Beaver Creek Ski Patrol tryouts are Saturday
BEAVER CREEK — Beaver Creek Ski Patrol is seeking ambitious expert skiers and telemark skiers to participate in the annual ski test on Saturday. The team is comprised of experienced skiers who like to help people in an active outdoor work environment, and the ski test provides interested participants with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the role.
As a member of Beaver Creek Ski Patrol, individuals gain emergency outdoor care certification, personal development and leadership skills, and training for toboggan handling, high angle rescues, avalanche mitigation and certification for explosives, community outreach and lift evacuations. On average, patrollers ski 120 days a year, interacting with resort guests and fellow employees.
‘HIGHLY SKILLED PROFESSIONALS’
“Beaver Creek Ski Patrol has a strong culture of support complete with a team of highly skilled professionals that are focused on training first year and seasoned patrollers on technical elements of the job,” said Addy McCord, Beaver Creek’s ski patrol director. “Together we share a passion for our sport and for helping people.”
Participants will begin the day with an orientation and introduction at Patrol Headquarters. The on-snow ski test will follow and consists of skiing a variety of runs in variable conditions while being evaluated, followed by an interview with 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 the job. Following tryouts, qualified candidates will be offered positions in the fall before the start of ski season.
To register for the last ski test date, go to jobs.vailresorts.com and search “Beaver Creek Ski Patrol Hiring Clinic” or enter requisition number 95388. The job requirements are also listed on this site. For questions, call 970-754-6665.