Beaver Creek Ski Patrol holds tryouts
Ryan Summerlin March 26, 2014
BEAVER CREEK — Beaver Creek Ski Patrol is inviting ambitious, hard-working and skilled alpine and telemark skiers who would like to work in an active outdoor environment during the winter season to its annual ski tests which will be held on Sunday and April 5.
In addition to averaging 120 days on the mountain each winter, being a member of the ski patrol provides invaluable leadership skills, outdoor emergency care certification and training that encompass toboggan handling, high angle rescues, avalanche mitigation, explosives, community outreach, lift evacuations and more. Ski patrollers are the first on the slopes and the last ones off each day, and serve as safety ambassadors for the resort, interacting with guests and fellow employees on a daily basis.
‘LOOKING FOR STRONG SKIERS’
“Beaver Creek Ski Patrol is looking for dedicated strong skiers to participate in our spring ski tests and try out for a spot on patrol next winter,” said Addy McCord, Beaver Creek’s Ski Patrol director. “We’re fortunate to have a highly skilled team that, in addition to serving our guests’ needs on the slopes each day, spends a lot of time training first year as well as seasoned patrollers on technical aspects of the job, deepening the bench strength of our group. Each year we hire a handful of new team members who must also share our passion for skiing and interacting with guests.”
WHAT THE TEST INVOLVES
The ski test includes a morning orientation and introduction at Patrol Headquarters, followed by the on-snow ski test, which consists of skiing a variety of runs in variable conditions while being evaluated by members of Beaver Creek’s patrol team.
The day concludes with an interview by current patrol staff. 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 daily job requirements and training. Following ski test tryouts in the spring, qualified candidates are offered positions in the fall before the start of ski season.
Interested candidates should register for one of the ski test dates online at jobs.vailresorts.com and search “Beaver Creek Ski Patrol Hiring Clinic” or enter requisition number 60689. The job requirements are also listed on this site. For more information, call 970-754-6665.