Lead, Nordic Ski Patrol

Whistler Olympic Park

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Whistler Olympic Park is a world-class destination for outdoor recreation activities and Nordic sports, located just south of Whistler in the stunning Callaghan Valley. Established for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Park’s incredible facilities are now enjoyed by both high-performance athletes and recreational guests alike.

Lead Patrol, reporting to the Supervisor Patrol, leads the Patrol Department ensuring the safety of all users of Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) and responds to all first aid requirements in a professional and timely manner.  

Winter season 2023/2024 commencing November for Full Time seasonal role requires ability to work weekends and evenings.

Ask about affordable staff accommodation in our brand new facility for seasonal full time role.


  • Assist Supervisor, Patrol with scheduling, training, and communications with all Patrol department colleagues as well as Volunteer Ambassadors, Nordic Ski Patrol
  • Lead the Patrol Department ensuring daily duties and tasks are completed
  • 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
  • Adhere to WorkSafeBC, Technical Safety BC and applicable governing agency’s safety regulations
  • Operate all equipment in a safe and responsible manner while adhering to operating procedures and protocols
  • 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


  • 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 BC Class 5 Driver’s License and abstract required


  • Ability to interact effectively with the general public, volunteers, sport groups and organizations
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, team environment
  • Keen and can-do attitude
  • Flexible and adaptable to work efficiently in variety of settings and to work weekends and evenings
  • 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 as 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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