Copper Mountain Winter 2019/2020 Ski Patrol (Full-time seasonal and volunteer)
To provide for and ensure a reasonably safe skiing environment. To provide medical assistance and evacuation, skier safety, search and rescue support, trail work, lift evacuation, duty station responsibilities, equipment maintenance, and other assigned duties. Each task requires a high level of decision making. Computers (proficiency in Microsoft office), EMT, technical rope experience CPR minimum requirement.
- Must be an expert skier or rider.
- Hold current (or be enrolled in) Colorado or National EMT (or higher) and current CPR certification.
- Patrol or mountaineering experience preferred.
- Must be 21 years old.
- Must have valid US driver's license.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Medical assessment, treatment and evacuation. All staff must be at least EMT certified and trained to respond to any likely eventuality in a winter alpine environment. Training in Mountain Emergency Plan, triage, and multi-system trauma.
- Reporting/documentation: Incident investigation procedure, preservation of the facts, forms and records. All staff will be familiar with (and held accountable for) the complete documentation of a given event that might include standard reporting, photographs, witness statements, diagrams, etc. This is a very labor-intensive, time-consuming activity. Considerable training is required, as well as the necessity to remain sensitive to the needs of family and friends of the injured party.
- Establish a reasonably safe skiing environment; i.e. trail checks, trail openings/closings, early season preparation, boot packing, maintenance, obstacle marking, signage, sweeps, and special race preparation.
- Snow safety: All staff will be familiar with the terrain at Copper Mountain Resort. Observation of ever-changing snow stability, snow pit profiles, ski cutting, and boot packing of avalanche starting zones.
- Search and rescue: All staff must know about the formulation of a preplan (Mountain Emergency Plan), practice drills, and execution. Use of hand held and avalanche charges. Skilled in the use of all avalanche/search and rescue equipment. Locating lost parties on the mountain.
- Lift evacuation: Responsible for the evacuation of people from the lift in the event of a breakdown.
- Skier education: Enforcement of Skier Safety Act, i.e., boundary management, safe skiing, speeder control. Visible to the public for skier information. Host program: base area public relations, distribution of surveys, skier information services, and VIP tours.
- Training/development: All staff will participate in training and demonstrate proficiency in all areas of patrolling. This constant and ongoing process includes medical preparation (medical lectures), avalanche related skills, lift evacuation, snowmobile certification, mountain/company policies, inter-agency relations and contacts, etc. Ski improvement through all terrain with varying snow conditions.
- Construction, maintenance, preventive maintenance inspections of equipment (duty stations, toboggans, medical, search and rescue, explosives, radios, emergency medical vehicle rescue beacons, and snowmobiles).
- Duty station assignments: PHQ, Timberline, Six Patrol, Dispatcher, Patrol Room orderly, and snowmobile driver.
- Weather department: This department is responsible for maintaining ongoing historical records, daily observations for marketing, snow safety, and the development of a Daily Trail and Information sheet to include interaction with slope maintenance, USFS and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
- Computers: Accident records input for the development of reports submitted to the insurance carrier, weather and snow safety factors, forms and records, and word processing. Weather facsimile for the development of weather forecasting.
- Community Education: Hosting avalanche schools (national avalanche schools, AAI, CRAD dog program). Teaching CPR classes. Patrol and SAR lectures for school and ski groups, Cub Scouts, etc.
- Integration with other Copper Mountain departments for smoother functioning within the company. Orientation of employees in areas of mountain safety awareness.
- Must be able to lift and carry toboggans weighing as much as 70 lbs. Other tasks include skiing in difficult conditions, working in cold and often inclement conditions, high elevations, carrying and transporting unwieldy materials such as tower pads, medical equipment, etc. No history of injuries or physical limitations.
- 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.
- Must have a valid US driver's license.
- Due to the sensitive nature of this position, a criminal background check will be conducted after position is accepted. This background check will be done in accordance with standards enacted under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
- This position may require the use of a motor vehicle and the employee is subject to comply with the Driver's Standards of Copper Mountain.
Preferred Experience & Skills:
- Previous professional patrolling experience, previously employed by Copper Mountain, outdoor leadership skills, or experience within the medical field.
- Computers, ACLS certification, EMT-P, PA and technical rope experience.
- American Red Cross Advance First Aid with CPR minimum requirement, Strong alpine skiing or riding background.
- Mountaineering skills preferred.
- Industry experience, i.e. ski instructor, lift op, trail crew.
Copper Mountain, LLC is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law, are not taken into account in any employment decision. 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 https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1203501&d=Copper#/.