Professional Ski Patrol

Red Mountain Resort is hiring part-time positions as Professional Ski Patrol. The successful applicants will be responsible for providing courteous and professional on-slope first aid to Red Mountain guests and staff, ensuring trail and run conditions are clearly marked and maintained for skier safety, and perform avalanche control when required.

Essential Duties:

  • Administer on-slope first aid to injured guests and staff
  • Coordinate the transportation of injured guests to base
  • Continually monitor and report to Dispatch on trail and run conditions to endure 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, and safe work 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

Performance Measures:

  • Positive attitude
  • Physically fit with good hygiene
  • Provide a courteous attitude towards guests and fellow employees
  • Demonstrate willingness to help out and to go beyond the routine duties of the position.
  • Performs duties under stress and pressure


  • Grade 12 education
  • Solid knowledge of Red, Granite, Grey and Kirkup mountain terrain
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must be able to provide a criminal record check for Explosives Use Screening Approval
  • A valid WorkSafeBC Blasting Ticket would be considered an asset
  • Must have 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 that Red Mountain Ski Patrol should aspire to attain.
  • Must have a CAA Level 1 Operations Avalanche certification. CAA Level 2 would be considered an asset

Skills & 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, holidays and weekends

Only qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Wage rate: In accordance with the USW collective agreement.

Please forward resume with covering letter to:

Red Mountain Resort
Attention: Kim Winter, Patrol Director

Email:                                       Closing date: March 6, 2021 or until filled