Nordic Ski Patrol

Patrol ensures the safety of Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) users and responds to all first aid requirements in a professional and timely manner.  Nordic sports at WOP are:  Cross-country skiing, Biathlon, Skate Skiing, Snow Shoeing, and Ski JumpingSeasonal Casual, Seasonal Part Time and Seasonal Full Time roles require ability to work weekends and evenings.

(For Seasonal Full Time role:  ask about accommodation, incentive bonus, and Spirit Pass financing - some restrictions may apply.) 

Responsibilities

  • Work with and under the direction of the Lead, Patrol and/or the Supervisor, Patrol and other Pro and Volunteer Patrollers
  • Provide first aid to public, athletes, and colleagues while adhering to safe operating procedures and protocols
  • Ensure public safety at WOP
  • Maintain all records of weather, accidents, occurrences, and actions
  • Maintain signage and fencing
  • Build and maintain Snowshoe trails
  • Adhere to WorkSafeBC, Technical Safety BC and applicable governing agency’s safety regulations
  • Assist with colleague and volunteer training
  • Operate all equipment in a safe and responsible manner while adhering to operating procedures and protocol
  • Liaise with Guest Service department ensuring trail conditions and other information relating to the customer experience is communicated
  • Interact with volunteers to ensure their inclusion in department team
  • Carry out Whistler Sport Legacies’ AIM philosophy:  All Interactions Matter
  • Assist the team with other duties as assigned or required

Position Requirements

Education/Experience

  • 1-3 years of experience as a pro patroller
  • First Aid OFA Level 3 required
  • Experience operating snowmobiles preferred
  • Knowledge of radio protocol preferred
  • Avalanche Skills Training Level 1, Operations Level 1 preferred
  • High ropes certification or experience with ropes an asset
  • Satisfactory criminal record check is mandatory prior to commencement of employment
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and abstract required

Skills

  • Ability to interact effectively with the general public, volunteers, sport groups and organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Keen and can-do attitude
  • Flexible and adaptable to work efficiently in variety of settings and to work weekends and evenings
  • Proven ability to work alone as well as with a team
  • Handy-man skills an asset
  • Self-directed entrepreneurial spirit is essential
  • Willingness to assist other team members (perhaps outside the department) as needed and requested
  • Exceptional customer service is essential

Physical Requirements

  • Reliable winter transportation (WOP is not serviced by transit)
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather winter conditions performing physically demanding tasks
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to regularly lift 50lbs

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Whistler Olympic Park 1500 Callaghan Valley Rd
Whistler BC V0N 1B8
Canada