Thinking about joining Perisher volunteer ski patrol?
If you enjoy helping people, giving back to the skiing community, learning new and useful skills and want to stretch yourself and become a more meaningful contributor to a sport you truly love…have we got a job for you.
What does it take?
Volunteer Ski Patrolling requires a commitment of a minimum 15-20 days on-snow during the winter season every year. A patroller needs to be able to go anywhere on the mountain in *full* control under the most challenging conditions. When we recruit, we look for a committed and determined mindset, a collegiate nature, a strong guest focus, and functional athleticism in all conditions.
Mountain safety protocols and first responder skills will be the subject of ongoing on and off the job training. There are rigorous, continuous training programs for both paid and volunteer Ski Patrollers in the areas of:
♦♦Advanced First Aid
♦♦Mountain Safety Protocols
♦♦Perisher Resort Safety
♦♦PSP Inc. Procedures
All patrollers, including trainees, are given a “Passport” — a living training document that records on the hill and off hill training competencies.
To be a competent, successful trainee, you need to spend as much time as you can on-snow in the first two seasons with a minimum of 10 to 15 days per season. The time from Trainee to Probationary Patroller varies, and on average will take two seasons or about 40 days.