BEAVER CREEK, Colorado - Beaver Creek Ski Patrol is hosting its annual ski test tryouts on Thursday and March 14, and they are looking for strong alpine and telemark skiers who would like to be considered for new hire positions for the 2013-14 ski season. -
"Each spring, we look for skiers who have a passion for the sport to participate in our annual ski test and apply for a position with Beaver Creek Ski Patrol," said Addy McCord, Beaver Creek's Ski Patrol director. "Candidates are required to demonstrate strong skills on a variety of terrain and conditions across the mountain, which serves as our office."
The ski test includes a morning meeting and introduction at patrol headquarters, the ski test, which consists of skiing a variety of runs in variable conditions and evaluated by members of Beaver Creek's current patrol team, and a closing interview. Participants who meet the skiing requirements will be required to attend a "shadow" day with the ski patrol for further evaluation and to learn more about the job. Hiring of patrol positions takes place each fall, prior to ski season.
Beaver Creek Ski Patrol hires a handful of new patrollers each year to join its 40-member staff. Ski Patrol opens and closes the mountain each day and provides emergency medical care, skier responsibility education and enforcement, mitigation of avalanche hazard, guest relations and assistance. Members also ski on average 120-days per year.
Interested participants should R.S.V.P. in advance by calling Beaver Creek Ski Patrol at 970-754-6611. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at Patrol Headquarters at the top of the Cinch Express Lift (No. 8) on Thursday or March 14.