Ski Patroller - Jay Peak (New Haven)


: $33,280.00 - $56,280.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Sports

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Description

SUMMARY Responsibilities of a Ski Patroller fall into two categories: enhancing safety of ski terrain through hazard mitigation, and providing emergency medical care to injured persons.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, other duties may be assigned)

  • Provide excellent customer service to all guest in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Provide medical response to sick and injured persons on the mountain and around the resort, initiate emergency medical interventions, and stabilize injuries.
  • Facilitate transportation of injured persons to definitive care facilities, which includes operating loaded toboggans in all types of terrain.
  • Conduct trail checks before opening in the morning, and trail sweeps at the end of the day before closing.
  • Plan and implement trail work to mitigate hazards including positioning of signs, protective pads, markers, and fences.
  • Develop and maintain proficiency in lift evacuation procedures.
  • Check, maintain, and transport equipment and supplies necessary for the operation of the ski area.
  • Participate in all required training exercises.
  • Other duties as assigned, which could be directly related, or unrelated to original position.

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Position Requirements


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Ability to read & interpret documents such as safety rules, operating & maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


    Patrollers should be familiar with basic computer skills and have the ability to enter data using spreadsheets and tablets for record keeping purposes.


  • Current Outdoor Emergency Care certification, or
  • Equivalent certification (Wilderness First Responder, EMT or higher)
  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR/AED certification

  • Trade skills vital for facility and equipment maintenance such as carpentry, welding, or chainsaw experience
  • Teaching experience that lends itself to skill instruction, training and mentoring
  • High angle rope access and rescue experience
  • Search and rescue experience, familiarity with GPS and map use, and a willingness for wilderness travel

    Must be able to:

  • Employ sound judgment in assessing ski terrain and snow conditions when opening and closing trails
  • Identify and mark hazards appropriately, and manage the flow of skier traffic
  • Display a level of skiing and riding skill and prudence that sets an example for the skiing public
  • Possess strong leadership skills necessary when leading emergency rescue operations in mountainous terrain in inclement weather conditions
  • Demonstrate aptitude and preparedness for working outdoors in cold conditions

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and climb or balance. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly working near moving mechanical parts, in high or precarious places and in outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


    This is a Winter Resort Area. It requires that work venues are varied, and in many cases include steep stairways, multi-level buildings and outdoor work areas, subject to very cold, sometimes wet or very sunny work sites. Some facilities are located at the base or bottom area and some are semi-remote and can only be reached by traveling via chair lift(s), skis or snowboards. Walking surfaces are frequently frozen, sloped and slippery. Proper footwear is a must, indoors and out. Work days and hours, as well as the number of hours required will vary, with an emphasis on weekends and holidays.

    Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time Shift Various Shifts Seasonal / Year Round Seasonal Perks / Benefits Hourly employee perks include a free Season Pass (for themselves & dependents), considerable discounts on childcare, lessons, rentals, waterpark, lodging, food, skating, spa & more. Number of Openings 5 Location Jay Peak, Inc

    This position is currently accepting applications.

    Associated topics: cleaner, cleaning, crew, facilities, ground, maintenance, plumber, reservationist, security, staff * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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