Head Ski Patrol

Baldy Mountain Resort
November 4, 2019
Oliver, Canada
Job Type
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The Ski Patrol and Risk Management Supervisor will supervise the ski patrol department, assist in risk mitigation for staff and guests, coordinate the waiver program, work with staff to ensure adherence to the occupational health and safety program including policies and procedures, and assist with creating a safe outdoor environment for both staff and guests to enjoy.

Duties and Requirements:

Work to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of guests and staff by ensuring compliance with the health and safety program and all applicable legislation.

Supervise and schedule ski patrol staff

Participate in the ongoing development of the emergency procedures and other components of the health and safety programs

Manage training for patrol and other staff as needed

Mark hazards, fences and other obstacles appropriately based on standards, traffic requirements and needs.

Manage first aid supply inventory for guest and staff usage

Attend joint occupational health and safety meetings

Oversee incident investigations

Monitor and report trail and weather conditions and advise on lift/run closures

Act as first responder as required in emergency situations

Supervise guest care during first aid calls

Provide ongoing communication between shifts, with supervisors and with staff. Ensure all methods of communication are correct and updated regularly

Escalate any safety concerns to Operations Manager

Participate in search and rescue activities and take leadership role if required

Issue warnings to and/or revoke passes from reckless or irresponsible guests as necessary.

Maintain required records, reports and documentation necessary as part of the due diligence process.

Assist in WCB claims for ski area staff

Create daily tool box meeting agendas and offer ideas for discussion topics for staff safety

Promote safe skiing/snowboarding and work practices for staff

Promote safe skiing/snowboarding for guests

Adhere to all policies, procedures and standards set by Baldy Mountain Resort manuals, training and employment standards.

Ensure compliance with industry standard waiver and liability program.

Other duties as required by the Operations Manager required for the operation of a ski area (see special requirements below)


The following certifications/experience is mandatory:

  1. OFA 3 or other 80 hour first aid course
  2. Toboggan experience
  3. Expert skiing/snowboarding skills
  4. Training in Occupational Health and Safety

The following certifications are an asset

  1. Ski Resort Operations Risk Management Course
  2. Instructor certifications - CASI, CSIA
  3. Coaching Certifications - CFSA, CSCF
  4. Guiding certifications
  5. Interpretive Guides Assoc, Outdoor Council Canada Etc.
  6. CAA Operations Level 1 or higher
  7. Post-secondary education in tourism, outdoor recreation, ski resort management/operations, or health and safety would be an asset.
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