marmot basin Jasper Ski Patroller Grade 1

marmot basin
1 Marmot Rd, Jasper, AB
Seasonal, Full-time
marmot basin
1 Marmot Rd, Jasper, AB

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1 Marmot Rd, Jasper, AB

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Reports to: Ski Patrol Supervisor & Assistant Ski Patrol Supervisor

Position Overview:
This is an entry level ski patroller who has completed the ninety (90) days probationary period, has exceeded 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 work 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).

Alberta Employment Standards regarding probationary periods apply.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Provide on-hill rescue, first aid and triage: attend, treat and transport patients using the minimum required manpower resources
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, including working as an assistant blaster
Act as a Team leader 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 apply Marmot Basin’s radio procedures and protocols
Understand roles/responsibilities of the Dispatch position, cover Dispatch as required
Work in a safe and efficient manner as a member of the Safety Operations team
Other duties as assigned by supervisors.


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


Exceed all performance requirements for a Probationary Ski Patroller
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
Have completed the Marmot Basin and Safety Operations ski skills assessment and have a copy on file
Alberta Class 5 Driver’s license or equivalent.
80 hour advanced First Aid course or higher (has successfully completed all preseason first aid training.)
Successfully completed a patient assessment test. Has had at least three (3) supervised patient contacts. Deports themselves in a professional manner on accidents scenes and during patient interactions.
CPR current certification.
Avalanche Skills Training Course Level 1 or other equivalent CAA accreditation
Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Industry training Program (ITP) level1 (preferred)
Have a Natural Resources Canada Explosive Regulatory Division letter or other approved documentation on file to handle high powered explosives
Have a vulnerable persons record check on file with Marmot Basin Human resources.
Completed the Workplace hazardous materials training (WHMIS)
Successfully complete the 90 day probationary period
Successfully completed a patient assessment test.
Successfully completed skills assessment for rescue toboggan handling (10-23)
Has been trained and signed off on sweeps 1-11.
Performance Requirements:

Successfully complete the Marmot Basin First Aid refresher
Successfully completed skills assessment for rescue toboggan handling (10-23) and understand the hazards and limits of themselves and the tool.
Has gained familiarity with all section of Marmot Basin’s Safety Operations Training Manual, policies, SOP’s and first aid algorithms.
Has demonstrated and continues to demonstrate competency performing risk management duties (run checks, hazard marking etc.)
Able to tow behind a snowmobile with and without a rescue toboggan.
Familiar with all main runs at Marmot Basin.
Can preform sweeps 1-11.
Proven competency with radio protocols, knows all 10 codes, emergency colour calls, standard radio calls, as well as professional use of the radio
Understands the basic principals behind an accident investigation and when to call for one.
Knows about Marmot Basin’s Avalanche Safety Plan and their role and responsibilities within it.
Basic understanding of the Avalanche rescue plan and companion rescue
Has the ability to find and probe 2 avalanche transceivers in under 5 minutes.
Able to perform maintenance cuts in all avalanche terrain, has a basic understanding of the associated hazards and know when maintenance cuts are not appropriate to perform.
Able to give simple snowpack and weather condition updates to the area leader/forecaster
Demonstrated proficiency as a team member during manual chair lift evacuation.
Can perform a lift line check and explain it
De-escalate tense situations, remove ski passes, escort guest from 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 currency training and maintain training checklist(s).
Not to exceeded training levels or scope of practice in any task.
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.
Have completed the Marmot Basin and Safety Operations ski skill assessment and have a copy on file.

Strong team member able to take direction
Motivated and observant; able to perceive needed tasks and complete them without direction
Self-aware; able to identify strengths and gaps in own abilities and training
Able to use taught skills and previous experience to problem solve
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.

For your safety and that of your patients, it is very strongly recommended that safety operations staff preforming patient care have up to date inoculations against; Polio, Hepatitis A/B, Mumps/Rubella, Diphtheria tetanus, Varicella, Measles, Influenza (yearly), & COVID 19.

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
Pass a ski binding test, for all work boots & skis, performed & recorded by Marmot Basin Rental/Repair staff.
Have a vulnerable persons record check completed and on file. To be completed yearly
Have a drivers abstract on file with Marmot Basin HR

This is a position contained within the Bargaining Unit, and as such, terms and conditions of employment are set out in the Collective Agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Canada Union, Local No. 401.

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Employment Indicator

Job Start Date
Monday, September 9, 2024

Job End Date
Friday, May 9, 2025

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