Winter Seasonal - Mountain Patroller Level 4

July 1 2022
Industries Tourism, Passengers transportation
Categories Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Leisure, Entertainment, People Monitoring, Security, Monitoring, Security, Protective Services, Defence
Revelstoke, BC

About Us

Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) is a division of Canada’s largest privately held hospitality company, Northland Properties Corporation (NPC), and since its inception in 2007, we have gained a reputation for big mountain riding, legendary powder and an authentic Canadian resort town.

Job Summary

The Mountain Patrol team member-level 4 administers first aid to injured guests/staff, monitors and maintains the safe conditions of ski runs/trails, assumes a leadership role during day to day operations, avalanche control missions, lift evacuations and search and rescue operations under the supervision of the Patrol Supervisor and the Avalanche Forecaster.

Essential Job Functions

• Administers first aid to injured guests and staff.
• Transports injured skiers from the mountain to the patient transfer station.
• Investigates and records accident details according to established procedures including taking statements from witnesses and performing in depth accident investigations.
• Maintains cleanliness and organization of first aid rooms and of all first aid supplies on the mountain.
• Recognizes causes of risk, sets up and maintains signage, fencing and boundary markers to minimize skiing hazards.
• Enforces skier responsibility code, issues warnings to and/or revokes lift passes from reckless or irresponsible skiers.
• Monitors lift operations to ensure safe conditions on the lifts and around the ski area.
• Follows established working procedures and ensures safe working conditions for himself/herself and the mountain safety staff.
• During avalanche control missions, acts as a control route leader as assigned by the avalanche forecaster and follows established protocols and procedures.
• Has a thorough knowledge of company and department polices as stated in the Emergency Procedures and Safety Program manuals.
• Assists or leads rescue teams during lift evacuations and search and rescue operations as required.

• Acts professionally at all time.
• Interacts positively with guests: Provides accurate information regarding lifts, runs, area facilities/services, operating hours and current events. Handles complaints and resolves situations in a courteous manner.
• Maintains current and up to date working knowledge of rope handling techniques and all aspects of avalanche rescue techniques.
• Can control a loaded toboggan on difficult terrain.
• Assumes mentorship role with level 2 and 3 members of the Mountain Patrol team.

Required Qualifications and Abilities

• NUOEC 80hr First Aid course with advanced protocols.
• CAA Avalanche Operations Level 2 certification
• Advanced rope rescue experience ( preferably Rigging for Rescue )
• Work safe BC Blaster certification for avalanche control
• Minimum of 5 seasons of professional patrol experience or 4 seasons with at least 1 season of related experience such as ski guiding or work in an avalanche program.
• Minimum of 5 seasons of active avalanche control at Revelstoke Mountain
Resort
• Natural Resources Canada security approval for high explosives
• Transportation of Dangerous Goods endorsement
• Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
• Expert level skier

AVALANCHE CONTROL EXPECTATIONS

• Participate and facilitate pre-season training i.e. explosives assembly, organized avalanche rescue, route leader training
• Actively participate as guest forecaster
• Collect daily weather observations
• Compile am hazard and risk assessments
• Compile pm hazard and risk analysis, and infoex submissions
• Be competent and proficient at assuming the forecaster role in the absence of the forecaster
• Able to work in early morning hours and for extended periods
• Accurately log explosives use and maintain magazine perimeters

Compensation and Benefits

• Free Winter Season Pass
• Staff Discounts available.
• Reciprocal deals on lift tickets at other mountains.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
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