibility/accountability
  • 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.  Coordinate closely with the Sr Manager of Health & Safety regarding the same.
  • Lead the effort within Ski Patrol to reduce snowmobile use and fleet size to eliminate incidents surrounding snowmobile travel
  • Create and oversee departmental budgets while tracking performance to expectations
  • Create a positive work culture that has an unwavering commitment to providing an Experience of a Lifetime for each and every guest, constant improvement, and where every employee is proud to work for CBMR and Vail Resorts.
  • Actively participate in assigned best practice groups.
  • Increase operational efficiency and effectiveness through on-going communication within group and with all departments within mountain operations
  • Oversight of snow safety with regards to avalanche hazard forecasting, avalanche mitigation, oversight of explosives, and avalanche rescue
  • Interdepartmental and intradepartmental relations to promote team unity.
  • Serve as a management representative in contract negotiations/collective bargaining with Communication Workers of America for agreements covering patrollers
  • Administer any collective bargaining agreements, ensuring compliance with all terms
  • Oversees departmental training programs, schedule of training, training topics, and safety during training
  • Work with Grooming Manager to help establish daily grooming plan
  • Oversee summer bike patrol including but not limited to mountain signage, closures and trail safety.
  • Direct oversight of Accident Investigation team including hiring of team, training, and coordinating with Health and Safety
  • Act as “Manager on Duty” as determined by Director of Mountain Operations and General Manager
  • Actively participate in Resort Leadership Team meetings and Daily Operational call
  • Engage and participate in company-wide leadership development programs
  • Winter mountain setup, daily monitoring of conditions and maintenance including trail openings and closures, signage, ropes, and pads.  Spring tear down
  • Oversees candidate/apprentice program including budget and staff levels. Oversees testing of candidates to patrol level, forecasting needs for future patrollers
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent, some college preferred
  • 10 years ski patrol experience, experience in avalanche control work is a must; experience working or managing in a unionized environment a plus
  • 5 years or more experience in a leadership role
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license, EMT, CPR, Colorado blasters card or ability to gain card in one years’ time
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Strong English communication skills including verbal & written
  • Strong financial management, strong communication, leadership and team building skills, advanced skiing/riding ability, must be able to work in extreme weather conditions (winter/summer)
  • Positive, solutions oriented leadership

For more information, view the full job post here.

Department: Mountain Operations

Type: Full-Time Seasonal | Potential for Year Round

Wage: $22per hour


Snowriver Mountain Resort is seeking a Ski Patrol & Risk Manager to oversee and coordinate all patrol activities. The incumbent’s focus will be on developing a team capable of executing high quality first aid, managing daily patrol operations and reducing risk across the resort. In addition to safety and risk management, the incumbent will be responsible for managing departmental staffing, training and certification requirements to ensure adequate coverage for ski area operations.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises and coordinates the activities of Snowriver’s Volunteer and Paid Patrollers;
  • Develops, refines and implements all ski patrol, first aid and risk management policies and procedures;
  • Ensures that all ski patrol employees and volunteers follow Snowriver policies and procedures
  • Recruits and trains qualified patrol candidates ensuring that all patrollers have up-to-date certifications
  • Assesses mountain conditions, incident trends, etc. and recommends adjustments to policy and/or procedures; to mitigate risk
  • Oversees terrain opening and closing at the direction of Mountain Managment with constant assessment and evaluations throughout each operating day.
  • Manages and coordinates training for lift evacuation, low-angle rescue, and safe toboggan handling;
  • Oversees the completion of pre-season setup, in-season maintenance, and post-season teardown of all mountain safety supplies.
  • Works with Mountain Management to develop, oversee and manage patrol budgets.
  • Oversees the management and proper completion of all patient care, accident, and incident investigation records using the 1Risk application.
  • Ensures that Ski Patrol adheres to HIPAA regulations;
  • Conducts or oversees the investigation of on-mountain and on-premises incidents;
  • This position requires frequent customer contact. The successful candidate will be a strong and engaging communicator that is helpful, friendly, courteous and professional.

Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years of ski patrol or emergency medical care experience.
  • Outdoor Emergency Care, CPR Certified and National Ski Patrol member.
  • 1-3 years supervisory experience in a related field.
  • Proven leadership skills in the areas of staff development, organization, and collaboration.
  • Reading and writing work-related documents in English. Ability to read, write and understand technical manuals, diagrams and instructions.
  • Basic Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to learn and implement new computer program systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to lead people, manage time, and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must possess or obtain a valid State of Michigan Class D Driver License.
  • Self-motivated and able to work outdoors in all types of weather.

