Vail Resorts Advanced Ski Patrol - Heavenly Mountain Resort - Winter Seasonal in South Lake Tahoe, California

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Heavenly Ski Patrol's primary responsibility is to provide and promote a safe environment for our guests and employees as well as to provide exceptional guest service. Ski Patrol is responsible for executing essential guest service functions such as responding to medical emergencies on the mountain, transporting injured guests off the mountain to appropriate facility, and general hill safety. Ski patrol is also responsible for enforcing safe skiing and riding practices, enforcement of the Skier's and Rider's Responsibility Code, interacting with unsafe guests, and educating our guests. Special circumstances include chairlift and gondola evacuation, avalanche control, and explosives handling. Other duties can be assigned as needed. Ski patrol is a highly visible role on the mountain, and a great deal of guest interaction is required.

Entry-level responsibilities and requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • NREMT certification

  • Must have the ability to stand outside on changing winter conditions for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to ski at an advanced/expert level on all terrain, in all weather conditions.

  • Supervising and promoting guest safety on varied terrain in high altitude, with varying winter weather conditions

  • Provide guests with exceptional guest service

  • Assisting injured guests on the mountain and administering first aid

  • Transporting injured guests off the mountain using a toboggan or supporting air lift operations

  • Performing sweeps at the end of the day to ensure that all guests are safely off the mountain

  • Maintaining trails, identifying and mitigating hazards to our guests

  • Transporting and setting up mountain safety equipment

  • Transporting supplies and heavy equipment to areas of need on skis

  • Completing all the above with the utmost attention to personal and guest safety

  • Continuing on the job training

Intermediate level responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • All criteria listed for Entry Level, plus:

  • Avalanche control including safely transporting and placing explosives on the mountain and stabilizing snowpack and cornice edges on skis

  • Driving snowmobiles to various areas of the mountain, as needed

Advanced level responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • All criteria listed for Entry and Intermediate Level, plus:

  • Strong working knowledge and experience with snow safety

  • Assist with in house training

  • Attend advanced out of area trainings as assigned

  • Possession of advanced skills/certifications such as AIARE Level 2, Technical Rope Rescue training, etc.

If you want to work for a different kind of ski resort, you’ve found your perfect match at Heavenly. With a massive mountain full of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is for those who want to go big and forge their own path. From on-mountain concerts to world-famous après ski parties and a one-of-a-kind DJ CAT, Heavenly exudes high-energy from first chair to last call. Come be a part of the team committed to delivering a refreshingly unique ski experience. www.vailresortscareers.com

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.

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