3 weeks ago
Ski Patrol
Position Season
All Shifts
Job Type

Position Overview

Job Title:                      Patroller I, II, III

Department:                 Patrol

Reports To:                   Patrol & Risk Manager, Assistant Patrol Manager

Status:                         Seasonal / Hourly



Responsible for all aspects of hills safety, avalanche control, and emergency first aid at Stevens Pass Winter Resort.



Maintain hill signage, to ensure it is visible and appropriate to setting. Come to the aid of guests in distress anywhere within the boundaries of the resort, and occasionally to area adjacent to the boundaries of the resort. Advocate safe mountain behavior by upholding the Skiers Responsibility Code and Guest Safety Guidelines. Be approachable by guests for answering questions and provide assistance.   Perform avalanche control in a safe manner when assigned.  Administer high quality emergency first aid in a mountain environment.  Maintain updated medical certification.  Participate in trainings and complete all required trainings.  Be on time, in your boots, ready to go out the door at start time every time.  Complete all necessary documentation before end of shift.  Attend to aid room patrons and assist with their needs as assigned. Assist with cleaning and stocking aid room supplies. Be a productive member of a high functioning, professional team.



Be 21 years or older, have a current AHA CPR/AED card, a current WFR or EMT-B or higher certification (OEC not accepted). Able to ski all terrain within the resort boundary in a safe and confident manner.  Be eligible for a Washington State Blaster’s License.  Able to read/write English and complete form documents in English pertaining to emergency first aid. Able to communicate in the transfer of care of patients to other EMS personnel. Able to work independently and follow direction.  Show consistent good judgment and safety conscious decision making skills. Be a team player that is comfortable with the changing dynamics of a seasonal business.



While performing the duties of this job, the patroller is regularly required to ski, walk, stand, kneel, bend, crouch, crawl, sit, balance, and climb in skis and/or ski boots, both inside and outside.  The patroller will reach with hands and arms to manipulate small items with gloved hands; operate a manual snow shovel; lift up to 75 pounds alone or up to 250 pounds with assistance, in skis and/or ski boots.  The patroller is regularly required to ski with awkward loads in hand or toboggan in all types of snow and weather conditions. The patroller will be exposed to:  working near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; hazardous explosives material; graphic trauma; and outdoor winter weather conditions in a mountain environment.



Perform additional tasks as requested by the Patrol Manager.



This individual will have a basic knowledge of and exposure to the essential duties of the job and successfully meet all job requirements. Will be familiar with the building layout, terrain, surface conveyances, and parking areas within the boundary of the resort.   Have basic rope skills to ensure safe and effective participation in high angle rescue situations. Will obtain their Washington State Blaster’s License and become a Route Leader on 1 avalanche control route.  They will be able to follow directions from senior staff, show initiative to complete tasks independently, and work well with coworkers in a dynamic mountainous environment.




Meet all the requirements of Patroller I.  In addition, will be trained for Section Chief duties; become route leaders on 3 additional avalanche control routes; and complete National Incident Management System training course NIMS 100 & 700 and/or Association of Professional Patroller Fully Certified Patroller program.  Will direct and assist coworkers to accomplish essential duties of the job.  They will also have the experience to work more independently than a Patroller I.




Meet all of the requirements of Patroller I & II, above. In addition, will become route leaders on an additional 5 avalanche control routes. They will have the experience and good judgment to work independently and contribute to the decision making process of senior staff.




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