Sugarbush Ski Patrol is a highly trained community of professionals that hold a love of the outdoors and a readiness to ensure the safety of mountain guests. Patrollers see to a safe alpine environment- educating all to ski/ride safely and providing pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation when required.
Patrollers perform a wide range of safety activities including: conducting trail checks; marking and removing hazards; planning and implementing trail maintenance work; openings and closing trails; inspecting and maintaining equipment/ropes; completing daily paperwork; identifying injured, lost, out-of-control or reckless skiers/snowboarders; and responding to first aid calls. Emergency response will include providing stabilizing care and transportation of injured guests, completing accident reports, and maybe reviewing/documenting accident scenes. Patrollers will be expected to maintain their training and certifications throughout their employment.
Additional duties may also include transporting equipment around the mountain on skis, operating snowmobiles, engaging in day and night search and rescue, evacuating guests from chairlifts, and employing basic chainsaw work.
Ski patrolling is a mentally and physically taxing job. Patrollers must possess a strong work ethic, strong interpersonal skills and be capable of spending long hours exposed to high winds, sub-zero temperatures, rain or snow. Patrollers must also be in sound physical and mental condition to perform their job duties. Patrollers must be capable of lifting 100 pounds or more as well as possess strong (expert level) skiing or riding skills- capable of safely skiing/riding all terrain in all conditions including wooded and gladed areas. A positive attitude is a must as well as strong writing, reading and communication skills. Work schedule may include weekends and holidays and most workdays are 8-10 hours. Some overtime is available. Adherence to all safety policies and procedures, skier responsibility code and Sugarbush values is required.
Must be at least 18 years old, with a minimum of a high school diploma. No previous patrol experience is necessary. Applicants who have completed or are now in training for Outdoor Emergency Care, Wilderness First Responder (80-hour course), Emergency Medical Technician, or Paramedic will be given preference.