Physical Requirements

  • Advanced skier or snowboarder with the ability to access all mountain terrain in a variety of snow and weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work extended hours outdoors in adverse weather conditions, including extreme cold and heat.
  • Must have the ability to walk, hike, stand, climb and balance on variable, uneven terrain.
  • Ability to safely operate snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles on difficult uneven terrain.
  • Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 25 lbs. regularly, 30-50 lbs. frequently, and up to 75 lbs. occasionally. Ability to workdays, evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays as business needs dictate.

TO APPLY: Submit your resume to Benjamin Bartz, General Manager,, or to

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Department: Ski Patrol | Mountain Operations

Type: Winter Seasonal

Wage: $17.00/hr


Ski Patrollers monitor mountain areas for injured, reckless, and lost guests and hazards; provide first aid and other necessary assistance to guests; enforce mountain polices; complete ongoing training and emergency procedures practice; and perform various trail maintenance tasks.


  • To provide emergency care to those in need of assistance
  • To provide transportation either by toboggan or snowmobile with a toboggan in variable types of terrain and snow conditions
  • Participate in lift evacuation and high angle rescue scenarios using specialized equipment
  • Lead or participate in search and rescue operations
  • Communicate effectively using a two-way radio
  • Completes patient care, accident, and incident investigation records using the 1Risk application.
  • Maintains current ski patrol certifications through the National Ski Patrol.
  • Installs and maintains signs, markings, fencing, and other on mountain safety systems.
  • Evaluates conditions and hazards on the mountain continuously and adjusts mountain safety systems to limit risks.
  • Identifies and intercepts fast or reckless skiers, or those violating mountain policies in order to educate and encourage compliance.
  • Conducts sweep on the mountain after closing


  • Outdoor Emergency Care, CPR Certified and National Ski Patrol member.
  • Ability to operate a snowmobile as required for job duties.
  • Must possess or obtain a valid State of Michigan Class D Driver License.

Physical Requirements

  • Advanced skier or snowboarder with the ability to access all mountain terrain in a variety of snow and weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work extended hours outdoors in adverse weather conditions, including extreme cold and heat.
  • Must have the ability to walk, hike, stand, climb and balance on variable, uneven terrain.
  • Ability to safely operate snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles on difficult uneven terrain.
  • Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 25 lbs. regularly, 30-50 lbs. frequently, and up to 75 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to work days, evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays as business needs dictate.

TO APPLY: Submit your resume to Benjamin Bartz, General Manager,, or to

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Eden, UT


An hour north of Salt Lake City, Powder Mountain is a year-round destination for an ongoing program of events and activities – a home to the emergent culture of creativity and collaboration exemplified by the Summit community. Summit Powder Mountain is the largest ski-able resort in North America and is preserving its magical skiing experience for generations to come and to save it from over development. We are not just another job, we are a community.

This is the Ski Patrol general application. Hired applicants will be assigned to the proper job classification during the on-boarding process based on qualifications. Applicants must have proper credentials but do not need experience as a Patroller.

Position: Ski Patroller

Position Type: Seasonal-Full-Time(Preferred)/Part-Time & Volunteer available

Job Performance Expectations:

  • Commitment to assigned work schedule
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Positive, outgoing attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to work as a team member
  • Able to interact with guests and staff
  • Ability to quickly become familiar and oriented to facilities and terrain
  • Basic knowledge of Avalanche terrain and hazard awareness
  • Basic knowledge of mountain travel and rescue awareness
  • Basic conception of how to Identify, correct, mitigate and/or mark hazards
  • Willingness to progress one’s skill set and attend continuing education


  • Proficiency in, and proof of current, valid medical credential of; National Ski Patrol Outdoor Emergency Care, Utah or National EMT-B or above; or other recognized credential and related experience may be accepted by Powder Mountain
  • Professional level CPR/AED certification
  • Follow instructions of lead, manager or supervisor
  • Above average skiing or snowboarding skills in various snow and weather conditions
  • Provide care and treatment of injured guests/staff
  • Document care/treatment rendered, incident investigation evidence and observations
  • Maintain signage, hazard markings, rope and/or bamboo lines
  • Maintain the proper height of lift tower, light pole and sign post, padding
  • Snow removal with a shovel
  • Assist other departments when required

Uniform Requirement: Patrol Coat (Provided), Black or Dark Gray Pants/Bibs (Not Provided)

Gear Requirements:

  • Aid Belt or Pack (Not Provided)
  • Shovel (Provided to mitigation team workers)
  • Beacon (Provided to mitigation team workers)
  • Probe (Provided to mitigation team workers)

Physical Requirements:

  • Ski or Snowboard at an advanced level
  • Walk on even/uneven/slippery terrain
  • Climb/descend stairs
  • Ski, stand and/or sit for long periods of time
  • Hike with skis and pack
  • Bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, lift, and carry objects that may be heavy (50+lbs)
  • Manual dexterity to operate gear, a computer, and other common patrol equipment on a constant basis

Work Environment:

Based primarily outside and is exposed to extreme temperatures, sun and wind exposure, inclement weather (rain, snow, ice) and high altitudes (9,000 ft+).

