Sun Valley Ski Patrol

Job Type: Seasonal
Location: Sun Valley, ID
Publish Date: Posted September 8, 2023

A Sun Valley Ski Patroller will perform high-angle rescues, study snow science and snowpack evaluation, and monitor avalanche mitigation, lift evacuation, guest service and trauma response. 

Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Assist with prepping the mountain for guests daily.
  • Attend all applicable safety meetings.
  • Work as part of the team to assess conditions and develop an action plan.
  • Respond to emergency calls on the mountain as needed.
  • Assist with area sweeps to locate lost or injured skiers and/or boarders.
  • Provide and/or assist with emergency medical treatment and evacuations as needed.
  • Maintain accurate daily logs and follow through with relevant incident reports.
  • Assist with avalanche mitigation as required.
  • Visibly patrol the mountain, leading by example and assisting guests.  


  • Current OEC or NREMT or higher medical certifications are required.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Positive mental attitude, strong work ethic, focused attention to detail, and ability to work well as a team member in all conditions.
  • Pass Sun Valley Resort Ski Patrol ski test; Snowboarders not accepted.
  • Must be fluent in all aspects of the English language (spoken and written), have excellent guest service skills, be able to work in inclement weather in a high-alpine environment for extended periods, and have the ability to operate all ski patrol-related equipment.
  • Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow, and provide directions.
  • Must be available to work holidays and weekends.
  • While performing the duties of this job’s responsibilities, the employee is regularly required to stand for extended periods, walk, use hands, feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk, hear, and smell.
  • Must safely move objects up to approximately 75 pounds about the workplace. 

Job Benefits

  • Ski Pass

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