Position Title:Apprentice Patrol
Reports To:Patrol Supervisor
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.
- 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.
- 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.