Professional Ski Patrol

Position summary:
This position is responsible for providing courteous and professional on-slope first aid to Red Mountain Resort guests and staff. Ensure trail and run conditions are clearly marked and maintained for skier safety. Perform avalanche control when required.

Performance measurements:

  • positive attitude.
  • physically fit, good hygiene.
  • provide a courteous attitude towards guests and fellow employees.
  • demonstrate willingness to help out and go beyond the routine duties of the position.
  • performs duties under stress and pressure.

Essential Duties:

  • administer on-slope first aid to injured guests and staff.
  • coordinate transportation of injured guests to base.
  • continually monitor and report to dispatch trail and run conditions to ensure skier safety.
  • mark hazards as required.
  • perform on hill risk management assessments.
  • participate in daily run openings, closures, and sweeps.
  • perform lift evacuations as required.
  • perform avalanche control as required.
  • perform search and rescue as required.
  • follow all standard operating procedures as per red mountain policy.
  • a patroller with CAA level 2 operations will be scheduled daily for weather observation duties and snow pack stability analysis.


  • -grade twelve education.
  • solid knowledge of Red, Granite, Grey, and Kirkup mountains terrain.
  • basic computer skills.
  • hold a valid WorksafeBC blasting ticket (asset)
  • must be able to provide a criminal record check for Explosives use Screening Approval.
  • hold a current NUOEC first aid ticket with Advanced Protocols, or equivalent. OFA level 3 is an asset. NUOEC is the preferred level of first aid red mountain ski patrol should aspire to attain.
  • complete a CAA level 1 operations avalanche course, CAA level 2 operations course is an asset.

Skills and abilities:

  • demonstrate competent skiing ability.
  • must be able to ski all slopes in all conditions in a controlled and confident manner with a loaded toboggan while considering patient comfort and safety.
  • must be able to competently load and unload a toboggan on all lifts.
  • must be competent handling ropes during evacuations of lifts and rescues.
  • must demonstrate competent snowmobiling skills.
  • solid knowledge of backcountry skills.
  • display proper use of radio protocol.
  • must interact well within a team environment under pressure and in stressful situations.
  • must be available to work early mornings, extended hours and week-ends.

Wages: Based on USWA collective bargaining agreement

Please send cover letter and resume to: Kim Winter
                                                            Patrol Director

c.c.:  USWA Local 9705                                                           closing date for applications is November 9, 2018