Ski Patrol

Reporting to the Supervisor, Operations and Safety this role ensures the safety of all users of Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) and responds to all first aid requirements in a professional and timely manner.  This is a seasonal casual role and requires ability to work weekends and evenings.

Responsibilities

  • Work with and under the direction of the Supervisor, Ski Patrol and Safety and other Pro and Volunteer Patrollers
  • Provide first aid to public, athletes, and colleagues
  • Ensure public safety at WOP
  • Maintain records of all weather, accidents, occurrences, and actions
  • Maintain signage and fencing
  • Build and maintain Snowshoe trails
  • Assist Supervisor, Ski Patrol and Safety with colleague and volunteer training
  • Operate all equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • 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
  • Experience operating snowmobiles
  • Knowledge of radio protocol
  • Avalanche Skills Training Level 1, Operations Level 1 preferred
  • Satisfactory criminal record check is mandatory prior to commencement of employment
  • High ropes certification or experience with ropes an asset
  • Reliable winter transportation (WOP is not serviced by transit)
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and abstract required

Skills

  • Keen and can-do attitude
  • Handy-man skills an asset
  • Willingness to assist other team members (perhaps outside the department) as needed and requested
  • Exceptional customer service is essential

Physical Requirements

  • 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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