Powder Mountain Team Member Perks:

  • Season Ski Pass
  • Dependent Passes (for eligible employment status and eligible dependents)
  • Patrol Gear Allowance
  • UTA Ski Bus Pass
  • Ski Season Buddy Vouchers
  • Winter Season Mountain Discounts (food, retail, etc.)
  • ISAA
  • Expert Discounts

For more information visit:

Job Summary:

The Assistant Ski Patrol Director assists the Ski Patrol Director who oversees the ski/bike patrollers, who provide emergency services to skiing and riding guests including medical care, search and rescue, lift evacuation, and identification and marking of hazardous ski and mountain bike trail conditions.

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Compensation and Benefits: Proposed hiring rate of $62,000-72,000/year, depending on experience.

Benefits: This position is Full-Time / Year-Round and includes an outstanding benefit package. This position is eligible to enroll in company medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, HSA, life/disability options; season pass for employees/dependents and privileges at several other resorts. Several discount programs (i.e., food & beverage, retail/rental, tickets, etc.) also available.

Job summary:

The Ski Patrol Director oversees all aspects of the Eldora Professional and Volunteer Ski Patrol and Mountain Safety departments. This includes overall department performance, staffing, training, budgeting, scheduling, employee safety, culture, interdepartmental relations, and guest service. This position manages and assigns all Ski Patrol operations to ensure Eldora is maintained in a safe, well organized, efficient, and enjoyable environment.  The Ski Patrol Director is responsible for executing safety initiatives, overseeing medical aid, leading all aspects of snow safety and avalanche mitigation work, rope rescue, lift evacuation, avalanche rescue, and incident investigation.  The Ski Patrol Director reports to the Director of Mountain Operations and works within the Mountain Operations team to execute daily operations, common goals, planning, and future initiatives.

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Mount Peter is located in Warwick, just one hour from New York City (the George Washington Bridge) in the Hudson Valley, of Orange County, New York.

Mount Peter’s Ski Patrol is a member organization of The National Ski Patrol.  The department is comprised of volunteers and paid patrollers who provide emergency first aid and medical services as well as using their ski and snowboard skills to provide on-hill rescue and treatment. Duties include proving medical treatment and transportation off of the mountain, set up and breakdown of trails, working with mountain operations daily on trail openings, closing, conditions, hill markings, etc., as well as provide guest education on skier safety. Job requirements: OEC certification, or EMT technician, strong skiing or snowboarding skills for on hill patrollers.

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Safety Services Manager/ProPatroller

Loup Loup Ski Education Found
ation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization operating the Loup Loup Ski Bowl in Okanogan County, Washington. LLSEF seeks add a Safety Services Manager to its staff, beginning June, 2022. Patrollers are responsible for providing safety and emergency services to LLSEF guests. Duties include: morning trail checks, patrolling assigned areas, mountain maintenance, attending to injured staff and guests, providing first aid, performing search and rescue, and closing the mountain at the end of the day. Patrollers are given the privilege and great responsibility of managing the mountain safety and ensuring compliance with Mountain Safety and Conduct rules.

This position is full-time and year round.

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Join the Ski Cooper team as Assistant Patrol Director! Cooper is a fiercely independent Colorado ski area whose mission is to deliver joy and smiles to our guests through unparalleled alpine experiences at family-friendly prices. Cooper is on an exciting growth trajectory with expansion on the horizon. Now is the time to get onboard!

General Information

Job Title: Ski Patrol Assistant Director

Location: Leadville, CO

Base Pay: $22.00 – $27.50 / Hour DOE

Employee Type: Winter Seasonal – FT

Required Degree: High school

Manage Others: Yes

The Assistant Ski Patrol Director assists the Patrol Director with the daily operations and management of Ski Patrol and the EMS operations at Ski Cooper. The Assistant Director acts for the Director in their absence and provides safety, first aid, and rescue services for the patrons of Ski Cooper.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assists the Ski Patrol Director in the management of the daily operations of the Ski Patrol department
  • Responsible for follow through on any aspect of patrol documentation to include training, reports, and or investigations
  • Provides safety, first aid, and rescue services for the patrons/employees of Cooper and maintain confidentiality regarding the operations of Cooper Hill Ski Area Inc. and all patient care
  • Operates snowmobiles
  • Participates in Risk Management procedures, including incident investigation and assistance with developing and improving documentation
  • Attends and participates in annual training refresher courses required to maintain OEC, CPR, toboggan handling, and lift evacuation certifications
  • Plans and implements daily avalanche routes, and explosives application including leading, directing, and supporting other patrollers in correct and successful mitigation techniques
  • Trains and teaches less experienced staff all aspects of patrol duties and processes
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other Mountain Operations and ski area departments and staff to contribute to the success of both Patrol and company goals
  • Any other tasks assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must be 21+ with current and valid Colorado Driver’s License
  • Positive, professional attitude
  •  Ability to work solo or as part of a team, including team leadership
  • Proficiency with computer software used by the patrol to include 1 Risk, Excel, Word, Outlook, UKG, and One Note
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in Ski Area Risk Management practices and general ski area operations
  • Proficient skiing ability, i.e. PSIA Level 8 Advanced Skier, comfortable on all terrain and in all conditions
  • NSP Outdoor Emergency Care Technician and/or NREMT Basic Emergency Care Technician certification
  • Provider Level CPR/AED (AHA preferred) certification
  • Have one or more of the following certifications: Instructor for NSP Outdoor Emergency Care or Outdoor Emergency Transportation or Provider Level CPR/AED Instructor
  • Level 1 AAIRE certification preferred

