Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is hiring a ski patrol director. This is a full-time seasonal position reporting to the mountain operations manager. This position manages and oversees all ski patrol staff and functions. A minimum of five years patrolling experience with proven supervisory skills, current OEC or EMT, CPR, and Level II avalanche with field experience is required. Please send resumes to

Patrol openings at Red River (08/29/18)

Red River Ski Area in northern New Mexico has positions available for full time paid patrollers!

Patrol Duties

  • Educate guests in safety while promoting the New Mexico Ski Safety Act.
  • Erect and maintain mountain signage, closed areas, ropes, and markings.
  • Correct any obstacles or safety issues ongoing throughout the day.
  • Monitor trails for fast or reckless skiers and warn them of the risks of injury to themselves and others if deemed necessary.
  • Close or maintain sections of the mountain due to weather, slope conditions, or special events.
  • Stop violators from skiing closed areas.
  • Assist or guide anyone who is having trouble.
  • Perform sweeps of all main trails throughout the day and closing.
  • Attend classroom sessions and field exercises of avalanche training and rescue procedures.
  • Perform any avalanche rescue or avalanche reduction.
  • Administer care and transport injured parties to the Ultimed Clinic.
  • Participate in any rescue or searches within our ski area boundary and help to locate or repair lost or stolen equipment.
  • Attend classroom sessions and field exercises of the evacuation procedures for all lifts.
  • Evacuate any lift if necessary.

Incident Reporting

  • All incidents will be reported on the appropriate forms. They must be legible and completed in a timely manner.
  • Any incident involving an RRSA employee while at work must be reported immediately to the department supervisor and forms must be submitted to Ana Haydon for Worker's Compensation.
  • All red-flag incidents must be reported to the ski patrol director immediately.

Mountain Maintenance

It is the RRSP responsibility to assist in all areas of mountain maintenance: ski packing, side slipping, grooming scars, snowmaking issues, and any cleanup. Also, any issues deemed necessary by Red River Ski Area Management.

Equipment Maintenance

It is the responsibility of the RRSP to maintain all equipment in good condition. All patrol equipment will be checked and maintained daily.

Work Environment

  • Regularly work with machinery and moving mechanical parts and tools..
  • Work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather and environmental conditions..
  • Lifting heavy weight, standing, climbing, and skiing will be required on a daily basis under any weather condition.
  • Employees may be required to work holidays and weekend.


  • Demonstrate good guest and employee relation skills: the ability to be pleasant, courteous, and actively friendly with everyone.
  • The job requires a high level of physical conditioning, endurance, and strength.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activities for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents used by the RRSP and RRSA.
  • Ability to reason and deal with emergency situations performing under high stress.
  • Must be able to ski at an intermediate level.
  • Must be able to ski well enough and have the judgment to handle themselves and a sled under all mountain conditions.
  • Valid NSP Outdoor Emergency Care card or its equivalent.
  • CPR training.
  • APP/NSP: The members of the RRSP will involve itself with both professional organizations to further education in all areas of mountain operations and industry standards.

NSP members may contact me at or can apply online at Red River Ski Area website.

Ski Patrol Manager wanted at Lee Canyon (08/15/18)

Lee Canyon is hiring a ski patrol manager. This is a FT seasonal position, reporting directly to the director of mountain operations and risk manager. The ski patrol manager leads and manages all ski patroller functions for Lee Canyon. This position supports executive level staff in recruiting and training a full roster of mountain patrollers. The ski patrol manager must be experienced in all aspects of wilderness rescue and emergency medical response. Requires a current OEC, EMT, 80-hour WFR, or WEMT certification to be considered, and the ideal candidate will reflect the mission, vision, and values of the adventure lifestyle that is POWDR. Resumes and applications are being accepted at

Copper Mountain Winter 2018/2019 Ski Patrol Volunteer

Volunteer Summary:
To provide for and ensure a reasonably safe skiing environment for our guests and fellow employees. To provide medical assistance and evacuation, skier safety, search and rescue support, trail efforts, lift evacuation, duty station responsibilities, equipment maintenance, and other assigned duties. Each task requires a high level of decision making. Basic computer skills, EMT-B, American Heart Association CPR and strong alpine skiing skills are minimum requirements.

  • Mountaineering skills preferred with and technical rope experience.
  • Industry experience, i.e. ski instructor, lift operator, trail crew also preferred, but not necessary

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry toboggans weighing as much as 70 lbs.
  • Other tasks include skiing in difficult conditions, volunteering in cold and often inclement conditions, high elevations, carrying and transporting unwieldy materials such as tower pads, medical equipment, etc. No current physical limitations.
  • Ability to volunteer in high altitude adverse cold weather environmental conditions.
  • Must be able to hear and speak clearly in order to hear beacon signals and skiers requesting assistance, and for communication to occur using radios and telephones.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Previous patrolling experience, previously employed by Copper Mountain, mountaineering such as Outward Bound, or experience within the medical field.
  • Basic computers skills, ACLS certification, EMT-P, technical rope experience.
  • EMT-B, American Heart Association CPR, and strong alpine skiing background are minimum requirements, Mountaineering background.
  • Industry experience, i.e. ski instructor, lift op, trail crew.

Copper Mountain Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Females/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. We offer competitive benefits, employee housing, and a unique work atmosphere. All of our job opportunities are located at Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado. 90 miles west of Denver, we are situated in the heart of Colorado's playground. All candidates must fill out an application to be considered for employment.

Can you see yourself here - Apply now! To be considered for this position, please submit an online application at