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Apprentice Patrol

Position Title: 

Apprentice Patrol

Reports To: 

Patrol Supervisor



General Purpose:


Provide and promote a safe environment for Purgatory guests and employees, educate skiers/snowboarders of the Skiers’ Responsibility Code, and monitor guests to ensure general mountain safety. Ski patrol is a highly visible role at Purgatory Resort and requires a great deal of guest interaction.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Provide professional, friendly and courteous service to guest and employees, including responding to medical emergencies on the mountain, transporting injured guests off the mountain, and ensuring general mountain safety.
  • Develop and maintain working knowledge of Patrol procedures.
  • Maintain trail safety markings, pads and hazards.
  • Know, understand, and adhere to the 1979 Colorado Skier Safety Act, Senate Bill 80 and Purgatory Resort mountain rules and regulations, including the Skiers’ and Riders’ Responsibility Code.
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely and professional manner including logs, accident reports and checklists.
  • Follow safety procedures at all times. Report any existing or potential safety hazard to supervisor immediately and remedy when possible according to established protocols.
  • Check safety equipment daily for proper function.
  • Perform sweeps at the end of the day to ensure that all guests and employees are safely off the mountain.
  • Completing all duties and tasks with the utmost regard for personal and guest safety.
  • Continuing education and on-the-job training provided and expected.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Special duties may include chairlift evacuation, out-of-boundary and/or night search and rescue activities, avalanche control and implementing snow safety protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Entry-Level Job Qualifications:


Education or Formal Training:

  • Current CPR and Colorado EMT certification required.
  • National Registry EMT certification preferred.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Alpine rescue skills.
  • Expert skiing/snowboarding ability, able to ski/snowboard all terrain in all conditions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to stand outside for extended periods of time in variable winter conditions and at high altitude.


Experience: Prior experience in EMT position preferred, especially in the outdoor environment.


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