Working conditions

The Assistant Patrol Director position is based primarily outside and is exposed to temperature extremes (above 85 degrees and below 20 degrees), sun and wind exposure, inclement weather (rain, snow, ice) and high altitudes (10,500+ feet).

Physical requirements

Must be able to walk on even/uneven/slippery terrain, climb/descend even/uneven/slippery terrain, climb/descend stairs, stand and/or sit for long periods of time, bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, lift objects that may be heavy, and ski at an advanced level.

Direct reports

Ski Patrol staff – professional and volunteer

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Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH is looking for a Certified Medical Professional to join our Safety Services team. This position works closely with the Safety Services Manager to actively promote public and employee safety, incident prevention, risk management, and deliver exceptional service for winter and summer guests. Supervise and coordinate all aspects of daily operations for First Aid Stations to ensure the delivery of quality, empathetic, and professional care for injured/ill guests and employees. This position reports directly to the Safety Services Manager/Ski Patrol Director.


  • Effectively assist with all aspects of the Safety Services operation and First Aid Stations including pre-season setup and inspections (daily, monthly, & annual), daily opening and closing procedures, equipment inventory and maintenance, staffing, administrative duties; maintain accurate records of all inspection logs, Ride File Jackets, department operating manuals and training manuals, dispatch logs, and incident documentation.
  • Attend to patient evaluation and triage and provide appropriate first aid for injured guests and employees; provide transportation off the mountain and arrange for local EMS/Ambulance as needed; complete incident documentation within required timelines and in compliance with state/federal regulations and patient privacy laws.
  • Work with Department Manager and Training Coordinator to deliver pre-hire and in-service training and education for Patrollers with a focus on basic patrolling and rescue skills, ski and toboggan training, medical evaluation and treatment, and risk management protocol such as identifying and marking hazards, fencing, rope lines, and on mountain signage.
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of the Gunstock Emergency Response Plan, with emphasis on Lift Evacuation and Zipline Rescue plans; assist with the coordination and execution of all emergency responses for summer and winter operations, including large-scale public events.
  • Responsible for adhering to skier safety programs, as well as skier safety education and enforcement of the Responsibility Code, Park Smart, and the Area’s Reckless Skier Policy in accordance with NH RSA 225; assist with the development and promotion of mountain wide safety programs for members of the public, school outreach programs, and race teams.


  • High school diploma or general equivalency, plus 1-2 years outdoor recreation experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.; must be 18 years of age or older
  • National Registry EMT Basic License and CPR-BLS for the Healthcare Provider Certification required; NSP Outdoor Emergency Care Certification preferred; Qualified Climber Certification must be obtained within first 90 days
  • Intermediate to advanced skiing/snowboarding skills required with ability to safety transport guests via toboggan on all terrain in all weather conditions
  • Frequently required to move about the mountain and base area in emergency response situations; required to move equipment, tools, and materials weighing up to 25 lbs. regularly, up to 50 lbs. frequently, and up to 75 lbs. occasionally; constantly required to visually inspect, detect, and assess work areas, attractions, ski trails, lift lines, adventure courses, tools, equipment, and vehicles


This is a prime-time year-round opportunity with many benefits including: Medical and Dental coverage, company paid Short-Term Disability & Life Insurance, Retirement Plans, Paid Time Off from date of hire plus 9 Paid Holidays, Paid Meal Periods, Complimentary Shift Beverages, 40% off all resort F&B venues, 25% off retail purchases at Gunstock Ski & Sport; Complimentary Season Passes for you & your family, plus Complimentary Day Passes for friends.

Located in the heart of the Winnipesaukee Lakes Region, Gunstock is among the longest continuously operating ski areas in NH and remains committed to our mission of delivering memorable outdoor adventures for guests of all ages and abilities. Built by the Works Progress Administration in 1937, Gunstock is owned and operated by Belknap County. In recent years, the resort has transformed into a four-season recreation area, featuring award-winning camping, adventure park attractions and major events.