Ski Patroller – Grade 1

Ski Marmot Basin
August 6, 2019
Jasper, Canada
Job Type
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Title:                    Ski Patroller Grade 1

Reports to:         Ski Patrol Supervisor & Assistant Ski Patrol Supervisor

Position Overview:

This is an entry level ski patroller who has completed the ninety (90) day probationary period, has met all the probationary ski patroller performance requirements, and who has demonstrated the ability to function as an independent ski patroller.

The incumbent should expect to be working outside in any, all and sometimes adverse weather conditions.

This is a full-time seasonal role within the Safety Operations Department. This position has a compressed schedule/two-week rotating cycle: Nine (9) hours per day (operating season), eight (8) hours per day (non-operating season).


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-hill rescue, first aid and triage: attend, treat and transport patient with or without assistance
  • On slope risk management: identify and mitigate hazards on hill (run checks, hazard marking)
  • On-slope maintenance: perform trail maintenance as required (snow farming, shoveling, fencing etc.); maintenance cuts in open avalanche terrain.
  • Act as a Team Member during avalanche control missions
  • Act as a Team Member during lift evacuations, perform basic skills associated with “Lift down procedures (10-30’s)” as well as manual and self-evacuation
  • Act as a Team Member during avalanche rescue and missing person response
  • Perform end of day area checks and sweeps
  • Enforce the “Alpine responsibility code”, slow riding zones, area closures
  • Identify and address safety concerns pertaining to staff and guests. Ensure supervisors are made aware of residual risks of concern
  • Demonstrate knowledge of equipment locations, use, and movement
  • Skillfully use Marmot Basin radio procedures and protocols
  • Gain knowledge of the dispatch position
  • Gain knowledge of snowmobile use and training.
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner as a member of the Safety Operations team
  • Other duties, as assigned by your supervisors.


  • Respect and adhere to the company’s policies and procedures as set in the “Corporate Policies”, “Employee Handbook” and “Safety Operations Training Manuals”.
  • Understand and adhere to Ski Marmot Basin’s “Harassment Policy” and the company’s “Privacy Policy”.


  • Demonstrated strong skiing ability in all mountain and snow conditions in “Advanced/Most difficult” and “Expert/Extreme” terrain
  • Physically fit and able to ski with heavy loads (25+ kg). Has proven physical ability to perform all grade 1 ski patroller tasks
  • 80 hour advanced First Aid course or higher
  • CPR current certification
  • Primary care paramedic or advanced care paramedic (preferred) with Alberta College of Paramedics accreditation
  • Avalanche Skills Training Course Level 1 or higher level of avalanche training (preferred)
  • Rescue toboggan (10-23) certified
  • Have a Natural Resources Canada Explosive Regulatory Division letter or other approved documentation on file to handle high powered explosives
  • Clear Criminal Record and Vulnerable Persons Record Check on file with Human resources
  • Completed the Work place hazardous materials training
  • Rope rescue training/certification (preferred)
  • Grade 5 Driver’s license.

 Performance Requirements:

  • Successfully complete the 90-day probationary period
  • Successfully complete the Marmot Basin First aid refresher
  • Complete a patient assessment test
  • Competent rescue toboggan (10-23) handling; has completed a skills assessment
  • Gain familiarity with all sections of Marmot Basin’s ski patrol manual, policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and first aid algorithms. Be able to appropriately apply these concepts
  • Show competence performing risk management duties (i.e. run checks)
  • Be able to tow behind a snowmobile with and without a rescue toboggan
  • Become familiar with all main runs at Marmot Basin
  • Perform all patrol sweeps and end of day checks
  • Proven competency with radio protocols, knows all 10 codes, and standard radio calls
  • Demonstrate knowing when to initiate an accident investigation and the procedure to do so
  • Gain familiarity with the Avalanche Rescue Plan and companion rescue
  • Gain and demonstrate the ability to find and probe 2 avalanche transceivers in 5 minutes. Read Marmot Basin’s snowmobile manual
  • Deescalate tense situations, remove ski passes, escort guest off the premises, or refer an escalating situation to a supervisor
  • Read and signed off on Marmot Basin’s Employee Handbook
  • Read and signed off on the Safety Operations Work Hazard Assessment
  • Complete all regular current training and maintain training checklist(s).

 Core Competencies:

  • Professional deportment with excellent customer service skills: experience dealing with all on-hill patrons
  • Demonstrated temperament and disposition for highly stressful situations, i.e. administering first aid, triage situations, with guests, and explosives
  • Able to ski in all types of mountain terrain in varying conditions.


  • Strong team member able to take direction
  • Trustworthy and capable of working unsupervised
  • Recreational mountain pursuits, such as rock climbing, and ski touring, are considered assets.


Employees in this position are responsible for providing the following tools: Skis, simple sit harness, triple action locking carabiner, three antenna digital transceiver,

avalanche probe, avalanche shovel, black ski pants as well as other sundry items. An annual equipment allowance is provided.

All employees in this position are required to:

  • Have completed the Marmot Basin and safety operations ski skill assessment and have a copy on file
  • Have completed a boot binding test, for all work skis, performed by Marmot Basin rental repair and have it on file.


Questions: [email protected]

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