Beaver Creek Ski Patrol Invites Strong Skiers to Annual Ski Test Tryouts this Spring

19 March 2014
Beaver Creek, Colo.—March 19, 2014 —Beaver Creek Ski Patrol is inviting ambitious, hard-working and skilled alpine and telemark skiers who would like to work in an active outdoor environment during the winter season to their annual ski tests which will be held on Sunday, March 30 and Saturday, April 5. 
In addition to averaging 120 days on the mountain each winter, being a member of the ski patrol provides invaluable leadership skills, outdoor emergency care certification, and training that encompass toboggan handling, high angle rescues, avalanche mitigation, explosives, community outreach, lift evacuations and more. Ski patrollers are the first on the slopes and the last ones off each day, and serve as safety ambassadors for the resort, interacting with guests and fellow employees on a daily basis. 
“Beaver Creek Ski Patrol is looking for dedicated strong skiers to participate in our spring ski tests and try out for a spot on patrol next winter,” said Addy McCord, Beaver Creek’s Ski Patrol Director.  “We’re fortunate to have a highly skilled team that, in addition to serving our guests’ needs on the slopes each day, spends a lot of time training first year as well as seasoned patrollers on technical aspects of the job, deepening the bench strength of our group. Each year we hire a handful of new team members who must also share our passion for skiing and interacting with guests.”

The ski test includes a morning orientation and introduction at Patrol Headquarters, followed by the on snow   ski test, which consists of skiing a variety of runs in variable conditions while being evaluated by members of Beaver Creek’s patrol team. The day concludes with an interview by current patrol staff.  Participants who meet the skiing requirements will be required to attend a “shadow” day with the ski patrol for further evaluation and to learn more about daily job requirements and training. Following ski test tryouts in the spring, qualified candidates are offered positions in the fall before the start of ski season.
Interested candidates should register for one of the ski test dates online at and search “Beaver Creek Ski Patrol Hiring Clinic” or enter requisition number 60689. The job requirements are also listed on For questions call (970) 754-6665. 

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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